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September 3, 2014

The Legendary Shackshakers/ Whiskey Shivers at Cosmic Charlie’s

The Legendary Shack Shakers’ hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, dangerous, and fun. Led by their charismatic, rail-thin frontman and blues-harpist JD Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have …

Start: September 3, 2014 10:00 pm
End: September 3, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $10-$12

September 4, 2014

All The Little Pieces at Natasha’s Bistro

  All the Little Pieces is an eclectic, multigenerational band from Central Kentucky. They play a wide variety of music ranging from roots country, jazz and blues to modern rock.  www.beetnik.com

Start: September 4, 2014 9:00 pm
End: September 4, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: Free

Paper Bridges/ Hearts Gone South/ Zen Highway at Cosmic Charlie’s

  Paper Bridges are a local folk-rock quintet, while Hearts Gone South, hailing from Nashville have a decidedly honky-tonk sound.  Zen Highway is local blues/rock. www.cosmic-charlies.com 

Start: September 4, 2014 10:00 pm
End: September 4, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Buster's Billiards & Backroom
Phone: (859) 368-8871
Address:
899 Manchester Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5 -$10

September 5, 2014

Gabe Close at Cheapside Bar & Grill

Gabe Close is a Louisville-based  blues/rock artist. www.cheapsidebarandgrill.com 

Start: September 5, 2014 10:00 pm
End: September 5, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Cheapside Bar & Grill
Address:
131 Cheapside St., Lexington, KY, United States

September 6, 2014

Black Jacket Symphony: ‘Rumors’ at the Lexington Opera House

  The Black Jacket Symphony returns to the Lexington Opera House to perform Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours”. The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience by recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with a first class lighting and video production. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each …

Start: September 6, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 6, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Lexington Opera House
Phone: (859) 233-4567
Address:
401 W. Short St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $30-$35

The Bats at Natasha’s Bistro

Bringing together the seven diverse talent, The Bats have netted a genre that can best be described as cabaret meets rock and roll… and everything in between. The five women and two  men of this distinctive group embrace musical styles ranging from goofy to poignant.    www.beetnik.com  

Start: September 6, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 6, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $10

Emarosa at Buster’s

Emarosa is a progressive rock band from Lexington. www.bustersbb.com

Start: September 6, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 6, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Buster's Billiards & Backroom
Phone: (859) 368-8871
Address:
899 Manchester Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $15

September 7, 2014

Sunday Service: The Tall Boys at Cosmic Charlie’s

The Tall Boys serve up a ministry of Rock n’ Roll with the latest installment of Sunday Service. 

Start: September 7, 2014 9:00 pm
End: September 7, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States

September 9, 2014

Northside Sheiks at Willie’s Locally Known

The Northside Sheiks play vintage blues and early R&B. Think Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Howling Wolf, Little Willie John, etc.The band is made up of:Willie EamesLee CarrollRobby CosenzaSmith DonaldsonRay Smith 

Start: September 9, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 9, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

September 10, 2014

Clutch at Buster’s

A Maryland-based hard rock trio started in 2008 with a passionate following. With special guests Lionize and American Sharks.  www.bustersbb.com

Start: September 10, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 10, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Buster's Billiards & Backroom
Phone: (859) 368-8871
Address:
899 Manchester Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $22-$25

Frank Band & The Secret Stash at Willie’s Locally Known

Frank Bang had toured with blues great Buddy Guy, played with Eric Clapton, and appeared on the Tonight Show, all showcasing his americana/rock sound. www.willieslex.com 

Start: September 10, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 10, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

September 11, 2014

Naan Violence/ Jovontaes/ The Thirties at Al’s Bar

Naan Violence  is an Atlanta, GA solo sitar guru  trained under a student of Ravi Shankar. Jovontaes is a Lexington garage/punkband . The Thirties (Lexington members of Dr. Paul/ the Butchers/ Skillet) www.alsbarlexington.com

Start: September 11, 2014 10:00 pm
End: September 11, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5

September 13, 2014

Jason Aldean: ‘Burn It Down Tour’ w/ Florida Georgia Line at Rupp Arena

Jason Aldean’s BURN IT DOWN TOUR will be rocking Rupp Arena on Sept. 13th and continue on in nearly 50 cities and baseball stadiums through the end of the year.In the wake of shattered attendance records and more than 1.5 million tickets sold on his last tour, Aldean’s 2014 BURN IT DOWN TOUR follows sellouts at some of the nation’s …

Start: September 13, 2014 7:00 pm
End: September 13, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Rupp Arena
Address:
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $29.75-$59.75

September 14, 2014

NEEDTOBREATHE at Singletary Center for The Arts

Needtobreathe came to the attention of Atlantic/Lava Records, who signed the band in 2005. A debut full-length album, Daylight (the cover of which was painted by Bo), arrived one year later, having been recorded at the British Heliocentric Studios with Keane’s producer, Andy Green. Tours with Train, Collective Soul, and Will Hoge kept the guys busy throughout the year, and …

Start: September 14, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 14, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts
Phone: (859) 257-1706
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $31

September 17, 2014

Simo at Cosmic Charlie’s

SIMO is virtuoso guitarist J.D. Simo, Frank Swart on bass, and Adam Abrashoff on drums with rocking blues in the tradition of Hendrix, Michael Bloomfield and the guitar greats of the 70′s. www.cosmic-charlies.com 

Start: September 17, 2014 10:00 pm
End: September 17, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5

September 19, 2014

Big Fat Liars at Natasha’s Bistro

  This acoustic duo combines a  set list featuring rock, classic country, top 40 and hip hop with a fun, interactive show. The duo consists of author/filmmaker Michael Crisp and musician Brad Elswick.   www.beetnik.com   

Start: September 19, 2014 9:00 pm
End: September 19, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

September 25, 2014

Shivering Timbers at Willie’s Locally Known

   Shivering Timbers, began with the husband-and-wife team of Jayson and Sarah Benn writing and performing songs to entertain their infant daughter. The Benns wound up playing some of those songs at Dan Auerbach’s 30th birthday party, and The Black Keys guitarist ended up producing 2010′s “We All Started In The Same Place”, the couple’s debut album as Shivering Timbers. …

Start: September 25, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
Lexington, KY

September 27, 2014

Smash Mouth at Norton Center for The Arts

  Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year with a new national tour, Smash Mouth has long since established itself as the ultimate true-to-life California party-band with a fun-loving vibe.  The multi-platinum Smash Mouth is a 60s influenced garage band with a keen pop sensibility, a style they have created and that is all their own. In addition to selling more than …

Start: September 27, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 27, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Norton Center for the Arts
Address:
625 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY, United States

October 17, 2014

The NTH Power at Cosmic Charlie’s

Few artists pack as much punch in a five-piece, all-analog ensemble as The Nth Power. The formula starts with drummer Nikki Glaspie (Dumpstaphunk, Beyoncé)’s deep pocket, explosive energy and silky vocals, compounded by bassist Nate Edgar (John Brown’s Body), whose quiet confidence lies in perfect contrast to the emphatic, funky low-end he creates.     www.cosmic-charlies.com

Start: October 17, 2014 9:00 pm
End: October 17, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States

October 18, 2014

Pallbearer/ Tombs/ Vattnet Viskar at Cosmic Charlie’s

  Pallbearer is a metal band from Central Arkansas, formed in 2008 after spending time playing in various bands around the Little Rock underground metal scene. Paying homage to doom metal of old while still looking wholly forward, the band built upon the underground success of their initial demo offering in 2010. Tombs  is Brooklyn, NY four-piece heavily influenced by …

Start: October 18, 2014 10:00 pm
End: October 18, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $12-$14

October 24, 2014

ZZ Top at Norton Center for The Arts

  The sharp-dressed men of legendary rock band ZZ Top are bringing their signature mix of Southern rock, blues and boogie, to the Norton Center this fall.  Guitarist Billy F. Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard are currently touring the country in support of their first studio album in nine years, La Futura.  ZZ TOP’s music is always instantly …

Start: October 24, 2014 8:00 pm
End: October 24, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Norton Center for the Arts
Address:
625 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY, United States

March 26, 2015

Rave On: The Buddy Holly Experience at EKU Center for the Arts

Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience reinvents the ordinary tribute show with an electrifying, high-energy, rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza featuring America’s premier Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan. A rock ‘n’ roll tour-de-force including such hits as “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Oh Boy,” and,   of course, “Rave On.” www.ekucenter.com

Start: March 26, 2015 7:30 pm
End: March 26, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $16-$29