METAIRIE, La. (NOLA WEEKEND) - One of the area’s biggest Fourth of July weekend celebrations, the Uncle Sam Jam, returns to the Al Copeland Concert & Meadow Stage in Lafreniere Park on July 3.
Uncle Sam Jam kicks off Independence Day weekend with a free, open-air concert and fireworks display. Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Cowboy Mouth, The Cajun Troubadours, The Total Bettys and The Topcats will perform at the 26th annual event, Jefferson Parish officials announced.
“Uncle Sam Jam attracts between 15,000 and 20,000+ concert goers. It’s a great event to help us showcase the beauty and amenities of Lafreniere Park while bringing families and friends together. As councilman, I want to introduce new friends of the park and the concert meadows and its sprawling 155-acre green space. Everyone is invited to celebrate our nation’s independence and explore the possibilities of Lafreniere Park,” Jefferson Parish District 4 Councilman Dominick Impastato said in a statement.
Gates open at 2 p.m. followed by patriotic music from the Marine Forces Reserve Brass Band at 3 p.m. Performances from the rest of the music lineup start at 3:45 p.m.
This celebration will again feature unique festival food, including a variety of food trucks. The Lucky Dog National Hot Dog Eating Contest also returns for the second year.
The fireworks show starts at 9 p.m., followed by a performance from local cover band The Topcats closing out the night.
For more information, visit the website, www.unclesamjamjefferson.com.
The full 2022 Uncle Sam Jam Music Lineup is listed below:
2:00 PM - Doors Open
3:00 PM - Marine Forces Reserve Brass Band
3:45 PM - The Total Bettys
4:45 PM - Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours
6:15 PM - Gary Lewis & The Playboys
7:45 PM - Cowboy Mouth
9:25 PM - The Topcats
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