A word from River Jam

Dear River Jam friends-

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and doing as well as possible during these tough days... It is with enormous sadness that we have to cancel River Jam this year. We are all hoping that things will be better by June but to be responsible event organizers, we have to take many factors into consideration. This was not an easy decision for us nor for our gracious hosts at Mystic Shipyard. We hope to announce sooner than later that 2021 River Jam will come back stronger and more fun than ever.

Be well, spread joy and feel free to reach out to us with any questions.

Stay well, and we are so sorry.

The River Jam Committee

June 18-20, 2020 Cancelled

2020 Lineup

Thursday, 6/18

Wooly Mammoth 6:30-9pm

Friday, 6/19

The Troublemakers 6-7:45pm

Mystic Dead 8-10pm

Saturday, 6/20

Steve Rodgers 1-3pm

Desireé 3-4:45pm

No Mind 5-6:45pm

Phil Adams Group 7-8:30pm

Green Tea 8:45-10pm

Side Stage:

Friday, 6/19
Sam Moffett 7:45-8pm

Saturday, 6/20
Courthouse Chimes 12:30-1pm

Phred Mileski 3-3:15pm

Alexandra Michelson 4:45-5pm

Majestic Fuzz 6:45-7pm

60 Cycle Hum Blues 8:30-8:45pm

**All times are approximate**


Our 2020 Beneficiaries

River Jam is proud to be supporting two charities for the event. We have chosen the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center (PNC) as the  beneficiary of any proceeds from ticket sales (above and beyond production costs). And Sails Up 4 Cancer (SU4C) will receive all tips from the bar.

Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities

River Jam 2020 Sponsor Sheet (pdf)


River Jam 2020 Vendor Sheet (pdf)



Q: How do I get tickets?

A: There are three ways to purchase tickets. 1. On-line with the purchase links above on this site. 2. Mystic Shipyard. 3. On-site at the Festival.

Q: I purchased tickets from the website. I do I redeem them?

A: Please print out your confirmation email and bring it to the venue. 

Q: How much are tickets?

A: $10 Friday, $15 Saturday, $20 Weekend pass

Q: Are children free?

A: Yes, children under 12 are free. Anyone over 12 pays full rate.

Q: Can my band play the Festival?
A: River Jam focuses on local talent (CT/RI/MA) and books for the following year immediately following the Festival. If you wish to be considered and meet the geographical criteria, email Courtney@cmbcreativegroup.com by August 1.

Q: Does River Jam cover bands costs for travel expenses?
A: No, since River Jam is a local festival, all bands cover their own travel costs.

Q: Can I park at the venue?

A: Yes. 

Q: Am I allowed to come and go from the festival?

A: Yes, as long you have your wristband.

Q: May I camp out?

A. No.

Q: Do I need to bring my own chair?

A: No, chairs are provided.

Q: Can I bring a backpack?

A: Yes, subject to search on arrival.

Q: May I bring my own food?

A: No, food is available for purchase.

Q: May I bring my own water?

A: Yes.

Q: May I bring my own alcoholic beverages?

A: No. Beverages are available through a variety of great distributors.

Q: May I bring my dog?

A: Yes. Dogs must be on a leash and can not be left unattended. Be sure to bring water for them!

Q: Is the festival rain or shine?

A: Yes, there is a tent for shelter from rain and sun.

Special Thank You To

Downtown Mystic Merchants

Mystic Therapy 

ABC PhotoLab

Dockside Electronics

The Halsey Family

Sperry Tents

Loong Sails

Mystic River Mudhead Sailing Association

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Mystic River Jam at Mystic Shipyard

100 Essex St, Mystic, Connecticut 06355, United States

June 18-20, 2020

Thursday 7-9p

Friday 6-10p
Saturday 1-10p