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Pikeville’s Mountain Song


Pikeville is made unique by the people and the heritage of the area, a place where the residents are reminded each day of who they are and from where they came.

“We’re a town with beautiful mountain landscapes that we still ponder from the front porch,” said Tony Tackett, director of Pikeville City Tourism.

Situated on U.S. Route 23, the Country Music Highway scenic byway, Pikeville and the surrounding area have been home to some of country music’s most famous stars, including Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Billy Ray Cyrus and Gary Stewart, among others. Live music of many genres is found year-round at a variety of venues and festivals.

Pikeville is Hatfield and McCoy territory, and visitors can take self-guided tours and guided bus tours to see prominent sites that were featured in the famous family feud. For even more history, Bushwacking on the Russell Fork is an annual Civil War re-enactment event that includes cannon fire, a military ball, a parade and more. The Stone Heritage Museum and Ford Mansion features coal mining memorabilia and heritage.

The town has two live theaters, the Artist Collaborative Theatre and the Jenny Wiley Theatre, where local groups regularly perform. The Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center hosts a variety of concerts and sporting events. The Arts House is a studio and gallery dedicated to many kinds of art, from oil paintings to jewelry to pencil drawings.

The outdoors offers a wealth of opportunities at sites such as the City of Pikeville Park and the Breaks Interstate Park, which is on the Kentucky-Virginia border. Meeting planners can arrange team-building challenges or recreational activities such as horseback riding, canoeing, zip lining and water rafting.

Pikeville has a diverse nightlife. Main Street Live on Friday nights offers live music right outside the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center along with food and beverages. The Landmark Inn also has a restaurant, a nightclub and a lounge. The Muscle on Main muscle car event brings more than 250 classic cars to downtown along with live music.



Off-Site Venues:

the Blue Raven on Main Street; Bank 253

Meeting Space: 

Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center (29,000 square feet)


Hilton Garden Inn of Pikeville, Hampton Inn of Pikeville, Landmark Inn, Holiday Inn

Hotel Rooms: 722

Contact Info:

(606) 437-5100