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Sol Slam Mountain Jam 2018

August 31, 2018 - September 2, 2018

Sol Driven Train presents
Sol Slam Mountain Jam 2018
Aug 31 – Sept 2
On the banks of the Nolichucky River in Erwin, TN
Sol Driven Train
Empire Strikes Brass
Josh Roberts And The Hinges
Jeff Sipe‘ “Slam Shine”
Lovers Leap

Sol Driven Train and Mountain River Guides are excited to present Sol Slam Mountain Jam, a family-friendly camp out music festival on the banks of the Nolichucky River in Erwin, TN, over Labor Day Weekend, August 31-September 2, 2018. Our mission is to be the best “end of summer” music festival in the region while celebrating music and life in an intimate, naturally stunning environment. Ticket quantities will be limited to promote the highest quality event experience.

After seven annual Sol Slam Music Festivals in the midst of the sweltering summer heat at Charleston’s oceanfront music venue The Windjammer, Sol Driven Train is moving the party to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee. USA Raft is a whitewater outfitter boasting a beautiful tent campground along with cabins nestled in the woods. Daily activities will be offered including hikes, stand up paddle boarding, tubing and caving. Vendors will be on hand selling delicious food and libations. The musical entertainment will include Yarn (Americana), Empire Strikes Brass (horn funk), Jeff Sipe‘s Slam Shine (jazz/jam), Josh Roberts And The Hinges (rock n roll), Lovers Leap (progressive bluegrass), two nights of Sol Driven Train (jamericana), as well as a Sol Driven Train kids show and Terraphonics. Expect collaborations and jams from these longtime musical conspirators.

A portion of the proceeds will go towards benefiting the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. SAHC works to conserve the unique plant and animal habitat, clean water, farmland, scenic beauty, and places for people to enjoy outdoor recreation in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee for the benefit of present and future generations. We achieve this by forging and maintaining long-term conservation relationships with private landowners and public agencies, owning and managing land and encouraging healthy local communities. ZSCN is a small group of volunteers dedicated to providing care to special needs and senior animals… and spaying all the cats!


Camping will be festival style! We have a lovely site on the banks of the Nolichucky river, but space is limited and we want as many happy campers as possible to attend the Sol Slam Mountain Jam!

– Check in for camping is Friday at 12 Noon
– Check out is Monday at 11am.

Tent spaces will be close together. Please count on only having room for a tent, small table, and chairs so that more people can camp! You may bring a canopy but please conserve space! There are lots of trees for hammocking.

Practice Leave No Trace Principles! Pack in, Pack out! Bring extra trash bags, don’t litter, clean up after yourself and be a good neighbor. Please do not leave items at the campground when you leave.

Practice Kindness and meet your new festy fam! It makes the festival more enjoyable for all!

If there is an emergency, or you really need to make a phone call there is a land line in the lodge and the USA Raft Store.

Campfires are permitted in established fire rings throughout the property. Please do not build additional fire rings.
Outside Firewood is prohibited due to the increase in invasive species transfer.
We will have firewood for sale in our store.

We will not be mailing or emailing tickets.
Arrival and check-in will be at will call in the USA Raft Store. Please check-in at the store for directions to your campsite and instructions for shuttle and offsite parking. Bring a photo ID.

Dogs on a leash are welcome at Sol Slam! We love Fido!!!
Please be considerate of your neighbors and don’t leave Fido alone if he/she likes to bark.
Please scoop the poop! Plan to bring bags, but they will be available on site as well.
We will keep our resident USA Raft/Mountain River Guides dogs on leash or inside.

Off-site parking a few miles away will be the standard unless special circumstances have been prearranged. For example: You have a sleeping setup in your vehicle.
You will have 30 minutes to unload your vehicle on-site when you arrive on Friday. If you cannot pull directly up to your campsite we will have people onsite available to assist.
We will provide shuttles to and from off-site parking throughout the day until a hour after the last show.

We have a store onsite that will sell general snack items, bug spray, sunscreen, t-shirts, stickers, firewood, ice, supplies etc..but we encourage you to bring all supplies with you as we do not have a large selection of camping goods.

There will be lots of food and merchandise vendors onsite. We will put a list on Facebook soon..

We will have several food vendors to choose from during the festival as well as our camp store that sells snacks and drinks.
Lodging guests are welcome to use our communal kitchen in The Lodge or the charcoal grills on site.
Bring coolers for your food and beverages! We sell ice in the store.
There will be alcoholic beverages for sale on site, but you are welcome to bring your own.
NO GLASS BOTTLES as they can break and become a safety hazard!
Please remember to stock up on food and drink before you arrive as most parking will be offsite. There are 2 grocery stores in Erwin. There are also pizza places that deliver to our office.

Practice Leave No Trace Principles!
Please help keep our campground clean by picking up all trash.
Trash and recycling receptacles will be provided throughout the property.
Cigarette butts are NOT biodegradable and will be picked up one by one after the festival so PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE.

We will not have dedicated phone charging areas but campers may use electric outlets in the Lodge to charge cell phones.
Signal is extremely limited. AT&T, Consumer Cellular, and Verizon may be able to send/receive text messages. Do not count on phone calls to meet your friends!
If there is an emergency, or you really need to make a phone call there is a land line in the lodge and the USA Raft Store.

The lost and found is located in the store at the USA Raft outpost.

In packing for your stay at SSMJ, bring rain gear, warm clothes, and an extra pair of shoes or sneakers in case it rains.
We also recommend bug spray, a blanket for seating, sunscreen, hat for shade, a container (or two!) for water, plastic bags for trash, extra toilet paper (just in case), a lantern or a flashlight with extra batteries, a camera, and a smile!

No weapons of any kind
No fireworks
No illegal substances
No unauthorized vending
Saturday 9/1/18 – 10am to 3pm – Nolichucky Gorge Lunch Trip
– Ages 10+ – Class 4 Adventure!
– $80.00 person
Saturday 9/1/18 11am-3pm Lower Nolichucky w/ Lunch Trip
– Ages 4+ – Class 1-3 Family Float Adventure
– $40.00 a person


August 31, 2018
September 2, 2018
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USA Raft Adventure Resort
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USA Raft Adventure Resort
2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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