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HOMECOMING XII
September 4th 1999
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CITY FESTIVAL 1999 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27-COURTHOUSE JAM
MUHLENBERG COUNTY COURTHOUSE GREENVILLE KY
SATURDAY AUGUST 28-HOME OF THE LEGENDS
THUMBPICKING CONTEST (PARADISE KY)
BEGINS 9:00 AM. $5.00 ADMISSION
6:30 PM THUMBPICKING CONCERT STARING
RANDAL HILTON, DOWNTOWN CENTRAL CITY (FREE)
TUESDAY, AUGUST 31-GOSPEL SING
CRABB FAMILY, THE BELIEVERS, AND NEW HEART (FREE)
PROVIDED BY: FIRST NATIONAL BANK
STAGE BY: BREWCO
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1-"HASCO" HAYRIDE
BREWCO INDUSTRIAL PARK
FIRST CLASS ENTERTAINMENT, BONFIRE, ROAST YOUR
OWN HOT DOG AND MARSHALLOWS.
ADMISSION: $5.00 A. $3.00 CHILD
SPONSORED BY: HASCO AUCTION & REALTY, INC.
ADVANCED TICKETS 270-754-2360
OR PURCHASE AT GATE
THURSDAY, SEPT. 2 EVERLY BROTHERS GOLF TOURNAMENT
3:00 PM
CENTRAL CITY COUNTRY CLUB
ACTION BEGINS AT 1:00 PM
CONTACT SCOTT RAY 270-754-3300
SPONSORED BY: LAWTON INSURANCE
THRUSDAY, SEPT. 2 EVERLY BROTHERS FAN CLUB DINNER
FRESH START BUILDING AT 6:00 PM.
YOU MUST BE A MEMBER
FOR INFORMATION CALL MARILYN KIRTLEY
270-338-5961
FRIDAY SEPT. 3-TALENT CONTEST
KEOWN BALLPARK
OFFICIAL ENTRY FORMS CALL HELEN 270-754-4625
OR PAT 270-754-2360
MUST FURNISH A TAPE (NO LONGER THAN 5 MINUTES)
BY: AUGUST 24.
JUDGES WILL NOTIFY THE TOP 12 BY AUG. 30
THE WINNER WILL APPEAR ON STAGE AT MUSIC FESTIVAL
SATURDAY AFTERNOON SEPT. 4.
SPONSORED BY: MUHLENBERG ONLINE
STAGE BY: BREWCO (CLARENCE & BRENDA BREWER)
SATURDAY, SEPT. 4 5K FUN RUN
TROPHY, MONEY, PRIZES, AND MEDALS
$10.00 PRE REGISTRATION FEE OR $12.00 DAY OF RACE
CONTACT MARK AND DEBBIE FORTNEY, 270-754-4253
REGISTRATION 6:30 AM
RACE 8:00 AM.
SPONSORED BY MUHLENBERG COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
SATURDAY, SEPT. 4
CONCERT DAY!
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The information for 1999 Homecoming I think is very interesting. Billy Rae Cyrus and his daughter were there amongst the other big names. Billy Harlan. Phil and Don sang more this year which is what they were all hoping for.

The photo of Phil pointing his finger...that is a great photo. I am thinking he could be saying "Hey you at the back you are not singing in harmony" !!!! LOL

I would love to be at one of the Fan Nights when they all met up from all over the world, how fantastic would that be?
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The Next Homecoming Concert:

HOMECOMING XIII September 2nd 2000












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Show Reviews for XIII 2000

SHOW REVIEWS FOR THE HOMECOMING XIII





















Martin Alberts is mentioned above, he took many photos of the Everly Brothers, this is a link to some of them he took:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuGcr3Vjlds
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John Prine was back at the Homecoming XIII, he was very well received, here are some more photos of him:









John Prine singing "Paradise"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEy6EuZp9IY



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What a great job you've done Chris! Thank you!
Loved the link to the author of "Paradise"!
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Margaret was at the Homecoming in 2002 to receive the cheque.
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Great information Chris. I only have time to skim through it at the moment but will read it all later. Interesting to see Billy Ray Cyrus with Miley who is now all grown up and did a great job supporting Ariana Grande at the One Love concert on Sunday.
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Starting to build the Museum in Central City, a new museum opened next door earlier in the year. Mike (MeFloody) went to it several weeks ago.




