By Matt Wickstrom
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Magnolia Boulevard leads a long list of performers slated to come through Moondance Amphitheater for the City of Lexington’s free music series Summer Nights in Suburbia. The series of shows will begin on June 7 and continue on Friday’s throughout the summer.
Kicking the series off on June 7 will be a familial flare with Otto and People Planet. Each band is led by a member of the Helmuth family, with father Otto leading Otto and daughter Daisy leading People Planet. Following them in June will be Boogie G & The Titanics (June 14), C The Beat (June 21) and Coralee & The Townies (June 28). While June’s performers were announced last week, the remaining two months of shows weren’t officially announced until an April 23 post on Moondance Amphitheater’s Facebook page surfaced.
Newly announced artists scheduled to perform are led by the aforementioned Magnolia Boulevard (Aug. 9) along with Morehead-based rockers Bedford Band (July 5), jazz kings The Baja Yetis (Aug. 16), old school rockers Rebel Without a Cause (July 19) and the transformative Bear Medicine (July 12). View the full lineup below.
- June 7 — Otto & People Planet
- June 14 — Boogie G & The Titanics
- June 21 — C the Beat
- June 28 — Coralee & the Townies
- July 5 — Bedford Band
- July 12 — Bear Medicine
- July 19 — Rebel without a Cause
- July 26 — Nevermind
- Aug. 2 — Honeychild
- Aug. 9 — Magnolia Boulevard
- Aug. 16 — The Baja Yetis
- Aug. 23 — Other Brothers
- Aug. 30 — Pink Floyd Tribute Band
For Magnolia Boulevard, the show is one of many during a busy summer for the group, which will return in June from a three month hiatus as front woman Maggie “Noelle” Stanley gave birth to her first child. Upon their return, the group will also perform at the Mountain Music Festival (May 30 to June 2) at ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia, Blue Plum Music & Arts Festival (June 7-8) in Johnson City, Tennessee; Taste of Randolph Street (June 14-16) in Chicago, Capture Kentucky’s Cinder & Smoke Festival (June 22) in Jackson, and FloydFest (July 24-28) in Virginia, among others.
Summer Nights in Suburbia’s shows will begin at 7 p.m. In addition to the series, Moondance Amphitheater also hosts big band and jazz music on Tuesday nights the Southland Jamboree on Thursdays starting on May 30. To stay up-to-date on Summer Nights in Suburbia and all of Moondance Amphitheater’s events like the venue on Facebook.
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