If you’ve lived in Dothan for any length of time, you’ve probably heard of the KJams. The band has an iconic status in the Wiregrass, and because they only play a few select times each year, their performance at the 9th annual Tri-State BBQ festival is going to be quite the party! Their blend of classic rock and roll combined with standards and contemporary songs means that everyone can grove along to the music and dance or sing along if they feel like it. Many just enjoy the food and beverages and sit in lawn chairs listening to the music while others get up and boogie.
We could not be able to have the KJAMS perform if it were not for our wonderful sponsor, Chord Buddy. It’s a natural fit to have Chord Buddy sponsor, because their patented, unique teaching system can have everyone from kids to grandpas up and playing the guitar in very little time. (Like, instantly.) Chord Buddy will also have a booth at the Tri State BBQ Festival both April 11 and also on April 12th and you can see for yourself how easy it can be to learn to play the guitar. Make sure you stop by and thank them for their sponsorship which allows us to have the KJams playing the Friday night BBQ Bash concert!
Here’s some information that has been written about the band, if you are not familiar with them.
Kevin Kramer – Drums, Vocals
David Johnston – Guitar, Vocals
Charles Andre – Bass Guitar, Vocals
Bill Mallis – Guitar
Gary McGowan – Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals
K-JAMS has been together over 20 years and though K-JAMS only performs a few times a year, has developed a loyal, large following. K-JAMS has entertained large audiences from Gulf Port, Mississippi to Tuscaloosa, Alabama and has been a favorite act in July and New Year’s Eve at Schooners in Panama City for many years. K-JAMS has performed at festivals in opening for Peter Frampton and J.T. Taylor (Kool & the Gang).
Though K-JAMS has produced a CD (entitled “ZEB”) of all original songs, an evening performance is filled with familiar rock classics. In addition, K-JAMS has developed a songlist, jam-packed with great music. K-JAMS takes particular care in duplicating the great songs “like the record”. Audiences are electrified by the vocal harmonies and intricate guitar work that a K-JAMS performance contains. Most importantly, when K-JAMS performs, the band has a great time and so does the audience.
I think everyone will enjoy their concert and show which begins at 6:30 pm on Saturday April 11th at the Houston County Farm Center in Dothan, Alabama. Bring a blanket or lawn chair if you’d like, and enjoy a fun night under the stars. This is an all ages show (children welcome) and tickets are $10 at the door for adults and $5 for students or active duty military (with ID). Kids 6 and under are free for this family friendly show. Well behaved pets on a leash are also welcome at no charge.