Craven Country Jamboree is an annual country music festival, held in the Qu’Appelle Valley, near Craven, Saskatchewan, Canada.
One of the grand-daddies of music festivals, there has been music on this piece of property since 1983. The original festival was called the Big Valley Jamboree, and was first established by Father Lucien Larre, as a fundraiser for his Bosco Homes for emotionally disturbed youth.
A successor event, the Kinsmen Rock’N the Valley rock music festival, ran until 2004. The country music format was revived in 2005 and renamed the Craven Country Jamboree. Some of the biggest acts in country music have performed at this festival site, including Garth Brooks, George Strait, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, John Denver, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Dixie Chicks and many more. Including special guests like Willie Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty. For most of these years, the festival was hosted by long time comedy duo, Williams and Ree, who still host the Craven Country Jamboree today.