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Where the Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree Returns to the BC Cariboo

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
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Banjo Harmonica Fiddle
GuitarThe Cariboo area of British Columbia celebrates heritage music at the Where the Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree.

The annual Where the Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree returns to charming Quesnel, in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region of British Columbia from April 18-21, 2013.

One of the few Jamborees to be held indoors, the Seniors’ Centre in Quesnel provides a comfortable, family-friendly venue with a dancefloor, a variety of vendors and on-site parking.  Over a dozen Bluegrass and country bands from the area and out of town will play daily, opening with an open-mic “Circle of Friends” and closing out each day with a “band scramble,” which allows bands to mix and match their members for a little fun.

Admission at the door is $10 per day or $35 for all four days.  Proceeds from this event go toward scholarships for local musicians so that they may take private lessons, attend one of the many camps throughout BC, one of which is the BC Fiddle Treat held at Gavin Lake in July, or benefit from some other form of music education.  Scholarship recipients are included in the Jamboree’s lineup.

Where the Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree Performers

Adam and Deni

Local Quesnel fiddlers Adam Johnson and Deni Stone are previous scholarship winners making a second appearance at the Jamboree.

Cabin Fever

Hailing from Terrace, BC, Cabin Fever is a new band made up of seasoned country veterans.

Country Calibre

Local band with members hailing from Prince George and Cranbrook plays country, bluegrass and oldies rock & roll.

Country ‘n Stuff

From the Topley B.C. area, this band is a crowd pleaser with an amazing repetoire of “oldies, but goodies.”

Ellaine & Friends

Quesnel’s own Ellaine Simpson on vocals & guitar is joined by Autry Combs on lead guitar, John Koback on rhythm guitar, and John Nechvolodoff on bass guitar.

Greer Valley Blackbirds

Since 2005, this three-generation family band has strummed, fiddled, and sung their way into people’s hearts.

JJ & the Kountry Kin

JJ Johnson is joined by his brothers and sisters to play toe tappin’ and hand clappin’ music.

Lakeside Ramblers

Celebrating 15 years performing bluegrass, old country standards and can dance music across BC and in Alberta.

Let ‘Er Rip Country

Country & Gospel music featuring a  Métis Chetwynd cowboy and a Cree native.

Livin’ Country

Good old country music with vocals to rival Gene Watson.

The Misfits

Playing heritage music “outside the box” makes for memorable performances.

The Quesnel Fiddlers

For over 40 years, these fiddlers have entertained audiences with jigs, reels, and waltzes.

Top Secret Bluegrass Band

This family band from Okotoks, Alberta has now released their second CD, “Off The Record”.

Twin Rivers Country Band

A Quesnel country band that has traveled to Chetwynd, Prince George and Tupper, BC plays with a couple of up and coming fiddlers.

Windy Reeds Harmonicas

Quesnel seniors volunteer to perform with talent, energy and enthusiasm.

Full information, including how you can pre-order discount tickets, is available on the Where the Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree website.

Your Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Bed & Breakfasts will offer you comfortable accommodation for the Jamboree and other events in the region.  Innkeepers have great knowledge of their area and can recommend unique and interesting places and events for your enjoyment.  Explore the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region at your leasure!