Alabama Announces Return Of Iconic June Jam, Jeff Cook’s Public Memorial Service

Jeff Cook

After 26 years, June Jam returns June 3rd and will be held at the VFW fairground in Fort Payne, Alabama for the memorial of Jeff Cook. Country music hall of Famers Alabama is bringing back their legendary June Jan event in Fort Payne, Alabama, this year after being defunct for 26 years. The show is set for the 3rd of June and will be held at VFW Fairgrounds. Alabama will close the show and more players will be announced soon.

Lead singer Randy Owen stated that they wish for it to go forever and with that, she exclaimed that they lost Jeff but when she and Teddy will be gone at least the city will remember June Jam. she wants to help people in general through this.

Alabama’s Jeff Cook died in 2022 Long Battle With Parkinson’s Disease.

A public memorial for Jeff Cook will be held during the June Jam. he died at his vacation home in Destin, Florida, surrounded by family and friends. Cook was known for introducing the electric double-neck guitar into country music and for his famous fiddle solo on ‘If You Want To Play In Texas ( you got to have a fiddle in the band) among other things. The weekend also includes Teddy Gentry’s talent contest, a songwriter concert, a brunch at Cook Castle for the Jeff & Lisa Cook Foundation, and ‘Fandemonium’ Owen will invite people to his harm for an informal hand and a couple of demonstrations.

In the days leading up to June Jam, the group has plans for Alabama Fan Appreciation events including a Celebration of life for Jeff Cook, who died in November after a battle with  Parkinson’s disease, and a brunch honoring the Jeff and Lisa Cook Foundation which will be held at the Cook Castle at Randy’s Farm.