Eastern Kentucky natives Brit Taylor & Adam Chaffins to play Jenny Wiley Amphitheater
Here is some exciting news! Be sure to check out Brit and Adam live at Jenny Wiley! Our local musicians need all the support we can give them in these hard times!
Prestonsburg, Ky. – Nashville based artists Brit Taylor and Adam Chaffins will travel back to the hills of eastern Kentucky for a concert at Jenny Wiley Amphitheatre on Friday, September 18. Taylor is a Knott County native and a former member of the Kentucky Opry Jr. Pros. Chaffins grew up in Lawrence County and has played music his whole life.
Brit Taylor’s new single “Waking Up Ain’t Easy” has garnered national attention and high praise from critics. The publication Music Row states “She has a liquid alto singing voice, with bright, “teardrop” accents. The heartache ballad has a languid, echoey atmosphere that is enchanting. I’m smitten. Send more.”
Taylor says she’s looking forward to coming home. “I spent most of my free time growing up playing on the Mountain Arts Center stage and going to see shows at Jenny Wiley. Those experiences shaped the artist I am today. I’m so excited they are taking advantage of this beautiful stage and location to host more concerts! I am thrilled to play a show at Jenny Wiley.”
Adam Chaffins’ most recent release, titled “Some Things Won’t Last,” has received high praise from many national critics. His version of fellow eastern Kentuckian Keith Whitley’s “I’m Over You” went viral last year and showed his versatility and powerful vocals. He’s an in-demand session musician as well as an experienced bassist and vocalist for a plethora of touring bands over the years.
He beams that this has in some way come full circle. “I used to play in the orchestra for the shows at Jenny Wiley Theatre when I was in college at
Morehead State University. It’s a dream opportunity to bring a band from Nashville back to the east Kentucky mountains to play on a stage that has such a magical hold in my memory. Sharing the bill with the incredible Brit Taylor will make this an unforgettable evening.”
Brit Taylor & Adam Chaffins will be Friday, September 18 at the Jenny Wiley Amphitheatre at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg. Tickets are $18 general admission and can be purchased at www.macarts.com, by calling 888-MAC-ARTS, or stopping by the MAC Box Office. Tickets will be available on the day of show at the Jenny Wiley Amphitheatre box office starting at 5pm. This concert will abide by all guidelines set forth for Covid-19 compliance.
The Mountain Arts Center is the premier performing arts venue in eastern Kentucky. Located in the heart of the bloodline of the Country Music Highway, the facility features a 1,046-seat auditorium, conference/meeting facilities, instruction rooms and a state-of-the-art recording studio. For more information, call 1-888-MAC-ARTS or visit macarts.com.