16th Annual June Jam sure to rock

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::

The 16th Annual June Jam is right around the corner and has a packed schedule of activities with something for everyone.

Coming Saturday, June 2, the family-friendly event is brought to town by the Griffin Downtown Council and Main Street Program with sponsors including the Griffin Exchange Club, Affairs to Remember, United Bank, the Sellers Law Firm, the University of Georgia-Griffin Campus and WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital.

“We’re very excited for the 16th annual June Jam on June 2. Everyone had such a great time last year (we had to tell people it was time to go home last year around midnight) that we decided to have the headliner band back again,” said Downtown Council Vice-Chair Jessica Gregory. “Party at the Limit Band. Party ATL plays covers from all the generations, ensuring that everyone has a great time. Two local bands will also be featured as the opening acts, Mixed Tribe and The Garrett Collins Project. These guys are amazing and will also be featured in their own concerts in our Summer Concert Series.”
One tremendous highlight is a special partnership that brings to June Jam the largest cornhole tournament in the south.

“The Downtown Council has partnered with The Griffin Exchange Club to combine the June Jam concert with its Cornhole Tournament, which is the largest corn hole tournament in the south. This tournament brings people to Griffin from Alabama, North Carolina, and Kentucky,” Gregory said, adding that the community is the real winner.

“The Exchange Club takes the money raised from this tournament and puts it right back into the community, namely benefiting their chosen charitable organizations – The Christian Women’s Center and local Boy Scouts of America chapters.”

With an attendance of around 2,000, June Jam is Griffin’s biggest free event. The collaborative effort of the city of Griffin, Spalding County, the Downtown Council, the Main Street Program, private citizens and locally-owned businesses is a perfect example of the motto “For the Love of Griffin,” Gregory said.

The 16th Annual June Jam, featuring food, cornhole and live music, will kick off at 6 p.m. June 2, in historic downtown Griffin. June Jam is free to the public.

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