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2019 LetÕs have some fun this summer!

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5 - Momentum Party Band 12 - Frontier 19 - Bueller’s Day Off 26 - Andy and the Rockers

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CIRCUS SQUARE PARK BOWLING GREEN, KY

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40th Annual BB&T Concerts in the Park.....................................................2 Kentucky Hemp Days................................................................................. .3 Aviation Heritage Park.................................................................................4 Natural Bridge State Resort Park................................................................6 Barren River Lake State Park Summer 2019 Concert Series.....................6 Franklin Drive-In Theatre 50th Anniversary.................................................8 Shanty Hollow Lake..................................................................................10 Kentucky Music Heritage Museums..........................................................12 Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum Festival.............................14 Kentucky Railway Museum.......................................................................16 Franklin-Simpson Summer Nights 2019 Concert Series...........................18 Bowling Green-Warren County Farmers’ Markets.....................................20 Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival..............................................23

The Kentucky Hemp Industry has blossomed over the past five years and continues to grow every day. In fact, the largest and first hemp field in the state of Kentucky is located in Harrison County. Where tobacco was once king, Hemp is quickly rising to become the top Kentucky crop grown in the state. What better way to celebrate the past and future of Kentucky Hemp than with a festival? On Saturday, June 8, 2019 you can do just that. Cynthiana will be hosting the first hemp festival of its kind in Kentucky, Kentucky Hemp Days, at the end of National Hemp History Week. Celebrate hemp through artisan vendors, live music, hemp infused beer and foods, legislative forums, hemp farm tours, and more. Interested in being a vendor? You are encouraged to sell your goods at the event and sell items that are hemp related (rope, soaps, oils, sprays, food, etc.) You do not have to sell hemp related items, but all items must be handmade, locally made, or Kentucky Proud in order to be considered. The deadline to register as a vendor is May 25, 2019. All vendors will be showcased on the Kentucky Hemp Days Facebook page. FOR MORE INFO., CALL OR EMAIL TOMI CLIFFORD @ 859-234-5236 OR KENTUCKYHEMPDAYS@GMAIL.COM Summer Activity Guide 2019

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A Memorial ensuring that all South Central Kentucky Aviators’ stories are never forgotten. South Central Kentucky has played a significant role in the history of aviation starting with the first flight in the early 1900s to shuttle missions into space in the past several years. Aviation Heritage Park honors those with ties to our area including one of the first combat pilots, a World War I flying ace, a pioneer instructor pilot, a Vietnam war hero, commanders of the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels, the commander/ pilot of “Marine One,” the Presidential helicopter unit and the Mission Commander for the Atlantis space shuttle. It is the park’s mission to recognize these aviators and their extraordinary achievements so that future generations might be motivated by their accomplishments. These heroes ignite the dreams of The small outdoor park sits on the corner of America’s future generations! beautiful Basil Griffin Park at 1855 Three Springs Road in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and is free to the public. As you stroll through the park which currently has 6 aircraft, you can get “up and personal” while learning about the history of each and their pilots. A permanent museum will be built on the property and is slated to open in 2020. The 11,000 square foot building will house classroom and meeting spaces, state-of-the-art displays, interpretive exhibits, and a restoration facility. This is a perfect place to take the family to learn about our area’s aviation history.

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Natural Bridge State Resort Park is located in the Red River Gorge, one of the most scenic areas in Kentucky. Come and explore the beauty of natural arches and rugged sandstone cliff lines. The greatest attribute in the area is the “Natural Bridge.” This magnificent arch, which is 65 feet tall and 78 feet long, is one of the most famous natural sandstone arches in Kentucky. The view from the top of the arch is a serene natural environment. The park has 2,400 acres surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest. There are over 18 miles of hiking trails. The park also includes a 4-acre pond with 1-acre Hoedown Island in the middle of it. The Island is the scene of folk dancing and is a popular part of the park. Also, 40-acre Mill Creek Lake is an excellent place for fishing. You can bring your canoe and paddle while witnessing the splendid beauty of the rock formations. The awe-inspiring beauty of Natural Bridge is an inspiration to those who wish to see one of the great natural wonders of Kentucky. Make the most of your trip to the Red River Gorge area by staying at the historic Hemlock Lodge. Enjoy the view from the private balcony overlooking a stunning view into a deep valley. Check out the Natural Bridge cabin rentals and campsites near the Red River Gorge in Kentucky, one of the top state parks in the Bluegrass State.

