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August 3, 2015

WoodSongs: The Spinney Brothers/ Roy Bookbinder at The Lyric Theatre

THE SPINNEY BROTHERS are based in Canada and heralded all over North America as champions of traditional bluegrass music, touring in support of their new CD, Tried & True.  Allan & Rick Spinney, who still call Nova Scotia home, are known for their heartfelt, brother duet vocals.  The siblings record for Mountain Fever Records in Willis, Virginia. They are coming …

Start: August 3, 2015 6:45 pm
End: August 3, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Address:
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508
Cost: $10

Tee Dee Young Band at Tee Dee’s Blues Club

Award-winning Lexington blues guitar aficionado Tee Dee Young and a rotating cast of guest musicians rock the longstanding jazz and blues club Tee Dee’s every Monday night – you never know who might step up to join the stage!    

Start: August 3, 2015 9:00 pm
End: August 3, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Tee Dee's Blues & Jazz Club
Address:
Elm Tree & Second St., Lexington , KY, United States

Outside The Spotlight: Jason Ajeman and Folklords at Al’s Bar

 www.alsbarlexington.com FOLKLORDS is the sound of an outstanding group of New York improvisors (Kid Bliss, Owen Stewart-Robertson & Jason Nazary) performing six conceptual, visual & sonic landscapes. Meditative Mingus ballads, imaginary conversations between Sun Ra & Thelonious Monk, poetic takes on pop culture, and an elegy for Malachi Rischter are transmitted via Ajemian’s unique notational methodology. FOLKLORDS defies genre with …

Start: August 3, 2015 9:00 pm
End: August 3, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

Elsinores/ Wymns Prysn at Best Friend Bar

Punk by Wymns Prysn followed by The Elsinores: a punk quartet from Lexington.    

Start: August 3, 2015 9:00 pm
End: August 3, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Best Friend Bar
Phone: (859) 309-1682
Address:
500 East Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY, 40502, United States
Cost: $5

August 4, 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: August 4, 2015 7:00 pm
End: August 4, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Moondance Amphitheater
Address:
1152 Monarch Street, Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: Free

August 5, 2015

Circuit des Yeux at Embrace Church

Circuit des Yeux is the project of Haley Fohr, a leader among the new wave of progressive Chicago musicians that includes Ryley Walker and Cooper Crain of Bitchin’ Bajas among others. This past May, we released In Plain Speech, her Thrill Jockey debut, and it’s a powerful, sweeping gothic folk statement housing Haley’s impassioned baritone within lush, fully orchestrated arrangements that help …

Start: August 5, 2015 7:00 pm
End: August 5, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Embrace Church
Address:
1015 N Limestone , Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

Emily Kopp at Natasha’s Bistro

With music dubbed as a marriage between “bluesy heartache vocals and pop songwriting smarts” (The Advocate), Kopp works in the grassroots-esque style of countless artists who she most admires. She has shared stages with Brandi Carlile, Michelle Branch, Parachute, Boyce Avenue, The Gin Blossoms, Marc Cohn, ZZ Ward, Delta Rae, Matchbox 20, among others. In October 2013, Kopp’s debut full length release, “Serendipity …

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

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: August 5, 2015 11:30 pm
End: August 5, 2015 11:30 pm
Venue: Tin Roof
Address:
303 S. Limestone, Lexington, United States

August 6, 2015

Randall ‘Big Daddy’ Webster at Ethereal Brewing

Webster has a big voice with a range spanning octaves that soars with soul as his fingers fly over his guitar, drumming out rhythms, backing up melody, and masterfully creating an experience uniquely his own; quite familiar with tradition, yet transcendental in its presentation.

Start: August 6, 2015 7:00 pm
End: August 6, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Ethereal Brewing
Address:
1224 Manchester Ave, Lexington, KY, United States

David Mayfield Parade at Willie’s Locally Known

David Mayfield grew up playing bass and touring with his family’s bluegrass band. As a teenager he established himself as a hot picker collecting national awards for his dexterity on guitar and mandolin. His knack for colorful performances was evident as a backing player in his sister Jessica Lea Mayfield’s band including their appearance on “The Late Show with David …

Start: August 6, 2015 8:00 pm
End: August 6, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States
Cost: $10

August 7, 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: August 7, 2015 5:00 pm
End: August 7, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

The Night Market

The August Night Market will be held on the 700 block of Bryan Ave., with its many local vendors and lively social atmosphere. 6pm-10pm. Free and open to the public.  Featuring over 60 vendors that are local artists, businesses and nonprofits.  

Start: August 7, 2015 6:00 pm
End: August 7, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Bryan Avenue
Address:
700 Bryan Avenue, lexington , KY, United States

Summer Nights In Suburbia Concert Series at MoonDance Ampitheatre

Friday nights through September 4; 7 p.m. The summer concert series “Summer Nights in Suburbia” will showcase local and regional talent from a wide variety of genres, from blues to jazz to indie rock.   www.moondancelex.com June 5: The Johnson Brothers June 12: C the Beat June 19: New Country Rehab June 26: Frank Sollivan & Dirty Kitchen August 7: The …

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

Fro-Jo’s Summer Friday Concert Series

Fro-Jo’s Yogurt & Coffee hosts a summer music series featuring free live music in their Lexington Green parking lot on Fridays in July and August. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy free live music with family and friends.  

