Upcoming Events

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 5, 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 5, 2015 2:00 pm
End: July 5, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Moondance Amphitheater
Address:
1152 Monarch Street, Lexington , KY, United States

Summer Film Series at the Lyric Theatre: “Bustin Loose” at the Lyric Theatre

This free and open to the public film event presented by the Lyric Theatre will feature a film on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer.  www.lexingtonlyric.com  Bustin Loose (1981) Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and …

Start: July 5, 2015 3:00 pm
End: July 5, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Address:
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508

July 6, 2015 – July 11, 2015

Lexington Jr. League Charity Horse Show

The Lexington Jr. League Horse Show, created in 1937, now hosts over 1,000 world class competitors from the States and Canada. It has grown to be the world’s largest outdoor Saddlebred show, and the first chapter of the Saddlebred “Triple Crown.” So far, the event has raised over $4 million in charitable funds. The event takes place July 6-11 at the …

Start: July 6, 2015
End: July 11, 2015
Venue: Red Mile
Address:
1200 Red Mile Rd., Lexington, KY, United States

July 6, 2015 – July 12, 2015

LEXINGTON BURGER WEEK

During Smiley Pete’s inaugural Lexington Burger Week (July 6-12), 20 participating restaurants will each prepare a unique and special off-the-menu burger for just $5 (not including sides).  The burgers will be available all week as long as supplies last — we’ve prepared the kitchens for the mayhem.  Click here for a full list of participating restaurants and a description of their burgers! Presented …

Start: July 6, 2015
End: July 12, 2015
Venue: Various Locations
Address:
Lexington

Southland Jamboree at MoonDance Ampitheatre

June 1: Laurel River Line June 8: Mountain Connection  June 15: Dale Ann Bradley  June 22: Newtown  June 29: Cane Run Bluegrass July 6: Blue Eagle Band 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 …

Start: July 6, 2015 7:00 pm
End: July 6, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Moondance Amphitheater
Address:
1152 Monarch Street, Lexington , KY, United States

Classic Films at the Farish Theatre: “A Room With A View”

A fantastic adaptation of E.M Forster’s novel set during the Edwardian era of England, A Room With a View finds Lucy, a proper young British lady, facing a dilemma — should she marry the safe, nerdish Cecil, or opt for the unpredictability of the charismatic George whom she met while on a tour of the continent? Starring Helena Bonham Carter …

Start: July 6, 2015 7:00 pm
End: July 6, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Farish Theatre (Central Library)
Address:
140 East Main St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

Carsie Blanton at Natasha’s Bistro

New Orleans based singer songwriter Carsie Blanton is a mix of old and new, blending pop, vintage jazz, and jug band sounds. www.beetnik.com

Start: July 6, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 6, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $5

July 7, 2015

Pioneer Playhouse presents “Grounded”

When her jet-setting city life suddenly crashes, Annie ends up exactly where she started: a small Kentucky town. But what begins as a quick trip to catch her breath turns into much more as Annie deals with farm life, a fiercely independent grandma, and the rekindling of an old flame. An original, heartfelt comedy about finding what makes us strong …

Start: July 7, 2015 7:00 pm
End: July 7, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: Pioneer Playhouse
Address:
840 STANFORD RD., Danville, KY, United States

Classic Films at the Farish Theatre: “Real Genius”

Martha Coolidge directed this refreshingly smart comedy taking place at fictional Pacific Tech, concerning incoming freshman Mitch (Gabe Jarret), a high school student whose Science Fair project made important inroads into laser beam technology. On campus, Mitch becomes roommates with the brilliant Chris Knight (Val Kilmer), legendary as the smartest freshman in the history of the college; but now, as …

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

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

Summer Classic Film Series: ‘The Princess Bride” at the Kentucky Theatre

This week the 1987 cult classic fair tale ‘Princess Bride’ is on deck. Showtimes at 1:30 and 7:15 p.m. www.kentuckytheatre.com

Date: July 8, 2015
Venue: Kentucky Theater
Phone: (859) 231-6997
Address:
214 East Main St., Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

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

Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair at Masterson Station Park

This annual, regional fair sets up a variety of rides and other attractions, such as a petting zoo/pony rides for kids, beauty pageants, carnival food concessions, a Fiesta Latina, and more.   

Date: July 9, 2015
Venue: Masterson Station Park
Address:
Leestown Road, Lexington , KY, United States

Free Music at Thursday Night Live

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the popular outdoor summer concert series Thursday Night Live. Featuring local artists in a variety of musical styles, food and beer vendors and free admission, each week benefits a different non-profit organization. APRIL 2 – AUGUST 27 – 4:30pm – 9:00pm SEPTEMBER 3 – OCTOBER 22 – 4:30pm – 7:30pm June 4: The …

Start: July 9, 2015 4:30 pm
End: July 9, 2015 7:30 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

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

Lexington Children’s Theatre: ‘Androcles and The Lion’ at Rowan Country Arts Center

   An old story of Androcles the slave, and his friend the lion, eho helps him find the courage to break free. www.lctonstage.org

Start: July 9, 2015 7:00 pm
End: July 9, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Rowan County Arts center
Address:
205 E. Main Street, Morehead, KY, United States

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

July 9, 2015 – July 12, 2015

Summerfest: “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at Moondance Ampitheatre

Throughout July, the MoonDance Amphitheater will be stage to Kentucky Conservatory Theatre’s Summerfest, which will feature the comedy “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” www.mykct.org     

Start: July 9, 2015 8:30 pm
End: July 12, 2015 10:30 pm
Venue: Moondance Amphitheater
Address:
1152 Monarch Street, Lexington , KY, United States

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 – July 12, 2015

Berea Craft Festival

Berea Craft Festival is a highly ranked, juried show, attracting over 8,000 people each year. Held in an outdoor, sylvan setting, it incorporates folk and bluegrass music and food vendors in with the artists and craftsmen who demonstrate and sell their wares. All items are handmade by the vendors.  www.bereacraftfestival.com

Start: July 10, 2015
End: July 12, 2015
Venue: Indian Fort Theatre
Address:
Big Hill Road Hwy. 21 East, Berea, KY, United States
Cost: $5-6

Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair at Masterson Station Park

This annual, regional fair sets up a variety of rides and other attractions, such as a petting zoo/pony rides for kids, beauty pageants, carnival food concessions, a Fiesta Latina, and more.   

Date: July 10, 2015
Venue: Masterson Station Park
Address:
Leestown Road, Lexington , KY, United States

Athens Schoolhouse Vintage Antiques Show

A large vintage sale featuring a variety of vintage dishes, flatware, glasses and garden furniture and decor to spruce up your outside space. www.antiqueskentucky.com  

Date: July 10, 2015
Venue: Athens Schoolhouse
Address:
6270 Athens Walnut Hill Pike, Lexington, KY

Paddle + Yoga Weekend Series at Shaker Village

Shaker Village’s popular Paddle + Yoga Weekends will return this year on May 15-16, June 12-13, July 10-11 and August 21-22. Guests are invited to take part in candlelit yoga in a historic building, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), SUP yoga on the pond and a “glow paddle” on the Kentucky River. The events will be led by Canoe Kentucky and Possum …

Start: July 10, 2015 8:00 am
End: July 10, 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: 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
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