Country Music

Hoptown Hopfest: Wynonna & The Big Noise

Wynonna, along with her band, The Big Noise, will bring their brand new “Rockin’ Roots Christmas Tour” to the Alhambra Theatre on November 30 at 7:00 p.m. The 6th annual Hoptown Holiday Hopfest, presented by the Pennyroyal Arts Council, benefits the Alhambra Theatre and will feature incomparable musical arrangements from The Big Noise, putting Wynonna’s voice front and center for what promises to be a truly memorable evening of music and holiday magic.

Tickets are $50, with discounted military and student tickets at $40, and go on sale Tuesday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m. Visit the box office at 507 S. Main St. or pennyroyalarts.org to get tickets.

This event would not be possible without the generosity of sponsors. Special thanks to Budweiser of Hopkinsville, Pennyrile Radiology, Atmos Energy, Christian County Fiscal Court, City of Hopkinsville, First Financial Bank, Hopkinsville Electric System, Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority, Pennyrile Electric, Rogers Group, WHOP/Lite 98.7, WHVO, and WKDZ.

Luther Willson Live – at Main Street Tavern

Live music at Main Street Tavern – Luther Willson! Grab your friends and head on over to Main Street Tavern on November 1st from 8:00 pm-midnight, enjoy great food and great music! See you there!

About the Artist –
Luther Willson began in the music industry began in 1974 as songwriter and drummer for the rock band Tracks. Tracks performed in a multi-state tour promoting the recorded single ‘Lady of Darkness’ co-wrote by Willson. In 1980 Willson signed a songwriters contract with Nashville publisher Tessalou Music. Among the songs written during this time period were the recordings of ‘Another Country Love Song’ and ‘Again Tonight’. Willson at this time also joined a touring cover band, The Breed, which performed top 40 music of that time period. Today, Willson is again involved with writing and recording having released the music video ‘Still Waters’ which was recorded in Nashville at Little Hollywood Studios. Live performances includes original music along with easy listening rock and country standards performed on piano or acoustic guitar.

Live Music – Clayton Kaiser – at Hopkinsville Brewing Company

Join your friends for live music at Hopkinsville Brewing Company! Clayton Kaiser performs on Saturday, September 28th, 6:00-8:00 pm!

Clayton sweats and bleeds country music. Raised in the Pacific Northwest, his childhood of cloudy hikes and Methodist choral rehearsals forged a songwriter with a penchant for Rock ‘n’ Roll and the outdoors. His range falls between growling baritone and howling tenor, in the same vein as his songwriting heroes, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. With biting cynicism and heavy-handed lyrical work, Clayton is gnawing his way into a long career in music.

 

Military Affairs Salute Saturday Chili Cook-off and Grilled Cheese Challenge – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

The Military Affairs Salute Saturday Chili Cook-off and Grilled Cheese Challenge is one of our community’s best-loved traditions! The annual event features both civilian and military teams competing for prizes up to $1,000.

Chili tasting is free for all military ID card holders; $2 for civilians.

All money raised goes to support our military community members!

This year, Military Affairs is partnering with the Hoptown Harvest Festival‘s Bourbon Mashoree to bring you craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries from across the region to compete for bragging rights. Additionally, there will be live music and a large kids zone. The Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5k is also taking place that day and ends in Founders Square just in time for the Chili Cook-off festivities.

Event Schedule for Saturday September 28th:
7:00 am: Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K
11:00 am: Farmers Market and Vintage Craft Fair
Noon-until chili runs out: Public Chili tasting
Noon-7:00 pm: Bourbon Mashoree, Kids Zone and Live Music

Team Schedule:
*6:00-8:00 am: Chili/Grilled Cheese Teams arrive for setup
*8:00 am: Chili cooking begins
*10:00 am: Grilled cheese turned into judges
*Noon: Chili turned into judges and public tasting begins
Approx. 2:00 pm: Winners announced

Presenting Sponsor for the Chili Cook-off is Rogers Group Inc.
Gold Sponsor for the Grilled Cheese Challenge is Fortera Credit Union

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Kentucky Bourbon Mashoree – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

Explore spirits and brews from regional craft distilleries, breweries & wineries as they compete for bragging rights at this year’s Kentucky Bourbon Mashoree! Experience live music, including Cayce and the Moonlight Band, 101st Airborne Division Band & The Todd County Boys! Play throughout awesome kids zone activities!

Live Music Schedule:

12:00-1:30 pm –> Cayce and the Moonlight Band
2:30-4:00 pm –> 101st Airborne Division Band
4:30-7:00 pm –> The Todd County Boys

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Farmers Market & Vintage Craft Fair – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

Joining this year’s Hoptown Harvest Festival is the Farmers Market & Vintage Craft Fair! Pick up farm fresh veggies, baked goods and vintage craft items from unique vendors!

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Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

The Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K, presented by Planters Bank (Half Marathon) and Jennie Stuart Health (5K), is a joint road race through Hopkinsville, KY.

The course winds through downtown Hoptown, residential areas, through beautiful Christian County countryside and returns to finish downtown on the popular and new Greenway/Rail Trail.

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Couple this great race layout with Saturday’s Hoptown Harvest Fest and Bourbon celebrations (also held downtown) and you’ll have a fabulous race experience! Proceeds from the race and associated events (Friday Expo) benefit the non-profit partners of the United Way of the Pennyrile.

Half-marathon runner package includes a beautiful medal and comfortable long sleeve moisture-wicking performance shirt. Come experience the beauty and charm of west Kentucky scenery and hospitality in Hopkinsville, or Hoptown as we call it — at the Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K, presented by Planters Bank and Jennie Stuart Health.

Race starting line is at 1001 S. Main Street in downtown Hopkinsville. Race-day registration and packet pickup is at the nearby Christian County Justice Center, 100 Justice Way, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

 

                       

Farm to Table Dinner – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

This year’s Farm to Table Dinner is a can’t-miss community fave! Tickets are on sale now for this delicious dinner, so you’d better act fast to grab your seat! Click here to purchase your ticket!

Dinner is served near dusk on Friday, September 27th under the Downtown Farmers Market pavilion. The gourmet meal’s main courses will be prepared by Southern Belle Catering, and dessert will be brought to you by The Mixer . . . featuring locally-sourced ingredients! Local spirits, craft beer and wine provided by MB Roland Distillery, Casey Jones Distillery, Hopkinsville Brewing Company and Carriage House Vineyard.

Tickets are $50 per person. Reserved seating is required for this event.

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Hoptown Half & 5K Expo

Come pick up your race packet (including your official race bib), race shirt, visit with a slew of running vendors and stick around for the carb-load pasta dinner, all on September 27, 2019 at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville. The Expo will run from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, giving runners/walkers the chance to beat the crowd and enjoy some fellowship the night before the Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K. We look forward to seeing you there!

CMT’s Next Women of Country: Stephanie Quayle – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

The Hoptown Harvest Festival kicks off with an incredible night of country music! The Pennyroyal Arts Council is bringing rising star Stephanie Quayle to the historic Alhambra Theatre on Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 pm!

This special event is presented by McGee Pest Control, with 101 tickets provided free for military. General admission tickets are $20 per person and they’ll go fast, so you’d better be quick!

As a newly inducted member of CMT’s Next Women of Country class of 2019, Stephanie Quayle is celebrating a breakthrough year in country music. Named one of Rolling Stone Country’s “Top Artists You Need To Know,” Quayle is known for her high-energy live performances across the country, while sharing stages with artists like Brett Eldredge, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, and more.

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