Bluegrass Jamboree

2014 Where the Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree

 

FESTIVAL INFO

The festival dates were April 17, 18, 19, 20, 2014.

The bands and talents who will play during the 2014 festival were:

Country Calibre
Old Time Fiddlers
Country 'n Stuff
Windy Reeds
Greer Valley Blackbirds
Ellaine and Friends
New Journey
Cariboo Thunder
JJ's Classic Country
Wayne Buchberger
The Other Guys
Spring Fever
Bronco
Peace Country Ramblers
Mud River
New Country
Carmen & Adam & Deni
Deni's Band
The Metis Jiggers will be there Saturday afternoon to entertain with their jigging

Meanwhile, please check back as this site will be updated as information comes to us.

Thank You

As we slowly wind down the last notes of music on Sunday afternoon, we would like to express our gratitude to all those folks who have given of themselves to make the 2014, 17th Jamboree a success. So we may go away with happy memories of the weekend's events, the most enjoyable music on stage as well as the fun of the evening band scramble. The forging of new friendships and renewal of old friendships, to look about the hall and recognize friends from bygone years or see them enjoying the music as they share the dance floor with many other couples, and occasionally to see small children with their parents or grandparents out sharing the music on the floor, our dancers and musicians of the future, getting a taste of what their elders so enjoy.

To all the folks from near and afar who so look forward to the first festival of the season in Quesnel, we are forever grateful for your partaking of our festival as it this continued participation that makes it the success it is today.

To Ken Knoke who organized the bands for the festival, as well as doing up the schedule and taking care of all the 'business' with respect to the schedule and any unforseen changes that must be dealt with. Thank you for a very well done task. To Barry McKillican our soundman, who you have seen with his 'wheels' in motion all weekend, thank you Barry and your assistant, for a task ever so well done. To Rose and all the good folks who greeted everyone at the front door and assisted with wristbands for all participants as well as any assistance anyone needed. Thank you lady's and gentlemen for a great job well done. To our MCs Ken Taylor, Ken Knoke, Amy Robertson and Neil Huntsley who kept you up to date with band intros and news of 'lucky draws', CD sales, silent auction news, thank you for your great efforts. As well thank you to all the volunteers behind the scenes, taking care of what needed to be done, and to the good people on security duty outside, patrolling the parking lot and the area where all the RVs are parked, thank you, we truly appreciate your efforts.

To all the vendors who attend our festival that they might have an opportunity to show their 'wares' to all who attend, with their displays in the foyer, thank you for partaking in the festival.

To the folks who are here selling the CDs for the bands that are playing for our enjoyment this weekend, we thank you. These CDs are a great memento of the musicians we have heard this weekend.

To Bob Michek of South Hill Graphics, thank you Bob, your professional skills show beautifully in the creation of our program and poster, as well you are a pleasure to work with. Thank you.

To Mike and Steve of C&C Wood Products and Connection Ink, we are forever grateful for your continuing support to the success of our festival, through the printing of our programs. Thank you.

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.

There are two ladies I would like to thank for their unending support of our festival through the donations of crafts they have created, to Carol Kimmie for your lovely quilt and to Dawn Leer for your lovely afghan, thank you ladies your efforts are forever appreciated by the committee as well as those who are fortunate to win your creations.

To Theresa of 'Circle S Western Wear', thank you for selling our tickets as well as your encouragement toward our festival. We are ever so grateful for your support.

To all the entertainers who have traveled here from near and afar, 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', we hold your friendship very near and dear to our hearts. Thank you one and all.
To all the fine folks who attend our festival each year to enjoy the music, the dancing and the friendship of old friends whom you see only once a year at our festival, thank you for being here. Take care and may you journey safely home.
We hope that 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 16, 17, 18 and 19 of 2015 to enjoy your musical talents and your friendships.

Yours in music,
Ken Knoke