About The Event

You’re invited to join the Coalition for Public Safety at the Kentucky Castle for a night honoring the bold, bipartisan leaders who are changing laws and changing lives in Kentucky and across the country!

Join us for fabulous live music, authentic Kentucky food and drinks, interactive experiences, and meet the elected officials behind groundbreaking criminal justice reform legislation, as well as the business leaders and advocates working every day to make our justice system fairer and more effective.

Scheduled to perform are country stars Sara Evans and Pat Green, singer/songwriter John Carter Cash, and local talents Misc. Jones and The Local Honeys.

Criminal justice reform isn’t owned by any political party. It’s the one area where we can all come together and put people above politics. That’s why second chance legislation is sweeping the country.

Kentucky was the first state in the nation to pass a Dignity Bill, improving conditions for incarcerated women. Louisiana, once the world’s leader in incarceration, passed a broad Justice Reinvestment initiative aimed at reducing their prison population and saving taxpayer money. In Pennsylvania, a new Clean Slate law gives people who have made mistakes and completed their sentences a chance to find good jobs and support their families. And in 2018, we saw Congress pass the bipartisan First Step Act, the first comprehensive federal justice reform in a generation.

The Coalition for Public Safety is the largest national bipartisan effort working to educate lawmakers and the public on how to make our criminal justice system smarter, fairer, and more cost effective at the federal, state, and local level. We work across the political spectrum to identify a comprehensive set of criminal justice reforms that reduce our jail and prison populations and associated costs; end the systemic problems of overcriminalization and overincarceration - particularly of low-income communities and communities of color; and make communities safer by reducing recidivism and breaking down barriers faced by those returning home after detention or incarceration.


230 Pisgah Pike

Versailles, KY 40383

Date & Time

May 3, 2019

Gates open at 4:00


Come celebrate the reforms from this past year by enjoying live performances from Sara Evans, Pat Green, and MISC. Jones led by Emtre Hollis.

Sara Evans

country singer-songwriter

Multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans has five No. 1 Country singles including “No Place That Far” and “Suds In The Bucket” and “Born to Fly,” Evans thrills audiences across the country. Her eighth studio album, Words, debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, and was named among Billboard and Rolling Stone’s favorite country albums of 2017. Evans’ “stunning, country voice” (Rolling Stone) has earned top accolades, including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female vocalist, numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, CMT and Grammy Awards nominations.

Pat Green


A three-time Grammy nominee, Pat Green has become a cultural force across the country that has sold out venues from Nokia Theater in Time Square and House of Blues Los Angeles to the Houston Astrodome in Texas. Respected by his peers, he has co-written with artists ranging from Willie Nelson and Chris Stapleton to Jewel and Rob Thomas. Named “the Springsteen of the South West” by People, Green has sold over 2 million records and has released 10 studio albums.

John Carter Cash and Ana Cristina Cash


 John Carter Cash is an accomplished and award-winning record producer, singer-songwriter and author. The grandson of Maybelle Carter and the only child from the marriage of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, he carries on the family tradition of creativity and music.

Ana Cristina Cash is an American singer-writer with a broad vocal range, spanning from an expressive and resonating contralto to an amazingly high coloratura soprano, exhibiting what is known to some as a “whistle register.”

Misc. Jones led by Emtre Hollis


Miscellaneous Jones is a musical jumbalaya headed by songstress/songwriter Emtre Hollis who designed this dynamic grouping to serve up reimagined versions of your favorite songs of the 80's, 90's, and beyond!  Ever engaging is her singing styles from grunge to pop to rock to hiphop with the always illuminous Misc. Jones band. Emtre seasons the set with her own original songs added in to give just the perfect blend of memory and discovery and the band comes together to take you on a journey whether you are lounging in your seat or on the dance floor! 

The Local Honeys


The Local Honeys are comprised of Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs. Stokley (right) from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, and Hobbs (left) from the foothills of the Appalachian region have developed a sweet sound of the bluegrass kissing the mountains. They have dedicated themselves to the preservation of old music and the creation of new music. Their songwriting often reflects subject matter that little girls ought not talk about. This element played a strong impact in the production and creation of their debut album, “Little Girls Actin’ Like Men.”

Join us on May 03

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

Please contact Syrita Bowen at events@coalitionforpublicsafety.org.

Ticket prices start at $100.*

*Ticket prices may be subject to change.


Tentative, subject to change.

4:00 PM

Gates Open

4:30-5:30 PM

R&B Performance by MISC. Jones led by Michelle Hollis

5:30-7 PM

Pat Green Performs on the Lawn

7-8 PM

Bluegrass featuring The Local Honeys 

7-8 PM

Reception and Awards Ceremony

**Available for "Win" ticket-holders only.**

7-8 PM

John Carter Cash and Ana Cristina Cash Take the Stage

**Available for "Win" ticket-holders only.**

8-10 PM

Sara Evans Closes the Night

  1. Location

The Kentucky Castle

230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383