MORRISTOWN, Ohio – Thousands of country music fans will filter into the Jamboree In The Hills site starting Thursday when the 38th annual event officially begins.
Plenty of work is done leading up to the show, which features a top-shelf lineup with the likes of Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Montgomery Gentry and Little Big Town set to perform during the course of the four-day event.
On Tuesday, with just 48 hours to go before the opening ceremonies, Operations Director Scott Hall Jones and assistant director Perry Jones were finalizing things throughout the venue and campgrounds.
“The operations and grounds crew start working, part time, as early as April with some preliminary things,” Scott Hall Jones said. “But, about the first of June, the full-time work begins and it kind of builds from there more and more each week.”
The work that the operations crew is responsible for includes, but is not limited to, all of the fencing that surrounds the venue and campgrounds; the signage around the grounds, including the roads and inside; preparing the campgrounds, hiring the police departments, mounted patrol, event staff, etc.
“Probably the Monday after the show ends, we start working on next year,” Perry Jones said. “There are just new problems every year, it seems…