2021 Jamboree postponed due to weather, health issues

by Staff reports

RUSK – This year’s Jamboree – originally slated for Saturday – has been postponed due to inclement weather and health concerns, according to organizers.
“We are telling vendors that the event has been postponed, of course, because of the weather, but there also are health concerns – some artists have tested positive with COVID-19,” said Traute Philips, part of a special events coordinating team at Rusk KOA Holiday, which is hosting the event. “Now we’re getting hold of everybody and telling them.”

Weather.com is predicting a 77 percent chance of thunderstorms on Saturday.

“There’s really bad weather coming in, and we don’t want to take chances,” said Michael Knight, one of the show’s headliners. “We had musicians coming in from Wichita Falls, Weatherford, Grandbury.”

First launched in 2020, Jamboree raises funds for local groups: Last year, The Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Rusk was the beneficiary, while Saturday’s event would have benefitted the local 4-H program.

According to Philips, the event has been rescheduled for spring.