"Mac" MacFarlane, founder of the Clayton Country Jam and Steve Conaway, owner of Thousand Islands Winery® have come together to present the 6th annual Clayton Country Jam, 9 -11 Tribute Concert series. The relocation of the Clayton Country Jam to Thousand Islands Winery® provides the event with a much larger venue, ample parking and the potential for the largest production ever to be presented in the Thousand Islands region.
The 3-day event will run September 9 - 11, 2016 in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks and honors, in a unique way, the First Responders and Troops. The weekend schedule will feature a comedy show on Friday night 6-9 p.m., and multiple country music acts on both Saturday and Sunday from 1- 7 p.m. This will be a Yellow Ribbon Event offering 20% off ticket prices for Active & Retired Military & Family. In addition, all active Police, Firefighter and EMS Responders will also receive 20% off ticket prices. ID. will be require at the gate.
Same as last year, an hour of the concert will be broadcast live on the American Forces Network to an estimated 500,000 troops. The satellite feed goes to 174 territories on U.S. Military installations located on U.S. Bases, U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate compounds overseas and more than 140 U.S. Naval Ships at sea operating outside U.S. Territorial waters.
Froggy 97, media sponsor since the beginning, will continue its support and encourage other country music radio stations to carry the live stream on their individual social media platforms.
In addition to honoring the First Responders and troops, the 2016 Clayton Country Jam will be raising funds for the USO with an electronic donation bin during the stream.
The new, larger venue will increase the potential for funds to be raised. Past concerts have raised funds for such charities as TI Youth Hockey, Clayton Youth Commission, Clayton Food Pantry, and the TI Select Vocal Ensemble.
The additional expenses for this endeavor are considerable. Please consider helping us pay tribute to our heroes with your generous sponsorship for the Clayton Country Jam.