The Crucible Coming to Stage at ACT

Artists Collaborative Theatre (ACT) will soon welcome The Crucible to its stage as the annual literary production. Written by Arthur Miller, this “timeless tale of truth on trial” takes us back to the 1690’s Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, where whispers of witchcraft haunt the streets and rumors spread like wildfire as townsfolk search for the answers to their fears.
After young girls are found dancing in the woods, they become stricken with a mysterious illness. Long simmering disputes, grudges and jealousies turn into harsh accusations and soon the entire community is embroiled in prolonged legal proceedings filled with dramatic claims and desperate confessions. This classic tale of mass hysteria, fear, violence, and ignorance serves as both an exciting historical drama and a timely parable of contemporary American society.

The full cast list of local performers include the following: Jason Justice as John Proctor, Amy McDougal as Elizabeth Proctor, Bradley Gene Bryant as Rev. Samuel Parris, Rain Trester as Betty Parris, Shailyn Hopkins as Abigail Williams, Za’Maryah Johnson as Tituba, Dave Sykes as Thomas Putnam, Sandy Penix as Ann Putnam, Adam Neil Johnson as Rev. John Hale, Marica Casey as Rebecca Nurse, Katie Goff as Mary Warren, Roger R. Belcher as Deputy Governor John Danforth, Elathan Bowling as Judge Hathorne, Rodney Ruth as Giles Corey, Lainey Vasquez as Mercy Lewis, Maddie Wakeland as Susanna Walcott, Ella Tolliver as Sarah Good, Allen Gibson as Francis Nurse, Andrew Bentley as Willard, J.R. Vasquez as Marshal Herrick (guard), Peterson Maynard as Hopkins (guard), and Kaylee Adkins, Whitney Ramey, Lainey Vasquez, and Madison Wakeland as the Ensemble.

The Crucible, rated PG-13, will show every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm and every Sunday at 3 pm from February 15th through March 4th and March 15th through March 18th. Tickets are only $10 each and are available online at www.ACT4.org, by phone at (606) 754-4228, or at the box office the day of the show. ACT also welcomes you to stay up-to-date with all they do at facebook.com/ACTheatre1.

As always, ACT extends a special thanks to the Kentucky Arts Council for their collaboration on this production.

66th Annual Tri-State Gospel Sing @ Breaks Interstate Park

The 66th annual Tri-State Gospel Sing will be held on Labor Day weekend at Breaks Interstate Park. The event will run from Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5, at the park amphitheater.

Preaching Starting at 9 am !!!

The Tri-State Gospel Singing is held annually on Labor Day Weekend in the Beautiful Breaks Interstate Park, Breaks, VA.

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016; 9 AM – 8 PM

Primitive Quartet, Ronnie Spriggs, The Parsons, Tammy Jones Robinette, Willis Canada, Gospel Grass Trip, Keen Mountain Brothers, Salvation Rain, Kevin Wilson Band, The Jackson Family, New Harvest Brothers, Eddie Street, Masters Harmony, New Again, Change of Heart, Steppin’ Out on Faith, Strings of Hope.

Sunday, September 4th, 2016; 9 AM – 8 PM

The Jackson Family, Kevin Wilson Band, Salvation Rain, The Principals, Ronnie Spriggs, Ritchie Rose & Bob Smallwood, Change of Heart, Eddie Street, The Parsons, Gospel Grass Trio, Blood Bought Trio, Willis Canada, Steppin’ Out on Faith, Masters Harmony, Keen Mountain Brothers, The Jackson Family, New Harvest Brothers, Strings of Hope.

Monday,  September 5th, 2016; 9 AM- 4 PM

Kevin Wilson Band, Salvation Rain, The Parsons, Gospel Grass Trio, Eddie Street, The Jackson Family, Change of Heart, Ronnie Spriggs and Kevin Wilson Band.

****Groups May Not Sing as Listed and List is Subject to Change***

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BLUEGRASS SHOWS AT THE AMPHITHEATER

Saturday August 13th – “Wolf Creek Grass”

Admission is free to these Bluegrass Events.  There is a $2.00 parking fee when you come through the front gate.  Please check our facebook page or our website for schedule changes due to bad weather.

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With the Ralph Stanley Museum and the Traditional Mountain Music Center nearby, it’s no surprise that music is an integral part of the park experience. In fact, Breaks Interstate Park is known as the Western Gateway to The Crooked Road.

Gospel shows are planned each Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend as well as on Father’s Day. Plan early, as these free events have drawn crowds of up to 20,000 people.

Other events are also planned during the spring and summer months. Some shows are free, and some require ticket purchase.

These events have made us an Affiliated Partner with the Crooked Road, a 250-mile route that meanders through the mountains of southwest Virginia, celebrating the region’s unique music heritage.

The amphitheater may be reserved for rental when it is not scheduled for park use. Call the Park Office at (276) 865-4413  for more information.

Breaks Interstate Park is located on the Kentucky – Virginia border and is accessed State Route 80. Commissioned by the U.S. Congress in 1954, it encompasses more than 4,600 acres and is one of only two interstate parks in the United States. For more information about the park, visit www.BreaksPark.com.

