Grantham and Weatherford to be featured at Old South Jamboree

James Weatherford, standing, and Buck Grantham, who were members of the first Old South Jamboree band in the 1970s, will return to the historic music venue in Walker for a night of country tunes on Saturday, May 4.

Two familiar faces will return to the Old South Jamboree this weekend.

James Weatherford and Buck Grantham, who were members of the first Old South band in the early 1970s, are coming back to the historic music venue in Walker for a night of country tunes on Saturday, May 4.

Weatherford, a guitar player, and Grantham, a pedal steel guitar player, will perform 10 songs together, Old South Jamboree director Carlton Jones said.

After their performance, the River City Boys, a three-person band out of Baton Rouge, will take the stage for another 10-song set, Jones said. The band is made up of performers Kell Johnson, Murray Clark and Dennis Smith and features two of the founding members of the River City Good Tyme Band.

Jones said he and others may also perform during the show, but the main focus is showcasing the musical duo that is making its return to the Old South stage.

“We want to feature these guys [Weatherford and Grantham],” he said.

Admission for Saturday's show is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for kids under 6. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Refreshments including hot dogs, popcorn, and cold drinks will be available.

The Old South Jamboree is located at 9554 Florida Blvd. in Walker, between the Juban Road and Walker exits. For more information about the Old South Jamboree, call (225) 936-0349 or visit www.oldsouthjamboree.webs.com.

Old South Jamboree

When: Saturday, May 4, beginning at 7 p.m.

Where: Old South Jamboree, 9554 Florida Blvd. in Walker

Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for kids under 6

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