EAU CLAIRE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Country music fans can start getting excited because in just a few months, Country jam is back, but at a new location this year. This year’s winter weather has affected construction, but Kathy Wright, the General Manager of Country Jam USA Eau Claire Event District says they are still on track.
“Mother Nature has been our friend and our foe this winter. So, no frost on the ground really helped us get those 300 electrical campsites put in the dead of winter. So that was really, really helpful. But we’ve had a ton of moisture this year, so the ground is a little muddy out here. But really things are on track, moving really, really fast and we look to be ready to roll in July.”
With new buildings being put up, and land prepared for the stages, construction is expected to be completed in time for country jam, with some finishing touches made after the festival.
“We’ll look at what additions we want to add to the property moving forward. But all that infrastructure that we need to create and have Country Jam and our other festival this summer will be all done by the time Jam rolls around. Then we’ll look at what we can expand from there.”
Country Jam’s new home is at the Eau Claire Event District, but there are some other exciting things to look forward to at the site as well.
“Country Jam will for sure be the flagship event that happens here. We’ll be announcing a new festival in the coming weeks, which we’re really looking forward to. So, we’ll actually be having two festivals this summer and hoping to expand that to three in the summer of 2024, and then just other events that happen here throughout the year. Some may be as simple as a car show, and some may be as big as another one-day music festival.”
Wright says she’s excited for everyone to see the new space and all that it can offer for the Eau Claire Community. Country Jam is from July 19th to the 22nd. The headliners for this year’s Country Jam are Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, and Lee Brice.