The High Desert Fiddlers’ Country Music Jamboree will be held June 14-16, 2018 at the Harney County Fairgrounds in Burns, Oregon. 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. For a Jamboree Schedule, click here.
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.
This year’s Jamboree is over. We had lots of musicians and friends attend, had a great time, and we hope you did, too! We’ll post some highlight photos very soon.
Next year’s Jamboree is June 13-15, 2019. See you then!
Again this year we are featuring a youth fiddle workshop with fiddle instructor Stacy DeFord on Friday and Saturday. For more information, click here.
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.
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.
It’ll be lots of fun for all… we’ll see you there!