2016 Where the Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree
Jamboree dates: April 14, 15, 16, 17, 2016.
The bands playing at this year's jamboree.
Ellaine & Friends
Moose Horn Mtn. Boys
Old Time Fiddlers
The Other Guys
Peace Country Ramblers
Country Horizon Sound
Home Spun Country
Please check back as this site will be updated as information comes to us.
As we gather together Sunday afternoon to join hands and do our 'Circle of Friends, we would like to extend our thanks to all who have made this 2016, the 19th 'Where the Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree the success that it has been. To all the folks who have traveled here for the first time because friends have shared with them, the great time they had at Quesnel's 'first festival of the season'. Especially to all the folks who come to Quesnel each year to meet and renew friendships. To see their smiling faces, share a handshake or a nice warm hug, sit and share what has transpired in their lives, since last they met. It is always a pleasure to see a musician who may not have played for sometime, partake in the 'open mic' session on friday or saturday morning. Or to see an elderly couple who haven't danced in ages, get up and share the dance floor, enabling them to recall that part of their lives they have so enjoyed in past. The Jamboree Committee would like to extend a hearty thank you, to all who have attended from near and far to make this weekend the special weekend it has been.
To our volunteers who attend the meetings from October to June, sharing their ongoing dedication and enthusiasm to make our festival the success that you have enjoyed this weekend. It is a small group of individuals who put this on each year and if you are a local resident and would like to become involved in the organization of this event, please contact a member here, we are always open to new members. To Ken Knoke who organized the bands and their schedules for the weekend. To the good folks who looked after the table in the foyer, selling programs and assisting folks with wristbands and any other needs they may have. To our MC's, Ken Taylor and Ken Knoke, they kept you up to date with band intros and news of 'lucky draws', CD sales and 'Silent Auction News' thank you for all your efforts. Thank you 'ladies and gentlemen' for sharing your support 'at the front'. To all the folks who work hard behind the scenes and the gentlemen out on security, keeping an eye on your vehicles, campers and motorhomes, thank you, one and all, your efforts are truly appreciated. To Ellaine, Marion, Margie and Ken who did the canvassing for our program and silent auction, thank you folks for all your efforts in this 'cause'.
We are ever so blessed to live in a wonderful community, with the Quesnel merchants supporting us each year through their advertising and donations. To the wonderful individuals who donate to the silent auction and prizes. We encourage everyone to support these merchants and say 'thanks'.
To Mike and Steve of C & C Wood Products and Connection Ink Press Ltd, we are forever grateful for your continued support to the success of our Jamboree in the printing of our programs. Thank you.
To the two gals who contribute to our Program Draw each year with their handmade creations, thank you, Carol Kimmie for your lovely quilt and thank you, Dawn Leer for your lovely afghan. To Theresa of Circle “S” Western Wear, thank you for selling our advance tickets as well as your encouragement for our festival. Thank you.
To all the entertainers who have traveled here from near and far, that we may enjoy your wonderful music. We thank you from the 'bottom of our hearts', you have placed a fantastic amount of 'musical sunshine' in the hearts of all who have attended this weekend. Many of you are members of our 'musical family', and we hold your friendship very 'near and dear to our hearts'. Thank you, one and all.
To all who have attended our festival each year from near and far to enjoy the music, the dancing, the friendship of old friends whom you see only once a year at our festival, thank you for being here. Take care and travel safely home.
We hope we have not forgotten anyone, please know that you are in our thoughts and on behalf of the Jamboree Committee, we wish you love, good health, prosperity and happiness, may we meet again in April 2017 to enjoy your musical talents and your friendships.
Yours in music,