Music series

The Heritage Music series is coming to London in March

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LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) – Set your calendars, Laurel County community leaders are gearing up for the third annual Heritage Music Series.

Held at the Heritage Hills Banquet Hall and Theater, the event features musicians from across the state.

This year’s lineup will include a total of four musicians.

Event organizer Jessica Blankenship said she was delighted to find out who had been booked.

“We have two concerts on March 4 and 11,” she said. “On March 4, we have Grayson Jenkins and Laurel Lewis. On March 11, we have Cole Chaney and Lance Rogers. :12

Blankenship said it was about bringing music from Kentucky to Laurel County.

She said the difference is that they want it to stay family-friendly.

“A lot of these artists can only be found in a bar scene or a scene that you can’t bring your young kid to,” Blankenship said. “When we started this series, last February, several families came to say thank you.”

The event is held in a concert hall which tourism officials say has a lot of potential.

“Two minutes from the Interstate, hotel rooms, restaurants, we have access to Cumberland Falls State Park,” said Executive Director Kelly Burton. “So many opportunities, you can do an entire weekend. Listen to live music in this intimate listening room experience.

Burton said she hopes the event will become the region’s next big music festival.

“For Kentucky country music artists in London, Kentucky,” she said. “Sort of the basis of the music we’d like to be on the map of our area in London, Kentucky.”

Blankenship said tickets are going fast. However, she said there were other options available.

“Luckily for our community partners such as Hometown Bank, Wildcat Harley, Forcht Broadcast, Sauced, Kemper Home Furnishings, and many more,” Blankenship said. “They’re giving away tickets on Facebook.”

She said they always wanted to showcase the hidden talent in the Commonwealth.

“There’s a lot to do in London, but often people don’t realize the talent we have in Kentucky music,” Blankenship said. “Especially in country music and bringing performers here is an incredible opportunity.”

Blankenship said they always try to keep things fresh.

“We also partner with OTG, Old Town Grill here in London,” she said. “They have heavy appetizers as well as a cash bar. We kind of partner with them, that way you can have a drink, you can have an appetizer, eat and enjoy the show.

She said both shows start at 7 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased from London-Laurel County Tourism’s website.

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