Country Music Hall of Fame band Alabama will revive its annual June Jam charity event after a 26-year hiatus, returning to its Fort Payne, Alabama roots on June 3 at the VFW Fairgrounds . Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry of Alabama will headline the event, along with special guests to be announced in the coming weeks.
Alabama’s Fan Appreciation Week also precedes the June jam, with events such as talent competitions, songwriter concerts, brunch at Cook’s Castle for the Jeff & Lisa Cook Foundation, and “Fandemonium” at Owen’s Farm. is done. Additionally, a public Life He event will be held to honor Alabama co-founder Jeff Cook, who died in November 2022 at the age of 73 after battling Parkinson’s disease.
Over 30,000 fans attended the first June Jam Benefit Concert in 1982. By 1991, the event attracted 67,000 of his fans to Fort Payne, making him one of the most attended country music events in the nation. The event raised over $15 million of his for charity and hosted entertainers including Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Charlie Pride, Charlie Daniels, Alan Jackson, The Judds, Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood and Willie Nelson.
Lead singer Randy Owen said in a statement, “I hope Fort Payne has June Jam and it lasts forever.” We hope the city continues JuneJam, and we hope it continues to help cities, towns, states, and the public.”
Alabama Fan Club pre-sale tickets are available now at ticketmaster.com, but tickets will be on sale to the general public beginning March 1 at 10:00 am CT at ticketmaster.com and at the Alabama Fan Club & Museum in Fort Payne, Alabama. Jams are brought to you by Outback Presents and Tony Conway Entertainment.
The group’s hometown of Fort Payne recently presented the band with the VI Prewett Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce.