The Southland Jamboree is a free bluegrass music concert series: Every Thursday night during the summer (start date in 2020 is
July 16 at Moondance Amphitheater in Lexington, Kentucky).
7/1/20: Our opening band is Ida Clare and the band schedule is coming real soon now. Update: no tickets/reservations required; please wear a facemask and keep your lawn chairs and blankets socially distanced!
6/26/20: Start date is July 16! Stay tuned for more info on FREE tickets/reservations, safety procedures, etc… Band schedule coming soon too.
5/5/20: All Moondance concerts are canceled for June, which includes our Southland Jamboree. We are still hoping to have a partial season, but don’t know any details yet.
4/19/20: During this time of uncertainty and quarantine during the COVID-19 crisis, many things are up in the air, especially live music performances. The mayor announced Friday that events in May are cancelled, which includes Moondance Amphitheater. So our opening date of May 28, 2020 is officially postponed. Decisions about June and following will probably be officially made in mid-May.
We will certainly try to have a partial season and/or extend the season into the fall. Stay tuned.
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2019: Thanks to everyone for a successful 2019 season, our first full season as an independent non-profit. From our beginnings on Southland Drive under the auspices of the Southland Association, to our move to Moondance, to our cancellation and resurrection from community donations, to our independent operation … The Southland Jamboree exists because YOU have supported and donated.
Bring your lawn chair or blanket. Food available or bring a picnic. Bring your instrument and join us for the jam after the concert.
In 2018 The Southland Jamboree formed its own non-profit “The Southland Jamboree Association” and saved the weekly music series. Donations and sponsors are always welcome to continue this music tradition for the future. More about our history.
You saved the Southland Jamboree!!
(May 25, 2018) Good and faithful Southland Jamboree fans, I am excited to announce that, with YOUR help, a partial 2018 season of the Southland Jamboree will open on Monday nights beginning July 2, 2018.
We have collected enough for this year’s concerts but would like to have a down-payment to assure next year happens without all the trouble! You can donate to GoFundMe (link below) or at any concert.
Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/c5f72-save-the-southland-jamboree
The schedule is now available for this abbreviated season.
You saved the Music! Join us weekly in 2018 for free Bluegrass Music, until Labor Day.
For the 2018 season, Southland Jamboree will continue at the MoonDance at Midnight Pass Amphitheatre in Beaumont Centre., beginning Monday July 2 and continuing through September 3, Labor Day. We have excellent permanent stage and sound facilities, ample audience space and parking, while still not far away from our original space behind Collins Bowling on Southland Drive.
Other Bluegrass Opportunities
See also More bluegrass music events and resources in the Central Kentucky Area to fuel your love of Bluegrass music in the Jamboree off-season.
Lexington’s 2020 Festival of the Bluegrass is June 11-14.
For Jamboree information, including band booking information, contact Beth Tibbitts. Email is much preferred over Facebook messages for band inquiries, thanks. For general Jamboree info, please see this website and Facebook posts.
This website is designed and maintained by
Friends of the Southland Jamboree member Beth Tibbitts, in appreciation of our Jamboree support group.
|To join make a donation, please make your check , payable to Southland Jamboree, and mail to:|
|Southland Jamboree Association
P.O. Box 910603
Lexington, KY 40591-0603
See also the Donations page, or come see us on a concert night at the Jamboree in the tent and make your donation there