— Jay Shell (@jjshell) October 8, 2020
- Above: The fan pods — each with six chairs — are in place. Photo courtesy of Jay Shell.
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Fans might be dodging some rain drops but two big weekend events and a third offering look good to go — starting tonight.
First up is Rome River Jam under never-before-seen social distancing guidelines that could be the prototype for outdoor performances in 2021. River Jam, at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds tonight and Saturday nights, will have teams from Rolling Stone and Billboard in attendance to record what unfolds.
The Rome River Jam schedule (gates open at 5 p.m. each day):
- This evening: Lee Brice, Hardy and Ashland Craft.
- Saturday: Riley Green, Jon Langston and Hunter Chastain.
The biggest event will be Rome River Jam, seating some 4,800 fans each night in six-person pods, all socially distanced with extra security on hand to keep crowds safe. For those with event questions, please see this Q & A.
- Noon: Barbaric Yawps
- 1:00: Little Country Giants
- 2:00: Hackberry Hilltoppers
- 3:00: Uncle Shuffelo & his Haint Hollow Hootenanny
- 4:00: David Long & Midnight from Memphis
- Noon: Matt Downer
- 1:00: Moon Crew
- 2:00: John Grimm
- 3:00: New Binkley Brothers
- 12:30 p.m.: Arlo Finch
- 1:30: David Bell
- 2:30: Dali Trio
- 3:30: Joseph Evans