JULY 13, 2017 ISSUE
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The Booth Brothers are coming to Community Financial Services Bank's (CFSB) 43rd Annual Watermelon Bust in Benton, Kentucky.  This trio, known for their harmony-drenched vocals and warm, easy voices, are coming for an exciting musical event on August 5, 2017 at the Kenneth Shadowen Performing Arts Center (KSPAC).
This time-honored tradition marks its 43rd edition and features 2,000 lbs. of ice cold watermelon, kids games and more!  Watermelon serving, kids activities and socializing will begin at  5:00 p.m.  under the bus canopy of Marshall County High School (MCHS) and the Booth Brothers will take the stage at  6:00p.m.  in the KSPAC at MCHS, 416 High School Road, Benton, Kentucky 42025.  The event is free and open to the public; no ticket required. 

July 13
Free Riverfront Concerts
Paducah, KY. 

Free concerts at the Port of Paducah are featured tonight on the Wilson Stage. As part of the summer-long RIVERfront Concert Series, these events are offered on select Thursdays at the riverfront.  
Tonight's performances include Evan Webb from 6 until 7 pm and country artist Chris Cavanaugh from 7 until 8:30 pm. 
Additional concert dates this summer are July 13, July 27, August 3, August 17, and August 31 .

JULY 13-19
Land Between the Lakes
Golden Pond, KY. 
Woodlands Nature Station
Cool Critters Day |  Sat, Jul 15 
10 am - 4pm
Dog Days of Summer  |  Sun, Jul 16 
2:30 - 3:15pm                                       
Red Wolf Treat Time | Mon - Fri |  1:30 - 2pm
Afternoon Animal Encounters | Mon - Fri |  3:30 - 4pm
Parade of Raptors | Daily |  4:30 - 5pm
Snake Feeding Sundays  | Sundays | 11:30am - 12pm
Forging the Past | Sat, Jul 15 | 1-4pm
Meet the Oxen |  Sun, Jul 16 | 1-3pm
Taste of the South |  Tue, Jul 18 |  10am - 12pm
Field Work | Wednesdays |  1-4pm
Feeding Time on the Farm |  Daily |  3:30pm - 4:30pm
Daily Life on the Farm | Daily |  10am - 4pm


JULY 14  Stars of Tomorrow & Kentucky Opry Show
Draffenville, KY. 
Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month June, July & August.
This show consists young professionals pursuing a career in music and the Kenucky Opry Cast. The young Stars ages are 8 year old to 18 years old. This Stars Show is packed with Old Country Classics as well as Brand New Country. It also features Gospel, Bluegrass, and Rock and Roll hits from the 50's and 60's.
This week featuring: 7 yr old Cash Singleton, 10 yr old Mason Ramsey, 19 yr old Ashton Copeland, 12 yr old Kadence Monroe, 7 yr old Candice Gunn and Cloggers & Fiddlers.
The Kentucky Opry cast will perform too. Showtime 7:30pm. Adult $16, Seniors $15, Student $10, Child $7.50.

  WEB LINK | Phone: (270) 527-3869

JULY 14 - 18
 Rotunda Projext at Maiden Alley
Paducah, KY
Over two years in the making, The Rotunda Project is a dual, full-length documentary and EP release conceptualized by the Western Kentucky progressive rock band, Fairseas.
The film follows Fairseas and twelve other local musicians through the collaborative development and recording process of five original songs, held in the makeshift studio created inside the Rotunda of Paducah's newly revitalized local landmark: the Coca-Cola Plant.
One song was recorded per night for five consecutive nights, highlighting the local talent and creativity exhibited by the feature musicians, videographers, and technical engineers.
The Rotunda Project was created in an effort to capture the sound and history of the recording space; to celebrate Paducah's artistic community; and to illustrate the importance of what can be achieved with a common goal through collaboration, community, and unity.  NR.
  • Friday, 7:00pm  9:00pm
  • Saturday, 4:30pm  7:00pm  9:00pm
  • Sunday, 4:30pm
  • Monday, 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, July 7:00pm. 

   WEB LINK | Phone:270. 444-6828

JULY 14-20
Calvert City Drive-IN
Calvert City, KY. 
Despicable Me 3 & Spider-Man: Homecoming  
Open Every Night
Box Office and Grill open at 4:30PM
Double Feature Showing

   WEB LINK | Phone:270. 395 4660

JULY 15 - 54 Years of Making Music Show
Draffenville, KY. 
In June 1963 he traded a Saddle and a Pig for a Guitar - a few months later he sang his first song in-front of a crowd.
For over 50 years, he's STILL singing on a stage.
He played in a lot of bands, and
played about a million places from Boston to Bakersfield, Dallas to
Denver, from Fort Worth to Fargo.
He struggled many years pursuing his dream. In the 70's  He cut albums in Nashville, had some top 10 records, sang on the Grand ole Opry, been on National TV,  but finally came to settle down and raise a Family right here in Marshall Country Kentucky -  Showtime 7:30pm.
Adult $16, Seniors $15, Student $10, Child $7.50

  WEB LINK | Phone: (270) 527-3869

50's 60's Show
Grand Rivers, KY. 
Take a stroll down memory lane through a time that brought us Doo-Wop, Elvis, Car Hops and the Twist. Grease your hair back or throw on a poodle skirt and rollerskate on down to the theater for a fabulous time!
This nostalgic look back takes us from an after school trip to the diner all the way to the prom.  Badgett Theatre. 2pm.

