Brainerd Area News

Just Announced: Lakes Jam Postponed Until 2021


In an email sent out Thursday morning, it was announced that Lakes Jam will be postponed until June 23rd-26th, 2021.

It was announced that 2020 passes and camping will be automatically transferred to the event next year. Since the dates for rock and country are not yet set, single day passes will be eligible to be exchanged for different days.

Here is the press release: 

With much heartache, we must announce that Lakes Jam 2020 will be postponed until June 23rd – 26th of 2021.  This has been a long and agonizing process and we’ve tried everything possible to allow us to move forward with our August dates.  Unfortunately due to recent comments by our state government and details of events in other states, we must notify our Lakes Jam Family, artists, vendors, employees, volunteers and so on, that the show can’t go on as planned. 

We don’t have the words to explain how much this hurts our souls!  We work all year for this one event and we know how much it means to YOU!  Hundreds of emails, social media posts and more have been received over the past months pleading for us to keep fighting but we have just ran out of time.  Because of the quick decision, we now have to focus on retaining the artists we have and that will be done with great haste.

Your 2020 passes and camping will automatically be transferred to the 2021 event.  You will retain the same campsites, reserved seats and so on. You will be able to exchange single day passes for a different day as our rock and country dates are not set at the moment. We have to setup the new ticketing system so it will be a month or so before this will get finalized. 

If you purchased a ticket at a hard location (not email/pdf ticket), you can mail that into us, with your name and email address, and we will issue an electronic ticket to your email address. Please mail to Lakes Jam, PO Box 2856, Baxter, MN 56425 and again, include your name and email address.  We do have a no refund policy. We understand that these are extraordinary times and if you would like to make a case for a refund, please email  We know this is a tough situation and appreciate your understanding.  We promise, Lakes Jam 2021 will blow you away!