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Mac Powell brings his new band to the Mountain Arts Center

Mountain Arts Center

Mac Powell and The Family Reunion will play the Willard & Lucy Kinzer Theater at the Mountain Arts Center (MAC) on Friday, August 23. Fans will remember Powell from his days as the lead singer and front man for Grammy Winning and multi-platinum selling Third Day. The new band is southern roots and American rock.

“Like most people, I grew up listening to my Mom and Dad’s record collection,” said Powell. There’s the singer-songwriter stuff, some country and southern rock. I always liked Credence Clearwater Revival, James Taylor, The Eagles, or even the Stones, who weren’t country per se, but who sometimes leaned more towards that sound. That’s what’s been stirring in my mind and my spirit.”

He formed Mac Powell and The Family Reunion after Third Day played their final shows in early 2018. Their debut album Back Again will release on July 26th via Thirty Tigers. Recorded in Atlanta, Powell and the band have produced a more edgy record. Billboard recently called it “a blend of country, rock and gospel, brought to life by Powell’s gritty, soulful voice.” The first single, the title track, Back Again was released in June and already gaining some momentum on country and Americana radio.

The Mac Powell and The Family Reunion concert will be Friday, August 23 at 7:30pm at the MAC in Prestonsburg, Ky. The ticket prices for first 2 rows are $55 and include a special VIP Meet and Greet package. Other ticket prices are $45, $35, and $25. They can be purchased by visiting the MAC box office, by calling 888-MAC-ARTS.

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 1,050-seat auditorium, conference/meeting facilities, instruction rooms and a state-of-the-art recording studio.

(provided by Mountain Arts Center)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."