July 14, 2015
As the heat intensifies, the jams become that much cooler as the seventh annual Summer Jam
takes over Statesboro.
Statesboro’s own local music festival reappears Saturday, July 18, at South City Tavern
with a $7 admission fee. The music begins at 7 p.m., and this year's acts offer variety in what may be the most exciting local lineup to date.
This year’s Summer Jam will consist of local bands, highlighted by Statesboro’s longest-standing band: Those Cats
. Along with the funk and blues band, the rising talent of the Tall Paul Band
, The Orange Constant
and Tent City
will also be in attendance.
This event also highlights local businesses, Airbound Entertainment representative, William Bridwell said.
“We just come together to have a good time during the summer,” Bridewell said. “It’s all about supporting live music and, more importantly, local live music.”
Summer Jam will be put on by first-time host South City Tavern. South City is known for hosting other music events and supporting local talent, including the Boropalooza events of the last two years.
“South City has had multiple events and they all went very well,” Bridewell said. “The venue is very well run and supportive of local talent.”
Tall Paul Band will take the stage at 7 p.m., followed by the Orange Constant at 9 p.m. and Sumilan at 11 p.m. — all on the inside stage.
The outside stage will liven up when Piano. begins playing at 8 p.m. They will be followed by Tent City at 10 p.m. Headlining band Those Cats will wrap up the night with their show beginning at midnight.
South City Tavern will officially open the doors at 5 p.m., offering early bird tickets for $5. After 8 p.m. the price for admission will be $7. The bands will occupy two stages, indoor and outdoor, while trying to keep the music going until closing time at
Local brewing company Eagle Creek
will also be in attendance, offering two two summer beers for sampling and giving away koozies and other prizes, Bridewell said.
“This event gives the community a chance to see what Statesboro has to offer,” Bridewell said. “Local music isn’t that big around Statesboro, so we are trying to get the names out there while also supporting other local aspects of the community.”