Concert Reviews

Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Pickler at Havelock Country Jamboree

The Havelock Jamboree is getting visitors from around the world Canada, USA and Europe. What can you say; it’s the best four days of the year. The Jamboree is always Thursday to Sunday on the third weekend of August. This year the Jamboree is August 14-17. This year was extra special, for the reason it was the Jamborees 25th anniversary. The Jamboree brought in some of country music big names like Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Pickler and Doc Walker and of Course The Good Brother  that’s been at twenty four of twenty five Jamborees.

It’s hard to believe Ed and Paula been doing this for 25 years and it just keeps getting bigger and better each year. Have you ever had a house party and over 40,000 people showed, with 25 different bands to play over a four day weekend?  If you haven’t and like to have fun, you need to get yourself to the jamboree next year.

Despite all the rain they had for the 25th Anniversary, it didn’t stop anyone from heading down to the brand new twin stages that was built last year to sit in the rain. You know it Havelock season and you prepare yourself, ether full rain gear and boots, rain ponchos from the dollar store, or if you so desire an extra twenty four case of beer and for get its raining and just party like if the sun is still shining.

Havelock Jamboree is Canada’s Largest Country Music and Camping Festival. In 2013 the Jamboree Built New World Class Twin Stages that’s measuring 60’wide by 40′ deep. By having two Hugh stages they have nonstop entertainment from earlier afternoon all the way to the wee hours into the next morning.

Country Music fans got the chance to see their favourite artist up close with “Best seat in the House” Best seats is a fundraiser to raise funds for The Campbellford Memorial Hospital for cancer diagnostic equipment. Best Seats in the House Fundraiser started back in 2010. Again Paula Chopik & Ed Leslie will donate 15 seats for every Artist to be auction off,  The seats are often reserved for special guests and members of musical entourages accompanying bands. Best Seats in the house raised more than $13,000.00  This year.

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