Museum in Central City

Margaret Everly received a donation from the Homecoming concert for the Museum. See photo above in the Homecoming 2002


The Everly's on Tripadvisor - things to do in Kentucky and what to do in Central City.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g39270-d8005414-Reviews-Everly_Brothers_Monument-Central_City_Kentucky.html
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Inside the Museum, Carmel Rich has now moved on but the new guy in charge Mike said he couldn't do enough for them. What a great experience to go and see everything in the museum. So much to see and not all Everly things, there are other Kentuckians with their music related stuff too.































































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Photos from the store room:












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What great, great pix! What a collection...........
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I may tempt you to go to the Central City museum yet Craig 😆
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It looks fabulous, thank you for all the wonderful pictures Chris.
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If you look in the display cases in the above photos, there are 2 with a navy blue Tee shirt in and placed on them are 2 tiny collectable guitars, what a nice touch in the cases. Each year of the Homecoming concerts there was a colour theme, hence the different coloured things in cases. If any have read all the Homecoming posts one year it was yellow and black, including cups, Tee shirts etc. Don held a Tee shirt up to his chest and said "Killer Bee"
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Collectibles and souvenirs in the Museum














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Thanks for posting all these wonderful pictures..I hope to head up to the Museum soon !
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MUHLENBERG COUNTY, KENTUCKY - Muhlenberg County is part of the Western Coal Fields region of Kentucky, where Don Everly was born (in the town of Brownie) and where many of the Everly family still reside. As of the year 2000, the population was 31,839. The county is named after Peter Muhlenberg. Its county seat is Greenville, Kentucky. The two primary geographic features of Muhlenberg County are the Green River and Lake Malone. The 300-mile-long Green River is a tributary of the Ohio River. It provides a commercial outlet for goods (primarily coal) to be shipped from the county to the major trade centres along the Mississippi River. Muhlenberg County and the Green River will forever be linked in the minds of many by the John Prine song ‘Paradise’ (recorded by the EBs), about a (now defunct) coal-mining town in Muhlenberg County. Spanning 788 acres near the small town of Dunmor in southern Muhlenberg County, Lake Malone (where Don Everly once owned the Lake Malone Inn – see entry above) provides a locale for water recreation such as swimming, boating, and fishing. Lake Malone and the surrounding hardwood forest form Lake Malone State Park.

MUHLENBERG COUNTY MUSIC AND HISTORY MUSEUM – The museum opened Friday 30th September 2011 in Central City and is located at the Central City Tourist and Convention Commission Office at 208 N. First Street, Central City, Kentucky. It features memorabilia of famous Muhlenberg County musicians such as The Everly Brothers and Merle Travis and Dave Rich. The museum has a 1953 AMI jukebox that plays all the tunes from the 1950s and 1960s. A photo exhibition of the artists that have performed at the Everly Brothers Homecoming Festival from 1988 till 2002 is displayed in the concert room. Don Everly visited the museum 15th September 2011, before its grand opening, and according to the director of the city’s tourism office, he was really happy to see that the museum was up and going and that a large amount of memorabilia has been preserved. .







This is such a colourful photo to go with The Everly's Rock & Roll Cruise in and car show for Labor Day:







Saturday on The Square featuring "Now and Foreverly" July 23rd 2016

http://www.kentuckytourism.com/events/details/saturdays-on-the-square-featuring-now--foreverly/79179/
After the untimely death of Phil Everly in 2014, Matt and Jeff decided that a tribute was due. They created "Now and ForEverly": The Everly Brothers Tribute to pay homage to two of music's most prolific pioneers. The best is yet to come.....


http://www.nowandforeverly.com/about-us














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Central city - Western Kentucky - Maps, Hotels, Restaurants.......Home of the famous Everly Brothers, Central City features a number of musical attractions including the nearby birthplace of the famous "pickin" pioneer Merle Travis. A link:

http://www.kentuckytourism.com/city/central-city/





This is an interview with Carmel Rich who is the Director of the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJt2tkXN_As







Phil's parking sign guitar to show people where to park when they arrive at the museum.




Phil Everly’s Hometown Holds a
Celebration of Life Memorial Service
As the world mourns the sudden death of rock legend Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers, no community is more deeply saddened than his beloved Western Kentucky hometown of Central City.

Before selling millions of records around the globe, Don and Phil Everly spent their early years listening to and watching their father, Ike Everly, Muhlenberg native son, Merle Travis, and a host of others. Then they took what they had learned and became rock legends in the late 1950s. By the time the duo took a break in the 1970s, Don and Phil had scored 11 No. 1 hits worldwide including “Wake Up Little Susie” and “Cathy’s Clown”. The duo recorded 75 singles, and won the hearts of millions of fans around the world.

