Lakes Jam 2014 Recap

July 8, 2014

Lakes Jam 2014 might be over, but this completely unforgettable weekend is definitely still fresh in our memories!

As numerous sources have confirmed, our Lakes Jam Saturday crowd shattered attendance records - even as the thunder clouds rolled in!

The three-day musical party was hosted by the Brainerd International Raceway, just north of Baxter on Highway 371. The entire three-day line-up brought down the house, including show-stoppers Chris HawkeyBucky CovingtonMaggie RoseClay Walker, ThundHerStruckStarship ft. Mickey ThomasUncle Kracker and, of course, Bret Michaels.

If you jammed with us, then you’ll probably remember these moments. If you weren’t - take a note. Hot on the heels of our second Lakes Jam festival, we’re just getting revved up - so we’ll be waiting to see you at Lakes Jam 2015!

It didn’t take long for the most devoted of jammers to show up – these guys were more than willing to pose for a first-day party picture. 


Some of our jammers took an unorthodox approach to their get-ups for the festival. 


Let’s face it; summer and beer go together like, well, Lakes Jam and beer. And the beer did flow. 


Case in point.


Bucky Covington was a favorite of Friday jammers. We can tell, based on his smile, that it was completely mutual.


And here’s country music favorite, Maggie Rose charming the crowd on a gorgeous Friday evening.


And, we can’t say enough about Minnesota boy and hometown favorite Chris Hawkey – the crowd couldn’t get enough.


And, Hawkey took full advantage of all our Lakes Jam meet-and-greets, including this awesome shot of Hawkey and Saturday showstopper Uncle Kracker.


Ah, speaking of Saturday…


Thanks to Mother Nature, muddy shoes were all the rage that day. 


BUT, the rain wasn’t much of a problem for anyone. In fact, as these guys showed, it was actually pretty awesome.


Also, the irony of the thunderstorm picking up just as ThundHerStruck began their set was pretty sweet. Fortunately, the weather cleared up and the ladies were able to completely kill it onstage.

Uncle Kracker was the penultimate act of Saturday, and he brought it.



And, wrapping up a weekend of fun – Bret Michaels. And what a show!


Michaels demonstrated the true spirit of Lakes Jam better than we ever could have imagined when he made a dedication to our service members. A true class act.


He also set Twitter ablaze with his chart-topper, “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn.”


So, there you have it. Thanks to EVERYONE who came out and shared their weekend, photos and spirit with us during Lakes Jam 2014! 

Believe us – we’re already pumped for next year!


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