Welcome to the Southland Jamboree!

4/7/2021: We are busy planning for the summer concert season, somewhat reduced but WE WILL BE BACK! Opening concert is June 17 at 7pm, with Kenny and Amanda Smith! Check our schedule so far

3/4/2021: Starting to plan for 2021 … nothing is certain yet but we are optimistic. Stay tuned!

We know you are missing the music, we are too!
Let’s have a one-time concert Saturday Sept. 26, 2020

featuring Ida Clare and Hammertowne.  5:00 pm at Moondance.  Reservations are required, and attendance is limited. Wear masks and stay socially distanced. Tickets/reservation link below.

Reserve tickets for Southland Jamboree 9/26

You should receive an email with your confirmation and tickets.
If you encounter any problems, or you cannot reserve online, call 859-425-2048.

Bring lawn chairs and blankets. You will be directed to sit socially distanced. Please wear a face mask. Coolers and food are welcome as usual. J. Render’s food truck and West Sixth beer will be there.

7/17/20: Season cancelled.  Let’s hope for more music next summer in 2021! Stay safe. 🙁

7/10/20: July 16 concert cancelled.   COVID cases are spiking too much, Parks&Rec cancelling Moondance events. We are taking it week to week but may cancel the entire season. stay tuned.

7/1/20:  Our opening band is Ida Clare and the band schedule is available.  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.

2018 Season

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.

Contact Information

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.

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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 40591-0603See also the Donations page, or come see us on a concert night at the Jamboree in the tent and make your donation there

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