40 Years of Celebrating America’s Truckers!
The 40th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree kicks off next week at The World’s Largest Truckstop. The 2019 Walcott Truckers Jamboree will feature a Super Truck Beauty Contest, Antique Truck Display; Iowa pork chop cookout; over 150 exhibits, Trucker Olympics; carnival games; two fireworks displays, a 100th birthday party for not one, but two trucks at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum. A 1919 International and a 1919 Pierce Arrow will be honored. You won’t want to miss the live concerts and lots of fun for the whole family! “There will be fun for everyone! Trucks, games, music, food, fireworks and more,” says Heather DeBaillie, Vice President of Marketing. “The Walcott Truckers Jamboree is truly an event about the professional driver. We appreciate the important job they do in keeping America rolling and we think they should be celebrated.”
On July 11th attendees can enjoy a performance by Davisson Brothers Band who have been hailed by Rolling Stone Country as one of “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know”. “If you like a little Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top and some Bon Jovi, you are going to have a great time listening to these guys,” says DeBaillie. Local favorite Dani Lynn Howe and Band will kick off the concert at 5:00 PM. Fireworks and the Lights at Night show will follow!
Friday, July 12th brings adds a Pet Contest, and another great evening of music. Lindsay Lawler and Natalie Stovall will get the party going at 5:00 PM opening for CMA Award winning group Sawyer Brown. With 38 years and 5,000 shows under their belt; when asked what their secret is, lead singer Mark Miller simply says, “We’re blue collar working-class guys from the neighborhood who just happen to get up on stage at night and make music.” They are sure to play favorites such as Six Days on the Road, Some Girls Do, Travelin’ Band, Thank God for You and many, many more. Fireworks will cap off the evening.
Visitors can grab a breakfast treat on Saturday, July 13th in the Super Truck Showroom (chrome shop). “In lieu of a cake this year we are going to be giving away doughnuts and crescents from Tiffiny’s Tipton Bakery. You won’t want to miss the huge doughnut wall we are building!” remarks DeBaillie.
Afternoon will feature the southern rock sounds of The Kentucky Headhunters starting at 1:00 PM. They are best known for their hits O Lonesome Me, Walk Softly on this Heart of Mine, Dumas Walker and so many more. DeBaillie says, “The Kentucky Headhunters wanted to come back again this year to finish the what they started, and we can’t wait for their performance!”
Admission and parking to the event and all concerts is FREE! Shuttles will be provided from the parking area to the event grounds courtesy of Sherwin Williams.
The 40th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree, is being held July 11-13, 2019 at Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa. The most up to date information can be found at www.truckersjamboree.com.