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Country stars head to Jam in the Valley

The outdoor music festival Jam in the Valley returns with three days of music again this year.

The festival, which runs July 2-4 at the Buffalo Hill Village campsite in Varysburg, will host 13 local and national acts, plus a July 4 fireworks show.

Music starts at 4 p.m. July 2 but concertgoers will be allowed to set up lawn chairs on the general admission field as early as 10 a.m., weather permitting. Headliners of the 22nd annual Jam in the Valley include Eric Paslay, The Band Perry and Chris Young. Music begins at 4 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tim Attea, festival organizer, said in a statement that Jam in the Valley has transformed since the first concert in 1994.

“Of course nobody really knew what to expect all those years ago when my father [Sonny Attea] started the show,” Attea said. “Like many things in life, the show evolved from a series of circumstances.”

Those circumstances were simply customer demand. Country fans wanted to camp, so the Buffalo Hill Village set up roughly 1,250 temporary sites. A small fireworks show evolved into a fireworks display. A free variety show 22 years ago turned into a fundraising effort for local volunteer fire departments and other charitable organizations.

“It is really just a blessing to still be at it after 22 years,” Attea said.

Here’s the music lineup:

July 2

4 p.m. Barnstorm

5:30 p.m. J.B. Aaron

7 p.m. Blackjack Billy

8:45 p.m. Eric Paslay

July 3

4 p.m. The Heritage

5:30 p.m. Austin Webb

7 p.m. Jerrod Niemann

8:45 p.m. The Band Perry

July 4

2:30 p.m. Eric Van Houten

4 p.m. 90 West

5:30 Dallas Smith

7 p.m. Parmalee

8:45 p.m. Chris Young

This year, all Buffalo Hill Village campsites, except the Big Rig and Timbuktu North campsites, are sold out, but general admission, reserved seats and VIP tickets are still available. Three-day general admission tickets are $99. Tickets and more information is at jaminthevalley.com.

email: hgordon@buffnews.com

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What: Jam in the Valley

When: July 2-4

Where: Buffalo Hill Village, Varysburg

Info: jaminthevalley.com

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