Upcoming Events

September 1, 2014

The Blasters at Willie’s Locally Known

Their self-described ”american music” is a blend of blues, rockabilly, early rock and roll, punk rock, mountain music, and rhythm and blues. They have a devoted fan base and have received largely positive critical reviews, but have earned only limited mainstream success. Critic Mark Deming wrote of them, “the Blasters displayed a wide-ranging musical diversity [and] were a supremely tight …

Start: September 1, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 1, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

Tee Dee’s Blues & Jazz Club

Every Monday Night, Live Music 9:00 – 12:00 Recurring weekly live music and blues jam session at the best juke joint in Kentucky. Elm Tree & 2nd Street

Start: September 1, 2014 9:00 pm
End: September 1, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Tee Dee's Blues & Jazz Club
Address:
Elm Tree & Second St., Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: Free

Enemy Planes at Cosmic Charlie’s

“The music of ENEMY PLANES drifts effortlessly between melancholy and menace, hypnotic and hysteric, heartache and euphoria. A stirring blend of haunting vocals, dense instrumentation, and driving beats yield a “tripnotic” sound that is distinctly their own. Conceived in 2012 somewhere between Minneapolis, MN and Lexington, KY, ENEMY PLANES took to the road early on and hasn’t looked back, maintaining …

Start: September 1, 2014 9:00 pm
End: September 1, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States

September 2, 2014

Lexington Farmer’s Market: S. Broadway & Maxwell

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce from April to November. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: September 2, 2014 7:00 am
End: September 2, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: South Broadway & Maxwell
Address:
South Broadway & Maxwell, KY, United States

Osland Dailey Jazztet at Natasha’s

The Osland Dailey Jazztet recently released their second album entitled “The Mendoza Line”. Come hear the ensemble perform pieces from this latest record and more!

Start: September 2, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 2, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $8, $5 with Student ID

Southland Jamboree

The Southland Jamboree in Lexington, Kentucky is a free bluegrass music concert series that happens each Tuesday during the summer beside the Collins Bowling Center on Southland drive at 7:00 pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and hear the best local bluegrass music. Bring your instrument and join in the jam after the show. 5/27/14Southland Drive 6/3/14The Velvet Blue 6/10/14Newtown 6/17/14Dale Ann …

Start: September 2, 2014 7:00 pm
End: September 2, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Collins Bowling Alley
Address:
205 Southland Drive , Lexington , KY, United States

Ruby and The Rabbitfoot at Willie’s Locally Known

  Ruby the Rabbitfoot is an artsy folk pop act from Athens, GA. www.willieslex.com 

Start: September 2, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 2, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

Jovontaes/ Sunburned Hand of The Man/ Ma Turner at the Green Lantern

  Jovoantaes: Lexington jam-rock.  Sunburned Hand of The Man is a psychedelic rock band from Charlestown, MA.   Ma Turner is the guitarist/co-founder of Salad Influence, Human Process and CROSS as well as multi-instrumentalist/founder of Warmer Milks. Turner has been making art  and music under various guises and styles since 1981.  

Start: September 2, 2014 10:00 pm
End: September 2, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Green Lantern
Address:
497 W. Third St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5

September 3, 2014

Dayton Dance Contemporary Dance Company at the Lyric Theatre

  Rooted in the African-American experience, DCDC is a culturally diverse professional contemporary dance company committed to reaching the broadest audience through exceptional performance and arts-integrated education. DCDC’s performance at The Lyric will be a “mixed bill” of dance to accommodate the interests of both the newcomer to dance and the seasoned art lover.     www.lexingtonlyric.com 

Start: September 3, 2014 7:00 pm
End: September 3, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Address:
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508

Vanessa Paloma: ‘Sepharad at the tip of Africa’ at Natasha’s Bistro

 Note the new start time: the event will start at 8 p.m. The Jewish community from Morocco has benefited from the history of migrations across the strait of Gibraltar that has brought a cultural, musical and linguistic influx to both sides of the strait. The influences represented in their music and poetry span Africa, the Mediterranean and the Iberian peninsula …

Start: September 3, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 3, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

Red Barn Radio: Emmanuel Ridge at Artsplace

Emmanuel Ridge is a traditional 5-piece bluegrass gospel group from Monticello, Ky. ww.redbarnradio.com 

Start: September 3, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 3, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Artsplace
Phone: (859) 255-2951
Address:
161 Mill St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $8

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

Jordan English at Tin Roof

Featuring Lexington soul/pop singer Jordan English on the Tin Roof stage and weekly drink specials. www.tinroofbars.com 

Start: September 3, 2014 11:55 pm
End: September 3, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Tin Roof
Address:
303 S. Limestone, Lexington, United States

September 4, 2014

Actors Guild of Lexington: “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” at

This 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist is a drop-kicking, body-slamming, balls-out theatrical happening set in the larger-than-life world of professional wrestling. Mace is a great professional wrestler, but he’s no champion — that’s the impossibly charismatic Chad Deity. When Mace discovers a young Indian-American Brooklyn kid whose charisma rivals that of the champ, Mace decides to get him a job in …

Date: September 4, 2014
Venue: Actor's Guild of Lexington Theater
Address:
4383 Old Harrodsburg Road #155, Lexington , KY, United States

Lexington Farmer’s Market: S. Broadway & Maxwell

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce from April to November. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: September 4, 2014 7:00 am
End: September 4, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: South Broadway & Maxwell
Address:
South Broadway & Maxwell, KY, United States

