Questapalooza 2009 attracted 8,500 fans to hear Christian rock icons Third Day and Jars of Clay, as well as hip hop act Group 1 Crew. It was the fourth edition of the annual fall kickoff at fast-growing Quest Community Church, which also opened a new 2,400-seat auditorium the same weekend. If music was not your thing, there were numerous other attractions, including inflatable things to climb on, a corn hole tournament and BMX biking demonstration.
Read more about Questapalooza 2009 by clicking here. Photos by Jason Sankovitch and Rich Copley.
SummerFest closes out its 2009 season with the musical Once on This Island by writer Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty. The musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl in Haiti who believes the gods spared her life so she could save a rich boy, Daniel, and fall in love with him. The production is directed by Margo Buchanan. Performances are July 22-26 at the Arboretum on Alumni Drive. Photos by Rich Copley | staff.
Feature: UK Opera students spend summer exploring musical theater in Once on This Island.
Ron Mossotti, Chairman of the Bluegrass Fair, spoke about this year’s events and attractions, and the charities that benefit from the proceeds.
SummerFest presents Patti Heying’s production of Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Robert Lewis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde July 15-19, 2009, in the Arboretum on Alumni Drive. In this version, Jekyll is played by one actor (Bob Singleton) and Hyde is played by four different actors who interact with Jekyll. Photos by Rich Copley | staff.
Photos by Mark Cornelison, David Perry, Charles Bertram; Rich Copley, Kelsey Crim, Jes Ledbetter; Joseph Rey Au
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