This event is now sold out.
It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the summer in Dufferin County. The night that Jim Cuddy and a line-up of talented, hand-picked musicians take to the stage at Lyric Pond for an intimate outdoor concert.
The 17th Anniversary Jim Cuddy Jamboree is taking place on Sunday, July 24 at 6:00 pm and the tickets are going fast. Dufferin Community Foundation is honoured to be the charity beneficiary of this year’s event.
“The Jim Cuddy Jamboree is legendary in the hills of Mulmur,” said Gord Gallaugher, Dufferin Community Foundation’s Board Chair. “Since 2005, the concert has attracted a devoted crowd who come for a night of food, drink and memorable music to support local environmental and community initiatives.”
The Jamboree begins with appetizers and craft beverages by Creemore Springs and Spy Cider House, and local wines from Windrush Estate Winery sponsored by realtor Suzanne Lawrence. After a buffet dinner catered by Thornbury’s Culinary Designs, guests can loosen their belts and hunker down for a night of music and dancing under the stars.
Music with meaning: Jamboree builds on a legacy of community impact
The Jim Cuddy Jamboree is not just any concert. It is an intensely local event with a long history of helping to protect the environment and support community quality of life.
“Over the past 17 years of producing the Jamboree, the proceeds have supported the protection of prime agricultural land by opposing the Mega Quarry, talented performing artists for the Town Square in Creemore, repairing off-roader damage in the new Pine River Nature Reserve, among other important initiatives,” said Bill Duron, who hosts the Jamboree with his wife Melody on their Honeywood property.
“We also take pleasure in providing a venue for 350 friends and neighbours to gather in celebration of the good fortune of living on or near the Niagara Escarpment,” he said.
For Jim Cuddy, the music is made all the more meaningful by the work it has supported.
“It has been my pleasure for the past number of years to wrangle some musicians to play a tented jamboree at the country home of Bill and Melody Duron. The funds raised have fended off many encroachments on the health and beauty of the local landscape. They have also provided trails and a performing square for up and coming musicians,” said Cuddy. “All the musicians who have performed are proud of the good work done in the Dufferin County community.”
This year’s line-up includes Cuddy, Colin Cripps, Anne Lindsay, Joel Anderson and Devin Cuddy, with special guests Andy Maize, Josh Finlayson and Jessy Bell Smith from the Skydiggers.
Tickets are $225/adults 19+, $75 for youth aged 12-18, $25 for kids aged 6-11, and free for kids 5 and under. Space is limited and there are fewer than 80 tickets left.
To buy tickets, visit https://dufferincommunityfoundation.ca/jimcuddyjamboree.