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Big Spring Jam announces acts

Country, classic rock, rhythm and blues, Christian, jazz and bluegrass sounds will fill Big Spring International Park in Huntsville on Sept. 28-30.

Big Spring Jam Festival organizers announced some performers for the festival’s 15th anniversary.

The Jam will feature contemporary country artist LeAnn Rimes, who will make her first appearance in Huntsville. She’ll be joined by “American Idol” finalist Bucky Covington and Jason Aldean. Other country artists scheduled to perform include Craig Morgan, Pat Green and Taylor Swift.

The rock stages will feature classic performers Creedence Clearwater Revisited, also making a first Huntsville appearance, and power group Foreigner. Soul Asylum, Cracker, Papa Grows Funk and Yes No Maybe will also perform.

In the rhythm and blues category, ’70s supergroups the Commodores and War will perform their greatest hits. The North Mississippi All-Stars, Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine, and Harper will round out the genre.

The Christian stage, which has proven to be popular at the Jam, includes Jars of Clay, The Lee Boys, Skillet, Decyfer Down, Britt Nicole and Jackson Waters.

Jam attendees can enjoy New Orleans sound with Dr. John, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Progressive bluegrass performers Keller Williams and The Avett Brothers.

More acts will be announced in July.

Tickets are available now at www.bigspringjam.org. For the first time, there will be a limited number of $50 Jam Fan tickets, only available on the Web site, which allow purchasers to enter the park 30 minutes early each day. Three-day passes will be $45 and individual day passes are $25. For more information, call 551-2359.

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