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May 10, 2015 – July 12, 2015

Whipoorwill Festival at HomeGrown HideAways

Workshop topics for this festival focusing on “Skills for Earth-Friendly Living” include Tracking, Making Cheese, Worm Composting, Healing Illness Through the Gut with Food and Herbs, Intro to Vegan Permaculture, Primitive Longbows, Cooking with Solar Ovens, and lots more. Music from Sam Gleaves, The Carmonas, Kentucky Clodhoppers, Tennessee Turkeys, Kevin Howard. 

Start: May 10, 2015
End: July 12, 2015
Venue: HomeGrown HideAways
Address:
500 Floyd Branch Rd. , Berea, KY, United States

July 7, 2015

Big Band And Jazz Series at Ecton Park

Big Band & Jazz, one of Lexington’s longest running and most beloved concert series, features great jazz and big band music weekly. The July concerts will be held at scenic Ecton Park. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for seating. For more information on this free event, call 288-2925. Big Band & Jazz at Ecton Park July 7: Colonel’s Choice …

Start: July 7, 2015 7:00 pm
End: July 7, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Ecton Park
Address:
Turkeyfoot Rd., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

Arstidir/The Anatomy of Frank at Natasha’s Bistro

Intricate songwriting from Iceland transports you to a world of restless, driven guitars, intimate piano, and mountainous string arrangements. But don’t let the lush atmosphere deceive you. The delicate, acoustic vocals are so powerful that your heart will never break the same again. They are joined by US-based The Anatomy of Frank, who hail from Charlottesville, VA and who have …

Start: July 7, 2015 8:00 pm
End: July 7, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $12

July 8, 2015

Insubordination/ Middle Class Mischef/ Ink&Lead at the Green Lantern

Insubordination is a 3-piece punk rock band from Richmond, Virginia. Ink&Lead in a post punk trio from the Lexington area, as well as Middle Class Mischief and their hard brand of punky-ska.

Start: July 8, 2015 8:00 pm
End: July 8, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Green Lantern
Address:
497 W. Third St., Lexington, KY, United States

Megan Jean & The KFB/ Annabelle’s Curse at Natasha’s Bistro

Megan Jean and the KFB perform a folk-inspired demented blend of Americana, punk, dance, and the avant-garde that has been described as heavy metal, from 1927. Inventive percussion, electrified banjo, and a voice like the Devil Herself have earned Megan Jean and the KFB a dedicated following all over the East Coast. Annabelle’s Curse is a 5-piece alt-folk band from …

Start: July 8, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 8, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $6

All Saints Fade/ Las Viscious/ Hourfall at Al’s Bar

All Saints Fade is a hard rock head rush from Lexington. Las Vicious combines the driving heavy riffs of bands like Slayer and Metallica with the grooves of Led Zeppelin. Influenced by bands from the ’70′s all the way up thru the 2000′s, Las Vicious leads their heavy music infused with melodic female vocals. HourFall is a hard rock from …

Start: July 8, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 8, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

Jordan English at Tin Roof

Late night music by local soul/ pop artist Jordan English. Food and drink specials will be available as well.  www.tinroofbars.com

Start: July 8, 2015 11:30 pm
End: July 8, 2015 11:30 pm
Venue: Tin Roof
Address:
303 S. Limestone, Lexington, United States

July 9, 2015

WRFL Sunburn Concert Series: Nemo Achida at Al’s Bar

WRFL and Al’s Bar are pleased to announce the arrival of the WRFL Sunburn Series, a concert series exhibiting some of Lexington’s musical talent. The Sunburn Series happens on Thursdays throughout the summer from 7 to 9 PM at the Al’s Bar patio. Each week, a local artist will perform a one-hour set with a WRFL DJ opening each show. …

Start: July 9, 2015 7:00 pm
End: July 9, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

Jazz! Live at the Library: The Kim Pensyl Group at the Farish Theatre

Season 9 begins with The Kim Pensyl Group from Cincinnati. Pianist & trumpeter, Kim Pensyl, is a fluegelhorn player, a prolific jazz recording artist, composer, arranger, and engineer who has twice been named one of Billboard’s Top-20 Contemporary Jazz Artists of the Year and has had four Top-10 albums on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart.  Vibraphonist, Rusty Burge, brings a unique …

Start: July 9, 2015 7:00 pm
End: July 9, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: Farish Theatre (Central Library)
Address:
140 East Main St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers at Natasha’s Bistro

