Live Nation Backs Away From Changes To Jamboree In The Hills After Outcry


BELMONT, OH (CelebrityAccess) — The mob has spoken a and just a week after announcing that the event had a new name and a new, stricter policy on alcohol, organizers for the Jambo Country festival announced that they are recanting on their changes.

The 2017 edition of the festival will once again be known as Jamboree In The Hills and promoter Live Nation announced that event attendees will once again be allowed to bring their coolers into the festival.

After Live Nation announced the new name and change to the alcohol policy last week, fans immediately took to social media to express their discontent. A Facebook group calling for a boycott of the festival quickly ballooned to 10,000 members in less than a week.

“Jamboree fans have spoken and we listened,” General Manager Kelly Tucker-Jones said on the event’s website. “After previously announcing changes to the festival’s format and carefully listening to the fans’ feedback we are returning to our roots.

“The people have spoken. In 2017 we will continue with the beloved name of Jamboree In The Hills and (have) all four days.

“Jambo fans are some of the most loyal and fun loving music fans in the country, we want to make sure they have a terrific time at the festival and come back year after year.” – Staff Writers