Appalachian Uprising Becomes Jewel City Jamboree in 2015

Updated 3 years ago by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor
Appalachian Uprising Becomes Jewel City Jamboree in 2015

Bluegrass for the next generation had a successful run near Scotttown/Proctorville, Ohio. Known as Appalachian Uprising, the music festival has a new home for 2015 --- Harris Riverfront Park. The amphitheater will light up June 5-6-7 for the Jewel City Jamboree, councilman David Ball announced at the Work Session, Thursday, August 8.

"We will have national talent and a bluegrass gospel show," Ball announced. "This will bring guests to the city."

Mayor Steve Williams added the Jamboree represents another pillar in "our aspiration to make the riverfront a destination." He continued, "The reality is here. We are planning next year now. The Jamboree will kick off the summer exceptionally."

The Jamboree joins DAWG Dazzle , the Regatta, and "other events coming in between," Williams said.

The Uprising had been hosted by Chuck Black, prior to his untimely passing in 2013.

Prior guests at the Uprising have included:

Del McCoury
Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Rambling Rooks
Featuring Ronnie Bowman, Don Rigsby and Kenny Smith
Bluegrass SuperJam Led by Ronnie McCoury
Mountain Heart
Larry Keel and Natural Bridge
Melvin Goins and Windy Mountain
Johnny Staats and The Delivery Boys




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