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.

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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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Lynyrd Skynyrd Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd will be bringing their Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour to the Appalachian Wireless Arena Thursday, September 10, 2020 (rescheduled from May 8). This is the third year of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers’ Farewell Tour,  featuring special guest Travis Tritt. Tickets on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Dec. 6 at LiveNation.com.

About the Show

In 2018 Southern Rock icons, Lynyrd Skynyrd, announced that, after a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold, they would embark on their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. Produced by LiveNation, the career-concluding farewell tour has logged over 100 stops in the U.S. and internationally over the last two years with Scotland’s The Herald calling the band, “still free as a bird, forty years later.” “We’ve said we want to play every venue and market we’ve ever visited around the world one last time and even some places we haven’t, so we get to see all of Skynyrd Nation,” said the band’s lead singer Johnny Van Zant. “we are getting close!” True to their word and faithful to their loyal fans, the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour continues in 2020 with tickets for U.S. dates going on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, Dec. 6 at 10:00 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. The farewell tour will continue to take the band across the country and around the globe in 2020 giving fans one last unforgettable night of classic American Rock-and-Roll. The tour will make a stop in Pikeville, Kentucky on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Appalachian Wireless Arena. The Southern Rockers will be joined by special guest Travis Tritt. The tour derives its name from their song, “The Last of the Street Survivors” and the band’s fifth studio album Street Survivors that is certified multi-Platinum by the RIAA and includes the Platinum-certified single, “What’s Your Name.” International dates will be announced soon. The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour marks a big moment for generations of fans, as Lynyrd Skynyrd has been touring consistently since the 90s. The band, that USA Today called the “whiskey-soaked genre’s most popular and influential crew,” is ready to rock one last time. The farewell tour will take original member Rossington joined by Van Zant, Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington, Carol Chase and special guest Jim Horn across the country over the next year. The legendary rockers are best known for the RIAA Platinum-certified “Sweet Home Alabama” and self-proclaimed signature song, “Free Bird,” that Rolling Stone said was “easily the most requested live song in existence.” With everlasting hits such as “Simple Man,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “What’s Your Name,” “Call Me The Breeze,” “You Got that Right,” and more, it is easy to see why Rolling Stone named Lynyrd Skynyrd one of its 100 Greatest Bands of All Time. For tour line-ups in your market or to purchase VIP Packages, visit lynyrdskynyrd.com.