Over the past six years, the Crockettsville Charity Concert & Trail Ride has raised over $725,000. The majority of the funds have gone to the Buckhorn Children and Family Services Charity, a private, non-profit organization that provides residential care and treatment of troubled youths and their families on campuses in Eastern Ky. The remaining funds have been allocated to various music scholarships and used to provide instruments to schools in need. Now in its seventh year, the annual event, to be held Sept. 5-7 on Crockettsville’s Abner Farm, will feature an all-star concert, with performances by charity founders Chad Warrix and David Tolliver, known as Halfway to Hazard, Chris Young, Bucky Covington and Ray Scott, with more artist announcements coming soon, and a 42-mile ATV trail ride. Storme Warren of GAC’s Headline Country and SIRIUSXM’s The Highway returns as host of the event. Additionally, on Saturday, ticket holders will be treated to exhibitions by the Monster Energy Freestyle Motocross Team and will be given access to a mud bog, food and merchandise vendors, a kids’ area, the silent auction and more.
On Friday, Sept. 5, Halfway to Hazard, along with many of the artists involved with the event, will visit three Ky., schools to host a program and gift their music programs over $10,000 worth of instruments. The concert and motocross event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, followed by the ATV trail ride on Sunday, Sept. 7. Tickets are available onsite for $10 per person, with all proceeds going to benefit Kentucky charities. Camping is available for the weekend for $50 and slots are first come, first serve. Ride registration begins at 7am on Sunday. For more info on the 2014 Crockettsville Charity Concert & Trail Ride, please visit www.Crockettsville.com or contact Josh Bleidt at 502-457-7415. For more info on Buckhorn Children & Family Services, visit www.buckhorn.org or call 800-472-3678.
Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians. Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients. In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky. She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more. Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.