Jimmie Allen is returning to his hometown roots with the announcement of “Bettie James Fest,” his music festival in his hometown of Milton, Delaware on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at Hudson Fields.
A proud Milton native, Allen is consistently vocal about his deep reverence for his family, hometown, and home state of Delaware. Like his star-studded project Bettie James, released July 2020, the festival is named for his late grandmother (Bettie Snead) and late father (James Allen). Jimmie says, “I’m hoping their memory lives on through this festival.”
Allen said previously of his various collaboration partners on Bettie James, “I am a fan of every artist on this project and humbled to have each one of them be a part of it. Each artist has touched the life of my dad, my grandmother, and me through their music.”
The inaugural line-up features Allen headlining and special guests DJ Jazzy Jeff, Neon Union, Hero the Band, Chuck Wicks, and Chase Martin. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 21 at 10:00 am ET here.
His album Betty James features duets with Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Nelly, Noah Cyrus, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rita Wilson, Tauren Wells, and Tim McGraw.