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WGAR Country Jam 2018


The Country Jam celebrates it’s 27th year on Saturday, August 18 with some of the biggest names in country music, as well as, up and coming stars. The event has become a tradition for Northeast Ohio and this year’s event takes place at it’s longest tenured home at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.

The Country Jam first began in 1992 with an event at Voinovich Park in Downtown Cleveland and the reaction from attendees was filled with enthusiasm and appreciation. The scope of the event quickly grew and it was moved to the fairgrounds in Berea the next summer. Through the years the Country Jam, which was originally called the Cleveland Country Music Fest, has had a few different locations. It was moved to the IX Center for a few years and spent one summer at the Black River Landing in Lorain before coming back to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.

2018 Event Information

The line up for 2018 includes:
Jake Owen
Chris Janson
Tyler Farr
Jordan Davis
Jillian Jacqueline
Jimmie Allen
The Caliber Band
Styles Haury (2017 Battle For The Jam Winner)

Tickets & Parking
Tickets for the Country Jam will be available at the gate on Saturday, August 18 for $60.
Parking is $15 per car.

Gates Open
Box office will open at 10am. Gates will open at 11am and the show will begin at Noon.

Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
19201 Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

BUD YOUR WAY BACKSTAGE – If you’re going to Country Jam this year, listen up! Budweiser wants to hook you up with Backstage access just for wearing their gear. Wear any Budweiser, or Bud Light apparel or gear and if one of the Bud spotters see you, you can win your way backstage…. The more Bud Gear, the better to see you, and the better your chances are to get backstage to meet WGAR personalities, performing artists, and more. Budweiser is the OFFICIAL Beer sponsor of Country Jam 2018!

Call Back Stage presented by Red White Blue Apparel – Stop by our booth and register to win the chance to get a call backstage for you and a guest where you can meet a Country Jam star.  Imagine getting a photo for your social media pages as you brush elbows with one of our performers, all courtesy of Red White Blue Apparel.  Be sure to check out their high quality American made products showcasing a pride of country, a never quit attitude, and love for our military.

Thirsty Cowboy Saloon featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka drinks.  Ride the mechanical bull or watch this year’s Battle of the Jam winner play throughout the day!  Congratulations to this year’s Battle for the Jam winner – Wreck’n!

On-stage color guard brought to you by the US Army.

Best Seats in the House presented by Metro PCS – In addition, stop by the MetroPCS booth and take advantage of cellphone charging stations!


  • Big Daddy’s 1/2# Black Angus burgers – Award Winning in National Competition!!
  • Italian Sausage sandwiches
  • Chicken Paprikash
  • Philly Steak Sandwiches
  • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
  • Hand-cut French Fries
  • Chicken Tenders with Fries
  • Kettlecorn
  • Dip ‘n Dots
  • Elephant ears & funnel cakes
  • Hot Dogs & Corn Dogs
  • Pizza
  • Euclid Beach Ice Cream
  • Quaker Steak & Lube Food Truck


  • Emporium Sunglasses
  • Infinity Windows
  • Lasik Vision Center
  • Ohio State Waterproofing
  • Universal Windows Direct
  • Perry’s Ice Cream
  • Sunshine Western Hats
  • Trends R Us
  • US Army
  • US Marines Recruiting Station Cleveland
  • US Safety Gear


What can we bring in with us?
Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Umbrellas or any view-obstructing objects are not permitted. If you have concerns about rain, please feel free to bring a rain jacket or plastic tarp. Video cameras, professional photo equipment or any other audiovisual devices are not permitted. Camera phones are permitted. NO SELFIE-STICKS!

What is prohibited to bring?
Hard coolers, bottles, cans, food, umbrellas, selfie sticks, firearms, explosives, fireworks, firecrackers, skateboards, bicycles, animals, stupidity and intolerant behavior will not be tolerated. Must be 21 & over to be in possession of alcohol. Any and all of these could result in removal from the event.

What about coolers?
Small soft-sided coolers (no larger than 12x12x8) are permitted with only factory-sealed bottled water, with a limit of two bottles per person. No larger than 16 ounces per bottle. Otherwise, patrons are not permitted to bring their own food or beverage items. All coolers will be inspected before entering. Concessions will be available on site for purchase.

What if it rains?
This is a rain or shine event. There will not be any refunds if you decide to leave because of the weather.

Can I leave during the show and get back in?
Sorry, there are no “In and Out” privileges.

Do children need a ticket?
Children 5 and under are free and not required to have a ticket.

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