ACM Artist of the Decade and Super Group Alabama the most successful band in country music history, is reviving the group’s legendary June Jam. The live concert event will take place in Fort Payne, AL at the VFW Fairgrounds on June 3, marking 26 years since it was last held. ALABAMA will headline and close the festival with special guests to be announced in the coming weeks.
ALABAMA Fan Club presale ticket purchases are available now via ticketmaster.com. Tickets will go on-sale to the public on Wednesday, March 1 at 10:00am CST via ticketmaster.com and at the ALABAMA Fan Club & Museum (101 Glenn Blvd SW, Port Payne, AL 35967).
“Our wishes are that Fort Payne will take June Jam and it will go on forever,” explains ALABAMA lead singer Randy Owen. “We lost Jeff and when me and Teddy are gone, hopefully the city will continue with the June Jam. We want this to continue to help the city, the town, the state, and just help people in general.”
ALABAMA’s Fan Appreciation Week will also take place in the days preceding June Jam. The week will include a public Celebration of Life for the late Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry‘s talent contest, a songwriters concert, a brunch at Cook Castle for the Jeff & Lisa Cook Foundation, and “Fandemonium” at Owen’s farm. The week’s full schedule of events will be announced at a later date.
June Jam was created by Fort Payne’s sons, ALABAMA, and brought some of the biggest names in country music together for charity. More than 30,000 fans attended the first June Jam benefit concert in 1982. By 1991, June Jam brought 67,000 fans to Fort Payne, making it one of the biggest country music events in the nation. The June Jam Foundation has raised over $15 million for charities. Previous performers include Garth Brooks, Charlie Daniels, Alan Jackson, The Judds, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Wayne Newton, Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson and many more.