Central Bank Thursday Night Live at Cheapside Park

The 19th season of Thursday Night Live will begin on April 3rd and run every Thursday through October 16th. The family-friendly event is held at the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park. In addition to live music there will be food, beverages, and a lively social atmosphere. www.downtownlex.com April 3 – Bobby Perry Band April 10 – Off The Clock …

Start: September 4, 2014 5:00 pm
End: September 4, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Cameron Esposito at Comedy Off Broadway

  Known for her “effervescent storytelling” (AV Club), Cameron is the brains and voice behind revolutionary all-standup podcasts Standup Mixtape (Underground Communique Records) and Put Your Hands Together (aspecialthing records). She is also the host/creator of the Wham Bam Pow action & scifi movie podcast on the Maximum Fun network. Cameron is also the founder of the Feminine Comique, the …

Start: September 4, 2014 7:15 pm
End: September 4, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: Comedy Off Broadway
Address:
161 Lexington Green Circle, #C4, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $15

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band at EKU Center for the Arts

Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums and four Grammy Awards. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.  Performing his witty, lyrical songs such as “She’s No Lady,” “If I Had …

Start: September 4, 2014 7:30 pm
End: September 4, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $34-$80

The President’s Own U.S. Marine Band at Norton Center for the Arts

  Established by an act of Congress on July 11, 1798, the Marine Band’s primary mission has remained to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. As the only musical organization with that mission, the Marine Band looks to the future, viewing its history and traditions as foundations on which to build into its …

Start: September 4, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 4, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Norton Center for the Arts
Address:
625 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY, United States
Cost: Free

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

Cort Carpenter at Tin Roof

Cort Carpenter is a new, young country act from Nashville,TN. www.tinroofbars.com 

Start: September 4, 2014 10:30 pm
End: September 4, 2014 10:30 pm
Venue: Tin Roof
Address:
303 S. Limestone, Lexington, United States

September 5, 2014

Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey: Built to Amaze at Rupp Arena

  Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze! Circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds. Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance.   Showtimes:   September 5, 2014 7:00 PM September 6, 2014 11:00 AM September 6, …

Date: September 5, 2014
Venue: Rupp Arena
Address:
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Actors Guild of Lexington: “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” at

This 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist is a drop-kicking, body-slamming, balls-out theatrical happening set in the larger-than-life world of professional wrestling. Mace is a great professional wrestler, but he’s no champion — that’s the impossibly charismatic Chad Deity. When Mace discovers a young Indian-American Brooklyn kid whose charisma rivals that of the champ, Mace decides to get him a job in …

Date: September 5, 2014
Venue: Actor's Guild of Lexington Theater
Address:
4383 Old Harrodsburg Road #155, Lexington , KY, United States

Food Trucks For A Cause

Every Friday from March 21-Oct. 31, Bluegrass Food Association will present a pop-up food truck “food court,” with 10% of total profits benefitting a different local non-profit organization. Note the new location: Beaumont Centre Liquor Barn will host the event through the end of the fall 2014 season! Food trucks will generally be open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. …

Start: September 5, 2014 11:00 am
End: September 5, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Beaumont Liquor Barn
Address:
921 Beaumont Centre Pkwy, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: free

New Editions Gallery Grand Re-Opening Party

New Editions Gallery is re-opening in a newly renovated space at 500 West Short Street.     Formerly in Chevy Chase, the gallery is now located right next to the Children’s Museum in the new West Short Street Design District. Welcome them to the neighborhood with this grand re-opening party.  

Start: September 5, 2014 5:00 pm
End: September 5, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: New Editions Gallery
Address:
500 West Short Street , Lexington, KY

‘Pasta and Pinot’ at Equus Run Vineyards

Featuring a dinner of their pinot noir, chicken marsala, and the light jazz of Heart and Soul. Bringing blankets and chairs is advised. www.equusrunvineyards.com

Start: September 5, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 5, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Equus Run Vineyards
Address:
1280 Moores Mill Rd., Midway, KY, United States
Cost: $26

The Night Market: Crave Edition

The Night Market, a free, evening-time outdoor food, music and retail pop-up, returns to the northside for a collaboration with Crave Lexington, Smiley Pete Publishing’s second annual food + music makers festival.   Presented by the North Limestone Community Development Corporation (NoLi CDC).   West Sixth Brewing, Presenting Sponsor. Featuring dozens of food and retail vendors and music curated by Lexington Lexington: The Blind …

Start: September 5, 2014 7:00 pm
End: September 5, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Night Market
Address:
E Loudoun Ave & Bryan Ave, Lexington, KY
Cost: Free

Jimmy Pardo at Comedy Off Broadway

Jimmy stands at the very center of the comedy world. That’s not only because he’s the ultimate “comic’s comic,” (as he’s often called), but also because he represents where comedy is going, and everybody wants to come along. Jimmy’s raucous-but-smart weekly podcast, “Never Not Funny,” has revolutionized the way comedians use the internet to connect with their audiences. It’s the …

Start: September 5, 2014 7:15 pm
End: September 5, 2014 9:15 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
Lexington, KY

Larry Gatlin at The Grand Theater

Larry Gatlin has left an indelible mark on country music as a composer, lead vocalist with The Gatlin Brothers and a solo artist. Born in west Texas, Gatlin moved to Nashville in the early 1970s and established himself as a songwriter and performer. Gatlin recorded two successful albums backed with vocals by his brothers Rudy and Steve. He scored a …

Start: September 5, 2014 7:30 pm
End: September 5, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: Grand Theatre
Address:
308 Clair St. , Frankfort, KY, United States
Cost: $20 $35