Allman, son of iconic singer/songwriter Gregg Allman of the legendary
Allman Brothers Band, will help kick off the Lake Cumberland Grand Prix
2010 on June 4 in Somerset by adding a helping of electrified southern
rock and blues to a stellar lineup of entertainment, parties, and
special events planned for race weekend as Offshore Super Series (OSS)
powerboat racing returns to Lake Cumberland.
the soulful vocal style of his father with masterful guitar reminiscent
of his uncle, Duane Allman, Devon Allman and his power trio,
Honeytribe, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. at Race Village at The Center for Rural
Development, located at Traffic Light 15 just north of the race site at
Waitsboro Recreation Area.
very excited to have Devon Allman’s Honeytribe performing live at The
Center for Rural Development,” Laura Glover, director of sales and
events for The Center, said. “It’s a great concert that will help launch
three days of racing excitement at Race Village and the race site as
the Lake Cumberland Grand Prix takes over Somerset.”
by music of the Rolling Stones, the Doors, and—of course—the Allman
Brothers Band, Devon brought together drummer Mark Oyarzabal and George
Potsos on bass to form a powerful trio of musicians and their own unique
bluesy, rock and roll sound in the Honeytribe.
band headed back to the studio earlier this year to record its second
and newest release, “Space Age Blues.”
hope to see you here for a fun-filled night of entertainment you won’t
want to miss,” Glover said.
Village, The Center will be the site for a host of activities leading
up to the qualifying heats and Pro-Am racing on June 5 and Lake
Cumberland Grand Prix race on June 6. It will also be the site of the
closing ceremonies and awards presentation at the conclusion of the
final races. Fans will also be able to meet race teams and see the
powerboats up close from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on the June 4 kickoff day at Race Village.
addition to the free Honeytribe performance at 7 p.m., Friday’s opening
day for Race Village will also feature a “Parade of Boats” from 6-7
p.m., during which the race teams and their powerboats will be on full
display as they head north up U.S. 27 in Somerset from The Center and
race, to be held at Waitsboro Recreation Area—located off U.S. 27 in Somerset just
past Traffic Light 29—will feature a challenging nine-turn course and
more than 20 boats capable of reaching speeds of up to 200 miles per
As preparations continue,
the race effort is actively seeking volunteers from across the region
who are willing to roll up their sleeves, pitch in, and help with nearly
every aspect of the event.
those duties include helping keep boats out of the way during race time
on the water or simply helping with the parking of cars at designated
areas, hundreds of volunteers are being sought to assist with the
and vendors are encouraged to visit the 2010 Lake Cumberland Grand Prix
Web site at www.lakecumberlandgrandprix.com
to fill out online participation forms, or contact the Somerset-Pulaski
County Chamber of Commerce at 606-679-7323 to sign up for service
opportunities and register to participate in the event.
For more information on the race, contact
Larry Combs at The Center at 606-677-6000 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
become an official race sponsor, contact Jeff Crowe at TOUR SEKY at
606-677-6095 or via e-mail at email@example.com.