By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
It’s the peak of the summer — and while the nation celebrated Independence Day Thursday, Williamsburg is ready to keep the celebration hopping.
The third Williamsburg Block Party is slated for tonight — however, due to the threat of wet weather, Main Street Manager Nannie Hays said the Block Party move indoors.
The Block Party celebrations will still be from 8-11 p.m. — but tonight the band will play in the Williamsburg Tourism building, which Hays said is next door to Arby’s.
The featured band for tonight’s Block Party is the southern Kentucky-based band known as Klassyc Tymes.
According to the band’s website, Klassyc Tymes is a seven-piece classic rock band comprised of men who “came together with a combined music experience of (more than) 180 years, and that experience is evident when they take the stage.”
Some of the well-known musicians they cover include Billy Joel, the Isley Brothers, The Drifters, the Righteous Brothers, Steve Winwood, Mitch Rider, Jimmy Buffett, the Little River Band and Delbert McClinton.
“Their musical abilities are at the top of the industry,” the website states. “Combine this with strong vocals and wonderful harmonies and you have the most sought-after party and special events band in the region.”
Klassyc Tymes has been covering tunes from the ‘50s through the ‘80s since 2003.
Some of the band’s seven members have performed on stage with many well-known artists, including Johnny Paycheck, Wynona Judd, Pam Tillis, Charlie Daniels, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Vince Gill and Restless Heart.
“This is a good, family experience,” Hays said. “Just bring your lounge chairs and blankets and be ready for a night of great music and entertainment.”
Hays said the block parties draw a regional crowd.
“We expect a good crowd,” she added. “A really good crowd — we not only get our local people, but people come from Corbin, London and Barbourville to attend this event.”
She also said area dance clubs attend the block parties.
“People come from all over the surrounding communities,” Hays said. “It really makes it a good time.”
The final block party officially slated for the 2013 summer season is set for July 19 at Bill Woods Park, and it will feature the musical group the Familiar Faces Band.
By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
- Local News
Last day of Laurel schools set for May 31
After a long, cold winter,the last day of school is finally in sight for the Laurel County School District.
W’burg Council discusses lawsuit
The open portion of Monday night’s regular meeting of the Williamsburg City Council was just over 15 minutes long — it was the 45-minute executive session that kept council members there for more than an hour.
Teen hit by van on Master Street, flown to Lexington
A 17-year-old Corbin boy was flown to a Lexington hospital Sunday evening after he was hit by a church van on Master Street.
Corbin Bypass/25E crash sends two to hospital
Two people were taken to the hospital Monday after a crash at the intersection of the Corbin Bypass and U.S. 25E.
Two arrested after high speed chase
Two people from East Bernstadt were arrested Monday morning following a car chase, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Time, change for Barbourville Tourism?
Could the Barbourville Tourist and Recreation Commission end up changing their starting times for their regular meetings to later time? It’s a proposal they’ll look into next month.
Two running for judge-executive
Two Williamsburg men have their hats in the ring for Whitley County’s top spot of Judge/Executive — the incumbent, Pat White Jr., 37, will face challenger, Jamie W. Fuson, 41, in the May 20 primary.
- Downtown Corbin season underway
- One suspect sought after April 9 crash now jailed
- Redhounds drop three in South Carolina
- More Local News Headlines
- Last day of Laurel schools set for May 31