Joel Ray’s Lincoln Jamboree is a special Sunday show dedicated to the King of Rock and Roll.
The date is important because it’s Elvis’ birthday.
Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935. He is considered one of the most important cultural figures of the 20th century, and his style of performance, combined with a combination of extremely powerful influences, has brought him both great success and initial controversy.
It is also a significant anniversary in the history of the Lincoln Jamboree.
On January 8, 1978, Jamboree’s original owner, Joel Ray Sproles, performed his first Elvis concert in front of a sold-out crowd wearing an Elvis suit purchased for him by Eddie Miles. rice field.
While the show was on, the 1978 Blizzard began and several feet of snow fell before the show ended, the most consecutive days with more than an inch of snow on the ground for 63 days beginning January 8. until March 11, 1978.
The weather forecast for this Sunday is cloudy skies with a high of 44 degrees.
Miles is a regular performer at Jamboree. It was in 1978 that his career took off, leading to his own show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, as well as regular appearances in Las Vegas and Branson, Missouri.
His performance at the Jamboree will be on the soundtrack, but only once, on the 45th anniversary of this memorable performance, will Miles return to the stage with four of the original five band members performing live. increase.
Band members Wayne Sexton, Ronnie Benningfield, Lou Bingham and Camille Bingham performed in 1978 with Charles Durham, who died in November 2021.
To add to the show, Miles does this one-off run in a leather Elvis suit, and the show begins as it did in 1978.
Kentucky’s premier family-style restaurant located inside the Jamboree offers specially priced meals for the 1978 anniversary performance.
Seats are limited for the Sunday 2:00 pm show at Joel Ray’s Lincoln Jamboree, 2579 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville. For ticket information, please call the Box Office at 270-358-3545.