Celebrating 35 years at The Friday Nite Jamboree

Katie & The Bubbatones at the Jamboree Anniversary.
Freeman Cockram, owner of the Floyd County Store when the Jamboree began 35 years ago.

Floyd’s Famous Friday Nite Jamboree celebrated its 35th anniversary Friday night in the Country Store that hosts it.

Current owners Dylan Locke and Heather Krantz honored original owner and founder Freeman Cockram as a weekend of festivities began.

Cockram then joined in with other musicians to open the music before yielding to the traditional Gospel Hour with Josh Blankenship, including special guests that included Cockram, the Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer, Katie & the Bubbatones and the Tune Town String Band.

Saturday’s events include an Old Time Dance with the Twin Creeks Stringband and a 90th birthday party for longtime Jamboree musician Rhoda Kemp.

Young lady jumbles multiple smartphones to take selfies of her and her friends.
Three sets of owners of the Floyd Country Store: Woody Crenshaw (left), Freeman Cockram and Dylan Locke.
Young and old dancing up a storm at the Jamboree.
Martha Spencer and Larry Sigmon give the audience a dose of the music of the Jamboree.

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