Seymour man honored for starting bluegrass series


Columbus Mayor James D. Lienhoop recently recognized a Seymour man for his help in establishing the Columbus Bluegrass Jamboree Shows as part of the city’s performing arts program.

Don Tatlock also has coordinated bluegrass and gospel performances for Oktoberfest in Seymour for several years and monthly shows at the Hayden Historical Museum for the past 14 years. In the past, Tatlock has coordinated shows for Freetown’s Fourth of July Festival and at North Vernon City Park.

The first Columbus show was June 16, 2002, and there were monthly shows in the early days. There are now four shows a year at Donner Center Park.

Tatlock’s first involvement in promoting performances began in the early 1990s with shows in the old livery barn at what was then the Jackson County Historical Society in Brownstown. He also promoted shows at Vallonia as part of the process of raising money for the restoration of the Joe Jackson Hotel.

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