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BamaJam 2012 goes forward

Friday, February 17, 2012 – BamaJam is back. After taking off last year due to the legal problems of BamaJam's founder, the festival is back in June with Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band and Kid Rock.

The three-day entertainment music festival will be in Enterprise, Ala., June 14-16.

BamaJam 2012 spokesman Darryl Worley will perform and host the opening night.

McGraw will close out the first day of BamaJam 2012 on June 14. Zac Brown Band will take the stage to headline Friday's BamaJam2012 performances, and Kid Rock closes out the testival on Sunday.

"I'm looking forward to coming to 'Sweet Home' and playing with my friends, Zac Brown Band and Tim McGraw," said Rock. "Turn it up. We're gonna' set this place on fire."

Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 2 with 3-day $99.00 price, available for a limited time only.

Last year's festival was canceled in May 2011 because of the legal hassles of promoter Ronnie Gilley, who pleaded guilty to bribery charges involving state officials last year.

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