Big Valley Jamboree To Return In 2010 After This Year's Tragedy
September 24, 2009 at 7:18 AM (PT)
The annual BIG VALLEY JAMBOREE in CAMROSE, ALBERTA, CANADA will return for its 18th year in 2010. This follows speculation about its return after one person was killed at this year's event on AUGUST 1st. Strong winds from a severe storm caused the stage to collapse in the middle of MERCURY artist BILLY CURRINGTON's set, injuring him and several fans (NET NEWS 8/3).
BIG VALLEY JAMBOREE Producer LARRY WERNER said: "We believe that hosting BIG VALLEY next summer will play a vital part in the healing process for our fans, volunteers and organizers, and the entire country music community. BIG VALLEY is much more than a Country music festival. It is an important event for artists, the community and for Country music fans. Thousands of friendships have been created over the past 17 years as BIG VALLEY supporters from across CANADA have made the festival the highlight of their summer.”
Artists confirmed for the 2010 event from JULY 29th-AUGUST 1st include KEVIN COSTNER & MODERN WEST and DOC WALKER. For more on this story, click here.