Country Jam for Kids Country Music Celebration Slated for September 6

August 19, 2013

Country Jam for Kids, a music celebration hosted by 92.3 WCOL radio, will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheater located at 405 Neil Avenue, Columbus, 43215. A percentage of event proceeds will benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital as well as 100 percent of the funds raised by the “Auction for the Kids.”

Country Jam will feature some of country music’s top artists – Billy Currington, Eli Young Band, Tyler Farr and Rachel Farley. Gates open at 6 p.m. for general admission, and 5 p.m. for VIP access. The show will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

“When we can put together country fans with high profile country artists, and help kids at the same time by benefitting an organization like Nationwide Children’s Hospital, it’s a win for all involved,” said Michael McCoy, vice president of programming for Clear Channel Radio in Columbus.

“We are so appreciative of WCOL’s support and the generous giving spirit of the country music community,” said Niki Shafer, vice president of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Country Jam for Kids will also feature online, silent and live auctions all to benefit Nationwide Children’s. The online auction will take place Wednesday, August 21 through Tuesday, August 27, 2013. In addition to the bid, all online auction winners will receive two complimentary tickets to Country Jam.

Items to be auctioned at include Zac Brown Band Concert Flyaway (invite for two from Zac Brown to join him and his band at an upcoming concert); Justin Moore Concert Flyaway; and Gary Allen autographed Ohio State University football jersey.

Items to be auctioned live at Country Jam include Tim McGraw autographed guitar and case; George Strait autographed guitar; and Dierks Bentley signed drum head (silent auction at Country Jam). Several additional silent auction items are to be announced and will be on site the evening of the show.

General admission tickets are $19.92 for all ages. VIP tickets are $92.30 and include the “Woody & the Wake Up Call’s VIP party (5 – 7 p.m. at the Basement adjacent to the LC Pavilion), exclusive access to an acoustic performance by one of the artists, all day access to the Express VIP Lounge (near the stage with a private cash bar and private bathrooms), pre-show mingle and photo with all Country Jam artists, and a commemorative “Country Jam 2013” laminate.

To purchase tickets to Country Jam for Kids and for more information, visit

Country Jam for Kids 2013 is presented by PromoWest Productions, Ledge Entertainment, WBNS-10TV and Franklin Equipment.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at