Fourth Annual The Mad Tea Party Jam Features Over 50 Bands

Article Contributed by Musical Earth | Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The fourth annual The Mad Tea Party Jam, presented by Appalachian Jamwich, takes place June 18-21 in Hedgesville, WV.  The music and arts festival will be headlined by two-nights of The Werks and Dopapod, joined by Rising Appalachia, Turkuaz and over forty more great live acts.
The arts will also be a prevalent component to the experience and patrons can enjoy looking through a transformative art gallery, exploring art installations, and watching live art being created before their eyes at the main stage.  

The optical delights don't end there, because each night the crowd transforms into outlandish characters for our nightly costume contests.  Fire performers light up the night sky, hoop troupe performers make LED lights melt before your eyes, and aerial performers hang gracefully from the stage. Workshops teaching how to hoop, do yoga, play guitar and more will also be available to enhance the experience at the festival.
The Mad Tea Party Jam takes place on beautiful land with two ponds, a stream and swimming hole. Also on the property is a Bavarian style villa and stone courtyard that hosts the VIP/Artist area.  The intimate environment allows musicians to roam the property and rub shoulders with attendees.  The magical venue and kind vibes bring us together to love one another and transform our energies into a single creative collective.
General admission tickets are currently at their presale price of $130 and VIP tickets are available for $230. VIP tickets include preferred camping with the bands, VIP hospitality area, three private acoustic sets by bands T.B.A., T-shirt, poster, and laminate.
The official lineup includes some of the most talented, fastest growing bands in the Northeast Jam Scene:
The Werks x2
Dopapod x2
Rising Appalachia
Consider the Source x2
Earphunk x2
The Mantras x2
The Heavy Pets x2
Andy Frasco & The UN
Aqueous x2
People's Blues of Richmond
ELM x2
The Fritz
Broccoli Samurai x2
The Primate Fiasco x2
Deaf Scene
B Side Shuffle
The Royal Noise x2
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
The Shack Band
Moogatu x2
Vibe & Direct
The Hornitz
The Southern Belles
The Ron Holloway Band
Electric Soul Pandemic
Grand Ole' Ditch
Shawn Owen Band
Dale and the ZDubs
Smoke N' Mangos
Brokedown Hustlers
Jelly Bread
Mixing Numbers with Sounds
Nicky C & The RSB
Bunk Buddha
Heady Ruxpin x2
Lee Turley x2
Cutting Agency
Tabasco Bustelo
Definition of One

Artists at large include:
The Turkuaz Horns
Ron Holloway
Craig Brodhead of Turkuaz
John Arthur Gentry Jr.
The Hornitz
Mateo Monk
More information and festival tickets are available at