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Hopkinsville's 30th Annual Pow Wow This Weekend

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The 30th Annual Trail of Tears Pow Wow, located in Hopkinsville, KY, happening this weekend.

Event Organizer Peg Hays provides a brief history of the Trail of Tears park, which is one of the few documented sites of actual trail and campsites used during the forced removal of the Cherokee people.

Hays also discusses the dances, story-telling, homemade goods, and delicious treats visitors can expect to find at the park.

Dance competitions take place at 11:30 am and 6 pm on Saturday the 9th and 1:00 pm on Sunday the 10th. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and kids under 6 get in for free. All money goes towards maintenance of the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park. 

For more information, visit or call 270-885-9096. 

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.
Melanie Davis-McAfee graduated from Murray State University in 2018 with a BA in Music Business. She has been working for WKMS as a Music and Operations Assistant since 2017. Melanie hosts the late-night alternative show Alien Lanes, Fridays at 11 pm with co-host Tim Peyton. She also produces Rick Nance's Kitchen Sink and Datebook and writes Sounds Good stories for the web.
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