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Michael Ray

Michael Ray

Our 2016 Headliner

Summer Jam 2016

Saturday, August 6

Shadowland Pavilion

Inside Silver Beach County Park
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Summer Jam 2016 with MICHAEL RAY

Y-Country Summer Jam started in 1998. From 2005 through 2011, the event was part of the Sunday festivities at the Venetian Festival on the St. Joseph River, which is no longer in existence. But, Summer Jam will continue on!

The event has always highlighted bright, new, rising Country stars. Over the years, headliners have included artists and groups such as:

Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Darryl Worley, Jack Ingram, Luke Bryan, Lee Bryce, Parmalee, Cassadee Pope, and more!

Y-Country wishes to thank the Ford Motor Company and our Neighborhood Michigan Ford Dealers for their support of this annual event. Without their generous assistance, Michigan’s Great Southwest could not see the next “big thing” in Country music every summer!

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2016 Headliner: Michael Ray

When rising country singer Michael Ray made his first exploratory trip to Nashville, he got a life-changing piece of advice from an industry insider—Go home.

“He said, ‘Don’t move. The way the music industry’s going…you’re not going to be able to get a record deal just doing a showcase anymore. You’ve got to bring something to the table,’” Ray said. “He said, ‘I want to you to go back to Florida, grab a band and become the biggest you can be in Florida on your own, and then I want you to come back.’

Turns out it was the best thing Ray ever did. He built a rowdy fan base back home and returned to Nashville three years later.

Click here to find out more about our 2016 Artist, Michael Ray.

Fun For the Whole Family!

Summer Jam is a great family-friendly event featuring music, food, drinks and the best place to see a concert: on the river! Summer Jam’s home is Shadowland Pavilion on Silver Beach in St. Joseph, so you and the family can have a fun time at the beach in the early afternoon, then join us for the concert after 4:30pm!

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$5 OFF

Get Advance Tickets And SAVE!

Advance tickets on sale at our 97.5 Y-Country Studios or online at save you $5 off Day-Of Ticket Pricing!

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Tickets are available Friday, April 8, 2016 after 8am in person, over-the-phone, or online at Save $5 by buying your tickets before July 9th! Click here for ticket details.


Enjoy food from various vendors inside the concert grounds. Our friends at Bud Distributing bring you Tabor Hill Wines, Bud & Bud Light, plus great craft beers, too!


Parking for a fee is first come, first serve at Silver Beach County Park. Availability and cost is not controlled by us, so be sure to plan ahead, bring cash, or prepare to park downtown St. Joe and walk.


– No Coolers or Carry-ins
– No Child Discounts


Tickets are available for purchase Friday, April 8, 2016 after 8am. There is a $5 discount for advance ticket purchases. You may purchase tickets one of three ways: In-person at the 97.5 Y-Country studios on Napier Avenue in Benton Harbor, Monday through Friday, 8am-5:30pm; Over-the-phone at (269) 925-1111 during office hours; and Online at with a Visa, Mastercard or Discover.



Lawn/General Admission

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the show in the middle or latter portion of the Shadowland Pavilion lawn. Price displayed is Advance Ticket pricing. Price does not include $1 processing fee. Price will increase by $5 day-of show.
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Gold Circle Reserved Seating

You’ll receive a reserved seat in a chair in the front-most portion of the Shadowland Pavilion and enjoy the show closest to the action! Price displayed is Advance Ticket pricing. Price does not include $1 processing fee. Price will increase by $5 day-of show.
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2016 Major Sponsors

Event Location

  • Shadowland Pavilion
    Outdoor Venue
    Silver Beach County Park
    101 Broad Street
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
  • More Information
    Contact 97.5 Y-Country
    Call (269) 925-1111
    Monday-Friday, 8am-5:30pm
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