Whiskey Shivers set to perform

By Reina P. Cunningham - [email protected]

Those looking for last minute plans for the Labor Day weekend need not look farther than historic downtown Middlesboro.

Discover Downtown Middlesboro is offering yet another free Saturday night concert via the Levitt AMP concert series.

This weeks performance is different from the others as Whiskey Shivers has a hometown connection.

Band member Jeff Hortillosa is the son of local physician an Dr. Maria Hortillosa. His group combines traditional bluegrass fiddling and banjo with rockabilly bass and guitar to make an unforgettable sound that has listeners up on their feet immediately.

Hortillosa is a graduate of Centre College in Danville and currently resides in Austin, Texas. The Whiskey Shivers were featured in the Austin City Limits festival in 2013.

The band was formed in college. Hortillosa played guitar but had never sung in front of an audience, until other supportive college musicians urged him to give it a try. Six years later, the group are still going strong.

The show begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

On Labor Day, folks can come to the Harrogate Park for the 2015 City of Harrogate Labor Day Celebration. The annual event promises fun for the entire family.

Beginning at 3 p.m., the event will include inflatables, train rides, crafters, food vendors, free health screenings by Lincoln Memorial Unviersity Debusk College of Medicine (LMU DCOM) and a Tri-State free style martial arts exhibitition.

Entertainment also begins at 3 p.m. and is scheduled to last until 9 p.m. when the annual fireworks show will take place.

First on the schedule at 3 p.m. is Mallory and Garry, at 3:55 the HY Livesay Dance Team will perform, at 4:10 Southern Steel will take the stage followed by the Forge Ridge Dance Team at 5:10, at 5:20 Tazewell Pike will be performing, at 6:25 the Cumberland Pantherettes take stage followed by the Long Neck Gypsies at 6:45 and Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle finishes out the night beginning at 7:55.

Reach Reina P. Cunningham at 606-302-9091 or on Twitter @ReinaDailyNews.

By Reina P. Cunningham

[email protected]

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