Popular music venue now under new ownership
by Alan Reed
Jul 11, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Members of “The Ridge Runners” delight the audience of the Lakeland Jamboree.  Though under new ownership, quality entertainment remains featured every Friday and Saturday.
Members of “The Ridge Runners” delight the audience of the Lakeland Jamboree. Though under new ownership, quality entertainment remains featured every Friday and Saturday.
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With a seamless transition in ownership from Cliff Riley to Theresa A. Green, the popular Lakeland Jamboree continues to offer the best in local music and entertainment every Friday and Saturday.

Jamboree Manager Linda Caldwell said that on each Friday, a local gospel act performs for guests. The first Friday of each month sees Southern Tradition singing, while the second sees J.B. Bogle. The third Friday of every month belongs to the Ridge Runners while the fourth is Bill Butler and the Little River Baptist Association’s Men’s Choir. The fifth Friday of the month, if there is one on the calendar belongs to Betty Oakley and Grass Stains.

Caldwell said that no regular act has been chosen for the first and second Saturdays, which are known to host country and bluegrass performers. “The third Saturday is always Paul Hester and Friends, while the fourth is Greg Gibson and the Country Cousins. Next Saturday, we are having a magician from Canada and his wife who dresses as a clown as performers. Mallory Taylor will be singing, too.” She said the admission for the magic show totals $5.

Though Caldwell said that she does not charge admission, she collects what she terms as a “minimum donation.” She added, “It’s a donation because if people want to give $10, they can give $10. The trouble is people were coming and not giving anything.”

By Caldwell’s estimation, the Jamboree attracts between 40 and 80 guests per show, and offers concessions to patrons. “We have hot dogs, popcorn, candy, potato chips, coffee and cold drinks.” The Jamboree hosts the Cadiz/Trigg County Rotary Club on every Tuesday at noon.

For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.
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