Two big summer tours are hitting Moondance Jam in Walker this week along with many other national acts.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour will be featured on Saturday night along with fellow Southern rockers Gov’t Mule and Molly Hatchet. Thursday night will showcase Train and The Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour 2019 with special guest Allen Stone along with Candlebox. Friday will start off with a heavy dose of the ‘80s with Vixen, Survivor and superstar Rick Springfield before amping up the main stage with Skillet.  

Moondance owner and promoter Kathy Bieloh is excited to get the show going.

“My staff and I are so thrilled to see all of our Moondance family together again for the long weekend. We love seeing familiar smiling faces and all of the new jammers too. And we are so happy to have so many fantastic artists and bands hitting our main stage and our three side stages. It’s going to be a blast in the concert area and in the campgrounds.”

For fans that purchase three-day festival tickets, there is a free Pre-Jam Party Wednesday night that has become a concert experience on its own with four shows in the Saloon, three main stage shows and fans encouraged to dress up retro-style, celebrating their favorite era of rock ‘n’ roll. This year’s Pre-Jam will kick off with Moondance house band Mountain Ash, followed by ThundHerStruck: The Ultimate All-Girl Tribute to AC/DC, and then capped off by The Sweet, known for their ‘70s Top 10  Billboard hits “Ballroom Blitz,” “Fox on the Run,” “Love is Like Oxygen” and “Little Willy.”

Moondance has added a second JumboTron for 2019, which they showed off at their country music festival last month.

“We kept hearing how it added so much more to the concert bowl experience,” Bieloh said. “With the new location on both sides of the stage, fans could see the up-close camera shots without having to take their eyes away from the stage.”

Tickets and camping can be purchased at www.moondancejam.com or by calling (218) 836-1055. General Admission tickets, general camping and four-day camping upgrades are available at the gate.

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