Get ready for Local Jam 18!

Local Jam 18 is coming to Edgewater Brewery August 10th-12th. It's an epic weekend of live music. The numbers are impressive. 105 performers, 34 bands, 27 hours of live music, all in 3 days, and on 2 stages. Here's the scoop in "5 Local Jam Fun Facts"!

Fact 1) The two stages minimizes downtime between acts. It's nearly continuous music for the entire festival. During the afternoon the party's outside at Edgewater's cool party patio and lawn area. On Friday and Saturday, evening the after-party moves inside to Edgewater's new dining area. The "afterglow" gets started at 10 PM Friday and 9 PM Saturday.

Fact 2) Part of the proceeds benefit Hope of the Grand Valley. This local organization provides budget and life skill training for families in need that do not qualify for federal benefits.

Fact 3) Friday headliner Mount Orchid opened for Collective Soul at the Avalon and were the first western slope band to record a session at Colorado Public Radio's OpenAir program.

Fact 4) Of the 34 bands, 26 have original recorded music. Two albums will be released at the festival, Ashlock's Tragedy and Triumph and Shea & Larren's Until the End.

Fact 5) The party gets started on Friday at 5 PM and continues until midnight. Saturday gets cranked up at 1:45 PM until midnight. The Sunday festivities start at 2 PM. Ticket prices increase at the door, so get your tickets in advance by clicking HERE.

Credit: Local Jam 18