Daily Archives: December 24, 2018

The Kentucky Opry Welcomes The Bellamy Brothers!

 

MARCH 29, 2019
The Bellamy Brothers at the Kentucky Opry!
Draffenville, KY
Howard and David now celebrating 40 years of success!
The trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself-music that is. The road that started on the pop music charts in the ’70’s, took a winding turn into country music in the ’80’s, paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn.
The Bellamy Brothers latest project is their new album titled ’40 Years’ is an ambitious project that celebrates their career with 20 of their biggest hits and then adds 20 brand new songs in this 2 cd anniversary collection. Showtime 7:30pm.

Well first off you can buy tickets for this event right HERE. Now, trust me The Kentucky Opry has a plethora of other shows coming to it’s great halls, like the upcoming Joe Diffie show. Also they are promoting the upcoming Charley Pride show coming to the Carson Center in Paducah.

True, these two have gathered much of their success during the 70s in the pop country area, before switching over to more traditional country in the 80s I consider them one the most overlooked duos in Country Music PERIOD.

They have a new book out on the market and many new songs to play for the public here on stage. I vividly remember them playing on Hee Haw and many other shows as I was younger, when they were on the pinnacle of their youth.

Country Music Legends Alabama Announce 50th Anniversary Tour.

 

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Before I officially release the media release on this subject let me say a few things first (like I usually do). One of the major stops on this headliner tour will be one this website will be covering in Kansas City, and that is the mighty Tumbleweed.

I have over 175 festival lineups turned in, and they have turned in one of the TOP 5 most impressive lineups of 2019. Another festival line up that they are a part of will be the Tailgates And Tallboys festival in Illinois, MORE on this one later.

Genre-defining country super group ALABAMA will celebrate five decades of music next year. Today the iconic band announced the first leg of dates for their “50th Anniversary Tour,” sweeping the United States in 2019 with nearly 30 live concerts already on the books.

“We never thought playing for tips at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, that 50 years later we would still playing arenas, stadiums and festivals,” says ALABAMA front man Randy Owen. “Teddy, Jeff and I are humbled at the amount of fans that are coming out to see us. We are finding out that we are playing to three generations of fans who have followed us and our music from day one. The fans are the ones responsible for our continued success on the road and we love them.”

In 1969, a trio of young musical cousins from Fort Payne, Alabama journeyed to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to play their music at a bar called The Bowery. It took Owen, bass player Teddy Gentry, and guitarist Jeff Cook, several years of word-of-mouth and tip jars to earn the major label deal of which they’d been dreaming.

ALABAMA would go on to change the face of country music. Winning more than 200 industry awards, the Country Music Hall of Fame band is the most celebrated group in country music history.

Major city stops on the monumental tour include DetroitMIIndianapolisINSan AntonioTXNew OrleansLAPittsburghPAHartfordCTLittle RockARProvidenceRISalt Lake CityUTMinneapolisMN and more. And the ALABAMA boys aren’t coming alone. The Charlie Daniels BandThe Marshall Tucker BandThe Oak Ridge BoysRestless HeartChris JansonTracy Lawrence and Exile will join Owen, Gentry and Cook on select dates.

“Randy, Teddy and I have loved making music, touring and being with our fans night after night,” notes Cook. “It’s truly an experience that has created a bond between us and them that cannot be broken. The ’50th Anniversary Tour’ will be full of surprises and great memories.”

Gentry adds, “The group ALABAMA has become ‘America’s Country Band,’ we are told. We are proud to have been performing, writing songs and recording for 50 years. Come celebrate the music with us on our ’50th Anniversary Tour’ in 2019. Each show will be a night to remember for us. We’ll be there to thank our loyal legions of fans for supporting three boys from Fort Payne, Alabama through thick and thin.”

The ALABAMA “50th Anniversary Tour” kicks off on January 10 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Additional dates will be announced soon.

ALABAMA “50th Anniversary Tour” 2019 concert dates:
Jan 10 – Detroit, MI – The Fox Theatre (w/ Chris Janson)
Jan 11 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse (w/ Restless Heart)
Jan 19 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Jan 20 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center (w/ Exile)
Feb 14 – San Antonio, TX – San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
Feb 15 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center (w/ Tracy Lawrence)
Feb 28 – Plant City, FL – Florida Strawberry Festival
March 1 – St. Augustine, FL – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
March 14 – Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center (w/ The Oak Ridge Boys)
March 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena (w/ Tracy Lawrence)
March 22 – Springfield, MO – JQH Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
March 23 – North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 5 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 6 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 12 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 13 – Hartford, CT – XL Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 26 – Providence, RI – Dunkin’ Donuts Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 27 – State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
May 31 – Cedar Rapids, IA – U.S. Cellular Center
June 1 – La Cygne, KS – Tumbleweed
June 6 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Carolina Country Music Festival
June 7 – Macon, GA – Macon Centreplex Coliseum (w/ The Marshall Tucker Band)
June 13 -16 – Grand Junction, CO – Country Jam (performance date TBA)
June 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
June 26 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
June 27 – Oshkosh, WI – Country USA
Sept 14 – Peoria, IL – Tailgate N’ Tallboys

