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Headlining the 2nd Annual Jammin’ with the General music series on Thursday, May 15, are randy moore & the fabulous suedes.

Live entertainment kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with an Elvis tribute, followed by the suedes at approximately 7.

Admission is free, and attendees should bring lawn chairs. The stage will be set up on the parking lot in the southwest corner of the Historic Lebanon Square. Music fans are encouraged to come out earlier to tour the retailers on the Square and enjoy shopping. Several stores will stay open late for the enjoyment of Jammin’ attendees. Concessions will also be available.

randy moore & the fabulous suedes are known crowd pleasers who have great audience appeal and an extensive song list. They have opened for Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Hank Jr., Amy Grant and others. They play concerts, conventions, casinos, weddings, private parties, festivals and fairs and are quite comfortable delivering maximum energy and commanding any stage they are on.

Jammin’ with the General is presented by the Tourism Division of the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and offers three big nights of summer entertainment. The title sponsor is Experience Lebanon, TN (The Arcade, Capitol Theatre and Crystal Couture Store). Marketing sponsors include Farm Bureau Insurance-Wes Dugan, Historic Lebanon and the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce. Event sponsor for May is Century 21 West Main Realty & Auction/Anita Tate; for June, the City of Lebanon and Modern Woodmen; and for July, American Mortgage.

The second Jammin’ is set for Thursday, June 12, and will feature a display of antique cars in the center of the Square, compliments of the Antique Automobile Club of America, which will be holding its 2014 Grand National and SE Fall Dual Meet at the James W. Ward Agricultural & Community Center that week.

Headlining the June Jammin’ is popular comedian/impressionist Johnny Counterfit.

People love to remember the music, singers, comedians and stars they grew up with. Johnny Counterfit recreates voices and transports the audience back and forth through the wonderful times of their lives. He has appeared on ABC, CBS and “Larry’s Country Diner & Country’s Family Reunion” on RFD TV. Johnny Counterfit also happens to be a Lebanon resident and is a popular fixture at the Wilson County Fair on the Opry stage.

Also performing June 12 at Jammin’ are up-and-coming country artist Payton Taylor and Trisha Yearwood tribute artist and professional singer Corrie Cluck. Payton Taylor was recently recognized by NBC affiliate, WSMV-TV Nashville, as one of the top three up-and-coming female acts in country music, and was featured as an emerging artist at the 2013 CMA Music Festival.

The third and final 2014 Jammin’ with the General takes place on Thursday, July 17 and features the Michael Ryan Vance Trio.

Michael grew up in Watertown and took up guitar in his teens. His natural talent drew mentors to Michael, with seasoned musicians from the Nashville music scene taking him under their wing. Influenced by Blues greats such as BB King and a diverse list of guitarists including Stevie Ray Vaughn, John Mayer and Brad Paisley, Michael Ryan Vance is on the path of quickly becoming an influential guitarist and performer himself. He has grown quickly as a guitarist and vocalist by playing at weekly jam nights in the Nashville area. Also bringing energy and enthusiasm to the stage on July 17 are the ever popular Evermean Evergreen Cloggers. The group is often found at clogging competitions throughout the south and performs and competes at the Wilson County Fair as well.

Additional sponsors include Cross Style Church, Party Providers, Signs Now and WANT 98.9.

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