Grayson Jenkins quit his day job at UK to pursue music full time

Grayson Jenkins didn’t always want to be a musician. After being given a guitar by his mom when he was 14 and learning a handful of beginner chords, Jenkins set the instrument aside to focus on sports in high school. He didn’t dust off that guitar again until he moved from Greenville in Muhlenburg County to Lexington to enroll at UK in 2009. Continue reading Grayson Jenkins quit his day job at UK to pursue music full time

A chance encounter and leap of faith led to Magnolia Boulevard

In the spring of 2016 Gregg Erwin moved to Lexington from Knoxville and began searching for like-minded musicians to perform with. Soon, he stumbled upon a songwriter’s night nestled within the beer garden at Al’s Bar and decided to go, though he went armed only with an electric guitar, and he didn’t sing. Continue reading A chance encounter and leap of faith led to Magnolia Boulevard

A trio of shows highlight The Burl’s anniversary weekend

There are music venues, and there’s The Burl.

Opened in July 2016 by Cannon Armstrong, Jomo Thompson and Seth Bertram, The Burl, at 375 Thompson Road, first was a practice space for their band, Chopper Brown. In 2014, the trio decided to work toward making the space a full-fledged music club after the redevelopment of the nearby James Pepper campus began to take shape. Continue reading A trio of shows highlight The Burl’s anniversary weekend

Through changes, NewTown remains a constant at Southland Jamboree

The Southland Jamboree has experienced a plethora of changes since its inception in 2006, including a 2015 move from Collins Bowling on Southland Drive to the Moondance Amphitheater in Beaumont Center along with a move from Tuesdays to Mondays. Through the changes one constant has been NewTown. Continue reading Through changes, NewTown remains a constant at Southland Jamboree