2016 Moondance Jam, Walker, MN

While we were visiting Angela and Dave’s cabin, LoneStar found out there was a concert featuring Chicago, which just so happened to fall on my birthday. He surprised me with a  5 day camping trip to Moondance Jam 25.

 

Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25

Bring your lawn chairs or just relax on the ground.  You could actually set your chairs up the first day of the concert and leave them there for the entire four days.  People were courteous and for the most part left them alone.  This helped since the walk from the campgrounds to the stages was a fair distance.  You could never be assured of the same spot your picked the day before.

Each day live bands were featured.  This lineup changes yearly.  Can’t wait to see who is featured at Moondance Jam 26

Moondance 25 Lineup
Moondance 25 Lineup
Moondance 25 Lineup
Moondance 25 Lineup

When the main stage was quiet, other bands played in other locations.  You could always find the music genre you liked.  Unfortunately, Rick Springfield was unable to make it so Jet (The Wings Tribute Band) played in his spot.

Food, beverages and vendors were abundant.  The tie-die booth was always full of patrons.  There was beer and wine tasting.  And two days they had an art class for anyone who wanted to participate.  For a fee which paid for supplies and instruction you could go home with your own special momemto of Moondance Jam 25.

Here’s a Gypsy original.  This was with acrylics.  It was so much fun.  Class lasted about 2 hours and you could still hear bands playing in the background.

Moondance Jam 25

Boston–My kind of rock and roll

Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25

Buddy Holly Tribute Band–They were excellent and brought back lots of rock and roll memories.

Buddy Holly Tribute Live at Moondance Jam – Oh Boy

Buddy Holly Tribute Live at Moondance Jam – La Bamba

 

Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25

 

Godsmack, a heavy metal band.  I don’t like heavy metal but they actually had some songs I enjoyed.

Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25

Jet: live at Moondance Jam 2016 — Live and Let Die

Jet: Live at Moondance Jam 2016 — Jet

Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25

 

Chicago–Now that was the way to celebrate my 65th birthday.  Awesome!!!!

Chicago Live Video – Call On Me

Chicago Live Video – Clip 1

Chicago Live Video – Clip 2

Chicago Live Video – Clip 3

Check out the Video Clips below.

Fabulous Armadillos: Tribute to the Eagles Live at Moondance Jam – One of These Nights

Fabulous Armadillos: Tribute to the Eagles Live at Moondance Jam – Witchy Woman

Godsmack Live at Moondance Jam 2016 clip 1

Godsmack Live at Moondance Jam 2016 clip 2

Little River Band Live at Moondance Jam 2016 – Help is on Its Way

Loverboy Live at Moondance Jam 2016 – Turn Me Loose

Boston Live at Moondance Jam 2016 – Rock & Roll Band

Boston Live at Moondance Jam 2016 – Clip 1

Boston Live at Moondance Jam 2016 – Clip 2

 

Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25

The crowd was amazing and for the most part well-behaved.

Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25
Gypsy at Moondance Jam 25
LoneStar at Moondance
LoneStar at Moondance
Jam 25

What happens at Moondance, stays at Moondance

Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25

Just rockin’  with Bush

Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25

Indoor restaurant that served excellent food and beverages

Back at the campsite after the bands there were many activities.  One is a Flaming Chimney.   See pictures and videos below.

Flaming Chimney Campfire at Moondance Jam Part1

Flaming Chimney Campfire at Moondance Jam Part2

Moondance Jam 25 Campfire
Moondance Jam 25 Campfire
Moondance Jam 25 Campfire
Moondance Jam 25 Campfire
Moondance Jam 25 Campfire
Moondance Jam 25 Campfire

 

Moondance Jam 25
Moondance Jam 25

This concert happens every year.  The lineup changes, but be assured if you decide to go there will be a band you like.  You can get daily tickets or a package deal.  Go and enjoy.

Click this link to go to the Moondance Jam Web site.

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