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April 25, 2014

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at EKU Center for The Arts

Ricky Skaggs is a true pioneer to the Country, Bluegrass and Gospel/Christian music genres with 14 Grammy Awards, eight CMA Awards, eight ACM Awards, eleven IBMA Awards, two Dove Awards and nine ICM (Inspirational Country Music) Awards. Skaggs has released more than 30 albums since he began playing music more than 50 years ago. The all-star lineup of Kentucky Thunder …

Start: April 25, 2014 7:30 pm
End: April 25, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, KY, United States

April 27, 2014

Farewell Drifters at Natasha’s Bistro

With their acoustic instrumentation and the anthemic thrust of their songwriting, the Farewell Drifters find themselves in the midst of what’s bound to go down in the annals of popular music history as an era-defining, youthful folk-rock boom.  They bring a unique Brian Wilson-like sensibility to the movement, with intricately arranged harmonies and atmospheric, string-swathed studio shading that is newly …

Start: April 27, 2014 8:00 pm
End: April 27, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $12

April 28, 2014

WoodSongs: American Drive/ Larry Sparks at The Lyric Theatre

American Drive is a high-octane bluegrass band that includes members of J.D. Crowe and The New South who are carrying on now that J.D. has announced his retirement. The result is a seasoned group that brings fresh new material to the forefront while still performing selected New South classics. The band just released their debut album on Rural Rhythm Records. …

Start: April 28, 2014 6:45 pm
End: April 28, 2014 8:15 pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Address:
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508
Cost: $15

April 29, 2014

Musical Chairs Concert: Arthur Hancock IV and Arthur Hancock III at McConnell Auction Center

Arthur Hancock IV & Arthur Hancock III will perform a bluegrass show benefiting the public Retired Racehorse Care – “Our Mims Retirement Haven” (Jeanne Marie Mirabito) in Bourbon Co & “Old Friends” in Scott Co (Michael Blowen). Reservations are required for the event, which features a potluck social hour at 6 p.m. followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Reservations …

Start: April 29, 2014 6:00 am
End: April 29, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: McConnell Auction Center
Phone: 40361
Address:
1833 South Main St, Paris, KY, United States

April 30, 2014

Red Barn Radio: Jim Smoak at Artsplace

Hailing from rural South Carolina, he cut his teeth on the mountain music of old-time radio programs, and eventually wound up on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry playing with Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys. His continued his career playing with The Cumberlands, and now plays solo shows, showcasing his three-finger banjo technique. www.redbarnradio.com

Start: April 30, 2014 7:00 pm
End: April 30, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Artsplace
Phone: (859) 255-2951
Address:
161 Mill St., Lexington, KY, United States

May 2, 2014

Custom Made Bluegrass/ Misty Mountain String Band at Natasha’s Bistro

Custom Made Bluegrass is a bluegrass band based in central Kentucky, playing traditional bluegrass with a twist. Drawing influence from old-time music, country, Americana, bluegrass, and songs of labor and protest, The Misty Mountain String Band harks back to the days of black lung and short life expectancy. www.beetnik.com 

Start: May 2, 2014 8:00 pm
End: May 2, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $10

May 9, 2014

The Moonshiner’s Ball at Homegrown Hideaways

Two days of moonshine-soaked Indie Rock, Americana & Bluegrass hosted by The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers at Homegrown Hideaways  in Berea, Kentucky. Line up includes Vandaveer, The Baja Yetis, Ben Lacy, Driftwood Gypsy, Murals and Whiskey Best Valley Boys. www.themoonshinersball.com  

Date: May 9, 2014
Venue: HomeGrown HideAways
Address:
500 Floyd Branch Rd. , Berea, KY, United States

May 10, 2014

The Moonshiner’s Ball at Homegrown Hideaways

Two days of moonshine-soaked Indie Rock, Americana & Bluegrass hosted by The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers at Homegrown Hideaways  in Berea, Kentucky. Line up includes Vandaveer, The Baja Yetis, Ben Lacy, Driftwood Gypsy, Murals and Whiskey Best Valley Boys. www.themoonshinersball.com  

Date: May 10, 2014
Venue: HomeGrown HideAways
Address:
500 Floyd Branch Rd. , Berea, KY, United States

