As many of you know the Jam Room has been the principal sponsor along the the Whig, Free Times, City of Columbia, Budweiser of Columbia and many others of the Jam Room Music Festival. It was our 4th year of putting on this festival and we had the best one ever planned except it was set to occur on the 1st day of the great SC flood. As we found that there was no way that we could have the fest in the street and our headliner couldn't reschedule we scrambled to find an alternative venue. We called every place from the Music Farm to the Armory and SC fairgrounds with no real luck. Fortunately we have a good relationship with the good people at the SC Museum of Art and we were able to rent a space there that held 400 people. While this is far short of the 10,000 that we originally expected we felt we owed it to the people, ourselves and out sponsors to make it happen. The sound production company ACS went far out of their way to turn the space into a world class concert hall in a day and they show went well. In the end we made exactly enough at the door to cover rental of the space and gave a show to the hardcore music fans that braved the weather. I'm proud to be associated with an ever growing team of hard working can do people that could turn a disaster into success on a days notice. The other half of the festival will be held in the usual spot on Hampton and Main on Oct.10 with only 1 stage instead of 2 since we are now can't afford 2 any more. I hope the flood doesn't require us to cancel this one. Also big thanks to Hiss Golden Messenger and the Junior Astronomers for agreeing to reschedule. I hope to see you all there and that we can offer this as a bit of celebration in the midst of all of the destruction that has come our way. If anyone can think of a way that The Jam Room Music Festival's event can be of help with flood relief, please let us know.
Click here for the Free Times Article on Jam Room and the fest.