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BamaJam slated to return

Zac Brown and his band accept the CMT Performance of the Year Award at the 2011 CMT Music Awards in June in Nashville, Tenn. Brown and his band will be
appearing at the BamaJam in June.

Zac Brown and his band accept the CMT Performance of the Year Award at the 2011 CMT Music Awards in June in Nashville, Tenn. Brown and his band will be appearing at the BamaJam in June.

ENTERPRISE, Ala. — BamaJam is back. And apparently officials with the three-day festival plan to restore it to its 2010 glory when superstar Kenny Chesney, Beth Hart and the Allman Brothers Band helped draw a final-night crowd in excess of 100,000.

Country star Darryl Worley, who will perform on opening night of the June 14-16 festival, announced the headliners for BamaJam 2012 last Friday, and the news had music fans anxiously planning to snatch up tickets when they go on sale March 2. Tim McGraw, the Zac Brown Band and Kid Rock will be among the big names who will welcome BamaJam back after legal issues forced organizers to cancel last year’s gathering.

In addition to some of country and rock’s top musical acts, fans who purchase a $99 three-day ticket will have access to a newly built water park on the venue grounds.

Randy Lovelady, the executive producer of BamaJam 2012, said, “This is going to be the biggest festival ever. BamaJam 2012 is expected to bring in fans to the Enterprise, Ala., community from almost every state across the nation and deliver them an uncompromised musical experience.”

Information is available at www.bamajam2012.com.

Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta announced a number of new shows for its 2012 concert series recently, the biggest being an appearance by Grammy-winning country stars Sugarland. That show is scheduled for July 28 at 8 p.m.

Season passholders will have the first shot at reserved seats for the concert starting March 3. On March 10, all other guests may purchase seats at the park online (www.wildadventures.com) or by phone at (229) 219-7080. Reserved seats are $20, while other seating is included in park admission. Season passes are on sale starting at $69.99.

Other shows announced at the theme park include Newsboys and Anthem Lights (April 14), Thompson Square (April 21), NEEDTOBREATHE and Ben Rector (May 5), Kutless (May 12), The Band Perry (May 26), Styx (June 2), Sanctus Real (June 16), Charlie Wilson and Chrisette Michele (June 23), Boston (June 30), Mandisa (July 7), World Class Rockers (July 21) and Skillet (Aug. 11).

Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center officials announced recently that Miranda Lambert’s “On Fire” tour stop at that venue has been rescheduled for May 17, so fans who weren’t able to get tickets for the originally scheduled Feb. 3 show now have a second chance to see Lambert, Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann.

Tickets purchased for the Feb. 3 date will be honored on May 17, and tickets are currently on sale at the Civic Center box office, at Ticketmaster outlets and at ticketmaster.com.

Lambert canceled the tour stop to attend the funeral of a close friend.

Organizers of the Wanee Music Festival in Live Oak, Fla., have added a “Happy Hour” to the three-day festival that will offer attendees an extra evening of music at no extra cost.

Ticketholders can come to the Spirit of the S0uwanee Music Park on April 18 — the day before the festival officially kicks off — and enjoy performances by Cope, Flannel Church (featuring Duane Trucks), Juke and Beebs and Her0 Money Makers.

Happy Hour music kicks off at 5 p.m. at the Engine Barn stage, setting the tone for the Wanee Fest April 19-21 with headliners that include the Allman Brothers Band, Further — featuring Bob Weir and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead — Gov’t Mule, Bruce Hornsby and the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Tickets and information are available at www.waneefestival.com.