The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz, rockabilly and swing styles to create their tight, high-energy string band music. Well-crafted original songs with emotional depth, masterful picking, and resonant vocal harmonies combine to forge new territories and a fresh take on Appalachian Americana music.  www.beetnik.com

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

Beatsmackers at Tin Roof

Beatsmackers is a trio of DJ and rap artists that form one big dance party.  www.tinroofbars.com

Start: July 9, 2015 10:00 pm
End: July 9, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Tin Roof
Address:
303 S. Limestone, Lexington, United States

July 10, 2015

Happy Hour on the Lawn at Shaker Village

Every Friday and Saturday night, The Trustees’ Table Lawn at Shaker Village will feature live music around the fire pits with specialty cocktails and drinks at happy hour prices. Regular dinner and beverage menus available outside, along with marshmallow roast and kids’ games. No admission required for Happy Hour on the Lawn activities. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Live Music (schedule below, …

Start: July 10, 2015 5:00 pm
End: July 10, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

Jovontaes/ Flower Girl/ Milk Dick/ Gosh at Best Friend Bar

Pull from far-flung psych and punk grit, wrap it in a slightly retro and mystical package, and you get Lexington’s own Jovontaes. Flower Girl is a naive indie rock group from Brooklyn, NY. Milk Dick is Lo-fi garage indie from Brookyln.  GOSH! is a quirky, female-led garage band from Illinois.  

Start: July 10, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 10, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Best Friend Bar
Phone: (859) 309-1682
Address:
500 East Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY, 40502, United States
Cost: $5

Special Session at Natasha’s Bistro

Special Session combines smooth jazz, funk, old school R&B, blues and jazz standards for a soulful and authentic listening experience.  www.beetnik.com   

Start: July 10, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 10, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $5

July 11, 2015

Happy Hour on the Lawn at Shaker Village

Every Friday and Saturday night, The Trustees’ Table Lawn at Shaker Village will feature live music around the fire pits with specialty cocktails and drinks at happy hour prices. Regular dinner and beverage menus available outside, along with marshmallow roast and kids’ games. No admission required for Happy Hour on the Lawn activities. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Live Music (schedule below, …

Start: July 11, 2015 5:00 pm
End: July 11, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

Soulful Space presents August 385: A Benefit for Lexington Community Radio

August 385 is a studio band based around the vocals of Grace Campbell. There will be more than one surprise guest and all proceeds benefit Lexington Community Radio.   Click here for tickets. 

Start: July 11, 2015 7:00 pm
End: July 11, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Good Shepherd Church
Address:
533 E. Main St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $10

Dara Tucker at the Lyric Theatre

Growing up with the influence of a musical family, Tucker began writing music in Switzerland in 2003, moving to Nashville in 2004 to pursue a career as a singer songwriter. Since then, she has released 3 studio albums, including ‘All Right Now’ (2009), ‘Soul Said Yes’ (2011), and most recently ‘The Sun Season’ (2014).   During her still young career, …

Start: July 11, 2015 8:00 pm
End: July 11, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Address:
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508
Cost: $20

Legna & Yoisel at Natasha’s Bistro

Legna and Yoisel are a skilled duo playing the sounds and songs of the Cuban music world. www.beetnik.com 

Start: July 11, 2015 8:00 pm
End: July 11, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $10

Sun Street/ Chopper Brown/ The Sisters at Als’ Bar

Sun Street is a psychedelic rock band from Morehead, Ky. Chopper Brown is an alt/rock jam band from Lexington.  The Sisters are a three-piece “garage opera” outfit from Morehead. www.alsbarlexington.com   

Start: July 11, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 11, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

July 12, 2015

Tunes in the Vines Concert Series at Equus Run Vineyards

This free, weekly event features local artists at the Event Patio Barn at Equus Run. Guests are invited to bring a picnic and lawn chairs or blankets. www.equusrunvineyards.com June 7: Yesteryear June 14: Bridge 19 June 21: Lisa Raymond June 28: Triage July 5: Big Fat Liars July 12: Soljam July 19: RockSteady July 26: TDH4 August 2: Barry Frazee …

Start: July 12, 2015 2:00 pm
End: July 12, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Moondance Amphitheater
Address:
1152 Monarch Street, Lexington , KY, United States

Sunrot/ Wretched Worst/ Furnace Head at Al’s Bar

Sunrot is a sludge power-rock band from New Jersey. Wretched Worst is exactly what they sound like – an exploding, visceral band of rage and fury consisting of Joey Tucci on guitar and Jason Schuler and drums.  Furnace Head also hails from the wilds of New Jersey, delivering a thrash/trash rock wall. www.alsbarlexington.com   

