Taps & Caps, Pikeville’s premiere craft beer fest, is coming to the East Kentucky Expo Center Main Street Plaza, Saturday, September 23, 2017. The event will be held from 2:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. Featuring craft beer tasting, beer bites – sliders, BBQ, pizza & wings from local restaurants. Also featuring Artisan Crafts & Breweriana, live music and games.
VIP tickets (Priority entry 2:00-3:00 p.m., souvenir glass, prime promotional gifts, exclusive beer & food selection) will be $45, general tickets (entry at 2:00 p.m., beer & food tickets, souvenir glass) $30.
For more information, contact Minta Trimble, director at (606) 889-2489 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
PIKEVILLE — Hillbilly Days Kickoff Concert 2016
Featuring Dwight Yoakam
With special guest Lee Ann Womack
“In another time and place,” sings Dwight Yoakam on the buoyant “In Another World,” the opening track on Second Hand Heart, the brilliant new album that takes the pioneering honky-tonker back to Warner Bros./Reprise, where he began his major-label recording career thirty years ago. Yoakam’s distinctive, supple vocals, accented with his Kentucky croon, sound as strong today as they did on his debut, 1985’s Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc. Its release immediately yielded hit singles, and over the course of some 21 albums – totaling more than 25 million in sales worldwide – Yoakam has continued to passionately sing, write, and play music brimming with hard country and rock & roll. Second Hand Heart was self-produced by Yoakam, and reflects where he’s been, but even more so, where he’s going: “’In Another World’ guided the rest of the album,” says Yoakam. “It became its statement – about surviving and hope.”
“When you’re around Dwight, you get this sense of urgency,” explains Warner Bros. VP of A&R Lenny Waronker, executive producer of Second Hand Heart. “He’s like somebody who’s just starting his career – almost like this is his first record. He’s on ‘rewind’ in a way. There’s a certain kind of energy, power, that makes it sound so youthful. It’s very unique. A lot of it goes back to his main strengths: his vocal, which is unchanged, and his songwriting. Plus, the power of the guitar playing and the power of the songs add up to a really wonderful record.”
“We’re so excited to bring Dwight back home to Eastern Kentucky, looking to have a fantastic show for the Kickoff to Hillbilly Days” said Expo GM Cindy Collins. This is Dwight Yoakam’s first appearance to the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center! Although It’s Cindy Collins third time hosting Dwight’s performance! “I’m a huge Dwight Yoakam fan, and thrilled to have him at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center for 2016”.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the Appalachian Wireless Box Office at the East Kentucky Expo Center, or by phone: (606) 444-5507.