Rock Jam rolls into Mack

Eighteen semi-trucks, 13 buses, 1,000 pounds of dry ice, two extra forklifts and much, much more is required for a Kiss stage production, according to a post on Rock Jam’s Facebook page.

Add several pounds of makeup and Motley Crue and you’ve got a heck of a rockin’ production.

Rock Jam happens Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24–25, at the Country Jam Ranch, 1065 U.S. Highway 6&50, in Mack.

Here is the schedule:

■ Friday — Gates open, 2 p.m.; LoCash, 5 p.m.; The Treatment, 7:30 p.m.; and Motley Crue and Kiss, 8:30 p.m.

■ Saturday — Gates open, noon; Lynch Mob, 1 p.m.; Slaughter, 2 p.m.; Black Stone Cherry, 3:45 p.m.; Quiet Riot, 5:15 p.m.; Theory of a Deadman, 7:30 p.m.; and 3 Doors Down, 10 p.m.

Hard rock/heavy metal/Southern rock band Jackyl, originally scheduled to appear Saturday, was replaced by Lynch Mob, which features former Dokken guitarist George Lynch.

Earlier this month, Kiss and Motley Crue announced during an Englewood concert that they will donate $100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund in the wake of the Aurora movie theatre shooting July 20.

The announcement was made after the bands performed for fans at a stop on The Tour, that travels to more than 40 cities across the U.S. this summer, according to a news release.

“Following the heartbreaking news of the senseless shootings in Colorado, we wanted to do something to help the families and victims. We bonded together with our tour partners and friends Kiss to donate money, but we also hope it inspires others to do the same, no matter how big or small,” Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue said in the release.

The donation will be used to help meet the immediate and long-term needs of the victims and their families, the release said.

Tickets to Rock Jam can be purchased at or or by phone at 800-780-0526.


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