Reilly Springs Jamboree is gearing up for a big weekend. Several local and favorite area entertainers will be returning to their roots on the RS Community Center stage Oct. 20, to help celebrate the venue’s 63rd year.
Sulphur Springs’ Hannah Kirby and Alina Tatum Sanders are among the featured entertainers at this homecoming celebration. Many will recognize Kirby for her unique sound and powerhouse performance on “The Voice.” Tatum for a number of years headlined the annual DARE fundraiser and was known on the area opry circuit, including her singing and yodeling duets with Kacey Musgraves.
Adding to the traditional country tribute will be area favorites Jacoby Smith and The Moonlight Twang, and Don Woods. Also billed for the show are Texas artist Zac Clifton, Shanna Carter, Jon Beck, Dude and Diane Brown, Gary Jones, and Shawn Tully. Appropriately, tribute artist Jerry Stevenson will perform as George Jones. After all, Johnny Cash, George Jones, June Carter and numerous other country stars of the 1950s and 1960s all performed at one time at the RSJ.
“When you visit, be sure and view our Wall of Fame of photos and autographs of the early stars of country music who performed on our stage,” RSJ co-producer Enola Gay Mathews said when first announcing the show last month.
In addition to three hours of local talent backed by co-producer Roger Reed and band, there will be old-fashioned cake walks, a country store, raffles of neat items and door prizes.
Admission is $10 per person age 11 and older; kids 10 years and younger will be admitted free to this family-friendly, smoke- and alcohol-free show, which begins at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Reilly Springs kitchen will offer a chili supper, homemade desserts and other concessions starting at 5 p.m. for an additional fee.
Reilly Springs Community Center is located at 109 County Road 1439 in Sulphur Springs. Call Enola Gay Mathews at 903-438-3568 or Roger Reed at 903-348-7114 or further information or directions.