Dogwood Jamboree to begin 10th season

Published on Monday, 10 March 2014 09:38 - Written by

(MCT) -- The Palestine Dogwood Jamboree will begin its 10th season at 7 p.m. March 15 in Palestine Civic Center.

"The show has been a tremendous success and has served to provide a great venue of family entertainment," Dogwood Trails Producer Dan Manuel said. "We have been blessed through the previous nine years with wonderful sponsors and participation from Palestine, and actually all over Texas. Numerous tour buses come to the Jamboree for each production."

The show will feature The All Star Banjo Band of Houston.

"This is a group of about 25 young people -- all talented musicians, playing banjos guitars, fiddles, etc.," Manuel said. "They are internationally known and have performed all over the country."

The show also will launch the Dogwood Jamboree Talent Search Youth Artist of the Year. Three young artists under 18 will compete to advancing to the finals in December.

"For a long time we have wanted to give the young people of the area an opportunity to perform and in some way help them to advance their music ambitions," Manuel said. "A number of young people auditioned for the show last year and the judges selected those with the highest score to perform on the 2013 venues."

Tickets can be purchased at Cavender's Boot City, Dogwood Diner, Bishop's Brisket House, Hometown Pharmacy or by calling 903-729-7080 or 903-723-6291.