UPDATE, 4/27: The Foo Fighters have canceled D.C. Jam due to COVID-19 concerns.
When the Foo Fighters want to throw a party, they throw a party.
And this July 4, Dave Grohl and his pals will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the band’s self-titled 1995 debut record (which was all Grohl, all the time, really) with D.C. Jam, an all-day rockstravaganza at FedExField.
Welcome to D.C. JAM !!!
July 4th @ FedExField 🤘
Join Foos in celebrating 4th of July & the 25th birthday of the first album. Pre-sales start TODAY at 12pm ET
check your in boxes for codes!https://t.co/CKPtWqGzfy#DCJAM pic.twitter.com/SdRYbMAXi8
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 3, 2020
As detailed on Tuesday, this will be a balls-to-the-wall party featuring an eclectic mix of artists across the musical spectrum, including:
Foo Fighters (“plus special guests”)
Band of Horses
Durand Jones & the Indications
This is the first Foo-curated mega-fest since Cal Jam in 2018, which was quite a spectacle.
D.C. Jam is a sequel of sorts, with this from the festival’s website laying it out plainly:
After two years and 70,000+ served, Foo Fighters are bringing the JAM back from CAL to D.C.: This July 4, consider yourself Foo-rmally invited to an all-day all-night celebration of the 25th birthday of that first album that started it all—all at FedExField in Dave Grohl’s formative stomping ground.
That’s right, that Grohl one-man-band-demo-turned-platinum-debut-album came into this world July 4, 1995. And now 10 albums, no less than a dozen GRAMMYs and countless trips around the arena, stadium and festival stages of the world later, it’s time to join Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee in commemorating that milestone.
This daylong marathon of eating, drinking and rocking also features Chris Stapleton, Pharrell, The Go-Go’s, Band Of Horses, Durand Jones & the Indications, The Regrettes, Beach Bunny, Radkey and more music in the Good Times Zone.
But, in typical Foo fashion, D.C. Jam won’t just be about the music. Via a news release:
Foo Fighters and the festival organizers are of course cognizant of the fact that everyone needs an occasional reprieve from the rock, and as such D.C. JAM will feature side attractions including a BBQ Competition, a Tailgate Party, Rides, Games and more to be added and announced as the date nears.
D.C. is a very important spot in Foo Fighters history. After all, Grohl was born in nearby Virginia, and much of his formative years as a musician were spent roaming D.C.’s vaunted club scene in the 1980s. D.C. was also the site of the Foo Fighters’ 20th anniversary blowout back in 2015, staged at RFK Stadium.
As for ticket details for D.C. Jam:
Foo Fighters Fan Presale will begin on Tuesday, March 3 at 12pm ET.
Chris Stapleton’s Fan Presale will begin on Thursday, March 5 at 12pm ET.
Citi is the official presale credit card of D.C Jam. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 3 at 12pm ET through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.
Live Nation, Redskins Season Ticket Member, and FedExField Events Fan Presale will begin on Thursday, March 5 at 12 pm ET.
Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, March 6 at 10am ET. For pre-sales and other information, go to DCJamFest.com