Hot times at the Jamboree

30th festival 'phenomenal,' director says


August 3, 2022

Scott Swanson

Trace Adkins, center, performs Saturday night at the 30th Oregon Jamboree.

Searing temperatures and humidity aside, this year's Oregon Jamboree drew huge crowds to hear headliners Miranda Lambert, Trace Adkins and Old Dominion, and experienced relatively few problems, according to organizers.

"I don't think we've ever had three days in a row that were that hot and muggy," Festival Director Robert Shamek said Monday as crews tore down the stage and lowered tents around the Sweet Home High School athletic fields and in Sankey Park. "We sold a lot of beer."

But, Shamek said, "it went really well. Overall, it was just phenomenal.

"It was really nice to have the Jamb...

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