Start: August 7, 2015 8:00 pm
End: August 7, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Fro-Jo's Frozen Yogurt
Address:
192 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: Free

Town Mountain/ The Wooks at Cosmic Charlie’s

Town Mountain’s hard drivin’ bluegrass sound, tight harmonies, and stellar in-house songwriting have become the band’s trademark. They light up the stage with their honky-tonk edge and barroom swagger, featuring a Jimmy Martin-style bounce and confidence that is countered at times by a laid-back John Hartford-esque groove. The past two years have pushed Town Mountain into the upper tier of …

Start: August 7, 2015 10:00 pm
End: August 7, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $12 - $15

Corey Kenton at Henry Clay’s Pub

Corey Kenton is a popular local country act playing straight-ahead modern country music.   www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com

Start: August 7, 2015 10:00 pm
End: August 7, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Henry Clay Pub
Address:
112 N. Upper St., Lexington, KY, United States

Who Is BC? at Tin Roof

Utilizing live looping, engaging subject matter, and a keen sense of entertainment, his one-man-act is a spectacle. Now based in Nashville, BC plays often in the Midwest and South.  www.tinroofbars.com

Start: August 7, 2015 10:30 pm
End: August 7, 2015 10:30 pm
Venue: Tin Roof
Address:
303 S. Limestone, Lexington, United States

August 8, 2015

Shaker Village presents “Well Crafted: Local Brews + Local Bands”

Shaker Village’s annual “Well Crafted–Local Brews + Local Bands” festival returns for its second year. The event will celebrate Kentucky’s burgeoning beer and music scene. Favorite local craft beer from up-and-coming breweries will complement a backdrop of local music. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Shaker Village’s environmental sustainability initiatives and programs. Full line-up coming soon. Visit www.shakervillageky.org for more …

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

Well Crafted Festival at Shaker Village

Well Crafted—Local Brews + Local Bands educates, celebrates and inspires community collaboration through the joy of great music and craft beer, while raising funds for Shaker Village’s sustainable environmental initiatives and programs. The annual event brings together delicious flavors, soulful music and tons of fun, demonstrating how to support one another and the greater good. $25 per person Fee includes …

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

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

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

Opera Under The Stars at The Moondance Ampitheatre

The inaugural performance of Opera Under the Stars features some of the best young opera artists Central Kentucky has to offer performing many of opera’s greatest hits from La Traviata, The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro and more. The community is invited to enjoy an evening full of familiar opera arias and duets in the beautiful Moondance Amphitheater. Lawn …

Start: August 8, 2015 8:00 pm
End: August 8, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Moondance Amphitheater
Address:
1152 Monarch Street, Lexington , KY, United States

Jerk String/ Hollywood Blanks at Best Friend Bar

Jerk String is a post-rock 5-piece from Lexington. Hollywood Blanks is a Baltimore, MD indie garage rock band. 

Start: August 8, 2015 9:00 pm
End: August 8, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Best Friend Bar
Phone: (859) 309-1682
Address:
500 East Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY, 40502, United States

The Ark Band at Parlay Social

The Ark Band plays roots reggae, calypso and soca music. Based out of Columbus, OH with members hailing from St.Lucia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, and America.   www.parlaysocial.com

Start: August 8, 2015 9:30 pm
End: August 8, 2015 11:55 pm
Venue: Parlay Social
Phone: (859) 244-1932
Address:
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, United States

August 9, 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: August 9, 2015 2:00 pm
End: August 9, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Moondance Amphitheater
Address:
1152 Monarch Street, Lexington , KY, United States

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 10, 2015

WoodSongs: Johnathan Edwards/ Lindi Ortega at The Lyric Theatre

JONATHAN EDWARDS is one of America’s finest songwriters. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, Jonathan has released 16 albums and has a highly respected repertoire that includes the classic “Sunshine (Go Away Today)” the fierce anthem of protest that resonated with thousands of frustrated and angry young men and women when it was first released in …

Start: August 10, 2015 6:45 pm
End: August 10, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Address:
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508

Tee Dee Young Band at Tee Dee’s Blues Club

Award-winning Lexington blues guitar aficionado Tee Dee Young and a rotating cast of guest musicians rock the longstanding jazz and blues club Tee Dee’s every Monday night – you never know who might step up to join the stage!    

Start: August 10, 2015 9:00 pm
End: August 10, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Tee Dee's Blues & Jazz Club
Address:
Elm Tree & Second St., Lexington , KY, United States

August 11, 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: August 11, 2015 7:00 pm
End: August 11, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Moondance Amphitheater
Address:
1152 Monarch Street, Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: Free

August 12, 2015

Red Barn Radio: The Sharecroppers at Artsplace

The Sharecroppers are a Danville, KY newgrass group consisting of bass, mandolin, guitar, washboard and vocals. www.redbarnradio.com 

Start: August 12, 2015 8:00 pm
End: August 12, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: Artsplace
Phone: (859) 255-2951
Address:
161 Mill St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $8
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