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April 21, 2015

Cary Hudson at Willie’s Locally Known

Cary Hudson is the lead singer, guitarist and main songwriter of the alternative country/Southern rockband Blue Mountain. www.willieslex.com   

Start: April 21, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 21, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States
Cost: $5

Strand of Oaks at the Green Lantern

2014 was a breakout year for Strand of Oaks. Tim Showalter’s first album for Dead Oceans, namely HEAL, garnered praise from the likes of Pitchfork, The AV Club, NPR Music, and American Songwriter, not to mention they made their late night television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers. 

Start: April 21, 2015 10:00 pm
End: April 21, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Green Lantern
Address:
497 W. Third St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5+

April 22, 2015

Ben Sollee at the Kentucky Theatre

Lexington native Ben Sollee was weaned on vintage soul, a musical disposition still clearly heard in his rough, smooth, smoky vocals. With cello in hand he engages his legion of fans to rediscover the connections between music, art, film, dance, their community, and personal relationships.  www.kentuckytheatre.com

Start: April 22, 2015 7:00 pm
End: April 22, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Kentucky Theater
Phone: (859) 231-6997
Address:
214 East Main St., Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

DeBraun Thomas at Parlay Social

DeBraun Thomas is a young local blues guitarist with a prowess and depth of musicality well beyond his years. www.parlaysocial.com

Start: April 22, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 22, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Parlay Social
Phone: (859) 244-1932
Address:
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, United States

The Rough & Tumble at Willie’s Locally Known

The Rough & Tumble are the Nashville duo of Scott Tyler and Mallory Graham. www.willieslex.com  

Start: April 22, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 22, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

The Kentucky Hoss Cats at Blue Stallion Brewing

 Local veteran country/honky tonk rock band Kentucky Hoss Cats will take the stage for this week’s installment of Blue stallion Brewing’s Wednesday Night Live series.  www.bluestallionbrewing.com

Start: April 22, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 22, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Blue Stallion Brewing Co.
Address:
610 W. Third, Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: Free

Red Barn Radio: Fauxgrass Quartet at Artsplace

The Fauxgrass approach to music, original and traditional, has quickly landed them a place in the progressive bluegrass community since their 2011 inception. With a fresh, playful, and heart-felt approach to structure Fauxgrass performances flow between genres with a unique instrumental communication. www.redbarnradio.com

Start: April 22, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 22, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Artsplace
Phone: (859) 255-2951
Address:
161 Mill St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $8

WRFL presents Stage Hands w/ Fleece + The One and Only Matt Miller at Al’s Bar

Stage Hands (Johnstown, PA) is multimedia artist/producer Brandon Locher and drummer/producer Gerald Mattis. On Feb. 10, 2015, Johnstown, Pa. music and art archive My Idea of Fun released their self-titled debut LP in vinyl and digital formats. Since 2006 Brandon Locher has quietly disseminated more than 60 releases under various monikers and in various mediums. Stage Hands is the most …

Start: April 22, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 22, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

Brandy Zdan/ Maggie Lander at Natasha’s Bistro

In early 2014 Zdan released her first collection of guitar/steel guitar instrumentals, Instrumentals 1: Heart Theft. Recorded in one day and mixed in another this album builds a sonic landscape and showcases her musical chops. Heart Theft is delicate and emotional, but more importantly, it’s a work of beauty from the heart of an artist that has always labored away …

Start: April 22, 2015 9:00 pm
End: April 22, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

Jon Curtis at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel

A singer/songwriter based out of Central Kentucky. Genres cover old and new country, and pop. www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com 

Start: April 22, 2015 9:00 pm
End: April 22, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Paulie's Toasted Barrel
Address:
517 W. Main St., Lexington, KY, United States

April 23, 2015

Thursday Night Live at the Cheapside Pavillion

The 20th season of Thursday Night Live will begin on April 3rd and run every Thursday through October 16th. Featuring live music, food, beverages, and a lively social atmosphere, the family-friendly event is held at the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park.  www.downtownlex.com April 2 – August 27 * 4:30pm – 9:00pm September 3 – October 22 * 4:30pm – 7:30pm April …

Start: April 23, 2015 4:30 pm
End: April 23, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Readers and Rockers: An evening of poems and songs at the Farish Theatre

A night of poems and local music by writers by Eric Scott Sutherland, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer and Carrie Green. Music by underground indie rocker J. Marinelli and punk pop act Scott Whiddon.   

