Jiggy Jam concludes festival season for local eatery

Published 6:35 pm Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Photo Contributed Jiggy Jam gets underway Saturday in downtown Elizabethton.

Photo Contributed
Jiggy Jam gets underway Saturday in downtown Elizabethton.

With ideal weather on the horizon, Jiggy Jam is in perfect condition to serenade the community.
To conclude another year of musical festivities at Jiggy Ray’s in downtown Elizabethton, the restaurant is hosting Jiggy Jam on Saturday, Sept. 3, with gates opening at 4 p.m.
“This is our third year of festivals,” John “Bull” Malone, co-owner of Jiggy Ray’s, said. “Saturday’s event will be the last of the year.”
The idea of garnering these music festivities is to increase the foot traffic for downtown Elizabethton, Malone added.
“We just want to thank the City of Elizabethton and their continued support for these type of events,” he said. “Our vision is to help make these festivities bigger for the years to come. There’s been some bumps in the road but we’re working to make these festivals the best as possible and keep working on our vision of helping downtown Elizabethton continue to be a big part of the community and we’ve been so fortunate so far.”
Malone expects the attendance to be in the high numbers, with ticket sales going well so far. Tickets are currently on sale for $5 through the remainder of the week and the day of the event.
“The last two weeks, we’ve seen a great turnout in sales,” he added. “We’re expecting it to be well-attended and we encourage everyone to stop by and relax in the alleyway near Jiggy Ray’s and enjoy good food and music.”
Four bands are on the docket for Saturday, including Lauren Cole Band, 7 Mile Mushroom, Brittany Bexton and Jared Bentley.
“We’ll have music and all kinds of entertainment,” Malone added. “The restaurant will have food and beer specials. We also have cornhole, a beat-boxer … overall it should be a fun time.”
Saturday will also kick off the restaurant’s “Raising the Dough” initiative to help schools within the community.
“We’re going to sale discount cards for $20,” Malone said. “The cards let the person get a free appetizer or salad and 20 percent off a pizza over the next year-and-a-half. The money raised will go into our plan of giving out scholarships to each of the five schools in the county.”
Malone added the restaurant hopes to provide five $1,000 scholarships to each of the schools.
For more information on Jiggy Jam, visit JiggyRays.com or visit the Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria Facebook page online.

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