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Oregon Jamboree expanding its festival kickoff party


May 9, 2018

A CROWD gathers outside the main gates for the kickoff party before last year's Oregon Jamboree.

By Sean C. Morgan

Of The New Era

The Oregon Jamboree is doubling down on its annual Thursday night kickoff party this year in appreciation to the community and as a fund-raising tool for the Sweet Home School District's arts programs.

Moving beyond local acoustic performances by local singers on a flatbed trailer, the kickoff party will include a full-blown concert headlined by Jamie Lynn Spears, sister of pop singer Britney Spears. Opening for her are up-and-comer Elana Jane and regional band Brewer's Grade.

The event will start at 4 p.m. with performances starting with Jane at 5 p.m., Br...

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