Ironically, at the time of Phil’s death on Jan. 3 in California, local fans were making plans to celebrate what would have been Phil's 74rd birthday just two weeks away on Jan. 19.
But the heartbreaking news of the death of the younger half of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo has transformed what was to be a birthday celebration into a city-wide memorial service. The management and staff of the Central City Tourism Commission, which features a museum of Everly Brothers’ memorabilia and rare recordings, held a Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Phil.
Don and Phil Everly's roots go deep in this quiet town. And, although both lived in various areas of the country over the years, they returned to show their gratitude to their hometown beginning in 1988 with the first of numerous Everly Brothers Labor Day Homecoming Music Festivals. Over the years, the festival featured a galaxy of stars including Chet Atkins, Keith Urban, Billy Ray Cyrus and Tammy Wynette. The estimated total number of fans who attended the gatherings over the years have been said to be as high as 200,000. Proceeds from the event went to a scholarship fund set up in honor of the Everly Brothers.
The commission opened the Muhlenberg County Music Museum in September 2010 that showcases the complete album collection of the Everly Brothers, memorabilia and a 1950 Jukebox that plays the Everly Brothers biggest hits.

The commission hosted a Celebration of Life memorial service on
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at the museum located in Central City.
For more details, contact Carmel Rich

of the Central City Tourism and Convention Commission at
(270) 754-9603 or on line at www.tourcentralcity.com
A short clip from outside their little home in Shenandoah:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BamDipRm-ho




Phil and Don arrived in Shenandoah by coach, this is the coach, the photo is courtesy of Jean Madsen it states it was taken July 5th 1986.




https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/04/everly-brothers-influence-recalled-in-iowa-town/4323059/


Coming off the stage at the last EBs' appearance at The Everly Brothers Homecoming Concert, XIV, in Central City, KY, 2001


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Wow!!!!!!!! How did I miss this post. I was searching on the net today for info for 1991 Everly concerts I went to, and this post popped up. I can only assume I was over in the States for a month when ChrisW spent the same month putting all this together Well done Chris. There is little to add to this post, other than may be to say, if you ever get a chance to go to Central City or Shenandoah, please do so. The folks in these towns are real friendly, they love the Everlys and they need our support
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A couple of pictures from that time:-

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Thanks for the kind comment Mike.

The 2nd photo of Don with John Prine is a new one to me.

There is still quite a lot of stuff to be put on this thread I left it a while for members to read it, there is so much information and photos to take in. This is likely the bottom of Page 2 now. I will get some more info on here soon.

The reason I started to research the Homecoming concerts was because these were more personal to the EB's and the reason they did them was such a great cause.

The artists they attracted to perform were superb. I often go through the information again to read and look at the photos.

I do have a plan to see the Central City Museum at some point. I have several friends in the US who I could meet up with and we could all go together. I have 2 friends who have already been to the museum. Sharon shared with us many photos she took in the new museum. Something for me to look forward to Mike.
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We are aiming the get back to Kentucky in April/May 2019 and it is always a good time if we have friends visiting there with us too. I first went there to donate part of my collection and some of a friends collection, to the museum. I was just blown away by the reception we got from those friendly folk in Central City and Kentucky.
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The sketch photo I think is very good, I have the one of Phil as a separate one too but I don't have it of Don as a separate one so if anyone does, I would appreciate a copy.


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Found this via google. I've found the author on Facebook, and he has some gorgeous photos of Don and Phil, but can't see how to contact him, to see if any copies of the book are still available. Has anyone on the forum got a copy of the book?
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Thanks Bobby.
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The drawing of Don and Phil, or more truly, the print, is the one I gave to the museum and is Number one of two hundred and fifty. I had four; two that I purchased back in the 70's and two more I was given more recently. I thought the museum should have the first print; I still have No: 124 and I gave the other two prints to my Everly friends. The artist name on the print is Benvenuti. Somewhere I have all the back issues of the EBI 'Kentucky' mag's. I will try to find the original sale info about them, when I have time.
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Found this via google. I've found the author on Facebook, and he has some gorgeous photos of Don and Phil, but can't see how to contact him, to see if any copies of the book are still available. Has anyone on the forum got a copy of the book?


Liz I have the book from Shenandoah "Phil and Don Home Again" it has some wonderful photos and some nicely written pieces.
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