July 11 Berea Tourism Commission Meeting – Unabridged

Agenda of the July 11 Berea Tourism Commission Meeting.

We spent a lovely evening with our Tourism Commission and other concerned citizens. The discussion about Tourism, Murals, and Outdoor Concerts was so engaging that we thought we would share it with you!

While it is a long episode, every second is worth it.

Here are some links that go along with what was discussed during the meeting:

Berea’s Tourism Commission Members: https://www.visitberea.com/berea-tourism-commission

Berea’s 123 Arts Accelerator Program: https://www.visitberea.com/the-art-accelerator-program

Berea’s Levitt AMP Concert Series Webpage: http://www.firstfridayberea.com/

We attended the meeting as concerned citizens. Here is the urban dictionary definition of ‘Concerned Citizen’: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=concerned%20citizen

Make sure to click the green play button at the top of the page to hear the episode!

Berea’s Big House Birthday Bash

Few places in Berea have the history and heart found at 415 Estill Street. Listen in as our community joined together in celebrating the Big House’s 100th birthday.

Here are some pictures from the special day:

A view of the front lawn on the special day.
Music and laughter was everywhere. The Lambs and their friends are pictured playing.
Three words: Delicious Zucchini Bread.
Special Guest: Donna Marie McKinney!
Proof that interviews are fun!
Ms. McKinney’s Special Step.

Links:

The Berea Citizen Front Page with the announcement of the Birthday Bash: https://www.facebook.com/bereacitizen/photos/a.10154942809306344.1073741838.247574786343/10155664685856344/?type=3

The Berea Citizen’s recording of the Lambs and friends playing: https://www.facebook.com/bereacitizen/videos/10155686809461344/

The Richmond Register’s Article about the Birthday Bash: http://www.richmondregister.com/news/celebrating-the-big-house-family-and-friends-remember–year/article_0ebc68ca-78b8-11e8-bf39-af0971987296.html

Lastly, The Berea Podcast’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thebereapodcast – visit and ‘Like’ us there.

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Jeff Parker and Company

 

Jeff Parker in the studio on a rainy Monday evening.

Musician Jeff Parker shares stories on this week’s Berea Podcast. From playing guitar when he was six to playing Carnegie Hall, Jeff talks about the impact that music has had on his life. To hear more stories and hear him play, come to a benefit concert for the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen on July 14th, 2018 at Brock Auditorium in the Coates Building at EKU in Richmond, Kentucky.

Jeff Parker sharing a laugh while recording.

Links:

To learn more about the concert go to the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen’s webpage here: https://kyguild.org/collections/made-for-you-event-ticket/products/jeff-parker-band-benefit-concert

Jeff Parker & Company’s webpage can be found here: https://www.goparkermusic.com/

Here is Jeff Parker & Company on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jeff-Parker-Company-501344400070513/

Here is an interesting article from Bluegrass Today: https://bluegrasstoday.com/jeff-parker-plots-his-course-post-dailey-vincent/

To hear the episode, just click the green ‘Play’ button in the player above!

Turning Age

Hear their music live on June 15, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at the Berea Arena Theatre.

What is it like to grow up in a small town like Berea Kentucky? Listen in and learn about what members of the Berea Band, Turning Age, have been able to do while they grew up in our small town. Hear about their upcoming concert on June 15 and a sample of their music.

The band Turning Age (minus Macgregor).

Here are the members of Turning Age gathered around the dinner table as I interview them before their last Saturday practice before their June 15 concert.

Turning Age holding a poster of the Rollergirls of Central Kentucky.The Band proudly displays the poster of the Rollergirls of Central Kentucky. Turning Age serves as their house band for their home games.

Make sure to click the green triangle in the episode player above to hear the band introduce themselves. 

LINKS:

Turning Age Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TurningAgeRockband

Turning Age videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFUF83K7Bkm2BBec5mAAs5w

Buy Turning Age Music here: https://turningage.bandcamp.com/album/turning-age

Here is their email address: berearockband@gmail.com

Travel Tips From Berea

Troy shares from recent experience how to save money travelling from Berea (if you would ever want to leave). 

This episode I share:

  • Airfare Tips
  • How to use credit card points for travel
  • The best website for lodging deals.

Click the green arrow above to hear this episode’s travel tips!

Here are the links to know…

A search for last minute cruises

The Berea Podcast’s Facebook page (Go like it!)

www.redweek.com

1978

The digital archives at the Berea College Hutchins Library holds a treasure trove of Berea’s history. Listen to this special interview with Mayor Clinton C. Hensley recorded by Joyce Hannan. I would rather listen to 10,000 of these interviews than the political back and forth that is taking place today.

Click the green play button above to hear this wonderful episode.

Links:

Here is where you can listen to part two of this interview:

https://berea.access.preservica.com/file/sdb%3AdigitalFile%7C2b3e5e6e-189c-486c-9fb1-8922a2852779/

Here are the recordings of the awesomeness that is the rest of the

“Joyce Hannan Berea Community Oral History Collection”:

https://berea.libraryhost.com/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=575&q=oral+history

Here is a list of Berea’s Mayors:

https://libraryguides.berea.edu/mayorsofberea

Please ‘Like’ The Berea Podcast on facebook, here is a link:

https://www.facebook.com/thebereapodcast/

 

Berea’s Gallery 123: What’s Happening Now?

 

Image courtesy of Lex18.com

Berea’s Gallery 123 Arts Accelerator Program suffered a fire on April 30, 2018, but first responders, friends, and the community-at-large have offered support in traditional and unexpected ways! Listen to this episode to hear the gratitude, optimism and wisdom of the Gallery’s new Program Director, Jeffrey Carpenter as he recaps the past week and shares plans for the future!

Here is a video taken by Keith Taylor and shared on Twitter:


Here is a picture I took on the night of the fire.

Firefighter sprays left side of building.

Here is the news report from WLEX 18.

LINKS:

Gallery 123 on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/artacceleratorprogram/

Gallery 123’s webpage:

https://www.visitberea.com/gallery-123/

Make sure to click the green play button above to hear the episode.

More links will be added as they are shared with us, check back here often!

Featuring John Harmon

Click the image to go to Harmon House Studios website

The music of Berea’s own John Harmon is featured on this week’s Berea Podcast. Listen to this week’s episode and enjoy a selection of his music. Go to www.thebereapodcast.com/johnharmon for more! If you are a musical artist and would like to be featured on the show email troy@thebereapodcast.com.

Want to know more about John and his music? Here are a few links to help you out:

To hear the podcast episode just click the green play button above.

John D. Harmon’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/john.d.harmon

John’s Music / Art / Broomcraft studio webpage: http://www.harmonhousestudios.com

Here is the video for ‘Into the Mountians’:

If you are a musical artist and would like to be featured on the show email troy@thebereapodcast.com.