The Band Jam

Utah Burgess joins us to discuss 97.7FM WLER The Grass Roots Show‘s 5th annual Band Jam brought to you by Shady Lady Productions. He gives us some insight into the show’s history, as well as, giving us a run down on what to expect when you attend it. There are 20 bands for $20 in a 2 day format. We also talk a little bit about the local music scene, the Rock Done Right Tour and his band, the Noble Hops Band.

Friday’s Lineup
Beginning at 5pm
Mary Lou Scherder
Noble Hops Band
Sumpn’ Fierce
Highland Brothers Band
The Redlines
Anger the Ant
Saturday’s Lineup
Beginning at 11:30am
Donny Eozzo
Isaac Cole
Stationary Pebbles
Trigger Happy
Lions in America
Acoustic Fingers
Nied’s Hotel Band
Zone 8
Juvenile Characteristics
Shag Dog Melon Head
Red Room Effect
TeraChain Sky

What is the Band Jam?

The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival is a weekend long celebration of local music and artists. It was started as a way to commemorate the yearly anniversary of the “Grass Roots Show”, which airs Sunday nights at 7pm on The Rock Station 97.7fm (WLER – Butler, PA), and as a way to showcase the incredible talent featured on this show in a “Live” setting for music lovers of all genres to enjoy.
The Festival is held at Cooper’s Lake Campground, located at 205 Currie Rd in Slippery Rock, PA, right off of I-79 Exit 99 (New Castle Rd / US Route 422), and is sponsored this year by: Sloan’s Guitar & Super Monkey recording Company

Cooper’s Lake is the perfect place for a family friendly outdoor music festival, with over 450 acres of wooded areas and mowed fields. Amenities include over 100 electric and water hookup sites, activity areas, campground store, full bathroom facilities including showers, laundromat, picnic tables and pavillions, and a 10-acre lake for fishing and canoeing. Cooper’s Lake is world renowned for such events as Pennsic, The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, and the Pyrotechnics Guild International Convention.

The 2017 Band Jam will take place July 14-16, with live music beginning
Friday the 14th at 6pm, and beginning again on Saturday the 15th at Noon.
There will be plenty of other activities for young and old including Belly Dance lessons by Malissa, Hooping with The Hoop Bear, Balloon Art with Dragonfly Balloons, Taekwondo demonstration from Master Connell’s ATA, fishing, biking, and more…
Attendees are encouraged to come camp for the whole weekend, however
day pass only admissions will be available. Camping fees must be purchased separately through Cooper’s Lake Campground and can be purchased HERE.
Admission Prices
$20 Advance / $25 At The Gate
Kids 17 and Under are FREE
Band Jam Festival Tickets Available Through ShowClix by clicking HERE
or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS
Tickets also available through Butler Media Group at
252 Pillow Street, Butler PA or through
the bands and Shady Lady Productions
Camping Passes must be purchased through Cooper’s Lake Campground and can be purchased by clicking HERE. Please visit their website for more information.

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Bill is the owner of Build the Scene, Vice President of First Angel Media, and the "tech guy" behind Music from the 412. He has been working with local, independent bands since 1996. He currently offers the following services: Web Design & Development, Electronic Press Kit Design & Development, Concert & Promotional Photograpy, Radio, Streaming TV, & Podcast Airtime, & Artist PR & Marketing Bill is the host of the Pennsylvania Rock Show (Radio, Podcast, TV Show & Vlog), 3 Questions and a Song (Radio, Podcast & Vlog) & Friendly Fire (Live Radio Show). Bill is also the owner of Build the Scene Radio