Country Music Jamboree – June 15-17, 2017

Note:  This year’s Jamboree is over.  We had a great time and thanks to all who came!  Next year’s Jamboree will be June 14-16, 2018.  We hope to see you there!

The High Desert Fiddlers’ Country Music Jamboree will be held June 15-17, 2017 at the Harney County Fairgrounds in Burns, Oregon.  For a jamboree schedule including workshops, click here.  Burns is located in southeastern Oregon on Highway 20, about 130 miles east of Bend and 130 miles west of Ontario.  Click here for a map.

There’s old-time fiddle music, some Celtic, country and bluegrass as well, with two shows daily (afternoon and evening).  All you have to do is sign up to play.  Some of the shows have “canned bands” and Saturday morning is usually for gospel tunes.  Instruments must be acoustic and music is without percussion (drums).

Admission is free, but we do “pass the hat” to cover expenses.

One of the events of the Jamboree that many find enjoyable is the jamming.  Folks come out to jam with others in between shows and late into the night.

If you happen to arrive to Burns earlier, we also play at local businesses and restaurants each evening before the Jamboree starts (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday).  Message us or check in at the Fairgrounds and we can let you know where we’re jamming.

Again this year, for novices and young people who want to learn to fiddle, we’re having Cheryl Hall’s “Gone Fiddling” 2-day workshop this year at the Jamboree.  For more information and a signup form, click here:

For the overall Jamboree schedule, including workshops, click here.

We have breakfast, lunch, dinner and concessions available at the Fairgrounds on the days of the Jamboree.  Tent and RV camping is available at the Fairgrounds for a fee ($10 dry camping, $15 for electrical and water – RV dump is available on site).  Camping is available until Sunday.  Lodging, other RV facilities and restaurants are available nearby in both Burns and Hines.   See “Harney County Information” for details.

For a quick, one-page summary of the Jamboree, click here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:

Email:  info@highdesertfiddlers.com, or leave your question on the “comments” page.

It’ be lots of fun for all… we’ll see you there!