5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Third Annual Springfield Jam Fest

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1. It Supports Two Amazing Local Charities: National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Mass and Nicebox.

Through vendor sales, donations, and raffles the day of the festival, proceeds are raised for both charities. Use #RockTheStigma the day of the festival to help us raise awareness for these amazing causes. They will be onsite during the music festival to offer more information.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Mass is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through support, education, and advocacy. As an affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, NAMI- western mass advocates for access to services, treatment, supports, and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all those in need. Nicebox is a Massachusetts community betterment project that partners with shelters to provide everyday essential items and goods to the needy and homeless.

 

2.  The Music, DUH

NON- STOP all-day music featuring local and regional bands. We put a lot of thought into this year’s lineup for an awesome mix of genres for everyone’s taste. From Fran Cosmo, formerly of Boston, to up and coming indie/American roots rock band Bronze Radio Return to well known reggae band the Equalites and plenty in between. Stay tuned for a schedule coming out later this week. For a full band lineup, click here.

 

3. BRING ON THE VENDORS AND FOOD TRUCKS

Come hungry because Guac this Way, Hot Oven Cookies, Palazzo Cafe, Sun Kim Bop, La Mesa, Gelato, Blaze and Johnny’s Dog House will be on-site all day offering a variety of goods.

Vendors include Simply Grace, Spin that Records, Tarot Card Readers, iHeart, Tie Dye Vendor, and more. Percentage of the vendor sales that day will go to both NAMI of Western Mass and Nicebox.

4. Other Downtown Events Happening within Walking Distance

Take advantage of everything happening in downtown this weekend.

Mattoon Street Arts Festival is taking place this weekend! The 47th edition of the Mattoon Street Arts Festival will be celebrated in 2019 — it is the longest running arts festival in the Pioneer Valley. Come for the festival and visit some of the other great attractions going on the weekend of Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8, 2019.

The Mattoon Street Arts Festival features 100 exhibitors, food vendors, and strolling musicians. Parking at the TD Bank lot and admission are free. We are just three blocks from I-91. Come join us at this family-friendly event. Great for holiday shopping, seeing new craft ideas, or just walking on a beautiful Victorian street.

DR. SEUSS’S HORSE MUSEUM RELEASE PARTY . Come one, come all! Celebrate the new Dr. Seuss book coming out this fall! “Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum” is based on a manuscript and sketches by Theodor Seuss Geisel discovered in 2013, illustrated by Andrew Joyner, and features reproductions of famous horse artwork by Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and others. Join the Springfield Museums for a day of family fun, explore how different artists have seen horses, and maybe even find a new way of looking at them yourself.

5. IT’S FREE

This jam-packed day of music is a great opportunity to bring thousands of people together within our community to support and fight the stigma on mental illness. This event is free so there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t come! Can’t wait to see everyone this Saturday to #RockTheStigma.

 

 

For more information on the event click here: Springfield Jam Fest

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

MGM Springfield

Dunkin Donuts

Corona Premier

Springfield Thunderbirds

KIX 100.9

MIX 93.1

Rock 102 and

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