If you've got a case of cabin fever or the stay-at-home order blues, your chance to get out and enjoy some good music is coming to the Woodland High School parking lot on Saturday, May 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Drive-Up Bama Jam. Social distancing will be observed and enforced; as a matter of fact, you don't even have to get out of your vehicle ... just pull up and enjoy the music.
Mike Bailey of Bethel Community Sound in Woodland and some close friends want to do something for everyone in the community to enjoy yet keep everybody safe. "Some of us got together and came up with the idea of a drive-up music show, and it has really turned into something special," Bailey said. "It's free. You can pull up in your vehicle, roll down the windows and enjoy the music as long as you want."
Bailey went on to say some of the best musicians in the area will play, sing and entertain. Some of the names you might recognize are Mike Bailey, Steve "Rabbit" Easter, Kevin Albertson, Daniel Addison, Corky Addison, Todd Freeman, Tim Eldridge and many more. There will also be some special guest singers.
The Bama Jam is a benefit for the Women's Center Ministry. There is no admission charge, but donations of much needed items will be accepted and appreciated. Those items include washing powder/fabric softener sheets, color guard sheets, household cleaning supplies, tissues, toilet paper/paper towels, dishwasher detergent/dish detergent, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste/toothbrush, femine supplies, Christian movies/books/Bibles, games/puzzles/puzzle books, paper/pens/pencils, envelopes/stamps and single snack foods. You can put items in a trash bag, place them outside your car and someone will come around and pick them up.
The music will be on the upper level of the front parking lot, and parking will be on the lower level. Restrooms will be open at the pavilion next to fire station, but please use social distancing. Event organizer Bailey said he thanks Woodland Mayor Scott Carter and Randolph County School Superintendent John Jacobs for their help and cooperation with this event.