Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Eric Stein Stage. It all begins with the amazing feat of the Festival Jam – 16 bands of every imaginable musical style, changing every 15 minutes. The Jam showcases regional and local entertainers in a quick-time format. Food vendors open their booths at 4:00 p.m. with a full menu of dazzling Festival fare. Start with the Jam and hang out until Sunday – there’s a lot more ahead!