in the Streets
headlines free concert
of entertainment scheduled
for Oldham County Day
Helen E. McKinney
LA GRANGE, Ky. (July 2011) As a precursor
to Oldham County Day entertainment, Dancin in the Streets will
not disappoint attendees this year. A local tradition, this free outdoor
concert is sure to please all ages with its Cincinnati headliner.
Blair Carman and the Belleview Boys will bring their brand of rock-n-roll
to La Grange from 8-11 p.m. on Friday, July 15, for the annual Dancin
in the Streets concert. This authentic 1950s style band is reminiscent
of Jerry Lee Lewis and boasts a massive repertoire which they will perform
at the Second Street Gazebo on the Oldham County Courthouse Square.
photo by Darrel Taylor
in the Streets will kick off
the Oldham County Day, which
includes an annual parade.
Included in their selections will be original songs as
well as classics initially performed by such music greats as Elvis Presley,
Carl Perkins, Hank Williams and many more. Their sound is an eclectic
mix of rockabilly, honky-tonk and boogie woogie.
Front man Carman is a piano player and singer who packs a powerful punch
on stage. He will be accompanied by some of the Midwests best
rock-n-rollers on guitar, bass, drums and vocals.
Opening for Blair Carman and the Belleview Boys from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
will be local talent, the Doo-Wop All-Stars. This popular group of 60-somethings
are Louisville music legends who regularly perform at John Es
Restaurant with Barb and Eddie.
Doo-Wop is a form of entertainment that began in the late 1950s as a
mix of gospel and southern blues. The Doo-Wop All-Stars will perform
at Dancin in the Streets with special guest singer Diane Kurstner
of the Mystics.
County Day Schedule
7 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 909
W. Jefferson St.: 33rd annual YMCA 1 mile and 5K run. To register,
call the Oldham County YMCA at (502) 222-9358.
Noon at the John W. Black Community Center, 1551
N. Hwy. 393, Buckner: Grand Marshal Luncheon to honor Jean Schumm.
For tickets call Teresa Kinney at (502) 222-2665 or Paige Weeks
at (502) 222-0437
Dancing in the Streets free concert at Oldham County
Courthouse. Sponsored by the City of La Grange. 5:30-7:30 p.m.:
Doo Wop All Stars.
8-11 p.m.: Blair Carman and the Belleview Boys. This is a 1950s
style rock-n-roll band. Food venders open for dinner or snacks.
7-10:30 a.m.: Oldham County Rotary Pancake Breakfast
at La Grange City Hall Community Center.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Childrens games &
Carnival (3-12 years old) at the La Grange Christian Church (side
lawn facing Hwy. 53), 214 N. First St. Meet Buddy Bat from noon
to 1 p.m.
9 a.m.: Allen Lane (country and southern rock).
10: a.m.: Oldham County Day Parade. The parade begins at
Immaculate Conception Church, turns left onto Hwy. 146 (Jefferson
Street) at La Grange Elementary, turns right on to Walnut Street
and right on to Main Street.
11 a.m.: Unveiled (contemporary Christian).
Noon: Gunfight at High Noon, presented by Six
12:30 p.m.: A Cappella Fellas (barbershop harmony).
1 p.m.: Oldham County Community Band directed by Brad Rogers.
On the Courthouse Lawn.
2 p.m.: Christian Country Cowboy Church
3 p.m.: Second Annual Tug of War, followed by Gunfight.
On the Courthouse Lawn. Local fire department and law enforcement
agencies will battle for the championship trophy
4 p.m.: Phos Church (Christian music).
11 a.m.: Clinton Spaulding, Oldham County Idol Winner
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Living Statues
12:30 p.m.: Barefoot Best Friends (Celtic and folk music)
1 p.m.: Oldham County Band
2 p.m.: Oldham County YMCA presents ZUMBA FITNESS TM
4 p.m.: Legacy (oldies and country music)
This group often performs locally at corporate events,
private parties, class and family reunions, and fundraising dances.
Their sound takes one back to a nostalgic time when street corner harmonies
were the norm.
Oldham County Day organizers wanted to try something different this
year for the Dancin in the Streets lineup, while keeping that
1950s feel, said Paige Weeks. Weeks is a member of Project Guild of
La Grange, which sponsors Oldham County Day every year.
Dancin in the Streets is a good way to kick off Oldham County
Day, Weeks said. We have several new performers this year that
the crowds havent heard before.
New to the lineup will be a Gunfight at High Noon presented by Six Guns
Entertainment. Members have close ties to the local Cowboy Church,
said Weeks. We heard about them and thought it would be something
great to have this year.
Most performers are local entertainers for Oldham County Day, she said.
And of course we always have the Oldham County Community Band,
which will be directed by Brad Rogers.
An event organizers are looking forward to is the second annual Tug-of-War,
scheduled for 3 p.m. on the Courthouse Lawn. This will be held between
the La Grange Fire Department and law enforcement personnel. A traveling
trophy is awarded, last years winner being the fire department.
In addition to Dancin in the Streets, a YMCA 1 Mile and 5K run
will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 15. The run will begin and end at
Covenant United Methodist Church on 909 W. Jefferson St.
Oldham County Day will kick off on Saturday, July 16, with a Rotary-sponsored
Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the La Grange City Hall
Community Center. The annual Parade takes place at 10 a.m. and entertainment,
booths and food vendors are open around the Courthouse Square form 10
a.m. - 5 p.m. Food vendors will also be open for dinner and snacks during
Dancin in the Streets.
Additional entertainment will be in the form of childrens games
and a carnival in the side lawn facing Hwy. 53 at the La Grange Christian
Church located at 214 N. First St. Different games will be offered from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Buddy Bat will be at this site from noon to 1 p.m.
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