5th Annual Daniel Boone Rail Jam set for Saturday, March 16, 2019
For those who love to shred, Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s Daniel Boone Rail Jam is taking place on Saturday March 16th, St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Daniel Boone Rail Jam is an outdoor skiing and snowboarding competition in which the proceeds go to the Revamp the Amp project which is focused on revitalizing the Daniel Boone Amphitheater. All are welcome to participate or spectate at this family friendly event.
The warm up and spectator opener will take place at 4 p.m. following the St. Patrick’s day parade at 2 pm, and the competition itself will take place at 6 p.m. Finals will start at 7 p.m., closing with the award ceremony at 9 p.m. The Daniel Boone Rail Jam will be held at The Daniel Boone Amphitheater, which is located at 591 Horn in the West Drive.
If you have hesitations about the weather, have no fear! 18 tons of shaved ice will be brought to the venue, in order to ensure plenty of snow for the event. The ramp is located in the center of the amphitheater and will be made slightly larger than last years to make for an even better setup.
Competition categories for skiing and snowboarding include: intermediate and advanced levels. There is also a women’s only category option. $12,000 in prize money will be awarded this year to participants. Thanks to our generous sponsors, all competitors fees this year will be free if they pre-register. Entry fee is $35 on the day of the event.
This is a family friendly event and different ticket options are available. Tickets for spectators are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $55. All ticket and registration information can be found at www.danielboonerailjam.com
As mentioned, the proceeds from the event go toward the Revamp the Amp project which focuses on the revitalization of the Daniel Boone Amphitheatre. The past events have installed Led area lights to cover the large area for safe energy efficient viewing, as well upgraded power usage for future concerts, and a brand new roof for the concession stand. With this year we hope to improve the road access behind the stage and other cosmetic issues to allow us to have major concerts in the near future.
There will be plenty of raffles and prizes for the spectators as well as event participants. Shauna Godwin, of AMB’s We Can So You Can Foundation said, “We have a wide variety of prizes which, in the past, has included ski and snowboard gear, gift certificates, and other items from local sponsors. We also have custom trophies and cash prizes for top 3 in each category. Oh, and we’re giving away over $12,000 In cash!”
There will be three to four, food trucks at the event including Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s Farm to Flame
The Appalachian Mountain Brewery asks participants and spectators to not bring their own alcohol. Alcohol may be consumed, but must be purchased at the event along with the presentation of a photo-ID.
For further information regarding registration, tickets, event details and more visit http://danielboonerailjam.com/.
What : Downtown Boone Snowboard competition
When: March 16 2019
Where: Daniel Boone Amphitheatre
Who: AMB – We Can So You Can – Town of Boone
Why: to revitalize the Amphitheatre to host concerts in the future
Ticket Info www.danielboonerailjam.com
Editor’s note: Imagery and video from Daniel Boone Rail Jam page. SkiSoutheast.com will be there as well – broadcasting the event via our website and Facebook LIVE. More information forthcoming. Mark this one on your calendar and plan to join us!