Start: April 23, 2015 7:00 pm
End: April 23, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: Farish Theatre (Central Library)
Address:
140 East Main St., Lexington, KY, United States

Soulful Space presents The Fairfield Four

Best known from their appearance on the soundtrack and on screen for the film “O Brother Where Art Thou,” The Fairfield Four continue to perform a cappella. The group, which has been singularly important in revitalizing and preserving the oldest style of traditional spiritual and gospel singing, will perform live in Lexington against the stunning sanctuary backdrop of Soulful Space.  www.brownpapertickets.com

Start: April 23, 2015 7:00 pm
End: April 23, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Good Shepherd Church
Address:
533 E. Main St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $18-$20

‘In The Mood: A 40s Musical Revue’ at the Lancaster Grand Theatre

The brassy, big band sounds of IN THE MOOD will take you back to one of America’s greatest musical generations – the 1940′s Swing Era . The show recreates the era with sizzling choreography, sassy costumes and over 40 unforgettable songs performed live on stage, like “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B),” “In The Mood,” “Tuxedo …

Start: April 23, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 23, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Lancaster Grand Theatre
Phone: (859) 583-1716
Address:
117 Lexington St. , Lancaster , KY, 40444, United States
Cost: $45 - $60

The Landers/ Alcatraz Shakedown/ Bryan Minks and The Kentucky Sons at Willie’s Locally Known

The Landers are an accomplished group of Lexington musicians inspired by the original songs and stories of singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist Maggie Lander. Featuring Dan Trisko on guitar, Dwight Dunlap on drums, and Scott Stoess on bass, The Landers sonic palette weaves the shadow and light of Roots Americana, Indie Pop, Soul, and Rock.  Bryan Minks and band are a …

Start: April 23, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 23, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States
Cost: $5

Baak Gwai/ Middleclass Mischief at the Green Lantern

Baak Gwai is a  rock and roll trio form Tuscaloosa, AL. Middle Class Mischief is a Lexington punk rock quartet.  

Start: April 23, 2015 10:00 pm
End: April 23, 2015 11:55 pm
Venue: Green Lantern
Address:
497 W. Third St., Lexington, KY, United States

April 24, 2015

Australian Chamber Orchestra at EKU Center for The Arts

Under the direction of Artistic Director and Lead Violinist Richard Tognetti, the Australian Chamber Orchestra has become a one of the most energetic and sought after chamber groups of this era. They are joined by the celebrated Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst, who The New York Times says exhibits “a musicianship unsurpassed by any clarinetist—perhaps any instrumentalist—in memory.” www.ekucenter.com

Start: April 24, 2015 7:30 pm
End: April 24, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $35-$52

Uptown Hoedown II: Blind Corn Liquor Pickers/Vesel/ Small Batch, etc at Al’s Bar

An outdoor/indoor event at Al’s Bar featuring various local acts including: Bluegrass/country blend from Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, jazz fusion Vessel, americana  roots from Small Batch, rowdy bluegrass from Restless Leg String Band, and indie acts The Woes, and the Fustics. www.alsbarlexington.com

Start: April 24, 2015 7:30 pm
End: April 24, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5

Fauxgrass Quartet at Natasha’s Bistro

Fauxgrass is a full speed ahead acoustic concept that transcends musical genres, using bluegrass instrumentation to navigate through raging melodies, intricate harmonies and powerful arrangements that leave just enough space for improvisation. www.beetnik.com

Start: April 24, 2015 9:00 pm
End: April 24, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $10

Mandy Reichert Band at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel

Mandy Reichert is a powerful singer with a pop and country sound and a warm, but present vibe to her performances.   www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com 

