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April 27, 2015

WoodSongs: Celtic Aire/ Leroy Troy and The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band at the Lyric Theatre

CELTIC AIRE is the premier Celtic and folk ensemble of the United States Air Force. Formed in 2007, the group is comprised of five Airmen musicians from The United States Air Force Bandâs Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the U.S. Air Force.  In addition to community relations concerts in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area, this small ensemble regularly performs at official …

Start: April 27, 2015 6:45 pm
End: April 27, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Address:
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508

Open Mic Night with Coralee at Willie’s Locally Known

Local songbird Coralee hosts an all-inclusive open mic night on the Willie’s stage. Sign ups start at 7. www.willieslex.com  

Start: April 27, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 27, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States
Cost: Free

April 28, 2015

Outside the Spotlight #173: Keefe Jackson at the Farish Theatre

Presented by WRFL’s “Outside the Spotlight Jazz & Improvised Music” series presents Chicago improvisation stronghold, Keefe Jackson brings an epic quintet together blending their combined talents and backgrounds to bring the heat. Keefe Jackson is known for his extensive collaborations across the field of improvised music in Chicago, the U.S, and Europe. His impressive tone and technical manipulation of the …

Start: April 28, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 28, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Farish Theatre (Central Library)
Address:
140 East Main St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free ($5 suggested donation)

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band at Cosmic Charlie’s

Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire.  www.cosmic-charlies.com

Start: April 28, 2015 9:00 pm
End: April 28, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $12 - $15

April 29, 2015

Final MoonTower Music Festival Line-Up Announcement Party at Parlay Social

A party to announce to last 5 bands to play the festival, along with a Kentucky Ale Tap takeover , food, prizes and more. www.parlaysocial.com

Start: April 29, 2015 7:00 pm
End: April 29, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Parlay Social
Phone: (859) 244-1932
Address:
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, 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 29, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 29, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Parlay Social
Phone: (859) 244-1932
Address:
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Restless Leg String Band at Blue Stallion Brewing

Local brewery and tap room Blue Stallion Brewing will open its doors for a night of bluegrass music by local act the Restless Leg String Band. No cover, food by Ellos on Broadway. www.bluestallionbrewing.com

Start: April 29, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 29, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Blue Stallion Brewing Co.
Address:
610 W. Third, Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: Free

Red Barn Radio: Wilderness Road at Artsplace

Wilderness Road is a bluegrass / bluegrass gospel group founded by singer Mark Carpenter and lead guitarist BJ Mason of Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Other members are Earl Durham on banjo, Ken Shackelford on mandolin and tenor vocals, and Dan McWilliams on bass. WR is influenced by classic bluegrass legends such as the Stanley Brothers, Flatt and Scruggs, while also enjoying …

Start: April 29, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 29, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Artsplace
Phone: (859) 255-2951
Address:
161 Mill St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $8

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

International Jazz Day Celebration at The Farish Theatre

Lexington joins UNESCO’s world-wide celebration of International Jazz Day, coordinated by the Thelonious Monk Institute and presented by The Jazz Arts Foundation and the Lexington Public Library. This special concert event features The Morehead State Faculty Jazz Quartet.  Lead by guitarist Glenn Ginn, pianist Joshua Espinoza, bassist Ashley Summers-Baker and drummer Chris Baker. 

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

Wes Soard & RedNaked at Horseshoes KY Bar and Grill

Wes Soard and band play a rowdy and wild mix of country, rock, and pop from the 70′s and 80′s.    www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com

Start: April 30, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 30, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Horseshoes Kentucky Bar & Grill
Address:
1987 North Broadway, Lexington , KY, United States

Dimestore Diplommats at Natasha’s Bistro

Their music draws upon blues rock and Americana to provide an upbeat, soulful sound. Whether driven by the guitars, keys, or harmonica, the Dimestore Diplomats provide a variety of sounds throughout the rock genre.  www.beetnik.com

Start: April 30, 2015 9:00 pm
End: April 30, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $9

Beat Awfuls/ Wild Bore/ Babe Rage at Best Friend Bar

Wild Bore is an all female rock trio from Brooklyn, NY.  Beat Awfuls are a Lexington lo-fi pop group.  Cincinnatti rock trio Babe Rage is self described as “feminist art/witch punk”.  

Start: April 30, 2015 9:00 pm
End: April 30, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Best Friend Bar
Phone: (859) 309-1682
Address:
500 East Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY, 40502, United States
Cost: $5

Elsinores/ Goodwolf/ Bishops/ Whitehall Bear at the Green Lantern

The Whitehall Bear is an experimental folk outfit with powerful vocals, interesting lyrics, and a willingness to push boundaries. Their sounds are beautiful and weird, abrasive but sweet, unsettling yet strangely familiar.  Elsinores are a popular punk band based in Lexington. Bishops are a indie rock group based out of Shepherdstown, WV, along with fellow native Goodwolf, AKA Tyler Grady. 

Start: April 30, 2015 10:00 pm
End: April 30, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Green Lantern
Address:
497 W. Third St., Lexington, KY, United States

The Ashley Martin Band at Austin City Saloon

Ashley Martin is an Ohio country rock/pop artist. www.austincitysaloon.com 

Start: April 30, 2015 11:00 pm
End: April 30, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Austin City Saloon
Address:
2350 Woodhill Drive, Lexington, KY, United States

May 1, 2015

Enrique Sandovol and Ricardo Saeb at the Listening Room

Classical Guitarists Enrique Sandovol and Ricardo Saeb will perform a broad range of classical compositions, including music from their native countries, Chile and Mexico.  

