Tickets on sale for “Fire Jam 2009”

Tickets are on sale for ?Fire Jam 2009,? the three-night country-music concert series planned by the Marion County Fire Chiefs Association in conjunction with the Marion County Fair, July 29 to Aug. 1.

The two entities see the concert series as a way to build up attendance at the fair while raising money for a training center for county fire-department volunteers, according to Ben Steketee, chairman of the MCFCA.

KeBo Cyrus, brother of singer-actor Billy Ray Cyrus, will be performing all three nights?Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. He will be the featured act on Wednesday following the annual fair parade. The Greenhorns, a local band from Goessel, will take the stage first at 8:30 p.m.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Cyrus opens for T. Graham Brown, and at 7:30 p.m. Friday Cyrus opens for headline performer Bucky Covington, who came to national attention as a contestant on the 2005-06 season of ?American Idol.?

Tickets for each concert, purchased separately, will cost $10 for Wednesday?s show, $15 for Thursday?s show and $20 for the Covington concert on Friday.

A combination ticket for $25 will cover admission at all three concerts.

Children 12 and under are admitted free with the purchase of an adult ticket.

The tickets can be purchased online at marioncountyfirechiefs.com or at the Marion County Record office in Marion. Arrangements also are being made to make tickets available at most banks in Marion County.

Tickets also will be sold at the gate.

The MCFCA will have a presence at the annual demolition derby on Saturday night by organizing a fireworks display before the event?s championship heat.

Tickets to the derby will cost $8 for adults, $6 for kids, and will be free for children age 5 and under.

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