ROCHELLE — Summer Country Jam will return to Rochelle in 2022, Rochelle Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tricia Herrera said.
The event previously took place at Rochelle Municipal Airport for five years up until 2017. It was not held in the two years after that. Herrera said the board wanted to hold the event last year before the COVID-19 pandemic came into play.
“It is coming back in 2022,” Herrera said. “We’ve already started planning it. Planning is very preliminary right now. The chamber board has already voted on it and approved it. The community wants it back. The community has asked about doing it again. It was great for five years.”
Herrera said years were taken off from the event to regroup and evaluate. The chamber has had changes in directors and board members in recent years. She said the City of Rochelle remains “very supportive” of the event.
Summer Country Jam will take place at the Rochelle Municipal Airport again in 2022.
“We have preliminary approval for it,” Herrera said. “It’s such a unique venue. We wouldn’t want it anywhere else.”
Herrera said the chamber is currently looking at talent and putting a budget together. She said the chamber can’t do the event without sponsors and asked those interested to contact her if they’d like to get involved with sponsorship.
The event has brought country music stars to town in the past including Chase Rice, Kellie Pickler, Russell Dickerson and CAM.
“It was one of the chamber’s largest fundraisers,” Herrera said. “It helped us keep helping members. It’s a great community event and the talent we’ve gotten in the past was amazing.”