Start: April 24, 2015 9:00 pm
End: April 24, 2015 11:55 pm
Venue: Paulie's Toasted Barrel
Address:
517 W. Main St., Lexington, KY, United States

Bebo Baxter Band at Cheapside Bar and Grill

Bebo Baxter is a Lexington acoustic pop singer songwriter.    www.cheapsidebarandgrill.com  

Start: April 24, 2015 10:00 pm
End: April 24, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Cheapside Bar & Grill
Address:
131 Cheapside St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

Eliot Lipp/Late Night Radio at Cosmic Charlie’s

Lipp’s omnivorous taste in music expands to include everything from electro to funk to indie to downtempo and trap. Lipp’s music tastefully spans genres, styles and techniques. Musically, Lipp is taking chances that are paying off in big ways. In a recent interview with Jay Z’s blog Life+Times, Lipp commented that “People are scared to set themselves apart from the …

Start: April 24, 2015 10:00 pm
End: April 24, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $10

DJ Jamples at Best Friend Bar

DJ Jamples is a local DJ spinning anything and everything from funk, electronica, throwback 90′s and more.  

Start: April 24, 2015 10:00 pm
End: April 24, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Best Friend Bar
Phone: (859) 309-1682
Address:
500 East Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY, 40502, United States
Cost: Free

April 25, 2015

Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana – Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci at The Grand Theatre

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods, but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric …

Start: April 25, 2015 12:30 pm
End: April 25, 2015 2:30 pm
Venue: Grand Theatre
Address:
308 Clair St. , Frankfort, KY, United States
Cost: $18 - $23

The Greg Figgs Band/ Dave McWhorter Trio at Natasha’s Bistro

The Jazz Arts Foundation will host an afternoon of jazz and blues. The show will feature a performance from the Greg Figgs Band, followed immediately by a jam  session featuring The Dave McWhorter Trio. The JAF will host this show to celebrate 25 years of enhancing the awareness and educating the public of jazz as a performing art.  www.beetnik.com

Start: April 25, 2015 2:00 pm
End: April 25, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $10 - $15

Rosanne Cash at EKU Center for The Arts

Hailing from the first family of American music, Rosanne Cash is a sublime singer and gifted songwriter whose unique talents garnered her 11 number-one singles and piles of critical acclaim. She’ll perform an evening of all of her favorite songs, including her chart-topping hits of the ‘80s and selections from The River & The Thread, which critics are calling “among …

Start: April 25, 2015 7:30 pm
End: April 25, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $31-$59

Shakespeare: Voice and Verse – The Lexington Chamber Chorale

In collaboration with students from the SCAPA/Lafayette Theatre Program and professional actors from the Bluegrass, we celebrate William Shakespeare’s words with performances by actors and in musical settings. The inclusion of music, both instrumental and vocal, in Shakespeare’s plays is well documented. The guests will provide excerpts from plays and poetry, and the Chorale will perform historic and more recent musical …

Start: April 25, 2015 7:30 pm
End: April 25, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Second Presbyterian Church
Address:
460 E Main St, Lexington, KY, United States

Floraburn at the Green Lantern

Floraburn is a heavy rock act from Lexington.  

Start: April 25, 2015 9:00 pm
End: April 25, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Green Lantern
Address:
497 W. Third St., Lexington, KY, United States

Aly’An at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel

Aly’An is a local country rock duo made up of two best friends Alyson Burke and Andrea Warner Gross.  www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com 

Start: April 25, 2015 10:00 pm
End: April 25, 2015 11:55 pm
Venue: Paulie's Toasted Barrel
Address:
517 W. Main St., Lexington, KY, United States

April 26, 2015

LEXI-Fest at Natasha’s Bistro

Skinny Devil Music Lab and Green House17 present a multi-artist and multi-genre event to promote bands, promote the LEXI Music Awards to the public & musicians, and raise money for charity. Lineup includes: Kenny & the Jetts Sydney Cubit  Devine Carama  Dublove Reggae Band Heather Parrish/Palmer Tolly  RC and the NightShades www.beetnik.com

Start: April 26, 2015 1:00 pm
End: April 26, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $10