About June Lake Jam Festival

Since its debut in 2015, The June Lake Jam Fest (JLJF) – located in the stunning and picturesque mountain town of June Lake, CA – has earned a stellar reputation among jam band music fans for one single word: “Quality”. Quality bands. Quality sound. Quality production. And an overall high quality experience that includes a lakeside stage, camping, boating, hiking, fishing, biking, dining and more. Past lineups have included such acts as Melvin Seals & JGB, Moonalice, Cubensis, GrooveSession, Mother Hips, Dead Winter Carpenters, and The Higgs among others.

Now, in the age of COVID-19, the production team is staging a FREE virtual event – the June Lake Jam Fest 6 – “Safe at Home” Edition – with the same high quality music and production that has become synonymous with this festival, featuring renowned regional and national touring musical acts.

Born as the brainchild of June Lake local Janet Hunt, the festival began with the desire to raise needed funds for the Mono Arts Council (MAC), which provides arts education and advocacy programs for local youth. Six years later, the JLJF continues to provide a rich musical event to Mono County for visitors and locals alike with a unique festival experience that is focused on the celebration of closeness and community. Funds raised by the Jam Fest enables the MAC to offer music and art programs in schools, in after school prorgams and in summer camps.

Mission

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    To bring a rich cultural musical event to Mono County.

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    To have a major MAC-sponsored event located outside of Mammoth and facilitate access for other Mono County Communities.

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    To provide an event that raises funds for school music programs while providing a high quality musical experience for the community and visitors.

About June Lake Jam Festival

Since its debut in 2015, The June Lake Jam Fest (JLJF) – located in the stunning and picturesque mountain town of June Lake, CA – has earned a stellar reputation among jam band music fans for one single word: “Quality”. Quality bands. Quality sound. Quality production. And an overall high quality experience that includes a lakeside stage, camping, boating, hiking, fishing, biking, dining and more. Past lineups have included such acts as Melvin Seals & JGB, Moonalice, Cubensis, GrooveSession, Mother Hips, Dead Winter Carpenters, and The Higgs among others.

Now, in the age of COVID-19, the production team is staging a FREE virtual event – the June Lake Jam Fest 6 – “Safe at Home” Edition – with the same high quality music and production that has become synonymous with this festival, featuring renowned regional and national touring musical acts.

Born as the brainchild of June Lake local Janet Hunt, the festival began with the desire to raise needed funds for the Mono Arts Council (MAC), which provides arts education and advocacy programs for local youth. Six years later, the JLJF continues to provide a rich musical event to Mono County for visitors and locals alike with a unique festival experience that is focused on the celebration of closeness and community. Funds raised by the Jam Fest enables the MAC to offer music and art programs in schools, in after school prorgams and in summer camps.

Our Mission

  • To bring a rich cultural musical event to Mono County.

     
  • To have a major MAC-sponsored event located outside of Mammoth and facilitate access for other Mono County Communities.

     
  • To provide an event that raises funds for school music programs while providing a high quality musical experience for the community and visitors.

     

Our Story

The June Lake Jam Fest was born in 2015 when retired educators Bill and Janet Hunt changed their original plan to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with a few friends and one of their favorite bands, Cubensis, to include as many people as possible who would appreciate live music in their beautiful community. They decided to make the event serve a greater purpose by partnering with the Mono Arts Council to raise funds to support arts and music programs in the Mono County schools.

Bill and Janet are passionate about the arts, and the benefits of arts in schools, knowing that students who have access to the arts perform better academically, are more resilient and the arts provide avenues for creative self-expression.

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