Hillbilly Days – Billy Johnson Stage Changes
The Billy Johnson Stage during HillBilly Days is usually packed with Bands Thursday, Friday & Saturday every year. This year things have been changed around. The city wants to incorporate a new event this year and have opted to use the Billy Johnson Stage to showcase it. Friday from 11a.m. til 1p.m. – 4p.m. til 6p.m. & all day Saturday the city plans on having Arm Wrestling competitions. Andy Linton Executive Director of Tourism and Events at Pikeville City Tourism wants to change things up and feels this Arm Wrestling event will add variety and entertainment to the previously musically exclusive stage.
How will this impact the artists preforming during HillBilly days you ask? It’s really just a numbers game. There used to be time allotted for about 17 to 20 bands & acoustic acts and now we will be able to work in around 10 to 12. For people wanting something more or a change at the Billy Johnson Stage make sure you come down and support the Arm Wrestling Event. For everyone who would rather have music watch for the upcoming schedule to be posted soon.