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“Dogwood Jamboree to begin Its TENTH year of Production.
The Palestine Dogwood Jamboree will begin its tenth year of production on March 15th. “The show has been a tremendous success and has served to provide a great venue of family entertainment” said Dan Manuel producer. We have been blessed through the previous nine years with wonderful sponsors and participation from Palestine, and actually all over Texas. Numerous tour buses come to the Jamboree for each production. The Dogwood Jamboree will present “Moments To Remember” on Saturday night March 15th at 7 P.M. “The Dogwood Jamboree was first conceived some ten years ago and from that first performance back in 2005 each show has just gotten better,” stated Dan Manuel, producer of the show. The Jamboree will take place this year one week prior to the Annual Dogwood Trails festival. The show will feature The “All Star banjo Band of Houston” a group of about 25 young people all talented musicians, playing banjo’s guitars, fiddles, etc. They are internationally know and have performed all over the country. Also featured on the show will be Rodney Ray local recording artist as well as “Yesteryear”, Mandy Seale and Amanda Lane, Tammy Bostick, Joe Hancock, Hal Roper, George Lester and band members W.J. Copeland, Mike Kellogg, Elton Phelps, Billy Lane, Joe Hancock, Lori Bishop, Shelia Fowler and Rick Wheat. Sandy Singleterry (Flo) the Dogwood Jamboree singers and Dan Manuel. Three young artists will compete for “Dogwood Jamboree Talent Search Artist of the Year.” “For a long time we have wanted to give the young people of the area an opportunity to perform and in some way help them to advance their music ambitions.” said Manuel. A number of young people auditioned for the show last year and the judges selected those with the highest score to perform on the 2013 venues. Our winner of the Jamboree talent search last year was Morgan Smith of Lindale, Texas. The winner on March 15th will advance to the finals in December of this year and will compete for the title “Artist of the Year 2014”. Others who have performed on the stage of the Jamboree advance to bigger venues. Auditions for the June show will be held in early June and auditions for the August Jamboree will be held in mid-July. Those wishing to audition can call 903-729-5611 or 903-729-7080. Those auditioning for the talent search contest must be eighteen years or younger. There is no entry fee for auditioning.
The show promises to be a memorable event and one that will attract a lot of folks. The theme for the show in June is “A Country Cavalcade”. “It is amazing how many people come from the metroplex area, Houston and other parts of the state for the Jamboree. “Many people travel to Branson, Mo. or Nashville, Tennessee for similar productions, and from the reviews we have received in numerous country music publications, the quality of the Jamboree and the performers are equal in many respects,” according to Manuel. “We want to encourage those who have never attended one of the shows, to make a special effort to bring the family out and enjoy the music, artists and comedy that fills the civic center during the evening performance and vote for your favorite artist in the talent search contest.” Those competing on the show that night will be selected by a panel of judges and audience vote. Local artists will take the stage with those from other cities all over the state of Texas. The show is sponsored by local businesses and is designed as “family entertainment”. Children often appear on the show as well as adults of varying ages. “Many of the people who attend are previous attendees. They love the show and return and bring friends with them,” stated Manuel. Others performing on the show are, “This is sure to be one of the best performances of the Jamboree and we encourage Palestine and the surrounding area to join us along with visitors for various cities and states as we begin our tenth year of production. “I’ve always said, if you ever attend one performance, you will want to come back as you listen to the songs that classic country music fans have listened to through the years,” Manuel said. The show starts at 7 P.M. and doors open at 6 P.M. At the intermission door prizes donated by local merchants and businesses will be given away. Advanced tickets for the show can be purchased at Cavender’s, Dogwood Diner, Bishop’s Briquette House, Hometown Pharmacy or by calling 903-729-7090.
The DOGWOOD JAMBOREE is a Branson style Country Music Show filled with family fun, laughter and great classic country music from some of the best artists anywhere. You will be thrilled as you recall some of the golden hits in country music being performed live on stage. Our comedians always provide great comic relief. Those who often attend the show on tour buses from all over the country say it is one of the best country music shows they have experienced and that it equals performances in Branson, MO. These folk often make return visits to our city as we provide a "New Show" each time. Bring your "youngest of the young and the oldest of the old and they will never be embarrassed." Make plans to be with us for our next performance.
Dan Manuel Producer/Director
DOGWOOD JAMBOREE Palestine Civic Center Palestine, Texas