Country, comedy coming up at the Peak
Trace Adkins comes to Penn’s Peak at 8 p.m. Sept. 29.
His trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively.
His hits include “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me” and “Every Light in the House” to name a few.
The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million as winner of NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”
In recent years, Adkins has performed 10 USO Tours.
In his 2007 autobiography, “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck,” the former oil-rigger recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death and battles with personal demons.
Adkins has played a biker in “The Lincoln Lawyer” (starring Matthew McConaughey), and a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family-friendly film “Moms’ Night Out” (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew). He also developed and hosted GAC’s “Great American Heroes,” honoring everyday heroes.
Get ready to laugh
On Sept. 30 comedian Jim Breuer takes the stage.
With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality.
Named one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” he is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions and family-friendly stand-up.
As far back as high school, Breuer knew he wanted to be a stand-up comedian. After spending several years working comedy clubs across the country, he settled in as a regular on the New York comedy club circuit.
After only seven months, he landed a gig on the nationally syndicated show, “Uptown Comedy Club,” where he spent two seasons. Later he appeared on ABC’s “Home Improvement” before making his big break which came in 1995 when he joined the cast of NBC’s legendary “Saturday Night Live.”
Following his success on SNL, Breuer starred alongside Dave Chappelle in the cult favorite film “Half Baked.”
He has since appeared in the popular films “Zookeeper,” “Dick,” “Titan A.E.” and “Beer League.”
On the small screen, Breuer hosted MTV’s popular “Beach House” and VH1’s “Web Junk 20,” and has numerous appearances on late night television.
Coming up next at Penn’s Peak
• Oct. 1, Blues on the Mountain, featuring The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Quinn Sullivan, Alexis P. Suter and the Ministers of Sound, 7:30 p.m.
• Oct. 4, Luncheon show with Rick K. and the Alligators, 1 p.m.
• Oct. 16, Gary Allan, 8 p.m.
• Oct. 21, Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre, 8 p.m.
• Oct. 23, Jamey Johnson, 8 p.m.
• Oct. 28, The Kentucky Headhunters with special guest The Artimus Pyle Band, 8 p.m.
• Nov. 3, Cheap Trick, 8 p.m.
• Nov. 4, Blue Oyster Cult with the Apocalypse Blues Revue, 8 p.m.
• Nov. 11, Shenandoah and Pure Prairie League, 8 p.m.
• Nov. 18, Vanilla Fudge with special guest Joey Molland’s Badfinger, 8 p.m.
• Nov. 19, Slaughter and Lynch Mob, 8 p.m.
• Nov. 23, Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m.
• Dec. 3, Foghat with special guest, Blackfoot, 8 p.m.
• Dec. 8, An Olde English Christmas with Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, 8 p.m.
• Dec. 17, Chris Janson, 8 p.m.
• Dec. 30, Get the Led Out, 8 p.m.
• Dec. 31, Get the Led Out, New Year’s Eve, 9 p.m.
Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar. For more information, visit www.pennspeak.com or call 866-605-7325.