Y-Country Summer Jam started in
1998. It has been 'at home' in three different places around
Michigan's Great Southwest, including the Van Buren County
Fairgrounds in Hartford (1998-1999), Lake Michigan College
(2000-2004) and at the Shadowland Pavilion on Silver Beach since
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!
This year, Summer Jam moves to a Saturday in August, bucking the
trend of our past Sunday shows in July. Changing dates enables
us to get more access to artists on the road and a better
experience for the fans (and kids)!
The event has always highlighted
bright, new, rising Country stars. Over the years, headliners
have included artists and groups such as:
- Toby Keith
- Little Big
- Jack Ingram
- Luke Bryan
- Lee Bryce
- 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!