East Kentucky is a hotbed of talent that has defined and redefined music over the past several decades.

Visit the home of country music! Pike County’s musical culture is the stuff of legend, being home to widely known multi-award winning superstars such as Patty Loveless, Molly O’Day and Dwight Yoakam, and neighboring the home place of the queen of country music, Loretta Lynn, as well as Chris Stapleton and Tyler Childers.

Attraction Spotlight

Entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

While country, gospel and bluegrass still reign in Pikeville-Pike County, other genres have been introduced over the past several years, enhancing our already colorful music scene.

Each year, Pike County hosts several festivals and concerts that display our rich local talent, as well as nationally known artists. Hillbilly Days, one of Kentucky’s most popular festivals, features several live music stages throughout the three-day event.

Live entertainment options in Pikeville/Pike County, KY .

Pikeville/Pike County, Kentucky offers the region’s most diverse live entertainment options. Being the largest county in Kentucky, there are plenty of areas within Pike County that offers various brands of entertainment. Below are just a few such attractions.

Breaks Interstate Park hosts wildly popular gospel bluegrass events each year, attracting enthusiasts from all over to their amphitheater located within some of America’s most beautiful scenery. With events such as Jubilee in the Breaks and A Gospel Music Celebration in the Mountains, the Breaks offers a unique venue to enjoy this classic genre of music.

Pike County’s performing arts has been tremendously successful in recent years, with Elkhorn City’s Artists Collaborative Theatre becoming the top community theatre in Kentucky, winning in more categories than any other community theatre in the 2011 Kentucky Theatre Associate Community Theatre Competition. Artists Collaborative Theatre produces several top-quality shows throughout the year, and is a must see for any visitor who enjoys a wildly entertaining show.

The Appalachian Center for the Arts, Pikeville’s newest entertainment venue, hosts a variety of musicals and live music performances each year as well, with Front Porch Pickin’ being one of the venue’s most interesting events. Front Porch Pickin’ features local pickers who are invited to simply show up, and display their talent to an audience that desire to see authentic, Appalachian music.

The Appalachian Wireless Arena is Pikeville’s major events venue, hosting a variety of shows featuring internationally known artists and acts. In recent years, the Appalachian Wireless Arena featured concerts from Tyler Childers, Chris Stapleton, Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker, REO Speedwagon, Dwight Yoakam, and many more.

Find the Pike County Visitors Information Center


831 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, KY 41501
Phone: (606) 432-5063
Contact: Tony K. Tackett, Executive Director

Upcoming Live Entertainment Events

I Love The 90’s Tour

Appalachian Wireless Arena 126 Main St., Pikeville, KY

If you love the 90's, then you have to check out the I Love The 90's Tour!

Pikeville Hillbilly Days 2023

City of Pikeville Main Street 126 Main Street, Pikeville, KY

Hillbilly Days 2023 is coming to downtown Pikeville Kentucky April 20, 21 and 22! Hillbilly Days is one of Kentucky's most popular festivals, featuring hundreds of food vendors, a carnival, […]

2023 Hillbilly Days Opening Ceremony

243 Main St. Pikeville Ky 41501 243 Main St., Pikeville, KY

The 2023 Hillbilly Days Festival in Pikeville, Kentucky, will kick off in style with an exciting opening ceremony to drew crowds from all over the region. The festival's opening ceremony is a highlight of the event, featuring live music, colorful performances, and a range of special guests.

2023 Hillbilly Parade

243 Main St. Pikeville Ky 41501 243 Main St., Pikeville, KY

The Hillbilly Days Festival in Pikeville, KY, is always a great time, and the 2023 parade is sure to be one of the highlights of the event. This year's parade promises to be fun for everyone with a variety of floats, marching bands, and other exciting entries.

Breaking Benjamin with BUSH at the Appalachian Wireless Arena

Appalachian Wireless Arena 126 Main St., Pikeville, KY

Breaking Benjamin is coming to the Appalachian Wireless Arena May 21, 2023, with the show beginning at 7:00 p.m. This show will also feature special guest BUSH, and Another Day […]

Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour

Appalachian Wireless Arena 126 Main St., Pikeville, KY

If your kids love Blippi, then you won’t want to miss out on his newest venture - The Wonderful World Tour! Coming to the Appalachian Wireless Arena Sunday, June 11, […]

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