Celebrate Stanley Walker Day

 Celebrate Stanley Walker Day


In honor of Grand Rivers native and musical talent Stanley Walker, Sunday, June 26, 2016 will be celebrated with a concert by Stanley and friends at the Badgett Playhouse. The concert is free, but donations will be collected for Kosair Charities. Kosair Charities’ mission is to protect the health and well-being of children in Kentucky and Southern Indiana by providing financial support for clinical services, research, pediatric healthcare education, and child advocacy.

Stanley Walker
Stanley was born in Grand Rivers and started playing guitar when he was only five years old. Growing up, he listened to the Grand Ole Opry and dreamed of being there. In 1969, his dream came true when he played behind Jean Shepard. Stanley’s sound is different from any other guitarist because he tunes his guitar to straight E rather than natural tuning. His early playing resembled single string Ernest Tubb songs.

Stanley played lead guitar for Ray Smith and the Rock and Roll Boys from 1956 to 1969. With rockabilly enthusiasts, Ray is revered for his five singles released on Sun Records. Stanley played on all of Smith’s songs cut at Sun.

Stanley’s career highlights also included appearances on Hee Haw, solo recordings, and backing artists including Roy Clark, Lefty Frizzell, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Stanley has produced four country albums and was recognized in Billboard Magazine for the singles, ‘Old Easy Loving & He Ain’t Easy Anymore. Stanley was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2008.

Kosair Charities
Since their founding in 1923, Kosair Charities has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of children by providing the highest quality health care for those who have nowhere else to turn. Through support from generous donors, children who have no other source of help receive the medical attention they desperately need and deserve. The true impact of Kosair Charities is seen in the innocent young lives that have been changes.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 26 at 2:00p.m. at the Badgett Playhouse. Join Grand Rivers as they celebrate Stanley, support a great cause, and enjoy an afternoon of musical entertainment. Sponsors for this event include Grand Rivers Tourism Commission, WCCK Radio Calvert and the Badgett Playhouse Theater.


Grand Rivers Kids Free Fishing Tournament

Event Date and time: Saturday, June 4th, 2016. The tournament starts at 9:00AM and runs until 12:00 noon. Fish counts and trophies awards start at 11:15AM followed by a raffle.


Location: Little Lake Park Grand Rivers.

Bring the kids and enjoy a morning of fishing in Grand Rivers on Saturday, June 4th. The Free Kids Fishing Tournament is a Grand Rivers annual event for children to get outside and enjoy the sport of fishing and the beginning of summer.

The Grand Rivers Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Free Kids Fishing Tournament. The tournament is a free event, and the Chamber provides fishing reels and bait for children ages one up to twelve. The Chamber also provides gift bags for the first forty fishers, snacks, drinks, raffle prizes, and trophies awarded by three different age groups. The winners will are chosen by the number of fish they catch.

The Tournament is held at the Little Lake Park in Grand Rivers Kentucky at the end of the Commerce Street at the little lake. The event starts at 9:00AM, trophies will be awarded at 11:15AM followed by a raffle.

For more information, call the Grand Rivers Chamber of Commerce at 270-362-0152.

International Migratory Bird Day at Land Between The Lakes

Saturday, May 14th is International Migratory Bird Day at the Nature Station at Land Between The Lakes.


The day will begin with Birds And Beans: Breakfast at the Nature Station from 9:00am-10:00am.

Be our guests at the Nature Station for this one-of-a-kind program!

Before we open to the public, join us as our VIP guests in the backyard for a lovely morning continental breakfast. While you enjoy coffee, juice, pastries, and other light breakfast fare, relax in our gardens and watch our backyard birds such as hummingbirds, goldfinches, and orioles during their most active time of day. You’ll also get to meet one of our resident birds of prey, chat with our naturalists, and learn about “bird-friendly coffee.”

$10 per person, includes same day Nature Station admission. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

International Migratory Bird Day, the second Saturday in May, honors the spectacle and struggles of our feathered friends that migrate between North America and the tropics. Join us to be part of the celebration!

Meet a Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle up close, peek in on some baby birds, and more! We’ll be spotlighting nature’s most amazing travelers with special programs throughout the day. This year we also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty, our first law that protected migratory birds across international borders.

Come face to face with both a Bald and Golden Eagle as our invited guests from Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky introduce you to two of their rescued birds.

Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, the only exclusive raptor rehab center in the state, is all volunteer run and has been caring for rescued raptors for over 25 years. Visit with their eagles and learn about differences between Bald and Golden Eagles, how these birds survive in the wild, the laws that protect them, and more. They will stay after the program until 3pm for questions and conversation.

See what else is going on at the Nature Station during International Migratory Bird Day.

For a complete calendar of activities at Land Between The Lakes, visit: www.landbetweenthelakes.com

Calling All Quilters

Join us in Grand Rivers, Kentucky, April 20 – 23, 2016 for the 18th  Annual Spring Festival & Quilt Show. This regional show runs concurrent with the American Quilters Show in Paducah, KY and features new and antique quilts.

Grand RIvers Quilt Show Winners

View New and Antique Quilts and Wall Hangings on display, enter the Tulip patterned quilt raffle, Visit with vendors inside and out. Make sure you vote for your favorite quilt and wall hanging. Your vote selects our show and money winners.

Grand Rivers is located only 30 minutes from Paducah and is also home to the award winning Patti’s 1880′s Restaurant and Settlement, and the Badgett Playhouse featuring Variety! Music, Memories and More and other special musical productions throughout the year.

18th Annual Spring Festival & Quilt Show Dates & Times:

Wednesday, April 20, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Thursday, April 21, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 22, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 23, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Grand Rivers Community Center

Directions: Take I-24 KY Exit #31 and follow the signs three miles to Grand Rivers.

$3.00 donation accepted at the door.

What our show visitors say:
“I love that I can get up close to view the quilts and stitching”
“You vendors have excellent prices, I love shopping at your show”

For More Information:

General Inquires may Call 888-493-0152.

Want to be a Vendor? 
For Vendor information call Pat Gorbett 270-362-3377

Want to enter a Quilt? 
To enter a Quilt, Call Pat Jones at 270-362-4631
Viewers Choice Awards: First Place Quilt will win $500, Second Place $250, and Third Place $100. First Place Wall Hanging will win $75, Second Place $50, and Third Place $25.

2016 Top Gun Cruise-In Schedule For Grand Rivers


Join us in Grand Rivers for the 2016 Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series cruise-in events. The Cruise-ins will take place in downtown Grand Rivers the second Saturday of each month, April through September, 2016.

The Cruise-ins are open to all cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles. This is a free event with no charge to attendees or cars. All makes, Models, and years of any kind are welcome to join in the fun. The day will include entertainment, music, and wholesome fun for the entire family The Cruise-ins start at 4:00PM and continue until 9:00PM.

The Grand Rivers Tourism Commission is a sponsor for the events.

About Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Events™

Bluegrass Productions is a family owned and operated promotional, production and advertising company specializing in car shows, cruise-in and other special events. They produce quality family friendly events in the Western Kentucky and West Tennessee area that draw attendees and car enthuses from a five state area. Top Gun invites want to invite you, your family and friends to our events and enjoy the day with us in Grand Rivers to enjoy the spectacle of cars and the beautiful scenery of the Lakes. Also if you have a vehicle to want to show off bring it and enjoy the afternoon with us on the second weekend of every month April thru.

Mark your calendars and come join us.

Find more information online at www.topguncarshows.com or Email us at topguncarshows@gmail.com.