Vision International

30 Years of Creative Insight in Touring and Event Conception

Jam in the Dam


NEWS: Jam in the Dam has been on hiatus since 2012. The cost of airfare had gone up substantially, and made what was a fairly expensive trip, much more expensive. We are unsure of the future of the show as of January 2017.


12 years ago, the owner of an American booking agency, Vision International, had an epiphany about a festival he could create, built around one of the artists he handled at the time, Umphrey’s McGee. The agency had been involved since the inception of the ‘Jamband’ scene in the US over 25 years ago, helping develop the careers of Phish, Widespread Panic, Leftover Salmon, Freddy Jones, and even Dave Matthews. With the growing popularity of music oriented ‘destination travel’, they were sure that these fans would embrace an opportunity to trave l and see their favorite bands in that mecca of tolerance, Amsterdam.

Well, the first Jam in the Dam became reality at the legendary Melkweg in Amsterdam, in March 2005, sold out four months in advance, and became a mainstay of the festival scene. The venue has two beautiful concert venues under one roof, and became the festival’s home. 2012 was the 6th edition year, and it is still the only festival in Europe to bring the best of the American jambands to the continent.

2012′s Line-Up was:

Mike Gordon (of Phish)
Dark Star Orchestra
Keller Williams