Crew Stadium to host WCOL's 'Country Jam' on June 20

Columbus Crew Stadium announced Thursday that it will host WCOL's 'Buckeye Country Jam 2009' on Saturday, June 20. Tickets for the 14th annual show, priced at $10 and $20, will go on sale Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations and the Crew Stadium Box office.

"WCOL's Country Jam is a well-known, high-quality regional event that has earned an enviable reputation over the years," said Crew President & General Manager Mark McCullers. "We are pleased to welcome it back to Crew Stadium for the second straight year."

The show will feature an outstanding lineup of popular country artists, including headliner Josh Turner, along with Emerson Drive, Heidi Newfield and Justin Moore. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 5 p.m. All floor seats are reserved ($20) and all bowl seating is general admission ($10). VIP parking will be available in advance through Ticketmaster online.

"WCOL listeners expect Country Jam to be a high-quality, low-cost concert with top-notch country performers," said WCOL Program Director John Crenshaw, "In this challenging economic environment, we are thrilled to offer one of central Ohio's best summer entertainment values."

Complete details on Country Jam 2009 are available online at

Located adjacent to the Ohio State Fairgrounds, Crew Stadium is a 20,145-seat facility, with the ability to hold up to 30,000 for concerts, that features a permanent main stage and roof structure. Now nearly 10 years old, the first major-league stadium built specifically for soccer in the U.S., it is home to the MLS Cup-champion Columbus Crew and is a target destination for other marquee sports and entertainment events including U.S. Soccer matches, NFL exhibitions, NCAA soccer and concerts.

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