South Florida Fair plans Spring Music Jam

Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds will come alive with a variety of music from March 11-13 with its Spring Music Jam. The event celebrates traditional and world-class country, bluegrass, and southern rock live music. The lineup includes award-winning country singer-songwriter John Anderson, Southern rockers The Georgia Satellites and the ever-popular Leroy Van Dyke Country Gold Tour with Leroy Van Dyke, T-Graham Brown, and T.G. Sheppard.

0000000000s-l1000The Georgia Satellites — a band that has packed houses around the world with their blistering brand of Southern rock — will headline Friday night at 7:30 p.m. What sets them apart from the other 10,000 groups that cranked their amps to 11, was that their wild riffs and tanked cries came from a quartet that understood its place in rock tradition and fought hard to solidify it with each recording. Founded in 1985, the Satellites quickly launched into stardom with hits like “Keep Your Hands to Yourself,” “Battleship Chains,” “Hippy Hippy Shake” and others. Critically acclaimed albums and mind-bending performances earned the boys a permanent spot in music history.

The Leroy Van Dyke Country Gold Tour with Leroy Van Dyke, T-Graham Brown, and T.G. Sheppard, a show that has consistently captured fans when it’s presented at the South Florida Fair, will headline Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. The legendary, award-winning classic country icon Leroy Van Dyke and friends take fans on a retrospective, nostalgic journey featuring America’s golden music. Featuring renowned classic country music performers who have topped the charts and had massive media exposure, they entertain by performing the celebrated “Nashville Sound” that has taken their music around the world and back. Reserved seats are available for this show for $10 per person.

John Anderson will headline Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. On his latest album, “Goldmine,” released on his own Bayou Boys label, he completed a long overdue record of original songs. He wrote or co-wrote 12 of the album’s 13 tracks. Goldmine also is a record that, given the current state if contemporary country, could, like Cash and Haggard before him, find a home amid lovers of authentic music of any genre. Though he would never compare himself to his heroes, Anderson is now the standard bearer for traditional country music. In a Country Music Hall of Fame-worthy career that has produced 23 albums, more than 60 singles (20 reaching the Top 10), and a wealth of industry awards, Goldmine proves that there’s still a lot of gold in Anderson. Reserved seats are available for this show for $10 per person.

Event hours are Fri., March 11, 4 to 10 p.m.; Sat., March 12, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sun., March 13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $15 per person per day or $35 admission for all three days and may be purchased online at www.southfloridafair.com/spring-music-jam. Kids 12 and under are free every day. Parking is free. Camping space is available at $35 per day.

 

Music Schedule

Friday Night 3/11 – Southern Rock

All day – Ron Davis

4:30 p.m. – Uproot Hootenanny

5:30 p.m.Saturday Night Special – Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band

7:30 p.m. – Georgia Satellites

Saturday 3/12 – Country

All Day – Ron Davis

Noon – Uproot Hootenanny

1:15 p.m. – Drymill Road

2 p.m. – The Leroy Van Dyke Country Gold Tour with Leroy Van Dyke, T-Graham Brown, and T.G. Sheppard

3:30 p.m. – Andrew Morris Band

4:15 p.m. – Uproot Hootenanny

5:15 p.m. – The Persuaders

6:45 p.m. – Drymill Road

7:30 p.m. – John Anderson

Sunday 3/13 – Bluegrass

All Day – Ron Davis

Noon – Pine Island Express

1 p.m.  – Shade Tree Pickers

2 p.m.  – Dusty Road Rangers

3 p.m.  – Drymill Road

4 p.m.  – Pine Island Express

5 p.m.  – Uproot Hootenanny

 

The event, which will be held rain or shine, also will feature various merchants, old-fashioned games for kids, food and beverages, the Asphalt Angels Car show (Saturday only); and on Sunday, contests that include wing eating, barbeque sauce, and cornhole (bean bag toss); Jammers are welcome.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, call (561) 790-5233 or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]. Vendors offering products, services, or crafts also are being accepted. Call Lorie at (561) 790-5245 or email [email protected]om for details. For general information, call (561) 793-0333 or visit the website, www.southfloridafair.com.