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Headliners announced for 2016 Craven Country Jamboree

All that was left to do Monday morning is pack up and head back home after another Craven Country Jamboree weekend. 

Concert-goers already have an idea of what they'll be seeing next year. 

Two of the headliners for 2016 were announced Sunday night: Zac Brown Band will be next year's Friday night headliner; Eric Church will be Sunday's headliner.

Tickets for next year's show are available here.

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Craven continues through rain and threats of tornadoes

The week at Craven Country Jamboree that started off blistering hot ended with some familiar weather and the threat of a severe storm.

The mercury rose fast Saturday morning for the third straight day over temperatures above 30 degrees under the hot sun.

"Thirty above at 9:30 in the morning is not meant for people," said Callum Bradely.

Many filled up their kiddie pools while others put a tarp in the cab of their pickup and filled it with water to cool down. Then the storm rolled in during the afternoon

Jon Vickers, Canadian tenor, dead at 88

Canadian opera singer John Vickers, nicknamed "God's tenor" for his voice and Christian beliefs, has died at the age of 88, according to London's Royal Opera House.

Craven Country Jamboree heats up

The biggest acts in country music, and 25,000 fans are in Craven for the annual Craven Country Jamboree (CCJ). 

The festival is held in the winding Qu'Appelle valley just outside the small town. Festival goers are there for the music, to see old friends, to party, camp, and more.

The weather at the Jamboree rarely cooperates, and this year is no exception. Temperatures have been over 30 C for the first three days of CCJ, and on Saturday heavy rain and thunder forced Brett Kissel off the stage to wait it out.

Controversial Confederate flag flies at Craven

While the Confederate flag is now down from the South Carolina State House, it still waves here in Saskatchewan at the Craven Country Jamboree.

It doesn't take long to spot the controversial flag once you're inside the music festival grounds as several different campsites either have the flag flying on a pole or hanging from their trailer.

Axton Mihail and Austin Donald have the symbol on display at their site, citing a love for a certain television show.

Bomber fan stands out in Craven crowd

The heat cranked up on the Craven Country Jamboree Thursday helping the good times go down for thousands of festival lovers.

Many were still hauling their campers or trailers on the highway, ready to set up and hunker down for the weekend. Inside the gates, the party was already well underway, beers in hand and clothes peeled back because of the 30-degree temperature. For some, the party had been a continuation from the day before.

Garth Brooks coming to Sask. for hospital fundraiser

Garth Brooks is coming to Saskatchewan.

While the legendary country singer will not be performing a concert, he will visit both Saskatoon and Regina for a Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan fundraiser.

Memories, music, merriment make Craven Country Jamboree

Four days of country music and partying with friends and family -- and new acquaintances -- are set to begin with the opening of the Craven Country Jamboree.

More than 20,000 people are expected, temporarily turning the grounds in the Qu'Appelle Valley into Saskatchewan's third largest city. 

It's a chance for people to let loose, like Doug Westhouse, who is at the jamboree for his 11th time.

"Partying? It doesn't matter how old you are. You gotta have fun," he said.

Toby Keith poster stolen following Moose Jaw concert

Police in Moose Jaw are looking for a woman they say stole Toby Keith ... not the country singer, but a promotional display.

A post on Facebook by Moose Jaw Crime Stoppers said the poster was stolen from the lobby at Mosaic Place the night of Keith's concert on June 30, 2015.

A still from a surveillance camera shows a blonde woman wearing jeans, a plaid shirt, and a cowboy hat, carrying a rolled up canvas.

The post asked anyone with information on the crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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