Summer Jam 50

Thu. Jul 27, 2023 at 03:00 PM Door Time: 03:00 PM
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Introducing ‘Summer Jam 50’ as the Inaugural Event at Wonderland Forest July 28 & 29


Celebrating 50 Years of the Famed Watkins Glen ‘Summer Jam’ Originally Featuring the Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead, and The Band With 600,000 Music Fans in Attendance.


Summer Jam 50 Offers a Recreation Like No Other With Music from Dark Star Orchestra (Celebrating the Grateful Dead Experience), Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country (A Celebration of The Allman Brothers Band), and The Weight Band (Celebrating the Music of The Band) Just Outside of Syracuse at Wonderland Forest in LaFayette, NY. 


In celebration of one of America’s largest musical gatherings that took place at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway in upstate New York 50 years ago this summer, featuring the timeless music of The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead & The Band; today, Wonderland Forest announces ‘Summer Jam 50’, a festival honoring the 1973 music and the 2023 moment. 


Summer Jam 50 celebration happens July 28 and 29 in LaFayette, New York, as the inaugural event at Wonderland Forest, a brand new 400-acre venue located 15 minutes south of Syracuse. The serene nature-focused location serves its expansive rolling hills as the backdrop to an enormous weekend featuring two nights of music from Dark Star Orchestra (Celebrating the Grateful Dead Experience), Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country featuring Peter Levin and many more friends (A Celebration of The Allman Brothers Band), and The Weight Band (Celebrating the Music of The Band).


Each band performs both days, offering a weekend of music featuring at least one historic recreation: a two-set performance from Dark Star Orchestra of the Grateful Dead’s original show from the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway on July 28, 1973.


A portion of the event’s proceeds are to benefit The Allman Brothers Band Museum in Macon, GA (known as ‘The Big House’). The not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Big House Foundation’s primary mission is to preserve and promote the rich musical heritage and inclusive and diverse culture of The Allman Brothers Band through music educational programs and exhibits.


Gate times to be announced.


Music will start Friday at 4:00 pm and continue on throughout the evening. Music picks back up Saturday at 1:00pm and will continue through Saturday night.


CHILDREN 3 AND UNDER WILL NOT NEED A TICKET


Camping and RV map coming soon with deatils!


No Outside Food or Beverage will be allowed in the Concert Area, Alchool will be served for those over 21 years of age.


For questions, please email info@wonderlandforest.com

Venue Information:
4812 South Cook Road
LaFayette, NY, 13084