Tickets available April 29 for Jimmie Allen’s second annual Bettie James Fest

Aug. 13 event at Hudson Fields to feature award-winning country star, Milton native
April 27, 2022

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, April 29, for the second annual Bettie James Festival, set for Saturday, Aug. 13, at Hudson Fields, featuring Grammy Award-nominated, multiplatinum recording artist and Delaware native Jimmie Allen. Go to to order.

This year’s dynamic slate of performers includes We The Kings, Lainey Wilson, Neon Union, Chayce Beckham, JJ Rupp and Kounty. Allen will once again serve as headliner for the festival, which he established in 2021 in honor of his late grandmother Bettie Snead and his late father James Allen.

“Bettie James Fest is a music festival that I put on in my hometown of Milton, in honor of my grandma Bettie and father James. It’s super fun, and it’s a way for me to dive back into my hometown and bring music here. It’s the one show that I look forward to most every year,” Allen said.

“To be able to come back to the place that raised me, after having a little bit of success, just means so much, ‘cause these are the people that made me who I am. This is the town that made me who I am. And it’s great because we also get to have Delaware artists come down and be part of the festival as well.”

Two additional opening acts will be selected through a social media contest later this year, with details to come on Allen’s various social media platforms in coming months. Neon Union and Chayce Beckham are currently special guests on select dates of Allen’s Down Home Tour, which kicked off in February.

Allen hailed last year’s sold-out, multi-genre festival – which couldn’t be deterred even by copious amounts of rain – as a “magical night,” with performances from JJ Rupp, Chuck Wicks, Hero The Band and DJ Jazzy Jeff, plus a special guest performance from Freeway.

A proud Milton native, Allen is consistently vocal about his deep reverence for his family, hometown, and home state of Delaware. “I’m hoping their memory lives on through this festival,” Allen has said of founding the festival in his grandmother and father’s honor.

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