Popcorn Sutton Jam returns to Maggie
The fourth annual Popcorn Sutton Summer Jam, or "Hillbilly Woodstock," will return to Maggie Valley this weekend.
The event will be held from 4 to 11 p.m. Aug. 2 and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 3 at Maggie Valley Festival grounds
Tickets can be purchased for $6 plus fees at the gate. Founders Becky Ramey and Pam Sutton decided from midnight Friday, July 26 to Aug. 3, $1 from each ticket purchase will go to Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc., in Popcorn Sutton’s name.
“Hillbilly Woodstock” is more than a music festival — it’s an experience steeped in heritage for all ages. This fourth annual all-day music festival celebrates the life of legendary local moonshiner Popcorn Sutton. Gone legit, his recipe lives on under the name, Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey.
There will be two stages with live entertainment all day. Attendees can also enjoy a DJ, food, craft and educational vendors and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.
Other entertainments includes line dancers, educational booths on moonshine history (12 pre-prohibition moonshine stills and old moonshine accessories), "Moonshiners" from the hit TV Show, "Twisted Hillbilly Magazine" & "Tex Dipper" and the Mrs. Popcorn Sutton Booth with T-shirts and other vintage items.
MC: John Roten from Clear Channel Asheville will be the MC for both days
Friday, August 2
Big Mouth Bass Band: 4pm - 5pm
The Bootleg Turn Band: 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Michelle Leigh Band: 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Andy Buckner Band (Southern Soul Campaign): 8:30pm - 9:30pm
The Jake Cox Band: 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, August 3
The Hillbilly Outlaw Band: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Morgan Stepp (6 String Sugar Daddy Band): 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The Kaitlyn Baker Band: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ginny McAfee: 3:45pm
Hillbilly Bonez Band: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
My Highway Band: 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Michelle Leigh Band: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Ali Randolph (Outta Luck Band): 9:30pm - 11:00pm