The Friday Night Jamboree, we are often told, is an evening for all ages and the event brings out kids from 1 to 100.

I love to photograph the enthusiasm of children. Their unbounded energy is infectious for everyone, including adults. They throw themselves into dancing with such abandon that all those around them can’t help but get caught up in the excitement.

You will find many kids among the large crowds that pack the Floyd County Store each Friday night and the event will also bring out the child in you. At this past Friday night’s Jamboree, the crowd of children seemed larger and even more enthusiastic.

Music, of course, is the show but the crowd is as much fun to watch as anything else. I saw one man on stage dancing in wing tips. Another wore a cowboy hat, bermuda shorts and Birkenstocks.

But the children are, and always will be, a show into themselves.