Corning’s Gaffer District Introduces June Jam, A Karaoke Competition


Corning's Gaffer District is thrilled to announce the addition of June Jam to its Summer in Downtown series, sponsored by Williams Toyota. Presented in collaboration with local radio stations WINK 106, Bigfoot Country Radio, The Met, and Magic. June Jam promises to be a thrilling karaoke competition open to the public, showcasing the talent of the Twin Tiers region.

Taking place on Corning's Northside, June Jam invites contestants from all walks of life to showcase their vocal prowess in a friendly and exciting competition. Contestants can submit their applications and two song choices online via the radio station website, with a chance to win prizes.

"We're excited to bring June Jam to Corning's Northside as part of our Summer in Downtown series," said Kristen Brewer, Marketing Director of Corning's Gaffer District. "This event celebrates the diverse talents of our community, offering a platform for aspiring singers to shine and connect with fellow music enthusiasts."

The prizes for the winners are as follows: the grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and a solo performance at Williams Toyota's new SummerFest event. Second place earns a performance slot on the GlassFest Main stage, while third place secures a spot at the renowned 2300 degrees performance.

Audience participation is key to the success of June Jam. Each competition night will feature 12 contestants, with three moving on each week to the finale. The grand finale, held on June 27 at Brick, will see nine talented finalists vying for the ultimate prize.

Ally Payne, radio show host with WINK 106, expressed her enthusiasm for June Jam, saying, "Our area is brimming with so much talent from glass blowers to cheese makers. Having an event like June Jam where folks can show off another amazing talent, like singing, just makes sense. Being such a music lover, I can't wait to see the different genres represented, plus it will open the door for these singers to start making connections and belt it out at other events here in the Twin Tiers."

June Jam promises to be a highlight of the summer season, offering unforgettable performances and showcasing the vibrant spirit of Corning's Northside. Mark your calendars and join us for an evening of music, talent, and community spirit!

Event Details

June 6: Brick (1 West Pulteney St.)
June 13: Hilton Garden Inn (23 Riverside Dr.)
June 20: Carey's Brew House (58 Bridge St.)
June 27: Brick - Finale Show (1 West Pulteney St.)
Time: 7-9 pm each night

For more information and to sign up for June Jam, visit:

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