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Big Spring Jam next weekend

The Big Spring Jam kicks off Friday for three days of music in downtown Huntsville.

Big Spring International Park’s five stages will offer music for everyone: country, rock, heavy metal, blues, Christian, jazz and more.

Friday’s lineup includes WAR, Keller Williams, Creedence Cleerwater Revisited, Nashville Star Tour, Craig Morgan, Sawyer Brown, Falling Up, This Beautiful Republic, Jars of Clay, Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys, Papa Grows Funk, Soul Asylum and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Gates are open 5:30 p.m. to midnight.

Saturday’s lineup includes Seether, Cracker, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Earl Thomas Conley, Pat Green, Jason Aldean, Thousand Foot Krutch, BarlowGirl, tobyMac, NEEDTOBREATHE, Family Force 5, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Koko Taylor and Her Blues Machine, Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers, Yes No Maybe, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Los Lonely Boys and The Commodores. Gates are open 4 p.m. to midnight.

Performers on Sept. 30 include Puddle of Mudd, Foreigner, Bucky Covington, Taylor Swift, LeAnn Rimes, Jackson Waters, Decyfer Down, Skillet, The Last Waltz Ensemble, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ingram Hill, North Mississippi Allstars and Dr. John. Gates are open 4 to 10:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at Weekend passes are $45 and day passes are $25. Day passes will be sold at Jam gate entrances during the festival. Children 10 and younger are admitted free with an adult. For more information, contact the Jam office at 551-2359

The Big Spring Jam 5K Run will be Saturday at 8 a.m. followed by a 1-mile Fun Run at around 9 a.m. in Big Spring International Park. Cost is $25 for race-day registration for the 5K run. Call 883-3728 for more information about the run.

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