Appalachian Center for the Arts Presents: The Kevin Prater Band

Bluegrass group The Kevin Prater Band is coming to the Appalachian Center for the Arts, October 3, 2020. The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door, and will cost $15/per person. For more information, call (606) 262-4004.

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Hillbilly Days Presents: The Kevin Prater Band

This event has been cancelled due to precautions pertaining to COVID-19.

Celebrating 36 years of Kevin Prater helping Shriners help kids, the Kevin Prater band will be hosting the Hillbilly Days Pike County Courthouse Bluegrass Stage April 16, 17 and 18, 2020.

The Kevin Prater Band bases their sound on strong vocal harmonies.  Built around high trios, their style is reminiscent of the classic Seldom Scene and 1970’s Country Gentlemen performances. They are steeped in the tradition of Gospel music and pride themselves on the a cappella hymns and great gospel songs that people have come to enjoy. The band includes classic country in their repertoire and loves bringing old familiar favorites to life.

Pike County Courthouse Stage Schedule

Click here for the Courthouse Stage Schedule for Hillbilly Days 2020 for a complete list of performances and times.

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Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys

Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys will be performing their legendary brand of bluegrass music at the Belfry Volunteer Fire Department Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door, and are $20/person.

This event is sponsored by Community Trust Bank & Rogers Funeral Home.


Russell Fork River Bluegrass Show

The Russell Fork River Bluegrass Show will be held at the Breaks Interstate Park, November 15 and 16, 2019. Hosted by Dave Adkins, this event will feature performances by Dave Adkins Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, and Remington Ryde. Friday evening will be a jam session.

Admission details

  • General Admission – $25
  • 1 night package for 2 guests including lodging & meals – $175
  • 2 night package for 2 guests including Friday night open jam session, lodging, meals, & 2 official RFRBS t-shirts – $320

Call 276-865-4413 for information and reservations.

Hillbilly Days – Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys

Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys will be performing at Hillbilly Days, Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the UPIKE Gymnasium. Free and open to the public, this event will feature world class bluegrass, an autograph signing and merchandise. Kristi Stanley will be performing in the UPIKE Gymnasium Thursday night, also at 7:30 p.m. Ralph Stanley II (a hillbilly shriner himself) welcomes you to this great event. Be sure to support the Shriners Hospital for Children with a donation to the hillbilly shriners.


Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys are celebrating their Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart that was released on Stanley Family Records last year. Even into 2018, the band is still regularly appearing on that coveted Top 15 chart. This self-titled album was the first release for the group since Ralph II took over the Clinch Mountain Boys band name in 2016 per the wishes of his late father Dr. Ralph Stanley.

The band includes Clinch Mountain Boy John Rigsby on fiddle, mandolin and vocals; Alex Leach on banjo and vocals; Randall Hibbitts on the upright bass and vocals; and Ralph Stanley II on the guitar and lead vocals. This band configuration brings a lot of talent, energy and humor to the stage as they perform old-time favorites, bluegrass hits and new original material.

Ralph II has had two Grammy nominations on previous albums he recorded with Rebel Records. In 2002 he earned his first Grammy along with his father. Dr. Ralph Stanley for their collaboration with Jim Lauderdale on Lost in the Lonesome Pines. Ralph II has proven to be an accomplished songwriter and has 6 solo albums under his belt, along with the highly acclaimed duet album with his father titled Side by Side.

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