Jimmie Allen’s Bettie James Festival returns in 2022. For its second year, the event will be held at Hudson Fields in the singer’s hometown of Milton, Delaware.
Much like the 2021 iteration, Bettie James Fest 2022 will be headlined by Allen, and it’s also the final stop on the Bottom Home Tour, the singer’s very first headlining race. Lainey Wilson and Chayce Beckham are two of the other cast members of the festival, which will also feature rock band We the Kings, singer-songwriter JJ Rupp and many more.
Allen is holding a competition for local artists, and the winners will open the show.
The lineup reflects both the star’s musical interests and his passion for supporting the community he hails from, and it also shows how much his family has influenced his musical identity. The festival takes its name from Allen’s betty james project, titled after his late grandmother, Bettie Snead, and his late father, James “Big Jim” Allen.
Allen’s father is also the inspiration behind his current single, “Down Home”, which lends his name to his 2022 tour. The song is a letter written to his father, imagining what Big Jim is doing in heaven and reporting how things are going, “Down Home”.
In fact, all of the singer’s album tracks have had family themes: His debut album, Mercury Way, is named after the street where he grew up. His betty james The project is named after his grandmother, Bettie Snead, and his father, James “Big Jim” Allen. Then it will release the recently announced tulip readerwhich is named after the street where her grandmother grew up.
The 2022 Bettie James Festival is scheduled for August 13. Presale begins Wednesday, April 27, with tickets for sale to the general public on Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m. local time.