May 11, 2014

The Moonshiner’s Ball at Homegrown Hideaways

Two days of moonshine-soaked Indie Rock, Americana & Bluegrass hosted by The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers at Homegrown Hideaways  in Berea, Kentucky. Line up includes Vandaveer, The Baja Yetis, Ben Lacy, Driftwood Gypsy, Murals and Whiskey Best Valley Boys. www.themoonshinersball.com  

Date: May 11, 2014
Venue: HomeGrown HideAways
Address:
500 Floyd Branch Rd. , Berea, KY, United States

May 14, 2014

Blue Moon Shiners/ Restless Leg String Band at Cosmic Charlie’s

Drawing from both their classical training in music and their upbringing in the Commonwealth, the Blue Moon Shiners mix up three-part harmonies and wailing fiddle solos to create a sound reminiscent of drinking bourbon by the banks of Lake Cumberland. Restless Leg String Band: Rough-around-the-edges distilled bluegrass. www.cosmic-charlies.com

Start: May 14, 2014 10:00 pm
End: May 14, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5

May 15, 2014

Dale Ann Bradley/ Steve Gulley at Willie’s Locally Known

A former Coon Creek Girl and mainstay at Kentucky’s Renfro Valley Barn Dance, Bradley commands a list of awards as long as Highway 40, yet a few minutes with her tells you she is something even more than extraordinarily gifted – she’s extraordinarily human. A Primitive Baptist preacher’s daughter out of the hills of Kentucky where no musical instruments were …

Start: May 15, 2014 8:00 pm
End: May 15, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

May 19, 2014

WoodSongs: The Infamous Stringdusters/ Elephant Revival at The Lyric Theatre

The Infamous Stringdusters sound like no one else, combining virtuosic chops on five traditional bluegrass instruments, with an ethos of pushing the genre forward. When the band first emerged eight years ago, they were immediately branded fast-picking Nashville wunderkinds, a new-generation super group built to revive the high lonesome sound. Then came immediate accolades—IBMA awards, a chart-topping self-titled album and …

Start: May 19, 2014 6:45 pm
End: May 19, 2014 8:15 pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Address:
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508
Cost: $10

June 9, 2014

Best of Bluegrass Festival Kickoff Party: Lonesome River Band/ Town Mountain at Natasha’s Bistro

Lonesome River Band just celebrated their 30th Anniversary with three albums, CHRONOLOGY Volumes One – Three continuing their reputation as one of the most respected names in bluegrass music. Longtime band member and multi-award winning banjo picker, Sammy Shelor has put together a wealth of talent that includes: Brandon Rickman (lead & harmony vocals and guitar); Mike Hartgrove (fiddle); Barry …

Start: June 9, 2014 8:00 pm
End: June 9, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: Free

June 11, 2014

Larry Cordle at Parlay Social

As part of the 2014 Best of Bluegrass Festival, or BOB, bluegrass music veteran Larry Cordle will perform at Parlay Social. www.parlaysocial.com

Start: June 11, 2014 8:00 pm
End: June 11, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Parlay Social
Phone: (859) 244-1932
Address:
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, United States

June 12, 2014

2014 Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horsepark

Started in the early 1970′s, Festival of The Bluegrass has become one of the biggest bluegrass festivals in the country, attracting big acts in the acoustic music scene. The 2014 lineup includes The Gibson Brothers, The Grascals, IIIrd Tyme Out, The Seldom Scene, and Mountain Heart among others. Go to www.festivalofthebluegrass.com for more information, tickets, and lineup updates.

Date: June 12, 2014
Venue: Kentucky Horse Park
Address:
4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, 40511

June 21, 2014

Jeff Clair and Half Past Lonesome at Natasha’s Bistro

Veteran traditional bluegrass act from Jackson, KY. www.beetnik.com

Start: June 21, 2014 8:00 pm
End: June 21, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $10

August 13, 2014

The Whipstitch Sallies at Willie’s Locally Known

Four women command the stage with their electrifying presence, traditional instruments, and tight harmonies. Allie Burbrink drives the rhythm on open-back banjo and guitar while Kat Erickson holds down the groove on upright bass. Sam Roberts’ blistering mandolin licks and Katie Burk’s spirited fiddle leads kick up an exuberant racket that’s rooted in mountain music but informed by styles from …

Start: August 13, 2014 8:00 pm
End: August 13, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States