Newsboys Are Coming To The East KY Expo

SMG managed East Kentucky Expo Center announces Newsboys “We Believe God’s Not Dead Tour” will be performing Thursday November 5, 2015.  Tickets will be on-sale Monday May 11, 2015 at the Appalachian Wireless Box Office which is located off of Huffman Avenue at the East Kentucky Expo Center, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.  Ticket prices are $40, $30 and $25 plus applicable fees.

Since arriving on the scene in 1985 in their native Australia, the Newsboys have taken Christian music by storm. Nearly three decades later, the iconic band is an undisputed industry leader, garnering six gold albums; 8 million units in career sales; 33 #1 singles; multiple GRAMMY® and American Music Award nominations; and signature hits ranging from “He Reigns” and “Born Again” to their recent 15-week chart-topper, “We Believe.” Expanding their reach into film, the band appeared in the 2014 Pure Flix hit, “God’s Not Dead,” inspired by their song of the same name.

Cindy Collins, General Manager of the East Kentucky Expo Center says, “The East Kentucky Expo Center is delighted to welcome Newsboys to Pikeville.  Their musical style and devotion to their faith make them one of the best contemporary Christian acts currently available!”

Old hymns don’t get much press these days but they haven’t lost their punch.  Newsboys manager Wes Campbell knows this well.   “There’s a lot of truth and power in those old hymns,” he says.  “We’re not saying we’ve redone them completely but we have gone and taken that nugget from these hymns and made them accessible to a new generation.  Our hope is that people will then go back and explore the full lyrics and learn the story behind them.  They’re pretty powerful.”


Hillbilly Days Carnival Underway

This Hillbilly Days article is from last year’s event. For Hillbilly Days 2016 information, click here.


The Hillbilly Days Carnival is here in Pikeville, Kentucky! The carnival is located in the Riverfill Arena area (near Riverfill 10 Cinemas) and will run Thursday through Saturday (April 16, 17 and 18, 2015). The carnival will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. each day, except Saturday, which will be 10:00 a.m. until midnight. The carnival features carnival games with awesome prizes, wonderful festive snacks, and carnival rides for the whole family to enjoy!

Armband Purchase Information

Armbands will be available at the carnival for $20.00/person. Tickets will also be sold individually for $1.25 per ticket. Armbands are purchased at carnival.

Armband Availability

Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17: From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. – armbands will not be valid after 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 18: From 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. – The bands will not be valid after 1:00 p.m.