Country music fans packed a fenced-off field behind Hollywood and Resorts Casinos in Tunica, Miss., over the weekend to hear some of the best in country music perform at the inaugural Delta Country Jam .
Friday night’s (Oct. 4) lineup included Jared Blake, Steel Magnolia, Jerrod Niemann, Josh Thompson, Randy Houser, Thompson Square and Billy Currington, while Saturday night’s (Oct. 5) show featured Michael Ray, Bush Hawg, Drake White, Maggie Rose, Blackberry Smoke, Kellie Pickler, Brantley Gilbert and Tim McGraw. DJ Du provided interstitial music between sets, keeping the party vibe going for hours.
Prior to his set, Jerrod Niemann sat down with Country Weekly to talk about playing in a festival environment. “There was a festival we used to go to every year in Manhattan, Kansas, called Country Stampede,” he recalled. “I don’t think you can really appreciate any kind of show until you’ve been there as a fan. And so growing up listening to all types of music at so many different places, I always try to recall how I felt when I was there to try to make the show more fun. And you get to see all your friends.”
No date has been announced yet for next year’s event.