Tag: Events

Hays CVB plans summer events

As people begin to get back out for food and fun following a year of event cancellations, many may look to Hays for their 2021 summer entertainment.

Whether you’re a sports fanatic, music lover, art enthusiast or beer buff, events on the calendar in Hays this summer promise to excite. And Melissa Dixon, director of the Hays Convention and Visitors Bureau, said it is good to be back.

“It feels wonderful,” she said. “It has been quiet for a long time, and since Memorial Day, we have had a steady stream of travelers. It’s been so nice to hear from

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Kristopher Pooley: The Man Behind the Music on ‘American Idol’ & Live Events Around the World

Kristopher Pooley isn’t offended when people ask him what it means to be a music director. His own family still asks questions.

“It can mean a number of things,” he insists over the phone to American Songwriter. “The job description is vague. Often, it’s something as informal as just providing an opinion, like a consultant.”

For example, The Chicks brought him on for their 2016-2017 reunion tour as “someone to bounce ideas off of.” The enduring country trio has plenty of road-worn experience, but getting back on stage after their extended time away, they turned to the live music expert

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