MORRISTOWN -- Another Jamboree In The Hills has come and gone.
The country music festival wrapped up Sunday evening after four consecutive days of "fun and music" for the 36th consecutive year with performances from Ronnie Dunn, David Nail, Lee Brice and others.
Now, as the tents come down and the campers pull out of the respective campgrounds around Jamboree, the focus shifts to the 2013 Jamboree In The Hills, which will be held July 18-21.
FEELING?THE effects of a long weekend of revelry at?Jamboree In?The Hills is Carissa Adams of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The four-day country music festival came to a close Sunday. For additional images view cu.timesleaderonline.com
Jamboree In The Hills spokeswoman Shannon Wall indicated the 2012 version has been a rousing success and the ticket sales, while not officially totaled yet, will be either on par with 2012 or just ahead.
"We had a really big Thursday this year," Wall said. "Saturday is usually our biggest crowd, but Thursday was comparable."
Wall indicated the 2012 Jamboree was one of the most successful in the eyes of the fans because of the complimentary activities that main sponsor Toyota provided all week.
"Everyone's been really happy and we've heard very little complaints from anyone," Wall said. "They had a lot of new things and events."
Wall said Jamboree is hoping the Toyota events return next summer, but there's been no official confirmation.
While the Jamboree goers prepare to go back to their native lands and back to their daily lives, Jamboree officials were scheduled to meet this morning.
"We'll talk about this year's and make plans for the 2013 event," Wall said.
The crowd echoed Wall's thoughts about the 2012 show, which included country mega stars Jason Aldean, on Thursday, and Rascal Flatts, on Saturday.
Friday night's attraction, included the legendary Lynard Skynard and Charlie Daniels Band.
The always-popular Neal McCoy was once again well received by the crowd. Many of the crowd members we talked to didn't hesitate in saying he was their favorite entertainer of the weekend.
It's those kinds of rave reviews that influence the folks who handle the booking for Jamboree In The Hills to continually bring back McCoy year after year.
Another full plate of entertainment will be announced as the weeks and months pass and Jambo 2013 nears.
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