One of the things I missed most last year was listening to live music. And I know I'm not the only one! There is just something about hanging out with other music lovers and getting lost in the sights, sounds and vibrations of a live concert.
Well, get ready to rock...because the Kentucky Headhunters are coming to Danville, Indiana, Aug. 7!
Those who are familiar with Kentucky Headhunters' music will be jumping at the chance to see this award-winning band right here in Hendricks County.
Haven't heard of Kentucky Headhunters? According to Allen Kiger of Sights N Sounds Promotions, Kentucky Headhunters is the "best band most people haven’t heard of.” He added that the band is made up of four of the most talented and friendly musicians around. And Kiger knows his musicians!
Sights N Sounds Promotions
Sights N Sounds Promotions is based right here in Hendricks County. Kiger and the other four owners all graduated from Danville High School. The group of five formed Sights N Sounds Promotions to not only promote music but interview country singers and rock stars.
Kiger shared that some of the musicians are really nice...and some become lifelong friends. That is exactly what happened with him and the Kentucky Headhunters. Kiger has been a fan of the band since 1989, but when he got to meet the Kentucky Headhunters three years ago, they quickly became good friends.
Since then, Sights N Sounds Promotions has been determined to organize a Kentucky Headhunters concert in Hendricks County.
Hailing from the state just south of Indiana, the members of Kentucky Headhunters have made music since 1969, when the band was formerly called Itchy Brother. They officially became Kentucky Headhunters in 1986, and the music accolades followed.
Their album, Pickin’ on Nashville, won the CMA Album of the Year in 1989, and that same year they were named the ACM Top New Vocal Group. Kentucky Headhunters also won a Grammy for Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group in 1990. In 2015, they produced a No. 1 album on the Blues chart with Meet Me in Bluesland, and they have sold more than 6 million albums. I could go on and on with their list of musical accomplishments and awards, but you get the idea.
Kentucky Headhunters boasts its own unique style of music that resonates with its fans. It is a mix of country, southern rock, rock and blues with a family-friendly vibe. Even if you are not familiar with the long list of songs written and performed by Kentucky Headhunters, there are likely a few titles you may recognize when you hear them, such as Dumas Walker.
I have a feeling there will be plenty of foot-tapping on Aug. 7 by those who have followed Kentucky Headhunters for years as well as those just discovering the band.
The concert festivities on Aug. 7 will start just prior to 7 p.m. with Jeff Daugherty, a Danville native, singing the National Anthem.
Then Cornfield Mafia will take the stage. The band recently performed at Danville Summer Sounds on the Square, and they are excited to be returning to Hendricks County.
Cornfield Mafia will pump up the crowd with some familiar covers as well as a few original songs in their country/southern rock style.
What You Need to Know
Tickets for the concert are just $15 (thanks to support from generous sponsors) and children 12 and under are free...so bring the whole family.
Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here. You can also avoid the processing fee and get your tickets locally at North Salem State Bank.
The concert will take place at the new outdoor amphitheater at Ellis Park, rain or shine.
All seating is general admission and guests should bring their own chairs. Plan to arrive early to pick your spot on the lawn. Guests are asked to social distance themselves from other families, if possible, and hand sanitizing stations will be available.
Outside food and drinks (besides water) are not allowed. There will be several food trucks available selling BBQ, pizza, tacos, beer, wine, soft drinks and more.