West Michigan: Newsmakers August 19, 2010




Grand Rapids Press:

It may seem like Sunday's inaugural Thunder Country Jam at Rosa Parks Circle is trying to draw parallels to a similar West Michigan event. Like WBCT-FM (93.7)'s annual two-day B-93 Birthday Bash, the WTNR-FM (94.5) event is free and features back-to-back country music acts straight from Nashville, including Chuck Wicks and headliner Little Big Town. But organizers contend they aren't all that similar, nor are they trying to be. "We don't want this to be really compared to that, because it's going to be very different," said Steve "Scrubs" Stewart, Thunder morning personality and program director, as well as Citadel Grand Rapids' director of operations. "The day itself is more than just a concert." "They do a great job," Stewart said of the June event that draws upwards of 60,000. "If ours grows to that (size), then great. But we're not looking for that"... Thunder Country Jam brings free, family friendly country music festival to downtown Grand Rapids (Thu, 8/19)







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