Chris Sherman, owner of War Bama Club in Silas, AL has started making a name for himself and his club by bringing national bands to a small town near the Mississippi state line. Brantley Gilbert, Corey Smith, Colt Ford and other national bands have rocked the stage on the Tombigbee River. People from out of state and out of town flocked to War Bama for the great entertainment. What started as a one day outdoor event in front of War Bama has turned into a two day musical festival called The TomBIGbee River Jam that is for the entire family.
Headling acts from Justin Moore, Randy Houser, Wayne Mills Band, Jamey Johnson and Blackberry Smoke will be entertaining people on the river.
The festival has grown so fast, an additional 40 acres was purchased and will be used as parking for the inaugural year of the TomBIGbee River Jam. There are plans in the future for the 40 acres to be turned into an amphitheater that can hold up to 25,000 people. Big sponsors such as Killer Buzz Energy Drink, Coca Cola, Chatom Motor Company, Budweiser, Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce, Bama 106, Country Convenience, Win 98.5, the Town of Silas and Chevrolet have come on board in hopes to boost the economy in the surrounding areas. The Town of Coffeeville passed a resolution to support the Big River Jam to bring the patrons to their side of the state and support them.
Chris said, “I don’t think anyone ever thought something like this would be coming to Silas.” There are events for the entire family. There will be a Kid Zone, arts and crafts area, and food vendors. Two other big activities are the Haunted Forest and the Catfish Rodeo and Cook Off. The Catfish Rodeo and Cook Off is a team event. Each team will have four hours to catch the fish and cook it. They will be judged on different categories ranging from Biggest Fish, Best Dish and to All Around Cook Off Champion. The proceeds will go to the Choctaw County School District. Chris is also looking into another charity to help support with the funds raised by the Haunted Forest.
The festival dates are October 28th and 29th. General admission is $45 and VIP tickets are available for $120. The VIP tickets are limited and over half have been sold already. Some of the perks of the VIP package include: early entrance at 11:00 a.m. in VIP area, private patio with view of stage, private restrooms, private beverage stations, free VIP laminate, TV’s to watch college football, acoustic performances all day on VIP stage and Meet and Greets with the artists. This is a family affair. Children 13 to 6 will have a $5 admission fee the day of the event and children under 5 are free.
There are several state parks around the area to stay along with hotels in the surrounding areas.
To see detailed information on this music festival visit www.bigriverjam.com or find them on facebook and follow them on Twitter.
Not only is this bringing entertainment to the Tombigbee River area, it is also giving back to the community. The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. Chris Sherman has gone beyond the limits and making what seems to be something impossible into something possible in Silas, AL.