Jack LattaStaff Writer
August 7, 2012
The top finalists from this year’s Road To Fame competition will be back at the Mountain Arts Center, August 18, for their first appearance together since the competition ended in June.
Tickets for the performance went on sale this week. The last time the contestants took the stage it was in front of a packed house.
The Road to Fame contest came to an end earlier this year when Pike County native Logan Hall emerged victorious.
Hall, a Virgie native, will join his fellow finalists on stage for the show.
The Road to Fame competition has had a tremendous opening season, selling out the Mountain Arts Center during Saturday’s final. The contest is already planning for next year’s competition.
The competition has been a boost to tourism in the area, promoting the cultural significance of Eastern Kentucky as a hotbed of country music talent.
The contest’s second-place winner was Whitley Mullins, from Hazard, and third place acts JoLeigh, from McDowell, and Bronson Bush, of Raceland will also be a part of next Saturday’s “All Star” production.
In addition to the local audience, Fred Abbott, his staff, and an estimated 500 customers are expected to celebrate the 85th birthday of the Abbott Trailways Company with a special trip to Prestonsburg on Saturday and Sunday August 18th and 19th to see the “All Stars”.
According to Floyd County Tourism officials, 10 busloads of travelers will be treated to Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning concerts at the MAC before making a to Loretta Lynn’s Butcher Hollow Home Place, and to Webb’s Grocery to meet Lynn’s brother, Herman.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 at the door. Call the Mountain Arts Center for tickets, 1-888-844-4704 or 606-886-1341