Along with distillery tours, a beer bar and pub games, Cathead offers events like yoga.
Judging by attendance, festival-goers enjoy being able to get up close and personal with Cathead. The event has grown each year, along with its following, says Alex Coats, marketing director for co-organizer Ardenland. This year, 4,000 attendees are expected each day.
“We have a lot of customers who have been coming since the first Cathead Jam,” Coats says. “We have gained a strong following of repeat attendees that will come no matter who’s playing. Last year, attendees came from throughout the southeast, and as far as California and Montana.”
Partnering with Ardenland “was a no-brainer—a match made in music heaven,” Leatherwood says. “Arden Barnett and his team do such great work for the community here and statewide, and we love their energy and mission.”
In addition to live music, the family-friendly fest features games and an open space for children, as well as crawfish boils, amateur dog shows and ping-pong tournaments.
The musical line-up includes The Revivalists, Umphrey's McGee, Greensky Bluegrass, Anderson East, The Wailers, Rayland Baxter, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Young Valley.
Festival-goers can purchase single day, weekend or VIP passes. For more information, visit http://catheadjam.com/.