Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

March 13, 2014

Cumberland Jamboree turns seven


CROSSVILLE — The longest running musical show on the mountain kicked off its 2014 season March 1 at the Palace Theatre in downtown Crossville. This year the Cumberland Jamboree will return to its roots. In celebration of seven years of successful shows, all seats, except the first eight rows, will be free to the public once again.

Walter Tollett, the man behind and in front of the Jamboree success, said, "Sponsors will help pick up the cost for putting the show on. The goal has always been to give folks a night of fun and a chance to visit with friends."

The show will be held every three months, with the birthday celebration on June 7. For this show there will be a special theme and guest which will be announced later.

Tollett would like to thank all of the great local talent who have performed on the Jamboree for the past seven years.

"Our show has always prided itself with showcasing local talent and there is an abundance of it here in Cumberland County!" said Tollett.

Over the past seven years, the Cumberland Jamboree has had visits from entertainers like Ronnie Milsap, Diamond Dave and Stingray Anthony, just to mention a few.

Tickets are now available for the June 7 show at the Palace Theatre's box office for reserved seating in the first eight rows. All free tickets will be available at the door on the night of the show.

Show dates this year are Sept. 6 and Dec. 6. Make your plans now to attend these great shows full of home-grown talent.