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      New York Country Jam offering free tickets to flooding victims on Friday night

      Flooding in DeRuyter, June 2013

      NY Country Jam is offering country comforts to neighbors in Madison, Oneida or Herkimer counties who were affected by the recent flooding.

      Organizers of the 3-day festival say country music is all about friends, family, neighbors and community. That's why they're offering free admission to Friday night's dance party to those who show a drivers license, or other form of identification with an address from Madison, Oneida or Herkimer counties.

      Organizers hope it will provide comfort, or pleasant distraction to those who have been affected by the flooding, or helped others as the recovery process begins.

      "The flooding that took place in those areas was devastating. I saw firsthand the damage some of the flooding did to my hometown, Oneida," Promoter Tom Tarry wrote in a press release. "We want to give everyone a chance to take a deep breath and have some fun if only for a couple of hours."

      The 3-day music festival is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the New York State Fairgrounds.

      Friday night, organizers are rolling out a giant dance floor in front of the main stage. Las Vegas tribute bands will play some of the most recognizable songs in country music, featuring hits from Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Garth Brooks.

      Then, Saturday and Sunday performances will feature performances from Billy Currington, Chris Young, Easton Corbin, Kellie Pickler, Love & Theft, Uncle Kracker and more.

      Tickets are still available through Price Chopper, Summit Ram and