Joe P. Asher
Captain Crawdad is coming.
Captain Crawdad is this season’s rendition of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College’s bi-annual music and arts festival run by the students themselves and featuring musicians, bands and artists from the area.
The festival will take place on the college’s campus on Saturday.
Nicholas Cornett, one of the students involved in planning and running the event, said there are some new attractions this time around.
“We’re going to have two full stages of activity this time,” said Cornett. “We’re going to have an acoustic stage in the gallery and an electric stage in the auditorium.”
Cornett said they are expecting between two and four acoustic acts for the gallery stage with open mic available to fill free time on the stage.
“The acoustic stage opens at three and then the main stage opens at five,” said Cornett. “It’s going to run until 11 p.m. and the dance party opens at 7 p.m.”
“There will be a rave, that will be DJ Cross, that’s a dance thing that’s predominately techno and house music,” said Cornett.
For those looking for a bite to eat, free food and drink will be available.
“Gabriel’s Pizza in Cumberland provides all of our food. They provide pizza and we’re going to have soda and things like that as well, and it’s all free,” said Cornett.
Cornett noted there will be a new addition to the refreshment selection, but there will be a charge for it.
“There’s also going to be a coffee shop this year,” said Cornett. “There’s a guy who goes to school here, and he’s figured out where he can get green coffee beans so that he can roast them himself. He grinds them up, and he’s got his own little coffee thing going.”
Along with the free music, food, beverages and T-shirts, there will also be items available for purchase at the festival.
“We have some vendors coming in from out of town. They’re called the Gypsy Vikings. They come in and sell sewn and knitted and crocheted crafts,” said Cornett. “There’s a group called D and D Customs and they do temporary tattoos.”
The Crawdad series is held twice a year on the campus of Southeast Community and Technical College.
Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-573-4510 or firstname.lastname@example.org