Pike County, KY: The Place To See Hatfield McCoy Feud Sites

feud_sitesCome and see the sites of the legendary Hatfield-McCoy Feud, located in beautiful Pike County, Kentucky. Each site features a marker telling tragic stories from the feud, serving as a reminder of past mistakes and the price of a grudge. When it comes to fun, recreation and scenic locales, Pike County rivals the finest vacation destinations anywhere. The landscape is surrounded by towering mountains with lush foliage and vegetation that provide spectacular views throughout the year. Enjoy a day out on the water, or an evening at the Artists Collaborative Theatre. Plan your Pike County getaway today, “Where Beauty Abides & Hospitality Flows!”

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Casting Crowns

Casting Crowns is Coming to the Expo April 9

Following a successful 39 – city run which played to more than 154,000 fans, multiplatinum-selling group Casting Crowns will stop at the SMG managed East Kentucky Expo Center.  An Evening With Casting Crowns will visit Pikeville on April 9, 2015.

In the past few years, Casting Crowns has garnered numerous accolades including three GRAMMY® nominations, an RIAA 2x multi-Platinum certification and multiple RIAA Gold certifications, with total album sales surpassing 8 million. Building on that momentum, An Evening With Casting Crowns is sure to not disappoint, with a set list that includes Casting Crowns’ biggest hits – spanning more than a decade of ministry – in addition to selections from the group’s new release, THRIVE (Beach Street/Reunion Records), the band’s first full-length effort in two years.

The songs on THRIVE are an extension of what lead singer/songwriter Mark Hall has been teaching his students at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta, where he serves as youth pastor. The heart behind the project is for these songs to encourage believers to dig down into the roots of who they are in Christ so that they are fully equipped to reach out and share their faith with others. Following this theme, half of the songs on the album are focused on “reaching out,” while the other half are dedicated to “digging deep.”

Tickets will be on-sale January 30, 2015, and will be available at the Appalachian Wireless Box Office which is located at the East Kentucky Expo Center, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000.

 ABOUT CASTING CROWNS
Prolific CCM band Casting Crowns has achieved major sales milestones including one RIAA 2x multi-Platinum album, three RIAA Platinum albums, two RIAA Platinum DVDs, six RIAA Gold albums, four Gold DVDs and four RIAA Gold certified digital singles. The band currently holds the position as Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. The group has also been honored with two American Music Awards (out of six total nominations), a GRAMMY® Award for its 2005 album Lifesong, has received six GRAMMY® nominations, garnered 17 GMA Dove Awards and two 2012 Billboard Music Awards (out of six total Billboard Music Award nominations). Casting Crowns’ seven band members all remain active in student ministry in the Atlanta area and tour according to their local church commitments. Serving his 20th year in youth ministry, lead singer/songwriter Mark Hall maintains his role as the student pastor at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta. On January 28, 2014, Casting Crowns released its seventh studio record, THRIVE, which follows the release of its 2013 collection album, Acoustic Sessions: Volume 1. For more info, visit www.CastingCrowns.com.

Built to Amaze

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built to Amaze!

Tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents Built to Amaze!® on sale January 21! 

Ringling Bros.® Presents Built To Amaze!® a Circus Spectacular Extraordinarily Engineered by The Greatest Show On Earth® comes to Pikeville and the East Kentucky Expo Center Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 15 (Pikeville, KY) Wednesday, January 7, 2015 – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!® is an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where Children Of All Ages™ find out what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth. The foundation is set with the rising anticipation of high-energy, high jinks and hilarity. The audience will be transported by the appearance of colorful circus machinery unleashed from shipping crates right before their eyes from Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 15, at SMG managed Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center.

The party starts at Ringling Bros.® Presents Built To Amaze!® with the All Access Pre-show an hour before show time, where everyone is invited to join the fun on the arena floor and meet the international cast of performers. Audiences can pick up hip dance moves during the dance party, try on custom costumes, learn circus skills like juggling from the famous Ringling Bros. Clown Alley and even have the opportunity to witness and win a one-of-a-kind masterpiece created by one of the world-famous Ringling Bros. painting pachyderms!

Ringmaster Andre McClain leads Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze! as the funny and mischievous circus supervisor, constructing The Greatest Show On Earth alongside award-winning comedic clown Davis Vassallo. Ringling Bros. combines the high-energy and fiery competition of basketball with the next generation of whirling unicyclists, the legendary King Charles Troupe hailing from New York City! Building it big, an amazing aerial casting act performed by the Dobrovitskiy Troupe will stun audiences as they toss and flip through the air only by the catch and release of each other’s hands while standing on a stilt-like platform. The show is Engineered for Excitement and Custom Built for Family Fun and also features a single trapeze, a crossbow act and lots more!

Order Tickets

Opening Night tickets and all Kids tickets are just $10* for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze! All other performances start at $20. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling 800-745-3000, visiting www.ticketmaster.com or the Appalachian Wireless box office. For group rates and information, please call the venue box office at 606-444-5500. For more information, visit Ringling.com.

*not valid on premium seating