Moron Brothers Country Comedy Festival performs Saturday, September 1, at 7 p.m. at The Forum, Hal Rogers Center as part of HCTC s Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series, which is enjoying its 40th season. Opening the show will be the Dean Osborne Band and special guests Col. Andy Hunt and the Hyden Colonels. Hunt is a graduate of HCTC s Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music.
Lardo amp; Burley of the Moron Brothers have been entertaining folks for years with their hilarious stories and original songs. They are a favorite at bluegrass festivals across the nation and have shared the stage with greats like JD Crowe, Eddie Adcock, Bobby Osborne and Rhonda Vincent, just to name a few. Also featured will be The Mike Snider String Band. National banjo champion Mike Snider made his way on the country music scene in the 1980s with his incomparable wit and stellar banjo playing. Mike first worked his way into people's hearts through his hundreds of spots on TNN's Nashville Now and his seven-year stay in the cornfield on Hee Haw, a syndicated television show. In addition to his television work, Mike and his band entertained crowds for seven years at Nashville's Opryland USA. Mike's popularity ultimately garnered him a membership among country music's elite - The Grand Ole Opry. A Grand Ole Opry member since 1990, Mike continues to draw laughter and entertain crowds with his music. Mike's show is exciting, funny, moving, easy-going, but above all, honest---from his heart. A great night of family entertainment during the holiday weekend!
The event sponsors are Hazard Rotary Club, TECO Coal, and Coal Mining Our Future.net. Series grand benefactors are: City of Hazard Mayor Nan Gorman, Hazard Lions Club, Peoples Bank and Trust, Perry Distributors, Pine Branch Coal Sales and Whitaker Bank. Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional operating support also provided by the Steele-Reese Foundation and Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door; the student rate is $5. To learn more, visit the web site at hazardperformingsarts.com or check them out on Facebook.
For more information, contact Tammy.Duff@kctcs.edu, performing arts director, at 606-487-3067 or 800-246-7521 ext. 73067.