Blame My Roots Festival Making Plans for Summer 2021

File Photo – In 2019 people looked for ways to beat the heat during the Blame My Roots country music festival at Valley View Campgrounds near Morristown. Shown here, Kyle John of Bethlehem, Pa., had fun cooling off on a hillside “slip n’ slide.”

BELMONT – The Blame My Roots Festival today is expected to release its lineup of musical acts for the Summer 2021 event.

The 2020 festival was canceled because of COVID-19 virus concerns, but organizers are forging ahead with next summer’s plans.

Blame My Roots is set for July 16-17 at the Valley View Campgrounds, which is located at 43263 National Road, Belmont, near the former Jamboree In The Hills site on National Road.

Roots was created by siblings Chris and Nina Dutton after JITH was canceled by Live Nation. The inaugural event happened in 2019 and was meant to fill the void left behind by the cancellation of JITH.

For decades, Valley View Campgrounds was used by people attending the JITH. Live Nation announced in November 2018 that its festival would go on a “hiatus” until it decided what it wanted to do with the JITH site. However, no related announcement was ever made afterward, and JITH has not been restarted since.

Tickets for next summer’s Blame My Roots Festival go on sale starting with a “pre-sale” today at blamemyrootsfestival.com/…/register-for-pre-sale. On Friday, “early bird” tickets will go on sale starting at noon for everyone. This year’s festival will last two days instead of three, according to the event’s website.


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