Headwaters Country Jam was created to bring live country music in a festival atmosphere to Montana and the northwest. The festival was conceived in late 2007, and the first Jam was held in June 2008.
The festival is held at the venue known as The Bridge, near Three Forks. The Bridge is comprised of 159 acres and is the final resting ground for the historic Sappington Bridge that once spanned the Jefferson River. Sixty acres are used for the state-certified campground, which holds 1,200 20×40 sites. Within the venue is a 12-acre arena where all the magic happens. Live music from national and local acts plays all day and into the night.
The three-day festival has brought in high caliber stars including Eric Church, Kip Moore, Montgomery Gentry, Gary Allan, Diamond Rio, Josh Turner, The Charlie Daniels Band, Eli Young Band, Dustin Lynch, Tracy Lawrence, Brett Young, Trace Adkins, Clint Black, Sammy Kershaw, The Bellamy Brothers, Pat Green, Blackhawk, Lonestar, Colin Raye, Emerson Drive, John Anderson, Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt, Mark Wills, Deana Carter, Little Texas and many more.
Besides the live music, festival-goers can enjoy horseshoe tournaments, dance contests, mechanical bull riding as well as food and merchandise vendors.