“The Farm” is an American country music trio consisting of Nick Hoffman, Damien Horne and Krista Marie. The trio has released the single "Home Sweet Home", which has charted on Hot Country Songs. Horne is a former member of John Rich's songwriting group MuzikMafia, while Marie is a former solo artist for Broken Bow Records and Hoffman plays fiddle in Kenny Chesney's road band.

Casey James, singer /songwriter and guitarist from Fort Worth, Texas, placed third on the ninth season of American Idol. During the finale of American Idol, he performed a duet of "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" with Bret Michaels. USA Today music critic Brian Mansfield suggested that James was "the best guitar player the show [American Idol] has seen."   James' self-titled debut CD was released in March 2012 with three top singles, "Let's Don't Call It a Night", "Crying on a Suitcase", and "The Good Life".

“The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation and the Ham & Yam Festival is always working to make sure the festival stays fresh and innovative for attendees,” states Chris Johnson, Executive Director of the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation.

“With the generous corporate sponsorship provided by Stevens Sausage, we are absolutely elated to have signed Casey James to perform at the 2013 festival,” continues Johnson. "With two free concerts, the festival promises to be one of the largest attended events in Johnston County history, so come early.”

The Ham & Yam Festival is organized by the non-profit, Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation. For more information about the 2012 Ham & Yam Festival, call the Downtown Development office at (919) 934-0887 or visit www.hamandyam.com on the web.



WHAT: CASEY JAMES Live in Concert
WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2013
Casey James takes the stage at 8:30pm.
WHERE: Neuse River Amphitheatre
200 Front Street, Smithfield, North Carolina
VENUE INFORMATION: No outside food or beverages allowed. No Alcohol Allowed.
TICKETS: Concert is FREE

www.downtownsmithfield.com or www.hamandyam.com

Chris Johnson
Executive Director
Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation
200 South Front Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
919-934-0887 phone
919-989-6202 fax
919-915-6202 cell