Breaks Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Special Buffet

The 22nd annual Breaks Park Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is planned for Saturday, March 26. An Easter Sunrise Service is planned on Sunday, March 27, in addition to the Rhododendron Restaurant’s Easter Buffet.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will begin at 9 am on Saturday with a breakfast buffet. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for photos. The buffet will be $9.95 for adults and $5.95 for children up to 10 years old.

A Sunrise Service will be held at Potter’s Knoll shelter beginning at 6 am on Easter Sunday.

The Easter buffet at the Rhododendron Restaurant will run from 11 am to 5 pm on Easter Sunday. It will feature carved ham, turkey and gravy, meatloaf, sweet potato casserole, corn bread dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, and rolls. A full salad bar and dessert bar is also included. The buffet will be $14.95 for ages 11 and up; $7.95 for ages 4 to 10; and ages 3 and under are free.

The Easter Egg hunt will have 3,500 eggs, with hundreds of prizes ranging from coloring books to electronics. The Egg Hunt will be for children ages 1 to 12, with three separate age groups: ages 1-3; ages 4-7; and ages 8-12. The event will be held on Potter’s Knoll, and will begin promptly at noon.

Breaks has again partnered with The Haysi-Clinchco Lions Club, the Haysi Kiwanis Club, the Town of Haysi, Town of Clinchco, and the Haysi Partners to make it even more exciting. A card with a phrase will be given to each participant at the Breaks Egg Hunt. The second half of that special phrase will be found in a small number of lucky eggs at the Community Easter Egg Hunt held at the Haysi Kiwanis Park, beginning at 1 pm. The participants who find both parts of the special phrase will win a cash prize. To win cash prizes, participants must attend both events.

The Community Easter Egg hunt in Haysi will be open to children 12 and under. Gates will open for registration at 11 am. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures and to greet children. Additionally, there will be prizes, games, bounce houses, and other activities.

For more information about events at Breaks Park, call (276)-865-4413 ext. 3213 or visit www.BreaksPark.com.

Breaks Park Generates $9.95 Million Regional Economic Impact in 2015

Breaks Interstate Park provided an $9.95 million economic impact across southeast Kentucky and southwest Virginia in 2015, according to a Virginia State Park system study. The park recorded 357,993 day-use and overnight visitors last year, and posted the fourth greatest economic impact among state parks in Virginia.

“Our local economy has been gravely impacted by the downturn of the coal market. In response, we are seeking new and innovative ways to reposition our area as a tourism destination and it is encouraging to see that those efforts are bearing fruit,” said Superintendent Austin Bradley.

The economic impact study takes into account not only the park’s revenue, but the direct and indirect impact of tourism dollars generated by the park into the surrounding localities. That includes money visitors spend on items such as food, gas, and supplies while traveling.

Breaks Park continues to be a viable and integral contributor to the local economy, said Bradley. He added that as one of the few recreational parks in the coalfields, Breaks Park also offers vital outdoor facilities to the region, and helps to foster an active, healthy lifestyle during a time when obesity rates and other health related problems are on the rise.

Breaks Interstate Park is located on the Kentucky – Virginia border and is accessed by State Route 80. Commissioned by the U.S. Congress in 1954, it encompasses more than 4,600 acres is one of only two interstate parks in the United States. For more information about the park, please visit www.BreaksPark.com.

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Email: info@breakspark.com
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Annual Tri-State Gospel Sing @ Breaks Park Sept. 5 – 7

The annual Tri-State Gospel Sing will be held during Labor Day weekend at Breaks Interstate Park. The event will run Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7 at the park amphitheater. 

Scheduled to perform on Saturday are Primitive Quartet, The McNeills, The Parsons, Tammy Jones Robinette, Willis Canada, Gospel Grass Trio, Keen Mountain Brothers, Salvation Rain, Kevin Wilson Band, The Jackson Family, New Harvest Brothers, Eddie Street, Masters Harmony, New Again, Change of Heart, Steppin’ Out on Faith, and Ronnie Spriggs.

On Sunday, performers scheduled are The McNeills, Kevin Wilson Band, Salvation Rain, The Principles, Ronnie Spriggs, Mountain Grace, Change of Heart, East Ridge Boys, The Parsons, Gospel Grass Trio, Mike Upright, Willis Canada, Steppin’ Out on Faith, Masters Harmony, Strings of Hope, The Jackson Family, and the Keen Mountain Brothers.

Singers planned for Monday are The Jackson Family, Salvation Rain, The Parsons, Gospel Grass Trio, Eddie Street, Willis Canada, Steppin’ Out on Faith, Ronnie Spriggs, and The Case Family.

Morning devotions will begin each day at 9 am. The event will run from 9 am to 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 9 am to 4 pm on Monday. 

Breaks Interstate Park is located on the Kentucky – Virginia border and is accessed  State Route 80. Commissioned by the U.S. Congress in 1954, it encompasses more than 4,600 acres and is one of only two interstate parks in the United States. For more information about the park, please visit www.BreaksPark.com.