The very first Jeep Rivah Jam took place on July 23, 2016 at the Dockside Restaurant and Tiki Bar. A large number of the vehicles were set up in the grassy parking area by the water beginning at 11:00 a.m. for viewing and judging. Behind Dockside, there were two stages set up for bands, a male hot body contest and a bikini contest. There were also more vehicles on display in this area from dealerships in the region.
Cornhole tournaments, drink specials and very hot temperatures were on tap as spectators enjoyed pork barbeque and sausage and pepper sandwiches, and music all day long by musician Cameron Ashton, Ashley Odom and her band One Fine Mess and the headlining band Yoko Says No.
The event was a lot of fun, and folks are now looking forward to the fourth annual event to take place in 2019!