Music Festivals 2019: ROMP Festival

 

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I have SO MUCH upcoming on my ROMP article everyone, it always offers SO MUCH to the patrons of this event, and always has such a great lineup. ROMP does a LOT for the Owensboro and Kentucky local community that I MUST support it!

Along with 199 other fine festivals nationwide my website is proud to endorse this community staple so close to my home here in West Kentucky. I’ll have MUCH MORE about the crafts and special programs deals going on here, so y’all just sit tight and wait for me to update this one!

 

On June 26-29th, 2019, ROMP Festival takes place at Yellow Creek Park, located in Owensboro, Kentucky.  Produced by the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, the four-day music festival celebrates bluegrass and roots music, local artists, and healthy, farm to table food vendors.

Headlining the initial lineup release are Hall of Fame members Ricky Skaggs and Del McCoury.  Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will feature special guest Patty Loveless.  Also appearing are bluegrass/folk-rock favorites Trampled by Turtles and Americana music icon, Steve Earle.  Rounding out the initial release are Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, The Wood Brothers, Billy Strings, the Jeff Austin Band along with The Travelin’ McCourys performing The Grateful Ball, and Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers.  More artists to be announced soon.

Presale tickets are on sale now.  Four-day tickets are available at the heavily discounted rate of $130 through Sunday night, when prices go up.  Onsite tent and RV camping passes are also available.  Children 12 & under are free.

 

Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder

The Del McCoury Band

Trampled By Turtles

Steve Earle And The Dukes

The Wood Brothers

Rhonda Vincent And The Rage

Billy Strings

Jeff Austin Band

 

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Explore Yellow Creek Park

Beyond the music: Yellow Creek Park offers many activities for all age groups. Located in the park is a softball field, disc-golf course, tennis courts, and basketball courts. Along with these, there are spots for fishing as well as picnic shelters to cool off during the heat. The park also provides an idyllic nature trail stretching farther than two miles appealing to those who enjoy peaceful hikes and great scenery. Yellow Creek is very kid-friendly and includes a spray park and play ground for children, as well as playing home to the Western Kentucky Raptor Rescue Center and the ROMP mascot, Hootie. 

 

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ROMP Festival: Celebrating the Roots & Branches of Bluegrass

Hosted by the Bluegrass Music Museum & Hall of Fame

Celebrating its 16th year, ROMP Festival will return to Owensboro’s Yellow Creek Park. Headlining the initial lineup release are Hall of Fame members Ricky Skaggs and Del McCoury.  Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will feature special guest Patty Loveless.  Also appearing are bluegrass/folk-rock favorites Trampled by Turtles and Americana music icon, Steve Earle & The Dukes.  Rounding out the initial release are Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, The Wood Brothers, Billy Strings, the Jeff Austin Band along with The Travelin’ McCourys performing The Grateful Ball, and Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers.  More artists to be announced soon.

Daviess County’s Yellow Creek Park, a 150-acre facility famous for its nature trails, winding creek and fishing lake, and sweeping tree-lines, plays host to ROMP each year.

A full line-up of artist-led instrument workshops takes place throughout the day, as ROMP artists interact with fans and players of all ages and skill levels. Other workshops and forums include songwriting, clogging and flat-foot dancing, yoga (all levels), and bluegrass jamming 101.

Additional offerings at ROMP Festival include organic and farm-to-table food vendors, craft vendors featuring Kentucky Proud products, art installations and professionally-led children’s activities.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam throughout the weekend, as well as dance the night away at the late night stage, featuring nationally acclaimed acts in the park’s rustic Pioneer Village.

Artist additions, single day tickets, vendor applications and daily schedules will be available in 2018. To stay up-to-date with the latest news from ROMP fest, visit rompfest.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and sign-up to become a ROMP insider.

About the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum:

The International Bluegrass Music Museum is a 501c3 non-profit located in Owensboro, Kentucky focused on gathering, preserving, exhibiting and disseminating the artifacts, history, collection and performance art of the global history of bluegrass music through an educational experience.