By Benny Westcott
The New Era 

Record Breaking Attendance at Jamboree


August 9, 2023

Mike Fiske

Aerial photo captures sunset over Saturday's sold out Jamboree crowd.

The 31st Oregon Jamboree this weekend brought out thousands of fans to catch headliners Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cody Johnson, and Parker McCollum, as well as a cast of other country crooners - there were 25 shows in all - performing on both the main stage and a secondary stage in Sankey Park.

Robert Shamek, festival director, said the event was 100% sold out. "It was great weather, great music and amazing people," he said.

Friday broke an all-time record for Jamboree attendance with 16,000 people. Saturday broke the record again with 18,500. Then 15,500 attended on Sunday.

Nikea Thompson, 44, of Sw...

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