Lanham Brothers Jamboree Christmas Show returns with bluegrass flavor

November 16, 2021 | 12:08 am

Updated November 15, 2021 | 9:16 pm

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The Lanham Brothers Jamboree Christmas Show returns to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Dec. 4. Brothers Randy and Barry Lanham will celebrate roots music, clogging, and Kentucky arts with Christmas songs and entertainment to ring in the holiday season.

The interactive, fun family show begins at 7 p.m. and features music, dance, skits, and loads of crowd interaction. The show is also professionally recorded for broadcast on KET KY and live streamed at local nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other institutions.

“You never know when you might become part of the show,” Randy Lanham said. “We just love to do this Christmas show. We’re so blessed. It’s one of our biggest of the year, and people say they walk away feeling inspired like they just went to church.”

This year’s show is sponsored by Modern Welding, Kenergy, Karen and Claud Porter, and Encouraging Kids. It will benefit Volunteer Owensboro, a regional nonprofit that brings awareness to the needs of the community and promotes volunteerism.

With COVID-19 still a factor, Lanham said the show’s live stream is a safe way to bring joy to shut-ins and those unable to attend. The live stream will run on YouTube and is available to institutions free of charge by request. For more information about the live stream, reach out to Lanham here.  

“We want to reach people in those facilities,” he said. “Some people cry because they’re so emotionally moved. I had a lady reach out to me last year whose mother was in Hospice. We live streamed the show and had the entire audience assist us in singing Silent Night to her.”

The star-studded line-up features former American Idol star Jenny Beth Willis, Emily Willis, Kings Highway, Daniel White, The Bartlett Family, Chris Joslin, Chris Armstrong, and The Footstompin Express Cloggers. Lanham said attendees can expect a Christmas-themed show with a “bluegrass twist.”

“There will be a lot of traditional music with bluegrass flavor,” he said. “You might hear Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree on the banjo and fiddle, or Away in a Manger. We always strive to keep Christ in Christmas in all that we do.”

November 16, 2021 | 12:08 am

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