For more information about the Red River Gorge Area: 606-663-2214 • parks.ky.gov

Summer 2019 Barren River Lake State Resort Park • May 25 - Lightly Blended Unplugged • June 29 - The Hatchett Family • July 27 - Lucas Haywood • August 31- Sugar Lime Blue Monthly Shows Memorial Day-Labor Day • Last Saturday of the Month

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Make it a FAMILY AFFAIR

JOIN US FOR THE DAY or THE WEEK... • Fishing Ponds • Miniature Golf • Pool • Pet Playgrounds • Hiking & Walking • Cabin Rentals for Overnight Stays • Beautiful RV & Camping Sites Convenient to I-65, Restaurants & Shopping

Bowling Green KOA 1960 Three Springs Road Bowling Green, KY 42104

(270) 843-1919

S u m m e r S u n d a y Wo r s h i p S c h e d u l e • Coffee & Fellowship - 8:30am • Sunday School - 9:30am • Worship - 10:30am ~Vacation Bible School~ @ Christ Episcopal Church • June 2-5 • 5:30pm-8:00pm

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FRANKLIN DRIVE-IN THEATRE

Celebrating50Years Since the very first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey in 1933, drive-in theaters have been a place for families, first dates, and a way for many individuals to connect to the past. Franklin Drive-In Theatre is proud to be a part of that tradition for 50 years. This historic place is only one of eight drive-in theaters left in Kentucky. Built in the 1960’s by Joe Rhoton, the theater was run by the Rhoton family for many years. Gary Price is the current owner and operator after his family bought the drive-in from its original owners in 1989. Gary boasts that the drive-in has a friendly, family atmosphere. “It is family-owned and operated and we are only the second family to operate it,” he says. The drive-in prides itself in good, affordable family entertainment for south-central Kentucky and northern Tennessee residents. Movies usually begin around April and run through November, weather permitting. When visiting you might want to come early to grab a perfect viewing spot. You’ll find kids and adults blowing bubbles or throwing football in the grassy area in front of the screen. If you’re hungry, you can eat at the concession stand where you’ll find good food at affordable prices. The drive-in does allow outside food and drink with a $5 permit paid at admission. All of this is why Franklin Drive-In still remains a true slice of Americana after 50 years in business at 6250 Nashville Road in Franklin, Kentucky,

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NOW SHOWING... Movies Under the Stars! SUMMER HOURS Starting In June • Wednesday-Saturday

FRANKLIN DRIVE-IN

6250 NASHVILLE ROAD FRANKLIN, KY

270 -586-1905

www.franklindrive-in.com

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“Considered Top 10 Most Unusual Places in South Central Kentucky” Shanty Hollow Lake is a 135-acre man-made reservoir located 17 miles north of Bowling Green on the Warren and Edmonson County lines. It is fed by both stream and spring and is home to some of the best fishing in Kentucky. Shanty Hollow has a boat ramp and parking area, along with a 1.3 mile looping hiking trail that leads you past a beautiful waterfall.* Its numerous sandstone bluffs and cliffs make for great climbing and rappeling. It’s a fantastic place to take in native Kentucky plants, while bird watching along the way. You can rent canoes, kayaks and pedal boats at Shanty Hollow Rentals. They also have camping and a catfish pond available. This is a great place to take yourself or your family if you want to relax and enjoy nature at it’s best!

