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3rd annual Clayton Country Jam Aug. 29 to 31


CLAYTON — The third annual Clayton Country Jam is Aug. 29 to 31 at the Clayton Opera House. Featured will be tributes to the Eagles, Willie Nelson and Elvis Presley.

All acts will perform two shows each day.

The Clayton Country Jam raised nearly $20,000 for local charities in its first two years. The event was created by Clayton native Bruce T. (“Mac”) MacFarlane, who moved back to this area about five years ago. He has experience in organizing charity concerts in California, where he worked for a decade as special events coordinator at Interfaith Community Services in Escondido.

Mr. MacFarlane has continued a practice of donating jam tickets to local organizations. People can support these organizations by purchasing jam tickets directly from them.

Advance ticket prices for each day are $30 for VIP reserved, $25 for reserved and $20 general admission. On the day of shows, tickets are $25, $30 and $35. Advance tickets can be purchased at Tickets are also available by calling the opera house box office at 686-2200.

The jam’s schedule:

Aug. 29:

Local band Wagner’s Agenda will open for Eagles tribute band Hotel California. Shows are at 6 and 9 p.m.

One hundred reserved tickets for the 6 p.m. show were donated by Mr. MacFarlane to the Clayton Youth Commission. They are available by calling Dave Smith at 686-3517.

Aug. 30:

Local act TNT with Tasha Williams will open for Casey Ferguson, who is a Willie Nelson tribute artist. Shows are at 6 and 9 p.m.

Twenty-four reserved tickets to the 6 p.m. show were donated to the Watertown Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. These tickets are available by calling SPCA director Doug Marlow at 782-3260.

Aug. 31:

Local act Minus Mike opens for Rick Alviti, an Elvis tribute artist. Shows are at 6 and 9 p.m.

Two hundred reserved tickets for the 6 p.m. show were donated to Thousand Islands Youth Hockey. They are available by calling Mike Gray at 778-6962.

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