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The Down Home Camp-N-Jam BBQ Cook Off 2
Pony Express RV Park & Campground
Maysville, MO
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The Down Home Camp-N-Jam BBQ Cook Off 2
Join the family! The Down Home Camp-N-Jam is in it's infancy and we want YOU to join us for many years of tradition to come!

Pre-Register today and you will save money off of the gate price!

The Down Home Camp-N-Jam BBQ Cook Off isn't a festival with multiple stages and vendors. It's a reunion of Midwest bands, musicians, artists and families who come together in the spring, summer and fall for a weekend camp out to share their love of music, nature and BBQ in a family style setting for all ages to enjoy.

Reunions start on Friday afternoon with camping setup, orientation, time for R&R, fun family/team activities and a BBQ Cook Off (bring your own grill) with sampling for all and campsite jams.

Saturdays are relaxed with more fun activities for families and teams, a community potluck lunch and dinner (both with music), and time for friends. Featured artist performances start on the stage after the potluck dinner and go until midnight.

Sunday morning hosts The Big Breakfast Potluck at the Main Stage to get you fueled up for the drive home.

The musicians who participate in this "Family Reunion" are some of the best in the Midwest music community. They perform and join in spontaneous jams and fellowship with others in our big musical family just for the love of it all. It's comprised of Bluegrass, Rock-N-Roll, Blues, Folk, Americana, Funk and Jazz roots.
Those behind the scenes donate their time and services to make the reunion happen.

The Down Home Camp-N-Jam BBQ Cook Off is held at:

Pony Express RV Park, 4469 S Hwy 33 - Maysville, MO 64469.

At the reunions you will find great camping, music, swimming, hiking trails, a petting zoo, free food potluck lunch and dinner (bring some organic food to share), activities, time for R&R and a wonderful family setting. Kids 12 and under are free. Family friendly dogs are allowed on a tie down and leash ONLY. All events are BYOB for 21+. IDs will be checked at the gate and wristbands issued for those 21+. You will not be allowed to drink at the events if you do not have proper ID and a wristband.

Current Musicians and Bands for spring 2013 are:

Famous Seamus and The Travelbongs (Kansas City - Bluegrass, Americana)
Kan Eyed (Kansas City - Classic Rock, Jamband)
Los Lobos Locos (L.A., California  - Punk Bluegrass)
Drew and Phriends (Kansas City - Rock, Jam Fusion)
Bad Reputation (Chillicothe, MO - Classic Rock)

Potluck Lunch Solo Artist - Nicolette Paige
Potluck Dinner Solo Artist - Brian Ruskin
Sunday Big Breakfast Potluck - Chad Vaughn

Upright Bass Workshop - Wayne Carpenter
Guitar Workshop - JJ Cantrell
Mandolin Workshop - TBA
Banjo Workshop - JJ Cantrell

General pre-registration admission/donation to the events is only $10pp for both days + Camping options which are governed by the host campground. The $10 goes to the bands and artists who are scheduled to perform and to take care of administrative tasks.
(At Camp Pony Express the general tent fees for up to four people are generally only $20/night. RV spots are $27. The campground owners have agreed to let our Camp-N-Jam attendees camp in their tents for only $15 per night, per carload/$30 for the weekend.)
Admission fees go to promote the event, pay for facility fees, featured entertainers and more behind the scenes stuff that is necessary to facilitate the Camp-N-Jam. Anything left over will go into future Camp-N-Jam reunions.

Pre-Registration discounts are as follows:
Single - $10
Couples - $20
Family - $30

Gate Registration:
Single - $15pp
Couple - $30
Family $40

Guidelines for The Down Home Camp-N-Jam are as follows:

Camp-N-Jam guidelines:
We want everyone to have a wonderful experience while attending. To ensure the safety and enjoyment of The Down Home Camp-N-Jam by all attending, we ask that you please abide by the following guidelines. Failure to do so may result in the refusal of entry or ejection from the campground without refund. The staff reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone observed not adhering to these guidelines.

#1 FOLLOW THE GOLDEN RULE! Treat your neighbor with respect. Everyone wants to have a great time, but your preference might not be theirs. Please maintain yourself responsibly and be courteous to those around you.

Please respect the campground and your planet. Garbage must be disposed of properly. Please use trash and recycling bags at your campsite, tie securely and place in the proper receptacle. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR CAMPSITE AS CLEAN AS YOU FOUND IT!

DO NOT throw your cigarette butts on the ground! Take an empty cigarette box with you. Extinguish your smokes and toss your butts in the box to throw in the trash later.

NO GLASS BOTTLES, PLEASE! Broken glass isn't fun so please don't bring glass.

NO underage alcohol consumption.

NO Laser pointers.

NO illegal drugs, weapons or fireworks are allowed. Violators will be ejected from the campground. Don't risk it.

Do not block roads with your vehicle. Violators will be towed and charged a fee. Once you park STAY PARKED! DO NOT DRIVE AROUND THE CAMPGROUND!

Campfires are to be built in the fire pits ONLY. DO NOT CUT TREES FOR FIREWOOD! All firewood must be purchased from the campground as DNR law states that firewood may not be brought into the park from any outside source. Firewood may be purchased from the Welcome Center.

Children: An adult should always be supervising any children throughout the campground.

Fishing: Please visit the Welcome Center to purchase fishing permits for the fully stocked fishing ponds.

All Terrain Vehicles: NO all terrain vehicles are to be utilized while you are in the campground. This is strictly enforced. The safety and enjoyment of the attendees and campground is our first consideration. If you own and bring your own golf cart it is your responsibility to maintain your driving performance in a respectable fashion.

Bikes are permitted and encouraged.

Responsibility for any damage caused by any person attending will be billed to and paid by the responsible party before departure from the campground.

Liability: The producers, staff, musicians, promoters and host campground accepts NO responsibility for accidents or injuries or losses of any kind in conjunction with, on the way to, from or in the park.



Pony Express RV Park & Campground (View)
4469 S Hwy 33
Maysville, MO 64469
United States

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Music > All Ages
Music > Americana
Music > Bluegrass
Music > Blues
Music > Folk
Music > Funk
Music > Jazz
Music > Rock
Music > Rockabilly
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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