Kentucky Avenue, Photo courtesy of James O’Gara

Oh, what a night! Kentucky Avenue sparkled on the PAL plaza.

On April 17, 2021, Performing Arts Luray (PAL) hosted its first live show in more than a year. Despite chilly temperatures and clouds, Kentucky Avenue played to a sold-out plaza and impressed the audience with their original songs and classic covers. “It’s so great to be back–I can’t tell you! It’s been such a long year,” exclaimed Bonnie Anthony, PAL’s performance chair. “But the arts are alive in Luray, and we’re ready to go!” 

In addition to enjoying the alt-country sounds of Kentucky Avenue, ticket-holders on the plaza could indulge in a BBQ supper from the Grill Sergeant’s Smoke Pit food truck as well as libations from The Vault, which created a signature cocktail for the evening. “The vibe tonight has been really cool,” observed Carol Clark, manager of the PAL Vault. “We’ve had a great time. The crowd has been jovial!” 

PAL was careful to limit the number of ticket-holders on the plaza in accordance with Virginia’s COVID-19 guidelines, but the audience offered loud applause for this talented band. “We’re real pleased with the way tickets went,” said Judge Dale Houff, PAL’s box office manager. “We’re sorry that the COVID restrictions limited what we could do, but we were able to make some adjustments so as to accommodate extra people. It worked very well.” 

PAL is an all-volunteer, nonprofit arts organization. To help support PAL while you’re shopping online, go to and choose Regional Center for the Performing Arts of Luray as your preferred charity. Amazon will donate a portion of every sale to PAL. You can also donate directly to PAL by clicking the button on the right. 

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