Start: May 1, 2015 7:00 pm
End: May 1, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: The Listening Room - Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church
Address:
180 Maxwell Street , Lexington, KY
Cost: $10

George Molton at Austin City Saloon

George Molton is a popular local country singer and songwriter who has penned songs recorded by Montgomery Gentry among others. www.austincitysaloon.com 

Start: May 1, 2015 7:00 pm
End: May 1, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Austin City Saloon
Address:
2350 Woodhill Drive, Lexington, KY, United States

Wes Soard & RedNaked at Horseshoes KY Bar and Grill

Wes Soard and band play a rowdy and wild mix of country, rock, and pop from the 70′s and 80′s.    www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com

Start: May 1, 2015 8:00 pm
End: May 1, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Horseshoes Kentucky Bar & Grill
Address:
1987 North Broadway, Lexington , KY, United States

Nick Stump’s Blue All-Stars at Natasha’s Bistro

Nick Stump returns to Natasha’s for a night of blues and original music featuring an All-Star band. Nick Stump’s songs have been called “the most literate songwriting since Kris Kristofferson” by Blues Access Magazine. www.beetnik.com

Start: May 1, 2015 9:00 pm
End: May 1, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $9

Kentucky Worker’s League May Day Concert ft. Real tha Poet, Allen Poe, Elsinores and more!

The Kentucky Worker’s League, a leftist social justice group centered around helping those in instances of inequality from Lexington and around the state, will host a May Day benefit featuring Hip hop and punk performances by Real Tha Poet, Zach Daddy & Body Baghdad, Allen Poe, Smoke Shop Kids, t minus 0, Middle Class Mischief, and the Elsinores. The event has …

Start: May 1, 2015 9:00 pm
End: May 1, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Al's Beer Garden
Address:
601 N. Limestone (behind Al's Bar; entrance on Sixth street parking lot), Lexington, KY

The Ghost Wolves/ Adam Faucett & the Tall Trees/ Doc Feldman & the Infernal Method at the Green Lantern

  Ghost Wolves are a rock and roll trio from Austin, TX.   Doc Feldman & the Infernal Method – Dark country blues interpreted through the lens of heavy psychedelic rock. 

Start: May 1, 2015 10:00 pm
End: May 1, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Green Lantern
Address:
497 W. Third St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5

Grayson Jenkins at Henry Clay’s Public House

Singer/songwriter and Lexington transplant playing multi-genre acoustic music.      www.henryclayspublichouse.com

Start: May 1, 2015 10:00 pm
End: May 1, 2015 11:55 pm
Venue: Henry Clay Pub
Address:
112 N. Upper St., Lexington, KY, United States

May 2, 2015

Larry Williams at Austin City Saloon

Country-rock artist Larry Williams and band will cover new and old country hits. www.austincitysaloon.com 

Start: May 2, 2015 7:00 pm
End: May 2, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Austin City Saloon
Address:
2350 Woodhill Drive, Lexington, KY, United States

Patrick McNeese Band at Natasha’s Bistro

The Patrick McNeese Band will be playing music from their studio project, “Hallelu” – plus other gems from Patrick McNeese’s collection of originals. They will be recording a live EP under the guidance of sound engineer Matthew Florez. This music defies description, but there are hints of Joni Mitchell, Bruce Cockburn, a smidgen of Dr. John, some Jean Luc Ponty …

Start: May 2, 2015 8:00 pm
End: May 2, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $8

Wes Soard & RedNaked at Horseshoes KY Bar and Grill

Wes Soard and band play a rowdy and wild mix of country, rock, and pop from the 70′s and 80′s.    www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com

Start: May 2, 2015 8:00 pm
End: May 2, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Horseshoes Kentucky Bar & Grill
Address:
1987 North Broadway, Lexington , KY, United States

Hank Tank at Austin City Saloon

Hank Tank is a Lexington “outlaw blues/country” trio. www.austincitysaloon.com 

Start: May 2, 2015 8:00 pm
End: May 2, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: Austin City Saloon
Address:
2350 Woodhill Drive, Lexington, KY, United States

Shawnthony Calypso/ Sh*t Boys/ Warhammer at Best Friend Bar

Shawnthony Calypso is a Lexington collaborative project between members of local bands Jovontaes, Hair things and Thirties. Warhammer is a heavy rock two-piece from Lexington.  

Start: May 2, 2015 10:00 pm
End: May 2, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Best Friend Bar
Phone: (859) 309-1682
Address:
500 East Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY, 40502, United States

May 3, 2015

Mama’s Black Sheep/ Christine Havrilla & Kiya Heartwood at Natasha’s Bistro

Sirens of Spring, now in it’s third year, was created as a way to celebrate and showcase the talents of female singer-songwriters. The tour was started by Mama’s Black Sheep of Baltimore MD, and Christine Havrilla of Philadelphia PA in spring of 2013. In addition to the founding artists, who still co-bill the majority of the tour, they have started …

Start: May 3, 2015 8:00 pm
End: May 3, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $12

May 4, 2015

WoodSongs: Tom Paxton/ Sam Gleaves at the Lyric Theatre

TOM PAXTON is a legendary songwriter. Paxton headed to Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, just in time to join Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, Joan Baez and other troubadours who took over coffeehouse stages â and took on the world. Paxton has been raising his rich voice in song ever since, carrying on the folk tradition with passion, wit …

Start: May 4, 2015 6:45 pm
End: May 4, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Address:
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508
Cost: $20

Xelas/ Kraken Fury at Natasha’s Bistro

Xelas – is a Lexington post-rock band, and will be presenting acoustic and electric music written in collaboration with visiting Mongolian throat singer Tamir. Kraken Fury – Kraken Fury is solo acoustic musings of a local wildman. In addition to the unique live performance, at this event Xelas is also releasing their studio album, “Remember the Clear Light.”   www.beetnik.com 

Start: May 4, 2015 7:00 pm
End: May 4, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $5