GODDARD, Kan. (KAKE) - In less than two weeks thousands of people will be gathering in Goddard for Dam Jam, one of Kansas' biggest music festivals.

For months organizers have been working hard to get everything ready and turn an empty field in Goddard just off of US 54 and 183rd Street into the perfect site for a music festival.

"There was a lot to do when we got here. There wasn't grass everywhere. There was lots to clean up to do and we just dug in and got busy," said Dam Jam organizer CJ Wilson.

She says it was hard when Dam Jam suddenly had to find a new location. She says it stopped months of planning while they started back at square one. However she knew the show must go on. She says Dam Jam is special.

"This event is so much more than just a concert. It's a community and this community makes a big different here," said Wilson. She says here favorite part is seeing everyone come together, put the phones away, and make memories and friends.

After weeks of hard work the empty field in Goddard is cleaned up and ready to be the site of a huge music festival. Wilson says there will be a large stage in the middle of it all, parking lots, shower areas, and even a man made beach.

"You know people were saying we don't have a dam but we have a dam now and a little pond and a sandy beach," she said.

This means it will still be the state's largest beach party.

Wilson says there are tons of activities happening throughout the weekend. From the fan favorite dad bod contest, to a corn hole tournament, to scavenger hunts, and more. There will be something for everyone. 

"They're just having a good time and there's so much friendship out in the campground that people just gather," she said.

And of course there's the performers that will take the stage and play songs for all to hear. This year the festival will feature Brantley Gilbert, Stone Temple Pilots, Dustin Lynch, Jo Dee Messina, Ryan Upchurch, Wheeler Walker Jr., Demun Jones, Smile Empty Soul, Dusty Leigh, and Blake Banks.

There will also be four more artists on the beach stage.

This year Dam Jam is expecting around 7,500 people to come party in Goddard and they wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being more.

Wilson says people from all over the country have bought tickets.

The festival kicks off at noon on July 19 with the first concert starting a 3 p.m. To buy tickets and learn more about event details, click here