Culture is an economic driver in today’s world, so attracting a big cultural event to our backyard without lifting a finger was too easy. Here’s the report from the Chatham Daily News.
CLACHAN — Country music fans are camping out in Clachan this weekend for the Boot Hill Jamboree.
More than 700 campers bunked down in a 200-acre field on Turin Line Friday night for the three-day event. More country fans are expected to arrive today and tomorrow.
“It’s been great, we’re having an awesome time,” said Lee Ann Eichenberger, of Dutton.
She said the event is well organized with a friendly, family atmosphere.
“We’re having a riot,” she said, adding she’s hoping it becomes an annual event.
Organizer Garry Evans said the fans and performers have been fantastic.
While the jamboree is busy, he said they were hoping for a bigger turnout.
“The weather was kind of killing us all summer in terms of ticket sales,” he said, adding it’s also a challenge to get the word out about a new event.
He said despite lower than expected numbers, he’s committed to making the jamboree an annual event.
“While we’re retiring, we have to have something to do and we love country music and country fans,” Evans said.
He expects tonight’s lineup, including The Wilkinsons and The Road Hammers, will draw crowds.
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