HAYS, KS -- Coming soon, live music and an unforgettable atmosphere that can only be seen and heard at Fort Hays State University's September Jam 2001 sponsored by the University Activities Board, returning to Hays' Frontier Park, Sept. 22.
"September Jam looks very promising this year. A lot of people have helped to make an event that should be a lot of fun," said Lindsay Meyer, Salina senior and UAB member.
September Jam, in its fourth year, kicks off at 4:30 p.m. with admission beginning at 4 p.m. Live bands include The Gadjits, a punk band from Kansas City; 6 percent, from Lawrence; Mandown, a hard rock band from Omaha; and Phat Albert, a ska band from Manhattan.
The headliners for September Jam will be Pomeroy, a five-member funk-rock band from Manhattan.
"Pomeroy is very popular in Hays, and it probably won't be long until they are a national headliner themselves," said Meyer.
New this year will be A.J.'s Beer Tavern. A.J. Boleski, FHSU alumnus, returns to Hays and will run a beer garden within the September Jam grounds for those 21 years and older.
" One VIP prize within A.J.'s Beer Tavern will be given away on radio stations KFIX 96.9 FM, and KJLS 103.3 FM," said Carol Brock, UAB director.
The VIP seats include free admission, premium seating, and free food and drink for the winner and friends. For those under 21 there will also be free ticket giveaways on the radio stations.
Among the many events at September Jam, G. Wilikers will be selling pizza by the slice on the grounds next to A.J.'s Beer Tavern, featured bands will have merchandise tents set up and Wiest Hall will be selling September Jam T-shirts at the park.
Tickets are on sale now for September Jam and are available for FHSU students in the Memorial Union Student Service Center for $8. Other tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 at Cerv's Conoco, 2701 Vine St., and GB Records, 106 W. Ninth St. For more information on September Jam, contact the University Activities Board Office at (785) 628-5355.