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Wheeling Jamboree feat. Exile & More

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Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 7:00pm

7:00pm Show / 6:00pm Doors

Wheeling Jamboree

Exile formed in 1963, looking to play small clubs in Richmond, Kentucky, but managed to top both the pop and country charts during their 60-year-long career. Their most successful hit, “Kiss You All Over” spent four weeks at the top of Billboard’s pop chart in 1978. In the early 1980s Exile started to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts, Exile has successfully had ten No. 1 singles, including “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory” and “Give Me One More Chance.” The hit song “Kiss You All Over” was used in the 1996 Adam Sandler movie Happy Gilmore and in the 2006 film Employee of the Month. They have toured with acts including Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers and The Judd’s. The five original Exile members re-formed in 2008 and continue to tour today. Current members of the band include J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman. 2023 celebrates 60 years for the band and the 45th anniversary of the hit song “Kiss You All Over.”

Tristen Smith affectionately known as “T-Bone” as a young music performer in the Ohio Valley returns home to play the legendary Wheeling Jamboree. Tristen moved to Nashville, TN in 2010 to attend Belmont University and pursue a career in music. He has had the opportunity to play music all over the globe and performed in some of the most celebrated venues including The Grand Ole Opry. At the age of just 15, he was included in the official lineup of Jamboree In The Hills. Currently, Tristen and his wife Madison perform and release music as the Country duo, Lazy Jane.Their most recent single “Ghost in the Getaway Car” is available on all digital platforms. Tristen also currently serves as the lead guitarist for other Country artists including Morgan Evans.

Jo Ann Jones is an established country music vocalist and recording artist, based right here in the Wheeling area. She is a long time Member of the Jamboree, first becoming a fan favorite on the weekly Jamboree USA shows and Jamboree In The Hills annual festival. Throughout her career she’s performed around the USA, Canada and Central America at a variety of Venues, radio shows, TV shows and Churches. Inspirational music is the central part of her singing career delivering the Gospel message in song wherever she performs.

The award-winning Larry Stephenson Band has been entertaining audiences for 33 years and includes numerous performances on the Grand Ole Opry, The Wheeling Jamboree, RFD-TV, while headlining festivals and concerts across the US and Canada. The group is led by Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame member and 5-time Society for The Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA) Male Vocalist of the year.They also inducted Stephenson into their Hall of Greats in 2018. With numerous IBMA and SPBGMA nominations and awards, Larry records for his family owned label, Whysper Dream Music. In 2019 Larry Stephenson was inducted as a member of the Wheeling Jamboree recognizing his numerous performances on the show with his Father’s band throughout the 70s.

Behind the vocalist of the show are veteran members of the Jamboree Staff Band and Artist Members themselves that includes this stellar lineup. Vocalist and Drummer Chad Smith. Steel Guitarist Jim Thompson. Multi-Instrumentalist Jamie Peck and on Bass Guitar Mike Mazure.