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“Kenny Rogers Final World Tour” in Danville

Newlin Hall, Centre College
600 W. Walnut Street, Danville
April 8, 2017 8:00 pm

Grammy Award-winning country superstar and music icon Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades. The enduring Country Music Hall of Fame member and pop superstar has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal. Rogers is embarking on what will be his final world tour with a show that will celebrate his musical legacy: The Gambler's Last Deal.

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Intro to Clay in Danville

Tuesdays, January 24, 2017 - March 7, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Arts Center
401 W. Main Street
Danville, KY 40422

Interested in pottery but not sure where to start? The Intro to Clay class is just right for you! Instructor Alexandra Hawkins will introduce students to the fundamentals of creating with clay, including hand-building, wheel-throwing, and slip-casting using molds. No experience is required - perfect for beginners.

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Mardi Gras Valentine’s Bash in Danville

February 18, 2017
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST

Mardi Gras Valentine's Bash at Pioneer Playhouse. 4th annual Mardi Gras Valentine's Bash featuring Soul Revue Band. Come and enjoy an authentic Cajun dinner, cash bar and silent auction! Reservations required.

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KY State BBQ Festival in Danville

This September, Danville will be alive with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the fifth-ever Kentucky State BBQ Festival. Fragrant blue smoke will fill the air as pulled pork shoulder, Texas beef brisket, ribs and more slow-cook to perfection.

The festival will feature well-known pitmasters: Moe Cason, Ponderosa Barbecue, Des Moines, IA, BBQ Pitmasters Finalist; Shelly Hunt, Desperado's Barbecue, Angola, NY; Melissa Cookston, BBQ Pitmasters Finalist, 2 time Memphis in May Champion and owner of Memphis Barbecue Co., Horn Lake, MS and Fayetteville, NC; Craig Kimmel, BBQ Pitmasters Finalist, Food Truck Challenge, DeLand, FL; Carey Bringle, Peg Leg Porker, Nashville, TN; Shane Draper, Draper's BBQ, Cunningham, KY; Brad and Cindy Simmons, Lucky Dog BBQ, Danville, KY

As part of the festival, visitors can participate in the Smokin' Butt Bike Ride, a leisurely 24-mile route which ends at the festival grounds. Visit for a registration form.

When: September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015

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Free Tour of the Gardens on the Spring Creek in Fort Collins

Join a Garden Docent for an hour-long, guided tour of the Gardens on Spring Creek - the Fort Collins Botanic Garden. Each tour is unique so visit the website for the theme of the tour. Come often and dress for the weather! Suggested donation to visit the garden is $2 per person - no extra charge for the tour.

When: Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 11:30am
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 11:30am
Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 11:30am
Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 11:30am
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 11:30am

Where: Gardens on Spring Creek
2145 Centre Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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Soul of Second Street Festival in Danville

This festival honors Second Street's hidden history as a former business district for African-Americans. Though most of the buildings on the street were razed during Urban Renewal, the street still holds significant history for many in the community. The Soul of Second Street Festival will honor the past and bring the soul of Second Street to life once more!

When: August 8, 2015 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Lawn Chair Theater: Back to the Future in Danville

Free family-friendly screening of Back to the Future at Constitution Square Park. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy watching the classic film on a giant inflatable screen with hundreds of friends. Movie begins at dusk, and concessions will be available for purchase.

Where:Constitution Square Park

When:July 10, 2015
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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The Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville

The Great American Brass Band Festival's 26th year will be a weekend filled with the sounds of jazz as only brass bands can make them. Don't miss four days of family fun, including a Main Street parade, continuous concerts on the lawn of Centre College's campus, face painting, a hot air balloon race, New Orleans-themed street party, and more.

When: June 4 - 7, 2015

Where: Downtown Danville 

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Cyrille Aimee at the Norton Center for the Arts in Danville

Cyrille Aimée is an unstoppable, undeniable new talent in jazz vocals today. Internationally renowned and praised for her unparalleled abilities, Cyrille's vocal stylings are enchanting and mesmerizing. Her rich background has supplied her with the driving force of Dominican rhythm and French Gypsy swing, receiving rave reviews and a fan following wherever she goes. In 2007, Cyrille won both the First and Public Prizes in the Montreaux Jazz Festival Competition, and at the tender age of 26, she has already released four CDs internationally. Her distinctive voice-which did not escape the attentions of Stephen Sondheim, who cast Cyrille in an Encores! Special Event at New York City's City Center in November 2013-is guaranteed to enthrall. Her quintet features Django Reinhardt prodigy Adrien Moignard, and her hybrid of influences has resulted in a sound that's fresh and enlivening. See this up-and-coming artist early in her star-bound trajectory in the intimate setting of the Weisiger Theatre.

Where: Cyrille Aimee at the Norton Center for the Arts

When: February 5, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM 

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Oktoberfest in Danville

A fun downtown festival where local vendors offer a variety of German-style food, European beer (including some local brews!) and live Oktoberfest music.

When: September 27, 2014
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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