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Updated: Aaron Lewis, Ben and Noel Haggard, added to Jamboree line-up to replace late Merle Haggard


May 17, 2016

Aaron Lewis

The Oregon Jamboree announced last week that Aaron Lewis will replace the late Merle Haggard as headliner of the July 30 Saturday night line-up.

Also, Haggard’s sons Ben and Noel Haggard, along with his band, The Strangers, will perform Saturday, July 30, to replace their father and bandmate, who died on his 79th birthday, April 6.

Haggard had been scheduled as headliner for the Saturday line-up of the three-day festival, July 29-31.

Jamboree officials said in their announcement Wednesday, May 18, that Lewis, who is frontman for Staind, is appearing in an “unexpected twist,” stepp...

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