082606jamboree1.jpg 082606jamboree2.jpgThe music may be what attracts the crowds to the Friday Night Jamboree but, for a photographer, the people are the show.

Young and old, short and tall, skinny and not-so-skinny — the mixture of bluegrass music fans and those curious enough to see what the fuss is all about make each visit to the Jamboree interesting.

Friday’s mixture included a collection of Radford University students checking out the show along with visitors from as far away as Turkey and Japan.

Friday also marked the return of crowd favorite Clyde Williams to the Jamboree following surgery on his hand and a fourth group kept the music hopping until close to midnight. Floyd County Store owner Woody Crenshaw is expanding the facility with additions to the building, a new stage and sound system and a larger dance floor.

Other plans for for an ice cream and soda fountain and lunch counter, But the Jamboree is, and always will be, the music and the people. It’s Friday night in Floyd, the music is humming and everyone is having a good time. 082606jamboree3.jpg