This year’s free community event, which is sponsored by the Downtown Council, the Main Street Program and the city of Griffin, will have a beach theme, and will feature a Hula-Hoop contest and the limbo.
“I think that we’re going to have fabulous bands. We have the Big Baby Band - they’re an Atlanta band and they have quite a large following. They have the Motown sound and play the ‘oldies but goodies’ and rhythm and blues. They have a diverse sound, as far as their repertoire is concerned,” said Kira Harris-Braggs, director of the Main Street Program.
In addition, the Pan People Steel Band will also be on hand to provide tropical music from the islands.
“There’s no admission fee - it’s free and open to the public. We urge them to bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets,” Harris-Braggs said. “We will have water available to people who come to June Jam. We also have two restaurants that will be offering specials to people attending the event - Slices Pizzeria and J Henry’s.”
For those interested, tables which seat eight will be available for the evening at a cost of $100.
“It’s a highly anticipated event and we would like all Griffin residents to come with their families and invite their friends for an evening of fun and camaraderie,” Harris-Braggs said. “June Jam is just one event the Main Street Program and the city of Griffin have planned. Coming to June Jam is one way residents can support the revitalization of the downtown area.”