The sixth annual Jerry Jam festival happens this year at the Masquerade Music Park, 695 North Ave., Atlanta, GA, on Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, at 4:20 pm. General admission tickets are $20.00 in advance, $22.50 day of show, or $35 for a two day pass and go on sale Saturday, June 16, at all TicketMaster outlets or online at Charge by phone at (404) 249-6400. Tickets are also on sale at the Variety Playhouse and Masquerade.

Jerry Jam 2001 is a partial benefit for the Upper Chattahoochie Riverkeeper. Over the past five years Z93's Dunhams have raised over $80,000 for the Riverkeeper with the Jerry Jam.

Hailing from upstate New York, moe. headlines this year’s two day festival. A jam-oriented band, moe. incorporates blues, country, rock, jazz and funk into their music. The band has independently released several albums, including their newest entitled Dither, on their label Fatboy Records. Although known as a band to be experienced live, moe.’s songwriting provides a solid foundation for their improvisational jams. Their live shows are organic and social. The band feeds off the crowd’s energy, making each show a unique event. It is certain that no two moe. shows are alike!

For over 20 years, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band has boldly fused the traditions of New Orleans jazz with the modern influences of bebop, funk, R&B and pop, creating a new standard by which all other New Orleans groups are measured. Touring tirelessly around the world, the band’s incredible live shows have earned them a loyal following.

Robert Walter was a founding member of the now defunct Greyboy Allstars. An incredible organ and piano player, Walter has since started a new band called 20th Congress. They put on an energetic live show with their brand of instrumental funk-jazz. All three bands play on both days. Local Atlanta bands, Swami Gone Bananas opens on Friday, July 20, and Ancient Harmony opens on Saturday, July 21.

[Published on: 6/26/01]

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