Hosted by siblings Barry and Randy, the Lanham Brothers Jamboree returns to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 6. This long-running event features talented musicians, dancers, comedians and more.
The event begins at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m.; bar and concessions are available. Randy Lanham said it was a family show with lots of opportunities for participation and interaction with the crowd, which both brothers love.
The program operates much like a variety show and features a plethora of bluegrass, country, and gospel music. During the 2-hour program, attendees can also expect to see interactive dances, comedic routines, and the two brothers walking back and forth as brothers do.
“We want people to feel like they’re part of the show…We try to keep it where the crowd doesn’t know what’s coming next,” Randy said.
Randy is a renowned musician who can play a wide range of instruments, while Barry specializes in clogging and square dancing. The two went from performing at school assemblies to producing this annual show, which is taped for broadcast on KET.
“The first one we did, we loved it and knew we had to do more,” Randy said. “It’s a traditional thing that we grew up with, and we keep it alive with this show; we are proud to be able to pass it on.
Tickets are $20 for preferred seating and $15 for reserved seating and can be purchased at bluegrasshall.org.
This year’s show features Jeff Hardesty, Skylar and Sophia Cain, The Bluegrass Brothers, Mackenzie Bell, Parker Malone, Lucy Jagoe Chaney, Emmie Kate Williams and The Footstompin Express Cloggers.
Read about the show’s humble beginnings and decorated story from last year’s story here.
“The Jamboree has evolved tremendously over the years,” Barry said. “Everyone should try to buy their tickets in advance – the event always sells out.”