List of jam band music festivals

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List of jam band festivals
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General Information
Related genres Psychedelic rock, electronic, folk rock, blues rock, jazz fusion, psychedelic rock, southern rock, progressive rock, acid jazz, hip hop, hard rock, and bluegrass
Location Jamaica (origin), worldwide
Related events Category:Jam band festivals, list of music festivals, free festival, rock festival, electronic music festival, reggae festival

The following is a list of music festivals that favor jambands. This list may have some overlap with List of historic rock festivals and list of reggae festivals. Jam bands are musical groups who relate to a unique fan culture that began in the 1960s with The Grateful Dead, and continued with The Allman Brothers Band, which had lengthy jams at concerts. The performances of these bands typically feature extended musical improvisation ("jams") over rhythmic grooves and chord patterns, and long sets of music that can often cross genre boundaries.[1]

While the seminal group The Grateful Dead are categorized as psychedelic rock,[2] by the 1990s the term "jam band" was being used for groups playing a variety of rock-related genres, and jam band festival lineups could include blues, country music, folk music, and funk. Today the term even includes some groups completely outside of rock, such as those playing world music, electronic music, progressive bluegrass, and jazz fusion.[1] A unique feature of the jam band scene is bands allowing the fan taping or digital recording of live concerts.

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The following lists have some overlap:

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  1. ^ a b "What is a jam band?". Archived from the original on 2007-01-24. Retrieved 2007-02-02. 
  2. ^ The Grateful Dead Britannica Online, Retrieved 17 September 2007