Sander’s Court Stage

The Sander’s Court Stage is located between London Elementary School and 9th Street  . This secondary stage is host to all sorts of great music, dance performances and contests, like the Hot Wing Eating Contest.
Sander’s Court Stage Schedule

Thursday, September 24

5pm-5:30 Peggy Inks

5:30pm-6:15 pm Righteous Revival

Righteous Revival is composed of six musicians who played in rock bands in Harlan County, Kentucky, over 40 years ago.  They eventually went their separate ways, but all continued to play music and stayed in touch with each other.  They reunited last year to play original Christian songs.  Their tunes are a unique fusion of contemporary Christian music with “old school” rock and blues.  Two of the group’s members are ordained ministers.  One is an attorney.  Another is a deputy sheriff for the Harlan County Sheriff’s Department.  Three of the band members still live in Harlan County.  Of the other three, one lives in Frankfort, Kentucky, another lives in Big Stone Gap, Virginia and one lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.  They are as experienced and talented a group of musicians  as you’ll find anywhere.  This will be the band’s first appearance at the Chicken Festival.

The band members in that photo, from left to right:  Millard “Junie” Caldwell, Jr., Tim Cooper, Ross Bailey, Randy Adams, Rick Jones and Alan Wagers.  We’re all originally from Harlan County.  Junie now lives in Knoxville, Tim lives in Big Stone Gap, VA and I live in Frankfort.  Junie and Tim are ordained ministers, Rick’s a deputy sheriff with the Harlan County Sheriff’s Dept., Ross and Randy are retired and Alan Wagers is an attorney.

6:30pm-7:30pm Even Tides

Even Tides is an American Pop-Rock band based out of Corbin, Kentucky founded by Lance Freeman in February of 2014.
Freeman, in the wake of the break-up of his former band, The Royal Knockout, wanted to start another project in the pop-rock genre, but he needed a new, catchy name. “I was a huge fan of Stages and Stereos, and they had recently released an EP called ‘Small Town Favorites,’ which featured a song entitled ‘Even Tides’—I loved the song and the name and reached out to Stage’s front man, Daniel Lancaster, who gave me his blessing to use it as the name for my new project.”
“I already had a bass player who was interested in playing with me,” Freeman said of bassist Josh Felts, “he was committed right off the bat.” Felts, former bassist for Christian-Metal band ‘My Surrender’, quickly became the second member to complete the rhythm section of Even Tides. Freeman, former drummer of Bowling Green, KY Pop-Rock Band, The Royal Knockout, had planned on reprising his role behind the drums; however, he couldn’t find a front man that fit. “I found myself driving down the road one day and just thought, ‘I think I could give singing a shot’. Freeman quickly enlisted his cousin, Jake Freeman, to fill the drummer slot, allowing himself to transition over to the front man position. Freeman said, “From that point on it was a matter of finding the right guitarist.”
“That’s when I discovered a talented guitarist hiding amongst the youth in our church,” Freeman said. Brandon Lyons, after some consideration, came on as the lead guitarist for Even Tides. “He showed a lot of promise and skill on the guitar, and was excited to learn a new style of music,” Freeman commented about Lyons.
After spending time forming a solid line-up, Freeman and his newly assembled team began writing material in June of 2014 for what would be their debut EP, Love My Love. After two-and-a-half months of writing the band made their way down to Valdosta, Georgia in mid September to begin recording with the widely respected Lee Dyess of Earthsound Studios. Dyess’ track record includes bands and labels such as: Mayday Parade, Go Radio, From First to Last, I Set My Friends on Fire, Oh Manhattan, Seeking Serenity, Ninja Gun, Good Knives, Select Start, Stages and Stereos, Vega Under Fire, Epitaph Records, Fearless Records, Atlantic Records, Suburban Home Records, Sabot Productions, Indianola Records, Rise Records, Suretone Records and many more.
“We began recording the EP in mid September, but didn’t finish up until early November of 2014,” Freeman said. “It was a long, strenuous process, but Dyess was the guy I whole heartedly trusted to make our EP truly shine, and he didn’t disappoint,” Freeman said about the experience.
Soon after finishing the EP, the band began preparing for the EP’s release on February 3, 2015. “We hit the ground running,” Freeman said. Since the release of their debut EP “Love My Love” Even Tides has been playing shows in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana with plans to push into Ohio, Virginia, and Georgia.
“The plan for Even Tides is to reach out and connect with as many people as possible—to show love and build relationships doing what we [the band] collectively feel we were put on this earth to do: write and perform music,” Freeman said.
Even Tides is currently booking shows for the Fall of 2015 and into the new year, contact them today at: EvenTidesMusic@Gmail.com in order to bring them to a venue near you!

