On Saturday, August 21, country star Daryle Singletary will headline the Riverside Days festival in Whitesburg, sponsored by the City of Whitesburg, Coca-Cola, and the Riverside Days Festival Committee. The three-day festival will be held at Riverside Park next to Whitesburg ARH Hospital beginning on Thursday, Aug. 19.
Singletary first hit the charts in 1995 and has several hits including, “Too Much Fun,” “I Let Her Lie,” “Amen Kind of Love,” “The Note,” “My Baby’s Lovin’,” “I’m Living Up To Her Low Expectations,” and his new song, “Love You With The Lights On,” which is on his new album, “Rockin’ In The Country.”
Singletary is known for his deep traditional sounding voice and has remade several classic hits. His 2002 album, “That’s Why I Sing This Way” included remakes of songs from Conway Twitty, Johnny Paycheck, George Jones and several other artists. The only new song on the album was the title track, which included the lyrics, “Mamma used to whoop me with a George Jones album, that’s why I sing this way.”
Opening the show for Singletary is Letcher County-based AfterShock and the 2009 Mountain Outreach Idol winner Chantal Toler.
East KY Tyme will headline Thursday night’s entertainment and Folk Soul Revival will headline Friday night.
Other featured events include the annual rubber duck race; WDXC Home Grown Show; an auction; Long John Silvers Fish Eating Contest; Carty Funeral Home Watermelon Eating Contest; a Cornhole Tournament sponsored by Clayton Jenkins, and the nightly Mountain Outreach Idol competition sponsored by Vernon Hall and his McRobertsbased company. This year’s Idol contestants are Caitlin Collier, Storm Cox, Paul Brandon Fields, Ashley Fleming, Samantha Jo Fulton, and Kristy Thomas.
Other entertainers include Misty Johnson, Taylyn Combs, Mikey Tolliver, Nicole Pennington, Heather Johnson, Judy Kincer, John Fowler, Ashley Vanover, Old Time Rock N Roll, Red High Heels Girls, Jam Room Junkies, Annessa Gibson, Barbara Joyce Wagner, and an open mic time for others to perform.
For information and a complete lineup, including times, visit www.riversidedays.com or Facebook at www.facebook. com/riversidedays.
THURSDAY 11:00 a.m. – Food/Craft Booths Open 5:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies 6:00 p.m. – Barbara Joyce Wagner 6:30 p.m. – Annessa Gibson
7:00 p.m. – Jam Room Junkies
7:40 p.m. – Old Time Rock N Roll and Red High Heels Girls
8:00 p.m. – Mountain Outreach Idol 9:30 p.m. – East KY Tyme FRIDAY 11:00 a.m. – Food/Craft Booths Open 4:00 p.m. – Open Mic 5:00 p.m. – Ashley Vanover
5:30 p.m. – Judy Kincer & John Fowler
6:30 p.m. – WDXC Home Grown Show – Sponsored by WDXC-FM 102.3 and Hometown Music
8:00 p.m. – Mountain Outreach Idol – Sponsored by Vernon Hall and Mountain Outreach
9:30 p.m. – Folk Soul Revival SATURDAY
11:00 a.m. – Food/Craft Booths Open
12:00 p.m. – Corn Hole Tournament – Sponsored by Clayton Jenkins
12:00 p.m. – Long John Silvers Fish Eating Contest
1:00 p.m. – Auction – Auctioneer R.F. Kiser and Earl Bone
2:30 p.m. – Carty Funeral Home Watermelon Eating Contest
3:00 p.m. – Rubber Duck Race, Sponsored by Whitesburg Fire Department
3:30 p.m. – Heather Johnson 4:00 p.m. – Nicole Pennington 4:30 p.m. – Mikey Tolliver 5:00 p.m. – Taylyn Combs 5:30 p.m. – Misty Johnson 6:00 p.m. – Mountain Outreach Idol Finals 7:30 p.m. – Chantal Toler 8:00 p.m. – AfterShock 9:30 p.m. – Daryle Singletary