Jerry Jeff Walker performs in San Pedro

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Annually, renowned singer and songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker has been coming to Ambergris Caye since 1997. Each year “Camp Belize” draws hundreds of fans who are treated to different musical concerts while on the island. Many of the 300-plus fans include musicians that have travelled from all over the world, mostly from the US, to see him perform in the Caribbean setting.

 

Jerry Jeff Walker at Camp Belize 2012

Jerry Jeff Walker entertaining the crowd at Camp Belize 2012

According to Conrad Olson, who is one of the organizers of Walker’s concert, once on Ambergris Caye the group gets to participate in a number of activities culminating with annual concerts at Wet Willy’s Cantina.
On Monday, January 30th, fans that were on the island for Walker’s concert got to also participate and enjoy in a “picking party” where those who are musicians performed a variety of favorite songs. Olson said that the picking party is geared to prepare the fans for the main event where they get to see Jerry Jeff Walker perform some of his best songs in a small, intimate environment.

According to Olson, the reason fans follow Walker all the way to Belize is because some of the songs performed by Walker are only sang in Belize. Jerry Jeff Walker is expected to perform to a sold-out crowd today, Tuesday January 31st and Thursday February 2nd starting at 7PM.

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