   WEB LINK | Phone: 888 -362-4223

Top Gun at Maiden Alley
Paducah, KY
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.7pm

   WEB LINK | Phone:270. 444-6828

JULY 21  BBQ Festival
Dawson Springs, KY. 
Lots of BBQ, food vendors, Carnival Rides, Live Music, drawing for door prizes! 
11am - 9PM.

  WEB LINK | Phone: (270)  797-2781

JULY 22 -  Lakeland Jamboree
Cadiz, KY. 
Featuring the Bluegrass Group Classy & Grassy
Showtime 7pm.

 | Phone: (270)  929-0900

JULY 29   Music & Food Festival
Cadiz, KY. 
Come to the annual Music and Food Festival in Historic Downtown Cadiz  Kentucky!
Local talent begins at 2 pm, then at 7 pm get ready to kick back and listen to the Regi Wooten Band!
Great food, great music and family fun is the order of the day!

  WEB LINK | Phone: (270)  498-9890

AUG 5 -  Buddy Holley Tribute Show with Barney Fife
Draffenville, KY. 
The excitement of Kenny James & Barney Fife - Buddy Holly Tribute is always a great hit with every crowd. 
The Kentucky Opry cast will perform too. Showtime 7:30pm. 

  WEB LINK | Phone: (270) 527-3869

Aurora, KY. 
It's gonna be HOT, Y'all! The 28th Annual Kenlake Hot August Blues at Kenlake State Park
One of the most beautiful settings in the nation for a music festival, on the shores of Kentucky Lake, at Aurora, KY! Tickets are limited and ON SALE NOW !


OCT 14 -  Maren Morris in Concert at Lovett
Murray, KY. Rising country star brings The Hero Tour to Murray State's campus.

Tickets $27.50 /$25 / $22.50



Marshall and Nell Galloway
Arts in the Community Exhibition 2017
Mayfield, KY
The Icehouse Gallery in Mayfield is announcing a "Call to Artists" for this year's Arts in the Community Exhibition. I
 There is no entry fee and you need not be a member of the Art Guild to participate. Artwork may be priced for sale; the Gallery retains 30% of all sales so price your work accordingly.  Works will be received from Saturday, July 1 through Saturday, July 8. Each artist may bring up to two works and they must be framed and must have a wire or clip on the back and be ready for hanging. We will accept 2D and 3D works; photography, paintings, drawings, watercolors, literary works and sculptures are all welcome, but you will need to contact the Gallery in advance if the sculpture you plan to submit is unusually large. At the conclusion of the show, artwork must be picked up from Saturday, September 2 thru Saturday, September 9.
A reception for the exhibition will be held 5-7pm on Friday, July 14. Light refreshments will be served and the public is cordially invited to attend. The Icehouse Gallery is located at 120 North 8th Street, one block north of Broadway and the courthouse square, in Mayfield, Kentucky. Hours are 10 until 5 Tuesday through Friday and 10 until 1 on Saturday. Admission to the Gallery is always free.
            Bring in artwork:  Saturday, July 1 - Saturday, July 8
            Opening reception:  5-7pmFriday, July 14
            Exhibition dates:  Friday, July 14 - Friday, Sept 1
            Pickup artwork:  Saturday, Sept 2 - Saturday, Sept 9

|WEB LINK   | Phone: (270)  247-6941

Two  Toastmaster Meetings in Western Kentucky
Paducah & Marshall County 

Toastmasters helps people develop communication and leadership skills. You can learn to speak in public with confidence through evaluations and encouragement from experienced speakers. Work at your own pace through an organized program that adds new skills with each project. 

Paducah Meeting location: MSU Paducah Regional Campus, Room 219. From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm every Thursday. Donnie McKinney 270-217-1222

Marshall County club meets every Monday 6:45 pm at the Quality Inn - Draffenville  173 Carrol Road Benton Ky contact Clay Campbell 270-703-2700

Clubs meet every week except on National Holidays

| WEB LINK | E-MAIL | Phone: (270) 217.1222

Kentucky Opry Tours Trips 2016

2017 Trips

SEPT 10 -16 2017  - Myrtle Beach Show Trip & Charleston,SC.  For all details go to Kentucky Opry Diamond Tours
$705 per person (dbl. occ.)

| WEB LINK | E-MAIL | Phone: (270) 527-3869

Fri & Sat
Lakeland Jamboree - Live Music for All Ages

Cadiz, KY

- Listen to the Music. Friday & Saturday evenings 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 61 Jefferson Street. 

| Phone: (270) 924-0900 

Senior Dance
Cadiz, KY
The Trigg County Senior Citizens Center, 127 Joy Lane, has announced there will be a dance on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Admission is $5 per person and all proceeds go to the home delivered meals program.

| Phone: (270) 522-8341 

SUNDAY 10:30am
Kentucky Lake Cowboy Church

Draffenville, KY

 Brother Chris Clarke, Savanna, Carson, Hunter, Clay and all the folks at Kentucky Lake Cowboy Church want to invite you to come on down and join us at the Kentucky Opry each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. for Cowboy Church. Casual clothes are welcomed. Feel free to wear your favorite jeans, boots, and cowboy hat! You'll feel right at home with the "down home" flavor of the country/bluegrass/gospel music and down-to-earth preachin' from God's Word. Be sure to come early for free coffee and donuts!! We'll save you a good seat!!! Kentucky Opry Theatre

| WEB LINK | E-MAIL | Phone: (270) 527-3869 

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