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BASEBALL FASTPITCH PITCHING CAMP SOFTBALL CAMP CAMPS

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Age 10-under 9am-11am Age 11-up 11:30am-1:30pm

June 10-14

Age 10-under 9am-11am Age 11-up 11:30am-1:30pm

5368 Scottsville Rd., Ste. 3 Bowling Green, KY

June 17-21

Baseball Pitching 9am-10:30am

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• Cheerleading • Basketball • Baseball • Volleyball • Fastpitch Softball • Baseball • Summer Activity Guide 2019

Fastpitch Softball • Volleyball • Baseball • Basketball • Cheerleading • Baseball

Fastpitch Softball • Volleyball • Baseball • Basketball • Cheerleading • Baseball

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From the earliest European settlers in the Appalachian Mountains, Kentucky became the home of today’s Bluegrass music. Today many genres of music have come out of Kentucky. Did you know Kentucky is the birthplace of a few boy bands including Back Street Boys’ Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson along with 98 Degrees’ Nick Lachey? Have you heard the guitar licks from Kansas’ “Dust in the Wind” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Landside?” Kentucky played a huge part in those tunes with the classic fingerstyle “The Travis Method” named after a famous Kentucky musician named Merle Travis. The song “Happy Birthday” (most popular song sung in English) also got its start in Kentucky from two sisters who were teachers, Mildred and Patty Hill. Here are some Kentucky museums dedicated to preserving US 23 Country Music Kentucky’s rich, musical heritage for future generations... Highway Museum •••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••

US 23 COUNTRY MUSIC HIGHWAY MUSEUM

This museum is located International Bluegrass in Staffordsville and Museum Hall of Fame features 14 exhibits displaying memorabilia from country music stars who call Eastern Kentucky their home. Artists include Loretta Lynn, Chris Stapleton, Dwight Yoakam, and more. Join them on Thursday evenings at 7pm for Front Porch Pickin’, an evening of live Bluegrass music and dancing. For hours and concert schedule, visit www.countrymusichighway.com. •••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••

INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS MUSEUM HALL OF FAME Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

One of Owensboro’s newest attractions and the world’s only Bluegrass Museum located in the Bluegrass, Blues and Barbecue region, pays tribute to Bluegrass music’s most important figures. The museum also houses the-state-ofthe-art Woodward Theatre and an outdoor performance stage. The biggest feature is the live music which occurs almost every weekend. Follow them at www.bluegrasshall.com. •••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••

KENTUCKY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

When visiting Daniel Boone country, it’s a must that you stop at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame located in Mt. Vernon. It is open 7 days a week, and The Bill Monroe Museum inductees include Billy Ray Cyrus, The Hilltoppers, KY Headhunters, Patty Loveless and many more! Enjoy live music each Saturday throughout the season. For schedule, go to www.kentuckymusichalloffame.com •••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••

THE BILL MONROE MUSEUM

Rosine in Ohio County is home to the “Father of Bluegrass Music” Bill Monroe. He is the only person to be inducted into three Hall of Fames: Bluegrass, Country and Rock’n Roll. Rosemary Clooney House The museum sits just across the street from the Rosine Barn Jamboree in a field where he used to play baseball before performing for crowds. See the website at www.billmonroemuseum.com. •••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••

ROSEMARY CLOONEY HOUSE

This is the last residence Rosemary lived before her death in 2002. The modest home sits on the banks of the Ohio River in Augusta and houses much of her memorabilia preserving much of the singer and actress’ legacy. For more information, visit www.rosemaryclooney.org.

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2019 Gospel Singing Events CAPITOL ARTS CENTER

(historic downtown Bowling Green) E E R F eryone DOORS OPEN - 6pm Ev Welcome!

CONCERTS - 6:30pm

JUNE 8

• The Whisnants • Endless Highway

• The Childress Family • The Tribute Quartet

OCT 5

Brought to You by J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels & Crematory - A Local Family Who Cares Summer Activity Guide 2019

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Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum Festival

