Grand Depart – Bikepacking at the Breaks Interstate Park

Grand Depart – Bikepacking is scheduled for October 24, 2020 at the Breaks Interstate Park. Presented by Oveja Negra, this free bikepacking adventure will begin at the Breaks Interstate Park, with meet up at the picnic shelter across from the lodge, and roll-out at sunrise (8:00 a.m.). A get-together is also scheduled the Friday night before, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Meet up at the Picnic Shelter across from the Lodge and we’ll all say howdy.

This route explores the vastness of the Pine Mountain region starting at Breaks Interstate Park and heading off west towards the sunset and the infamous Wardaddy Loop. Traversing the Grand Canyon of the South, it is a showcase of the best these rugged and historic Appalachian Mountains has to offer. Superb mountain-line scenery tracing the Kentucky/Virginia border and a tradition of pure, hard adventure – this course is truly breathtaking (literally and metaphorically).

Hank Williams Jr.@ the Appalachian Wireless Arena

Hank William Jr. has been rescheduled for Friday, October 23, 2020. This concert was scheduled to headline the now cancelled Hillbilly Days, but has been rescheduled to be a stand-alone concert event. Tickets are now available, visit the Community Trust Bank Box Office or Ticketmaster.com.

Original Press Release

Hank Williams Jr. has announced that he will be playing the official Hillbilly Days Concert at Appalachian Wireless Arena on Saturday, April 18th. Tickets will go on-sale at 10am Friday, December 20th at the Community Trust Bank Box Office and online at Ticketmaster.com.

Hank Williams Jr.’s extremely impressive resume has spawned 70 million albums sold worldwide, six PLATINUM albums, 20 GOLD albums, 13 No. 1 albums and 10 No. 1 singles. Marking 52 years since his first album in 1964, Hank Jr. released IT’S ABOUT TIME (Nash Icon Records) on January 15. In addition to the history-making “Are You Ready for the Country,” the project includes new tunes such as “Dress Like an Icon,” “Just Call Me Hank,” “It’s About Time,” and “The Party’s On” as well as re-recorded versions of classics “Mental Revenge” and “Born to Boogie” with Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Brad Paisley on guitar. IT’S ABOUT TIME is Hank’s 37th album in his five-decade career. He continues to add accolades to an extremely impressive resume, which includes ACM Entertainer of the Year, CMA Entertainer of the Year and BMI Icon in addition to winning a GRAMMY and being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. As a touring artist, Hank was a pioneer in bringing arena rock production values to country music, and he remains one of the most consistent ticket sellers in music, period, as generation after generation gets turned on to one of the most dynamic live performers ever to take the stage.

Original Event Flyer (now Friday, Oct 23, 2020)

Sleep in Safety: The Legend of Octavia Hatcher

The Appalachian Center for the Arts presents Sleep in Safety: The Legend of Octavia Hatcher, October 22 through 31, 2020, in downtown Pikeville, Kentucky.

Since the early part of the 20th century, Octavia Hatcher’s monument has watched over the city of Pikeville from the cemetary on the hill. Octavia’s brief marriage to prominent Pikeville businessman James Hatcher ended suddenly when she suffered an unknown illness that resulted in her being buried alive.

This original, tragic story of her life and death is a chilling account which may explain why many say her spirit walks the graveyard to this day.

AUDIENCE ADVISORY Rated PG

Tickets will be available at the Community Trust Bank Box Office at The Appalachian Wireless Arena or by calling 606-262-4004.

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.

Kevin Prater Band Media

WillCon 2020 at the Southside Mall

Attention WillCon fans! We are excited to announce that WillCon will be returning to the South Side Mall Saturday, September 26th, 2020. Details for this event will become available as the event approaches. Stay tuned!

 

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