Whitesburg bar becoming known for its unknown musicians

May 29, 2008 Full story: Lexington Herald-Leader 76

Dave Sizemore, 56, of Whitesburg attends open mike nights religiously. Sizemore says he enjoys coming to Summit City to hear what the singers and songwriters have to say.

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Hayden King

London, KY

#1 Sep 9, 2008
I've heard nothing but goo things about the club. they seem to have an interest in showcasing original music and I plan to perform there soon......
see me then!
Hayden
Jim

Mount Vernon, KY

#2 Oct 1, 2008
I didn't know there were any bars in whitesburg I thought only restaurants served alcohol where is this place I'll have to check it out
freeflyer

Richmond, KY

#3 Mar 5, 2009
the bar is called summit city. it is a restaurant/cafe too. it is really fun! almost guaranteed to be a good time Wed thru Sat.
Lady Cougar

United States

#4 Mar 5, 2009
April 30th Halfway to Hazard will be doing a show here. If you not seen their website you really should check it out.
youropenion

Pikeville, KY

#5 Mar 5, 2009
IF YA WANT TO SEE A BAND GO TO THE AMERICAN LEGION AND WATCH THE AFTERSHOCK BAND THEY ROCK!!!!NOT THE SUMMIT CITY. TO MANY POLICE WATCHING!!!!

Since: Mar 09

Pikeville, KY

#6 Mar 5, 2009
Summitt City is awesome, great place for friends and a great drink. Best thing to hit town in years.!!!
Lady Cougar

United States

#7 Mar 6, 2009
YellowJacket wrote:
Summitt City is awesome, great place for friends and a great drink. Best thing to hit town in years.!!!
I totally agree, it's so unlike anything that you would expect to find in Letcher County.
Sexy Bitch

Pikeville, KY

#8 Mar 6, 2009
Summit City has had some really awful bands lately! We dont want to hear bulgegrass and slow boring country music played by people who cant even half way play a song or sing any correct tune during any of the song! I would rather hear a cd than hear those awful bands play that irritating music! Summit would get alot more business if they played new or at least music of this year!! and break away to some pop/hip hop
open minded

United States

#9 Mar 9, 2009
Sexy Bitch wrote:
Summit City has had some really awful bands lately! We dont want to hear bulgegrass and slow boring country music played by people who cant even half way play a song or sing any correct tune during any of the song! I would rather hear a cd than hear those awful bands play that irritating music! Summit would get alot more business if they played new or at least music of this year!! and break away to some pop/hip hop
If that's the kind of music you want then stay in Pikeville and go to the Mark 2. Summit City was developed to showcase local appalachian talent. I don't think anything needs to be changed about Summit City.

Since: Mar 09

Lawrenceburg, KY

#10 Mar 9, 2009
open minded wrote:
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If that's the kind of music you want then stay in Pikeville and go to the Mark 2. Summit City was developed to showcase local appalachian talent. I don't think anything needs to be changed about Summit City.
I agree completely!
hazard blondie

Pikeville, KY

#11 Mar 9, 2009
who knows anything about the guy who hosts open mike night on wednesday nights. i think his name is david. tell me about him.
twitty bird

United States

#12 Mar 9, 2009
i went to summit city and the man that was singing sounded like shit i liked the starlite they had the best workers so down to earth but then again its who u know and whose got the most money starlite was shut down because it was making more money the vfw legion and summit the mayor of whitesburg knew what he was doing when he had them shut down his best friend is the general at the vfw and starlite was taking all of there business.no its called ky grill and it sucks its not fun anymore please bring back starlite
hello

London, KY

#13 Mar 10, 2009
where are these places located? how many "bars" are there in whitesburg, and what are there names and locations, i would like to check it out next time im thru there
Helpful hopefully

AOL

#14 Mar 10, 2009
Summit City is located on Main Street in downtown Whitesburg. That is the only one I know of unless you count the VFW.
Jackie

Jackson, KY

#15 Mar 10, 2009
I want to check it out!
Tonya

Georgetown, KY

#16 Mar 10, 2009
I live in Whitesburg, an it is a shame that a bar is the only thing in here for these kids to go to, an trust me they go to them.. They need to put something in Whitesburg for the kids to go to an have fun, no wonder they turn to drugs, that is all that is here....PUT SOMETHING IN FOR OUR KIDS TO GO TO AN HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!
LADY

United States

#17 Mar 10, 2009
hazard blondie wrote:
who knows anything about the guy who hosts open mike night on wednesday nights. i think his name is david. tell me about him.
His name is David Sizemore, I think he is great and does a good job entertaining.
thegossipingtwin s

United States

#18 Mar 10, 2009
Tonya wrote:
I live in Whitesburg, an it is a shame that a bar is the only thing in here for these kids to go to, an trust me they go to them.. They need to put something in Whitesburg for the kids to go to an have fun, no wonder they turn to drugs, that is all that is here....PUT SOMETHING IN FOR OUR KIDS TO GO TO AN HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!
You have to be 21 to drink and they check id's, I do not consider a 21 year old to be a kid.
the HOMO

Hazard, KY

#19 Mar 10, 2009
i think this place is pretty cool finaly a place a gay guy can go and feal very welcome i was very surprised to see that they were so many gay people in or near whitesburg

Since: Mar 09

Lawrenceburg, KY

#20 Mar 11, 2009
the HOMO wrote:
i think this place is pretty cool finaly a place a gay guy can go and feal very welcome i was very surprised to see that they were so many gay people in or near whitesburg
It is hard for people of difference cultures to find a place to gather here. I too am seeing more gay couples in the area. I am glad that people feel more comfortable about coming "out". We don't want to be know as the backwards, redneck capital of the world where people are too ignorant to be open minded. I'm glad to see we are becoming a more welcoming community.

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