Boot Hill Jamboree starting to fill up in Muirkirk, see video
Workers put some of the finishing touches on the stage located at the Muirkirk farm of Garry Evans and Vicki Radford, where the first Boot Hill Jamboree will be located - Aaron Hall Photo
By Aaron Hall – Daily Post Editor
The inaugural Boot Hill Jamboree gets under way tonight (July 30) with a karaoke contest and an open jam session as well.
Organizer Vicki Radford told the Chatham-Kent Daily Post early Thursday afternoon that things were going well for the event, and her and her husband Garry Evans were busy making last minute preparations before the event really kicked off.
“We’ve got lots of campers rolling in,” Radford said. “Hopefully there will be a lot more because we’ve got 200 acres here and hopefully it will fill up.”
Radford said the “big names” on the lineup for the weekend long jamboree, which includes country music stars Travis Tritt, JoDee Messina, The Road Hammers, Aaron Lines and more, helps put the event on the map.
“I think having the big name entertainers gave notice to Boot Hill Jamboree that we’re here, we’re set to go for years to come and it will be a place where everyone plans their vacation for the next summer, year after year,” she said. “I already have people in the camp ground that have VIP spots with us, wanting to reserve their spot for next year… because they want their spot back.”
She said the local entertainers have been great as well, and a key for promoting the event.
“For months they have been taking our fliers to the events they went to, where they were playing, spreading the word… posting posters for us,” Radford said. “They’ve really been a great help to us.”
Radford said she doesn’t have any detail about next years event quite yet, but will be begin working on it, right after the first event this weekend is completed.
Check out the Boot Hill Jamboree website for a complete list of the entertainers, directions and other details from the event.
Watch the video below as well, with Radford, Evans and some of the campers talking about what they are looking forward to at the Boot Hill Jamboree.