The Kentucky Headhunters are scheduled to bring their unmistakable brand of country music to the Park Theater next year.
The city Parks and Recreation Committee has approved a contract to bring the group back to Warren County, a concert possibility arranged by Park Theater manager Kevin Roberts.
“We have an opportunity to have the Kentucky Headhunters in the theater,” said Roberts. “The date is Feb. 19 of 2021, a Friday evening.”
Committee approval was requested due to the $10,000 price tag associated with guaranteeing the group’s presence. An additional $2,500 is being estimated for the cost of credit card fees on ticket sales, the band’s hotel accommodations, sales tax, etc.
“This is the first time we’ve had a concert at the $10,000 limit,” said Roberts. “Charging $35 per ticket, we would be looking at around 350 to 360 tickets to break even, with a maximum of right around $20,000 if we sell out.”
Robert says the performance received approval from the Park Theater Board, an advisory group appointed by city officials to provide input on concerts offered at the Park.
“I think everybody is in agreement this would be a good concert to showcase at the Park Theater,” said Alderman Kate Alsbrook.
Alderman Steve Harvey added, “It seems to fit what we’ve been looking for and asking for and it seems to be recommended by the advisory board.”
Alsbrook, Harvey and Alderman Ryle Chastain approved moving forward with signing the contract. Because the contract is $10,000 and committees can authorize the spending of up to that amount, city attorney Tim Pirtle said full McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approval is not required.
Kentucky Headhunters is a Grammy Award-winning Southern and country-rock band. The group performed at Cumberland Caverns in 2019 and Warren County A&L Fair in 2017.