Bonfire Jam 2013 Canceled

August 30, 2013

Bonfire Jam CEO Joe Lewis announced today that this year’s event has been canceled because it became evident that the investment is no longer financially viable.

“It is with a heavy heart that we have to cancel BonfireJam. Although we have put everything we had into this event, it is evident that the investment in the December event is no longer a viable option. We want to both thank and apologize to the fans, the artists, all members of the media, and everyone else who has supported BonfireJam since its inception,” Lewis said.

“We believe in the brand and hope to revitalize BonfireJam down the road,” he said.

The 2013 event in Chumuckla was set to include performances by The Band Perry and Jake Owen, along with professional calf roping and bull riding, on-site activities, fireworks, bonfires and camping.

Last year’s festival highlights included performances by Jana Kramer, Walker and Gretchen Wilson. Other past performers include Little Big Town, Lee Brice, Craig Morgan, Jamey Johnson, Josh Turner, Rodney Atkins, Sunny Sweeney and more.

Fans who have purchased tickets can receive a full refund by going to

Organizers say the Chumuckla Athletic Association’s annual Redneck Parade will go on as planned.


6 Responses to “Bonfire Jam 2013 Canceled”

  1. little frog on December 4th, 2013 9:44 am

    we live in Navarre and we have attended the redneck Christmas parade for the past few years. We pick up our trash and it is ridiculous how people can leave so much trash behind. we picked up other peoples trash when the parade was over. I mean people sit by their cars and trucks and they could just take their trash withe them.

  2. Chris on September 3rd, 2013 12:14 pm

    I worked parking for the BFJ for HADJI SHRINERS and spent two days in those fields parking cars for the redneck parade and the BFJ. The roads were trashed after the parade, It amazes me that so many could just leave all that garbage out on the side of the road like that. It had to cost the county a fortune to clean up.

  3. Believer on August 31st, 2013 9:42 am

    I for one will miss BFJ. Who would’ve thought our little ole’ Chumuckla would ever see the big name acts that were brought in by Milton’s own Joe Lewis. The majority of the “trash” actually comes from the Redneck Christmas Parade, NOT Bonfire Jam. My family and friends have attended BFJ since it started and have been looking forward to it again this year. Thank you Joe Lewis and BFJ for your efforts and we hope BFJ will come back to our quiet little north Santa Rosa town. We still have the Redneck Christmas Parade an we will be there!

  4. The Ponderosa on August 31st, 2013 8:42 am

    Yes I’m glad to see the Bonfire jam not coming back this year. It’s too much off a hassle. You are stuck in yr house, because people just pack the roads. I spent two day volunteering for trash pick up. It was horrible the people, that do not live here, have no respect for this community.

  5. Speaking for Chumuckla on August 31st, 2013 7:24 am

    That is a little bit of relief for us folks that lives in Chumuckla area. Because it is not the same anymore and people trashing the community like they don’t care.

  6. bammagirl on August 30th, 2013 6:11 pm

    Sorry to hear this. Last year was the first time I went to the Red Neck Christmas Parade and was hoping to go to the Jam this year. Hopefully it will be back again.

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