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Grascals, Keen, Wilson join BamaJam

Friday, March 12, 2010 – Gretchen Wilson, Robert Earl Keen and The Grascals were among the bands added this week to the Verizon Wireless BamaJam Music & Arts Festival being held June 3-5 in Enterprise, Ala.

Texas country rock singer Stoney LaRue; Alabama native The Wayne Mills Band and Texas country band Rio Grande. alt.-country band Lucero and bluegrass band, The Wells.

Others joining this week were Gregg Allman, blues guitarist Buddy Guy, New Orleans brass band The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and alternative rock, singer songwriter Citizen Cope will perform.

Kenny Chesney will headline the festival on Saturday night, June 5th to close out the weekend.

Previously announced performers were Hank Williams, Jr., Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Jamey Johnson, Travis Tritt, Randy Houser, Jake Owen, Chris Young, Rodney Atkins, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights, Danny Gokey, Colt Ford, LoCash Cowboys, Blackberry Smoke, Train and Houston County.

Today is the final day to take advantage of the early bird ticket pricing. Three-day festival tickets are $99. 1-day flex tickets are available for $49.

From March 13 - May 1 3-day tickets - $130

May 1 - June 2 3-day tickets - $160 general admission

June 3 - June 5 Gate Prices - $179 general admission

Youth (ages 7-15) 3-day tickets - $99 general admission

Children 6 & under free

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