Even Tides is an American Pop-Rock band based out of Corbin, Kentucky founded by Lance Freeman in February of 2014.  Freeman, in the wake of the break-up of his former band, The Royal Knockout, wanted to start another project in the pop-rock genre, but he needed a new, catchy name. “I was a huge fan of Stages and Stereos, and they had recently released an EP called ‘Small Town Favorites,’ which featured a song entitled ‘Even Tides’—I loved the song and the name and reached out to Stage’s front man, Daniel Lancaster, who gave me his blessing to use it as the name for my new project.”  “I already had a bass player who was interested in playing with me,” Freeman said of bassist Josh Felts, “he was committed right off the bat.” Felts, former bassist for Christian-Metal band ‘My Surrender’, quickly became the second member to complete the rhythm section of Even Tides. Freeman, former drummer of Bowling Green, KY Pop-Rock Band, The Royal Knockout, had planned on reprising his role behind the drums; however, he couldn’t find a front man that fit. “I found myself driving down the road one day and just thought, ‘I think I could give singing a shot’. Freeman quickly enlisted his cousin, Jake Freeman, to fill the drummer slot, allowing himself to transition over to the front man position. Freeman said, “From that point on it was a matter of finding the right guitarist.” “That’s when I discovered a talented guitarist hiding amongst the youth in our church,” Freeman said. Brandon Lyons, after some consideration, came on as the lead guitarist for Even Tides. “He showed a lot of promise and skill on the guitar, and was excited to learn a new style of music,” Freeman commented about Lyons.  After spending time forming a solid line-up, Freeman and his newly assembled team began writing material in June of 2014 for what would be their debut EP, Love My Love. After two-and-a-half months of writing the band made their way down to Valdosta, Georgia in mid September to begin recording with the widely respected Lee Dyess of Earthsound Studios. Dyess’ track record includes bands and labels such as: Mayday Parade, Go Radio, From First to Last, I Set My Friends on Fire, Oh Manhattan, Seeking Serenity, Ninja Gun, Good Knives, Select Start, Stages and Stereos, Vega Under Fire, Epitaph Records, Fearless Records, Atlantic Records, Suburban Home Records, Sabot Productions, Indianola Records, Rise Records, Suretone Records and many more.  “We began recording the EP in mid September, but didn’t finish up until early November of 2014,” Freeman said. “It was a long, strenuous process, but Dyess was the guy I whole heartedly trusted to make our EP truly shine, and he didn’t disappoint,” Freeman said about the experience.  Soon after finishing the EP, the band began preparing for the EP’s release on February 3, 2015. “We hit the ground running,” Freeman said. Since the release of their debut EP “Love My Love” Even Tides has been playing shows in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana with plans to push into Ohio, Virginia, and Georgia.  “The plan for Even Tides is to reach out and connect with as many people as possible—to show love and build relationships doing what we [the band] collectively feel we were put on this earth to do: write and perform music,” Freeman said. Even Tides is currently booking shows for the Fall of 2015 and into the new year, contact them today at: EvenTidesMusic@Gmail.com in order to bring them to a venue near you!

7:45-9pm Frontier

9:15-11pm Kites

Friday, September 25

2pm-4pm Simple Providence

4:30-5:30pm Taylor Dye


Taylor Dye’s singing style comes from a blend of old-fashioned country and classic rock with a folk twist. As a 15-year-old, she was one of the top 300 contestants on American Idol, Season 10, in Hollywood. Now, she can be seen traveling around the eastern United States performing at various venues and festivals. As a singer/songwriter, she mostly accompanies herself on guitar, but also plays mandolin, ukulele, fiddle, piano, bass, drums, and harmonica. She has also received training in classical voice during her time at Georgetown College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance. Taylor is available for engagements of all kinds from music festivals, conferences, charity events, weddings, and private parties. Contact her at taylor.dye@hotmail.com, or www.facebook.com/tayloraustindye. If you’d like to hear a taste of her music, visit www.youtube.com/taylordyemusic

5-7 Live Remote SAM 103.9/96.7 KOOL GOLD

5:30pm-6pm Sugar N Spice Cloggers

6-7pm Dewayne Spaw

6pm SAM 103.9, 96.7 Kool Gold Karaoke Registration

7pm-9pm SAM 103.9, 96.7 Kool Gold Karaoke Contest

1st place $100 sponsored by Exterior Supply

2nd place $75 sponsored by Forcht Bank

3rd place $50 sponsored by London Laurel County Tourism

9pm-9:30pm Open Karaoke

9:30pm-11pm Lightning Round

Saturday, September 26

10-12pm Live Remote SAM 103.9/96.7 KOOL GOLD

11:30 am Pine Mountain Dancers

12pm-1pm Cluckin, Crowin and Struttin Host Terry Harris On-Air Personality SAM 103.9 $100 1st place cash prize Sponsored by London Laurel County Tourism

1pm-2pm Taylor Dye Band

1:00pm SAM 103.9, 96.7 Kool Gold KY Fried Chicken Hot Wing Eating Contest Registration Sponsored by Bodean’s Tattoos

2pm  SAM 103.9, 96.7 Kool Gold Old Town Grill Hot Wing Eating Contest Sponsored by Bodean’s Tattoos

1st place $100 2nd place $50 3rd place $25

2:30 Cumberland Gap Dance Club 2:30-3:00

3pm SAM 103.9 96.7 Barnyard Games Registration

3pm-4pm Isabella Hall and Family

4pm-5pm SAM 103.9 96.7  Barnyard Games

1st place $100 2nd place $50 3rd place $25

5pm-7pm Big Daddy and the Heat

7pm-8pm Dewayne Spaw

8pm-9pm Jason Goble

Jason Goble, Nashville Recording Artist and Road to Fame talent competition winner.

9pm-11pm Yesterday’s Wine

Sunday, September 27