If you have country music star potential, then you will want to know that the Havelock Country Jamboree, Canada’s Largest Country Music and Camping Festival has partnered with The Ranch Resort Banquet & Conference Center in Bethany Ontario to present The Next Country Music Star Talent Search 2017.
For country music lovers, this is a chance to perform on the twin stages at the Havelock Country Jamboree, a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity.’
The contest will run over a series of Saturday nights at the Ranch Resort from March 4th to April 29th.
One winning contestant from each night will advance to the Semi-Finals. The judges, including votes from the audience, will also select three wild card choices from the first round.
There are only 30 audition spaces available. You can download the full application from the website.
A look at the 2016 line-up and the winners shows the quality of performers and the potential the Jamboree can have on an artist’s career.
The Grand Prize was awarded to Sacha, “A Small Town Girl with a Guitar Full of Dreams.” She was born in Montreal, but grew up in the small town of Warkworth Ontario.
You can see and hear Sacha perform…
Second place was awarded to The Jackson Band. Jordy Jackson was born and raised in Jones Falls where he spent his time with his guitar, developing his passion for playing music.
Third place was presented to Dean James Band. Dean is from Peterborough and has been singing country music since he was 3 years old. He has travelled to Nashville regularly and has enjoyed appearances at several legendary and historic downtown honky tonks.
See and hear the Dean James band on Facebook and Youtube:
Check out all of the 2017 details, including this year’s line-up and the schedule of events on the Next Country Music Star Website at http://thenextcountrymusicstar.com/ and their Facebook page at
To get audience tickets, just call The Ranch Resort 705-277-1942 or purchase them for $10.00 at the door. But take note, last year’s event was sold out!
There will also be an optional Dinner from 6pm-9pm for $20.00 + HST throughout the series; bar beverages and food will also be available during performances. Reservations are recommended!