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BLOCK ISLAND, RI  (August 23, 2021) –  He may have tried, but Tropical Storm Henri was unable to derail the Ultimate Summer Party at Ballard’s Beach. The beachfront resort successfully weathered the storm’s wrath Sunday and is now making preparations for JAM Fest this weekend.

JAM Fest was originally planned for this past Sunday. However, as Henri approached Southern New England, Ballard’s made the decision last week to reschedule the event. It is now set to take place Sunday, August 29, 2021.

“Fortunately, Henri spared Ballard’s from any widespread damage. We never lost power and we were able to reopen today,” said Steven Filippi, owner of Ballard’s Beach Resort. “After a brief delay, we are excited to bring the first-ever JAM Fest to Block Island and are happy we were able to reschedule many of the bands initially scheduled to play this past weekend.” 

Jam Fest is an all day event, running from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature some of the most talented musicians around. While guests will feel the influence of the Grateful Dead and Sublime, each band brings their own style of musical talents and technical ability to the stage, with a whole lot of rock, reggae, funk and jazz. 

Live bands include:

  • Bad Fish
  • Crooked Coast
  • Wooly Mammoth

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About Ballard’s Beach Resort

A family-owned and -operated business since 1952, Ballard’s is THE iconic oceanfront resort on Block Island. Open May – September, Ballard’s sets the standard for fun, making the resort the premier beach party destination every summer. Ballard’s private beach is open to the public with live music and festivals offered free of charge, with no cover. Ballard’s is open daily and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with indoor and outdoor dining that includes a raw bar and only the freshest, local seafood. Drink offerings include beachfront tiki bars serving Ballard’s famous fresh Pineapple Drinks and daiquiri bars serving The World’s Best Daiquiri. Ballard’s offers beach service of food and beverage to your chair. For a hassle-free, VIP experience, Ballard’s offers online beach rentals of chairs & umbrellas, boogie boards and a limited number VIP Cabanas. Information at


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