Despite the wet and soggy start organizers of the Craven Country Jamboree are happy with the way that this year’s event is going.
Kim Blevins, director of marketing for the Craven Country Jamboree said that the weekend has been going well.
Blevins said that the rain did cause some issues at the start.
“We kind of had a slow start with the weather on Tuesday … but we made the right call getting people to relocate for the day, the grounds are drying nicely.”
Blevins said the attendance numbers have not changed dramatically this year.
“We’re on par with last year, maybe a little bit down.”
Blevins said that organizers would have a more clear picture on overall attendance numbers after the event as lots of people are choosing to buy day passes.
Blevins also touched on plans for next year’s event.
“We’re already booking into 2017, we’ve got 3 of our headliners, are almost confirmed.”
The picture for the jamboree is not all rosy though, Blevins said that they do face some challenges in regards to the growing costs of bringing in big headliners.
“Zach Brown was a million dollars, Eric Church is a million dollars … it ranges … and those prices are going up year by year which is hard for us because we’re paying in U.S dollars.”
Blevins said that in previous years the festival would be paying between five hundred thousand and seven hundred fifty thousand dollars for a big headliner.
Blevins said that organizers are trying to keep ticket prices low for the fans but said that small increases are likely in the future to help cover rising costs.