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Recognized for Excellence
by the International Bluegrass
Music Association

The award-winning SamJam Bluegrass Festival is a five-day event in the days leading up to Labor Day in Piketon, Ohio. The festival features the most recognizable names in bluegrass music. SamJam also includes a youth music camp, the Pinecastle Records National Band Competition and a cornhole tournament, among other features.


The SamJam Hop kicks off the 2024 festival on Wednesday, August 28 with fans getting a taste of southern Ohio at local music venues before the festival shifts to the Pike County Fairgrounds, a picturesque setting in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains with accommodations for more than 300 electric and water hookups for campers. Primitive camping is also available.


For more information on the festival contact Sam Karr at (812) 699-0962 or

Rick Greene at (740) 547-9059.


Read the story about the original group of organized bluegrass music followers, who have been going strong since 1974.  


At $150 for the entire week, the SamJam Bluegrass Festival is an excellent value for entertainment. Day tickets are also available for $45 (Thursday), $55 (Friday and Saturday) and $35 (Sunday).

Click here to purchase your tickets to SamJam.


We work hard to provide a safe, affordable, festive event with lineups that feature the best in bluegrass.Click here for the
2024 lineup.

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