Tuesday, April 26, 2022
– Delaware native Jimmie Allen unveiled the lineup for the second annual Bettie James Fest on Aug. 13 in Allen's hometown.
General tickets will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local HERE.
This year's performers include Lainey Wilson, We The Kings, Neon Union, Chayce Beckham, JJ Rupp and Kounty. Allen will once again serve as headliner for the festival, which he established in 2021 in honor of his late grandmother (Bettie Snead) and late father (James Allen).
Two additional opening acts will be selected through a social media contest later this year, with details to come on Allen's various social media platforms in the coming months. Neon Union and Chayce Beckham are currently special guests on select dates of Jimmie's Down Home Tour, which kicked off in February.
"Bettie James Fest part two. Bettie James Fest is a music festival that I put on in my hometown of Milton, Del., in honor of my grandma Bettie and father James. It's a multi-genre day of music, celebrating life and different types of music. It's super fun, and it's a way for me to come back and dive back into my hometown and bring music here. It's the one show that I look forward to most every year," Allen said.
"To be able to come back to the place that raised me, after having a little bit of success, just means so much 'cause these are the people that made me who I am. This is the town that made me who I am. And it's great because we also get to have Delaware artists come down and be part of the festival as well," he said.
"I'm hoping their memory lives on through this festival," Allen said of founding the festival in his grandmother and father's honor.