4116 Cumberland Falls Highway Corbin, KY 40701

Aug. 31-Sept. 1 Corbin, KY

www.knahm.org

606-526-5635

The Kentucky Native American Museum was founded in 1999 to promote understanding of North America’s Indigenous People from both historic and contemporary perspectives, through collection and dissemination of information about their histories, cultures, beliefs, and expressive arts; their existing communities, lifestyles, occupations and ways; and their past and ongoing contributions to Appalachia’s and our nation’s cultural weave. The museum has particular interest in providing venues for and otherwise supporting the work and lifestyles of those who preserve tribal traditions in their homes and communities through educational and social activities, creative expressions and proactive honoring of diversity in schools, museum, libraries, festivals, and other public and private outlets. The museum brings native people and the general public into closer contact with each other, promoting mutual awareness and appreciation. The museum also teaches children and adults about the Eastern Woodland Tribes which inhabited this region when Europeans first came and had significant affect on everything from choice of self-government to foodways and survival skills; whose descendants (estimated to include up to 90% of all Appalachians) still play the primary role in shaping the mountain character. The museum began as a mobile outreach to schools, libraries, museums, festivals, and Pow Wows in Kentucky and now reaches service areas in Indiana, Ohio, Tennesse, Virginia, and Western Virginia, having benefited more than 80,000 people with active participation in its programs.

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Take a step back in time aboard a historic train ride at the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven, KY

Looking for a fun family activity? Enjoy a 22-mile train ride through the Rolling Fork River Valley. The whole family will enjoy this scenic and relaxing experience. It’s fun for the whole family! Kids love learning how the train works and the ride! After the ride, visit the museum to learn about the history and heritage of the railway. The museum has a model train display, historic rail cars and the last known operating steam engine (#152) from L&N along with a vast collection of rail memorabilia from decades past.

Relive the golden days of railroad dining! Fine cuisine and gracious service await you on this lunch excursion. Reservations required.

Watch out for Clayton’s Wild Bunch as they keep a lookout for any passing trains to rob! This great experience is a must see for the whole family and brings thrills for all ages! Don’t worry...the law will be on hand to protect passengers. Bring your camera!

A variety of train excursions are available year round: Mystery Theatre, Locomotive Cab Rides, Princess & Heroes, Easter Eggspress, The Great Pumpkin Patch Express, North Pole Express and Santa Express. The museum is available for private parties, group tours, field trips and more!

Kentucky Railway Museum 136 South Main St. New Haven, KY 40051 16

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2019

Presented by Franklin-Simpson Renaissance Sponsored by: Franklin Bank & Trust • Harman • Franklin Precision Industry Simpson County Tourism • Kentucky Downs The Debbie Johnson Team - Keller Williams First Choice Realty

June 7........Brandon Harris Band - Country June 21......Jimmy Church Band - R&B & Motown June 28*....Buelers Day Off - Funk, Country, Classic Rock July 5.........Black Widow - R&B, Motown July 12.......JD Shelburne - Country Rock July 19.......C4

- Southern Rock, Country

July 26*......The Sidewinders

- 60s & 70s

Aug. 2.........Tyrone Dunn & Kinfoke

- R&B, Motown, Current

Aug. 9.........Andy and The Rockers - Rock Aug. 23.......The Get Down - Soul, Funk, Blues Aug. 30*.....Casey James - Blues, Pop, Rock, Country

CONCERTS ARE HELD IN THE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DISTRICT, ON THE COURTHOUSE LAWN, FRANKLIN, KENTUCKY Free to the Public • 7pm-9pm *Mini-Market : Last Friday of June, July & August • 6-9PM • Vendors Pop-up Shops 18

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i ngG r eenW ar r enCount y Far m er s ’Mar ket Bowl 1751 Scottsville Road

Parking lot in front of Hobby Lobby

Open April-October Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 7am-Sold Out Crafts, Vegetables, Local Specialties, Fruits & Organic Food

CONTACT DAN KINSNER 270-779-7323 or dankinsner@msn.com

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OPEN YEAR ROUND

SATURDAY 8AM-1PM

TUESDAY 2PM-6PM

2319 NASHVILLE RD. BOWLING GREEN, KY

636 Center Street SoKy Marketplace Pavilion Downtown BG at the corner of Center St. & 7th Ave. behind SKyPAC

Open Saturdays: Year-round 8am-1pm Winter Market starts in October inside the Historic Taylors Chapel

Accepting SNAP (EBT) & WIC & Senior Farmers Market Vouchers. All vouchers will be doubled (up to the first $10) thanks to our Double Dollar Program

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Night Markets: Last Thursday of the month from May to August

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