Thank you for visiting our website. You will find dates for future performances of the "DOGWOOD JAMBOREE" in Palestine, Texas.
We would love to have you attend our shows. They are Branson Style "Classic Country Music" productions and if you like "Country Music" along with good clean "Comedy" family style, you will enjoy the DOGWOOD JAMBOREE. Please plan to attend our next show.
Dan Manuel - Producer - Director
Should you have questions or if you desire tickets, please contact us at:
“Dogwood Jamboree Beginning its Thirteenth year of Production.
The Palestine Dogwood Jamboree will celebrate its thirteenth year of production on March 18th. “The show has been a tremendous success and has served to provide a great venue of family entertainment” said Dan Manuel producer. We have been blessed through the previous 12 years with wonderful sponsors and participation from Palestine, and actually all over Texas. Numerous tour buses come to the Jamboree for each production. The Dogwood Jamboree will present “Down Home Country” on Saturday night March 18th at 7 P.M. “The Dogwood Jamboree was first conceived some thirteen years ago and from that first performance back in 2005 each show has just gotten better,” stated Dan Manuel, producer of the show. The Jamboree will take place this year a week prior to the Annual Dogwood Trails festival. The show will feature “The Sowell Family Pickers”. This family is very popular all over Texas and throughout the United States and in other countries where they have performed. They have entertained at numerous venues and are in great demand. Others who will be performing on the show are: Dan Manuel, Joe Hancock, Hal Roper, W.J. Copeland, Sissy Perry, George Lester, and Mike Kellogg, along with other band members, Bobby Perry, Billy Lane, Shelia Weaver, Rick Wheat, “Uncle Joshua”, and the Dogwood Jamboree singers. Three young artists will compete for “Dogwood Jamboree Talent Search Winner” for the month of March. “Over the last eight years we have given the young people of the area an opportunity to perform and in some way help them to advance their music ambitions.” said Manuel. A number of young people auditioned for the show last year and the judges selected those with the highest score to perform on the 2016 venues. Our winner of the Jamboree talent search last year was Curtis Bell of Longview, Texas. Young people eighteen and under are invited to audition for the March show on Saturday March 11th. The winner on March 18th will advance to the finals in December of this year and will compete for the title “Artist of the Year 2017.” Others who have performed on the stage of the Jamboree advance to bigger venues. Three of our winners on the show have moved to Nashville and have recording contracts and country music videos on CMT. Auditions for the June show will be held in on June 11th. Those wishing to audition can call 903-724-2556 or 903-729-7080. Those auditioning for the talent search contest must be eighteen years or younger. There is no entry fee for auditioning. Those competing on the show that night will be selected by a panel of judges and audience vote. Local artists will take the stage with those from other cities all over the state of Texas. The show is sponsored by local businesses and is designed as “family entertainment”.
The show promises to be a memorable event and one that will attract a lot of folks. The theme for the show in June is “Essential Country”. “It is amazing how many people come from the metroplex area, Houston and other parts of the state for the Jamboree. “Many people travel to Branson, MO. or Nashville, Tennessee for similar productions, and from the reviews we have received in numerous country music publications, the quality of the Jamboree and the performers are equal in many respects,” according to Manuel. “We want to encourage those who have never attended one of the shows, to make a special effort to bring the family out and enjoy the music, artists and comedy that fills the civic center during the evening performance and vote for your favorite artist in the talent search contest.” Children often appear on the show as well as adults of varying ages. “Many of the people who attend are previous attendees. They love the show and return and bring friends with them,” stated Manuel. “The March 18th show is sure to be one of the best performances of the Jamboree and we encourage Palestine and the surrounding area to join us along with visitors from various cities and states as we celebrate our thirteenth year of production. The performers will recreate songs that classic country music fans have listened to through the years,” Manuel said. The show starts at 7 P.M. and doors open at 6 P.M. At the intermission door prizes donated by local merchants and businesses will be given away. Advanced tickets for the show can be purchased at Cavender’s, Dogwood Diner, Mail and More (downtown), Bishop’s Brisket House, Hometown Pharmacy or by calling 903-729-7080 or 903-724-2556.
The DOGWOOD JAMBOREE is a Branson style Country Music Show filled with family fun, laughter and great classic country music from some of the best artists anywhere. You will be thrilled as you recall some of the golden hits in country music being performed live on stage. Our comedians always provide great comic relief. Those who often attend the show on tour buses from all over the country say it is one of the best country music shows they have experienced and that it equals performances in Branson, MO. These folk often make return visits to our city as we provide a "New Show" each time. Bring your "youngest of the young and the oldest of the old and they will never be embarrassed." Make plans to be with us for our next performance.
Dan Manuel Producer/Director
DOGWOOD JAMBOREE Palestine Civic Center Palestine, Texas