The University of Maine at Fort Kent is preparing for the area’s largest jam session and house party for music lovers at its annual Fiddlers’ Jamboree.

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The popular jam session will be held on Sunday, March 2 from 1 to 4 in UMFK’s Fox Auditorium. The doors will open to the public at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults. Children 12 and under may attend free.

The jamboree brings together talented musicians for an afternoon of impromptu performances. Rising stars, as well as seasoned veterans take their turn. Last year’s jamboree drew more than 60 entertainers from Maine and New Brunswick.  The event is an opportunity for people to show their stuff whether they play an instrument, sing, or dance.

UMFK continues to foster an appreciation of the Acadian and Franco-American heritage and culture by hosting events such as the Fiddlers’ Jamboree.  The annual maple syrup festival, known as "Sucrerie” will be held on Thursday, March 20 from 11 to 1 in Nowland Hall.

Fiddlers, guitarists, other acoustic musicians, and singers are invited to take part in the Sunday afternoon jam session.

Interested participants are encouraged to contact Susan Tardie in advance at (207) 834-7557 or 1-888-879-8635 ext. 7557 or Warren Harvey, at (207) 834-3939.