Country music star Darryl Worley will be performing during the upcoming Christmas Open House in downtown Paris.
The event, which will include food trucks, fire pits and plenty of shopping hours, is planned from Nov. 6-8. Worley’s appearance will be on Nov. 7.
Worley is a Savannah native who will play an acoustic set with two members of his band starting at 6 p.m. Nov. 7. Worley’s three most popular songs, all No. 1 hits, are “I Miss My Friend,” the 9/11 tribute “Have You Forgotten” and “Awful Beautiful Life.”
“We need this energy in downtown Paris,” commented Travis McLeese, director of the Downtown Paris Association. “Not only will it drive foot traffic to our beautiful downtown, we feel it will help our merchants start the season with a bang. We have plenty of room for folks to bring a chair, spread out and safely social distance.”
Music will start at 11 a.m. Nov. 7 on the courthouse steps in downtown Paris. Henry County High School student Marley Trosper will be up first. The Krider Performing Arts Center’s vocal ensemble, Harmonix, will perform. Josh McKee, a frequent performer in the area, will play at noon. Regional favorites Scott Myatt and Steve Short will take the “steps” at 1 p.m. Bethany Ellis, a McKenzie native, will perform at 2 p.m. Local favorite Johnny Mac will open for Worley at 5 p.m.
McLeese said a key contributor to the event is Jamie Orr, local Wells Fargo financial adviser, who McLeese said “stepped up and made a significant investment to make this concert free to the public.”
Another element of the festivities includes food trucks from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 6 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 7.
HandHeld Food Truck, Perry’s BBQ, Sweet Jordan’s Out-n-About, Cash’s Wood-Fired Pizza, Maria’s Mexican Restaurant, Chick’nCone of West Kentucky, Folksy Food Café and Barnes Family Kettle Corn will all have mobile units at the event.
No admission will be charged for the concerts. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Social distancing will be recommended. The concert will be aired through Facebook Live from the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page for those who are unable to attend.
For more information, contact the chamber at 642-3431.