GRAVEL SWITCH — Authors and entertainers from across the state will converge on this small hamlet to celebrate Kentucky Writers Day.
Presented by Historic Penn’s Store since 1997, the weekend event celebrates the “written word,” Kentucky writers and the commonwealth of Kentucky’s official Writers Day. Host sites for the 2012 KWD celebration are Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse, Harrodsburg; West T. Hill Community Theatre, Danville; and Historic Penn’s Store, located three miles southeast of Gravel Switch.
Poets, authors, writers, journalists, playwrights and songwriters of varying genres — folk, country, roots, bluegrass, rock, blues, jazz, gospel — will be in continuous performance throughout the three-day weekend event. The entire weekend event is free to the public. All the people connected in organizing this special celebration weekend, all the host sites, all the participants — poets, authors, writers, playwrights, songwriters, musicians — including Special Guests, give of their talents and time “free”ly.
The weekend kicks off Friday at Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse, Harrodsburg, with non-stop performances by songwriters (solos, duos, combos, bands) performing originals as well as favorites at the Songwriters Tribute Showcase. Hours are 5:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Emcee for the evening is Andy Colley of 100.9 MIKE FM in Lebanon/Springfield/102.7 WYSB Bardstown/K Country 105.7 Greensburg/Campbellsville.