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River Jam

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


Event Host: James River Basin Partnership & KY3 , featuring Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Days
Official Facebook Event: tbd

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

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Pre-Registration: None
$3.00 pre-sale buttons

(No waivers @admission!)
*Kids 6 & Under = FREE
*Kids 7 – 15 = $3
*Age 16+ = $5


This summer, join us on the banks of the beautiful & shady Finley River as we host River Jam 2017 at the Finley River Park in Ozark, MO in partnership with KY3 and KSPR. 

We are excited to announce this year's River Jam stage lineup, whose music will be filling the park as you enjoy Bass Pro Outdoor Days family activities, the Crawdad Quarters' crawdad boil vendors, local non-profit booths and local business vendors, and plenty of food and refreshments - including Springfield Brewing Company.

We look forward to seeing you!


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 third 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.

12:00pm - 6:00pm

  • 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
  • And more!!!


First sign a waiver with Bass Pro Shops (must have adult consent (18+), then enjoy a leisurely pontoon boat ride up the Finley River -or - hop on the Finley River supervised by experienced paddlers from Ozark Mtn Paddlers and Springfield-Greene County Park Board Outdoor Initiatives, River Jam guests can safely test out canoes and kayaks with trained personnel. 


Musical performances will entertain throughout the day and evening. 


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

Interested in becoming a River Jam sponsor? Contact Christa Gammon (JRBP) at:


Earlier Event: June 9
River Rescue
Later Event: June 23