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Big Valley Jamboree returns to Camrose, Alta. after 3-year hiatus

Nation music followers received’t have to attend for much longer for the Big Valley Jamboree (BVJ). After three years, the celebration of all issues nation returns to Camrose, Alta., Thursday night time.

“It’s somewhat surreal. I imply it’s been three years since we’ve got been right here,” BVJ digital media specialist Megan Benoit advised International Information. “Simply to be again — it feels prefer it’s been eternally, nevertheless it feels prefer it’s yesterday.

“It appears like dwelling.”

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Superstars Dallas Smith, Eric Church and Tim McGraw are the mainstage headliners for the weekend, with music beginning Thursday night time on the smaller saloon venue. Musicians from Alberta, Canada and worldwide cities are featured all through the competition.

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Tenting can also be returning to the Camrose Regional Exhibition Grounds, which performs host to the jamboree.

Gemma Gallant arrived on Thursday to make the most of tenting on website and mentioned she’s trying ahead to see Hardy on Saturday night time.

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“Dying to see him and Lauren sing their tune ‘One Beer.’ It’s going to be nice,” Gallant mentioned.

Catching up with previous mates and assembly new ones is a draw to the campground for Gallant.

“We simply hang around, chat with folks, see what’s happening, play some video games, and eat some meals if somebody is energetic sufficient to prepare dinner,” she mentioned.

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Ron Moen and Carla Yamamoto have been coming to BVJ as a pair for a decade. The duo have been excited for the top of the competition’s hiatus, for each the music and the folks.

“Folks watching is like the perfect factor to do right here,” Yamamoto mentioned.

“We love the arrange, after they are available with their vans and trailers, and watching the rookies arrange,” Moen mentioned, whose first jamboree was in 1997. “We’ve seen it all around the years right here.”

Benoit mentioned earlier years have seen hundreds of individuals come out, and organizers anticipated one other strong turnout. However she had some recommendation for any competition rookies.

“You possibly can deliver out a folding garden chair with you. If you wish to stand and dance all night time, that’s an possibility, too.”

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