Charity Concert and Trail Ride set for this weekend

Some big country music stars will be in Breathitt County this weekend, and it's all for a good cause.

The fifth annual Crockettsville Charity Concert and Trail Ride kicks off Saturday at the Abner Farm.

Since its inception, the event has welcomed some of the biggest names in country music, including Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Randy Howser, and Lee Brice.

"This year we have Montgomery Gentry along with Halfway to Hazard, Craig Wayne Boyd, Danielle Peck, Lisa Torres and lots of other artists," says event Chairwoman Janet Smith.

None of the artists are paid for their performances. It's all for charity, with part of the proceeds benefiting the nearby Buckhorn Children's Center.

"We don't receive enough money from the various contracts we have with state government, so we're very dependent on contributions and this goes a long way to help with our expenses," says Buckhorn President and CEO David Grimes.

Nearly $500,000 has been raised for charity in the last four years.

Janet Smith says she's excited the artists and organizers can give back to the community. She's expecting a good turnout this year.

"We think we'll have a really good crowd. I would like to see maybe 15 to 20 thousand people. We've had that many in the past and if the weather will hold off we'll have a great day," says Smith.

the concert is saturday and trail ride is sunday.

Gates open at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Admission is ten dollars per person or twenty-five dollars per car.

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