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River Jam

  • Finley River Park 961 North Riverside Road Ozark, MO, 65721 United States (map)

Music, Mudbugs, & More

Festival and Celebration of Ozarks’ Rivers


Location: Finley River Park (891-961 N Riverside Rd, Ozark, MO 65721)

Event Host: James River Basin Partnership & KY3

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 10:00pm

*Kids 6 & Under = FREE
*Kids 7 – 15 = $3
*Age 16+ = $5
*Early Discount Buttons = $3
(Early Discount Buttons available starting Friday, May 12, 2017 at Rapid Robert's IncSignal Food Stores, and Ozark Bank)


We are joining together with KY3 & KSPR to bring you this year’s annual James River Basin Partnership event and fundraiser. Get ready for this summer’s family friendly River Jam!


We are returning back to the water for the second year at the Finley River Park in Ozark Missouri to celebrate the beauty and necessity of clean local waterways in the James River watershed and beyond.

We are gathering to celebrate local water through hands-on, interactive activities, live music, beer & food stands, a crawdad boil, with the help from water loving businesses and organizational booths.


We encourage you to bring your picnic blankets, camping chairs, foldable chairs, umbrellas, sunscreen, …whatever you may need to stay comfy at this exciting day at Finley River park. Note: coolers are not allowed.


  • Casting activities
  • Aquarium viewing pools spotlighting Finley River fish & aquatic life
  • Bank fishing, bow fishing, and fly fishing Lessons by Bass Pro Shops professional anglers
  • Kayaking, paddle boarding, and canoeing in a 15,000 gallon pool
  • Missouri River native fish carving, filleting, and frying by Missouri Dept. of Conservation
  • Silver Fin cooking demonstrations and asian carp awareness
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters with water safety and life jacket awareness
  • Tracker Boats and Ranger Boats, bow fishing boats, and pontoons on display
  • Live Animals; like owls, hawks, salamanders, newts, frogs, snakes, alligators, Japanese gyotaku
  • And more!!!


Thanks to Ozark Mtn Paddlers and Springfield-Greene County Park BoardOutdoor Initiatves, River Jam guests can safely test out canoes and kayaks under trained supervision.


Musical performances will entertain throughout the day and evening. 
2:00 – 3:00pm = Fiddle And Banjo
3:20 - 4:40pm = Miss Molly and the Good Gollies
5:00 - 6:25pm = The Honkytonk Renovators
6:45 - 8:10pm = Drifters Mile
8:30 - 10:00pm = Me Like Bees


Stroll the line of food vendors with some local favorites.
Then head into our Crawdad Quarter for our crawdad boil! How many thousands of pounds of crawdads will we go through this year? Choose from the delicious mudbugs provided by Big Pop's Fresh Louisiana Gulf Seafood and simmered, spiced, paired, and served by local chefs.

Feeling parched? Looked no further than our Springfield Brewing Company & Wil Fischer tent and truck. Or grab a cool drink from Ozarks Coke and DP Bottling Company



Visit various local business and organizational booths around River Jam.

Come hang out, surrounded by the beauty of the Ozarks,
and experience our local water in a new way!

Interested in becoming a vendor at River Jam? Contact Tom Mast (KY3) at:



Bass Pro Shops
Steak n' Shake


Are you interested in being a part of this growing, annual tradition event that has been in the making for nearly 20 years?!

*Send an inquiry about volunteering for this event to
*Or call Brent Stock at 417-836-4847


Interested in becoming a vendor at River Jam? Contact Tom Mast (KY3) at:


Earlier Event: May 9
Give Ozarks Day - Ca$h Ba$h
Later Event: June 17
River Rescue