North Santa Rosa

Country Music Concert held in Chumuckla

Thousands yelled, clapped, and shivered to the beat as country music resounded through the fields and woods of Chumuckla last night at the second annual Bonfire Jam.
The concert, produced by former Santa Rosa County resident Joe Lewis, now a producer in California, was his brainstorm several years ago following his first attendance at the Chumuckla Redneck Parade. He was so impressed with the event that he wanted to add more excitement to a great day. The concert became a reality last year and has continued to grow.
Country music star Lee Brice led off the music with an hours worth of quality country sound. Jamey Johnson followed with his hour, ending with a crowd-pleasing Christian song “I Saw the Light.” The headliner Josh Turner, originally of South Carolina, led the crowd into a fever pitch as the Grammy nominated star sang all their favorites including one of his most famous “Long Black Train.”
People from all over the country were there as evidenced by rv’s from Kentucky, Georgia, Missouri, and many more.
When the crowd got too chilled by the low 40 degree temperatures, they went to the back of the property, generously loaned by Farmer’s Opry owner Sandy Wyatt, and warmed by the roaring bonfire manned by the Allentown Fire Department. Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Deputies estimated the crowd at between 6 to 7 thousand people, according to local Bonfire Jam organizer Sunny Moulder.

BonFireJam 2011
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