Start: July 12, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 12, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5

July 13, 2015

Jesse Lafser at Natasha’s Bistro

Jesse Lafser is an American singer-songwriter. She combines the St. Louis blues of her native hometown with the gritty folk/acoustic music she was raised on.Since Lafser’s latest release, the critically acclaimed Land in Sight, Jesse has toured the country and shared the stage with Will Kimbrough, John Fullbright, John Moreland, Andrew Combs, Steve Earle, and many others. www.beetnik.com

Start: July 13, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 13, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $5

Devin, Gary and Ross at Al’s Bar

 The trio of Devin, Gary and Ross has only one member known primarily as a musician – Ross Goldstein. Goldstein is a musician and artist based in Troy, New York. Devin Flynn is an animator, teacher, and musician. He has been working professionally as an animation director since 1998, and his catalog of professional work includes projects done for The …

Start: July 13, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 13, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

July 14, 2015

Southland Jamboree at MoonDance Ampitheatre

Celebrating its 10th season, the Southland Jamboree will see some changes this year. Due to construction plans, the popular weekly bluegrass music series  is moving to MoonDance from its traditional home outside Southland Drive’s Collins Bowling Center, and will take place Monday nights through June and Tuesday nights July through August. July 14: Michael Cleveland  July 20: Custom Made Bluegrass …

Start: July 14, 2015 7:00 pm
End: July 14, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Moondance Amphitheater
Address:
1152 Monarch Street, Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: Free

Big Band And Jazz Series at Ecton Park

Big Band & Jazz, one of Lexington’s longest running and most beloved concert series, features great jazz and big band music weekly. The July concerts will be held at scenic Ecton Park. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for seating. For more information on this free event, call 288-2925. Big Band & Jazz at Ecton Park July 7: Colonel’s Choice …

Start: July 14, 2015 7:00 pm
End: July 14, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Ecton Park
Address:
Turkeyfoot Rd., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

Monsoon/ Dan Solo/ Big Toe at Best Friend Bar

Monsoon is a three-piece Punk-Pop Rock band from Athens, Georgia, led by Sienna Chandler on lead guitar and vocals, with Scott Andrews on bass and vocals and Joey Kegel on drums. Dan Solo is the project of Lexington’s Dan Burton (Shawnthony Calypso, The Butchers, Skillet, etc.)

Start: July 14, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 14, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Best Friend Bar
Phone: (859) 309-1682
Address:
500 East Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY, 40502, United States
Cost: $5

July 15, 2015

The Landers/ John McHugh at Natasha’s Bistro

The Landers are a brand new project built around the songs and stories of Lexington musician and multi instrumentalist Maggie Lander. Pulling from Americana rock and indie soundscapes, the bands’ sound palette ranges from rowdy country-esque rock, to dark, smoldering alt-rock, all framing the smoky and powerful vocals of Lander.  The group features Lexington musicians Scott Stoess on bass, guitarist …

Start: July 15, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 15, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $8

Mail The Horse/ Coralee and The Townies/ All Day DJs at Best Friend Bar

Mail The Horse is a Brooklyn, NY band self-described as ‘grunge gospel/country booze’ americana. Coralee and the Townies are a Lexington, Kentucky based band of a genre they’ve self-defined as HONKY TONK SOUL. And it’s a fitting description, as the sextet whoops and weeps with traditional authenticity and contemporary energy, with Coralee’s husky vocals front and center and the Townies …

Start: July 15, 2015 10:00 pm
End: July 15, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Best Friend Bar
Phone: (859) 309-1682
Address:
500 East Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY, 40502, United States

Jordan English at Tin Roof

Late night music by local soul/ pop artist Jordan English. Food and drink specials will be available as well.  www.tinroofbars.com

Start: July 15, 2015 11:30 pm
End: July 15, 2015 11:30 pm
Venue: Tin Roof
Address:
303 S. Limestone, Lexington, United States

July 17, 2015

Recipe for Gamma Rays/Jerk String/ Trunkweed at Best Friend Bar

Recipe for Gamma Rays = fuzzy, adrenaline-fueled guitar rock featuring Jim Shaw, Blake Cox and Mike Joyner. Jerk String is a Lexington band. Trunkweed is a post-surf bedroom-punk  trio from Baltimore, MD. 

Start: July 17, 2015 8:00 am
End: July 17, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Best Friend Bar
Phone: (859) 309-1682
Address:
500 East Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY, 40502, United States
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