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Eckville Jamboree ready to dance in to town

The annual three-day event, Aug. 23-25, will be held at the Eckville Community Centre

Get your dancing shoes and instruments ready because the Eckville Jamboree is quickly approaching.

From Aug. 23-25 music will be taking over the Eckville Community Centre for performers, dancers, musicians and onlookers to enjoy.

The three-day event costs $20 and camping is free.

Open mic-style jam sessions will be held throughout the weekend, as well as bands coming in for the dances in the evening.

“We have musicians on stage for backup and then if you want to come up and sing or play the guitar, accordion, the fiddle… spoons, you can come up and just put your name on a list and we call you when it’s your turn,” said Lloyd Greenough, event organizer.

Black Velvet will be in town Friday night to provide music to the dance, with Country Gems taking the stage Saturday Night. Both shows will start at 7 p.m. and wrap up at 10:30 p.m.

There will be a break between jamming and the band for a catered supper on Friday and Saturday. The supper will come at an additional cost for those looking to attend.

Tickets for both the Eckville Jamboree and supper will be sold at the door.

Jamming starts at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and will wrap up around 4:30 p.m. Sunday’s jam will also start at 10 a.m., but will break midday.

“It’s just good country music and dancing,” said Greenough.

For more information about this weekend’s jamboree, call Lloyd Greenough at 403-887-5677.


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