Tag Archives: Blandsilanti Jamboree

Michigan Roots Jamboree, a preview

I had occasion last night to exchange a few emails with Erik Dotzauer, the Executive Director of the Depot Town CDC, on their upcoming event in Riverside Park. Here’s our very quick, three question interview. Mark: So, Erik, tell me about the upcoming Michigan Roots Jamboree and what you’ll be doing differently this year? Erik: […]

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Introducing Jamboman

It’s just come to my attention that the folks behind the Michigan Roots Jamboree (formerly known as the Ypsitucky Bluegrass Festival), have rolled out an official mascot. His name is Jamboman, and, according to Facebook, he wants desperately to be my friend. Here, on the origins of Jamboman, is a clip from the Ypsilanti Citizen: […]

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“The Jamboree”

Remember how, a week or so ago, I told you that the Depot Town CDC, having been told by a few people in the community that the name “Ypsitucky Jamboree” was horribly offensive, were charged with coming up with a new name for their summer music festival? Well, they came up with one. After soliciting […]

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