Jamboree marks 40 years, Honor Brinkman in Wall of Fame

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BLUEGRASS?TO?GOSPEL–This informal group of musicians drew a large group of listeners behind the Aura Hall at this year’s annual traditional music festival. Celebrating “40”, this year’s event included a wide variety of music and musicians from throughout the Upper Midwest.

The Aura Community Hall was the place to be for traditional music lovers on Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, 2016. The 40th annual Aura Jamboree included hours of great music both on stage and on the grounds and two nights of traditional dances lasting until midnight. “It was a wonderful time for a lot of people,” said Aura Community Hall Association President Glenda Hiltunen. “We didn’t get any complaints. One of the musicians, Don Rynholm, wasn’t going to be able to come. He surprised me and showed up late Friday. Afterward he said it was the best Jamboree he’s ever been to.” This year’s event was dedicated to the memory of Carol Brinkman, Penny Emery, Don Hawkin and Warren Brule. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.