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August 8, 2015

MidLife Harmony at Shamrock Bar and Grille

MidLife Harmony plays favorite songs from the 60′s and 70′s infused with vocal harmonies and an acoustic flair.

Start: August 8, 2015 7:00 pm
End: August 8, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Shamrock Bar and Grille
Address:
154 Patchen Drive

August 9, 2015

WRFL presents: Chuck Johnson at Natasha’s Bistro

Chuck Johnson is a composer and musician currently residing in Oakland, CA. He began playing fingerstyle acoustic guitar in the early 1990’s, inspired by the North Carolina Piedmont blues of Elizabeth Cotten, Rev. Gary Davis, and Etta Baker, as well as the “American Primitive” approach to steel string guitar as a solo concert instrument and vehicle for personal expression. These influences …

Start: August 9, 2015 8:00 pm
End: August 9, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

August 13, 2015

Mitch Barrett at Natasha’s Bistro

Appalachianfunkyfolksyrastabluesman Mitch Barrett is Kentucky’s most awarded and sought after singer, songwriter and storyteller. Mitch takes his audience on an engaging journey, channeling the inner voice of a truck-stop waitress, a mountain boy seeking spirituality or a socially and environmentally-charged activist. www.beetnik.com

Start: August 13, 2015 9:00 pm
End: August 13, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $8

August 19, 2015

Red Barn Radio: Skipjack at Artsplace

Skipjack is Robin Loeffler on vocals and hammered dulcimer; Todd Morgan on vocals and fiddle; Aviv Naamani on vocals, guitar,bouzouki and mandolin; and Deborah Thompson on vocals, clawhammer banjo, lap dulcimer, and rhythm guitar. They play a wide variety of tradition-based music, including old time string band tunes and songs, contemporary folk-based songs, country blues/Louisville jugband ditties, English country dance …

Start: August 19, 2015 8:00 pm
End: August 19, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: Artsplace
Phone: (859) 255-2951
Address:
161 Mill St., Lexington, KY, United States

August 20, 2015

Danny Kroha at Willie’s Locally Known

Danny Kroha is a Detroit, MI blues and folk artist.  www.willieslex.com

Start: August 20, 2015 8:00 am
End: August 20, 2015 5:00 pm

August 22, 2015 – August 23, 2015

Crave Lexington Food + Music Festival at Masterson Station Park

Now in year three, Crave Lexington Food  + Music Festival will take place at a new location this year:Masterson Station Park. The festival celebrates “made from scratch,” with a special focus on  local food and music. Produced by Smiley Pete Publishing (this website’s parent company), the free, all-ages and family-friendly event features dozens of food vendors, two days of live …

Start: August 22, 2015
End: August 23, 2015
Venue: Masterson Station Park
Address:
Leestown Road, Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: Free

August 26, 2015

Red Barn Radio: Dave Hawkins at Artsplace

Called a “male Nanci Griffith” and compared to Steve Goodman, Harry Chapin and Peter Yarrow, Dave Hawkins is the songwriter’s songwriter and the audience’s performer.  He feels equally comfortable sharing the stage with performers as diverse as Folk legend Tom Rush and Rock & Roll icon Ian Anderson as he does singing with a group of grade schoolers.  

Start: August 26, 2015 8:00 pm
End: August 26, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: Artsplace
Phone: (859) 255-2951
Address:
161 Mill St., Lexington, KY, United States

August 28, 2015

Mipso at Natasha’s Bistro

The renegade traditionalists of Mipso — Jacob Sharp on mandolin, Joseph Terrell on guitar, and Wood Robinson on double bass — are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. The three North Carolina songwriters have wandered off the path blazed by Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson to find a new clearing for their southern …

Start: August 28, 2015 9:00 pm
End: August 28, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $10

September 16, 2015

Sofia Talvik at Al’s Bar

Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy, creating a special niche of folk music that has been described as neo-folk. www.alsbarlexington.com

Start: September 16, 2015 8:00 pm
End: September 16, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

October 22, 2015

Good Lovlies at EKU Center for The Arts

Funny, upbeat, and sassy, the Good Lovelies’ signature sound is a pinch of folk-roots, a dash of flirty bluegrass, and just a touch of western swing. The Toronto-based trio won a 2010 Juno Award (a Canadian Grammy) for Roots Album of the Year.  www.ekucenter.com for tickets.

Start: October 22, 2015 7:30 pm
End: October 22, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States

March 9, 2016

The Chieftans at EKU Center for The Arts

The Chieftains have won an Oscar and six Grammys, released 58 albums, performed with everyone from Pavarotti, to the Rolling Stones, to Madonna. They are recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world’s attention with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive. www.ekucenter.com

Start: March 9, 2016 7:30 pm
End: March 9, 2016 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: 437- $70
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