Moontower festival goes over the moon

The third annual Moontower Music Festival was the biggest and best yet, serving up a lineup featuring a plethora of musical styles from blues rock to electronic funk to southern and indie rock and everything encompassing the spaces in between. An estimated 5,000 fans flocked out to Masterson Station Park on Saturday to enjoy the festival. Continue reading Moontower festival goes over the moon

Moontower 2016 to launch Lexington talent toward stardom

Lexington’s music aficionados will reach for the moon, but come away grasping for stars at the upcoming Moontower Music Festival, a one day music celebration featuring the best in local, regional, and national acts on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Masterson Station Park. Continue reading Moontower 2016 to launch Lexington talent toward stardom

Yonder goes electric, debuts new songs at 15th annual String Summit

Tucked away in the cool mountains of North Plains, Oregon, Horning’s Hideout provided the perfect scenic escape for a weekend of bluegrass euphoria at the 15th annual Northwest String Summit, hosted by Nederland, Colorado’s Yonder Mountain String Band. Continue reading Yonder goes electric, debuts new songs at 15th annual String Summit

Floydfest 16 gathers unique acts, handles unexpected curveball

The theme for this year’s celebration of Floydfest was “Dreamweaving,” and dreams certainly became a reality for Lexington group Moonshine District, who performed four sets during the weekend and garnered many new friends and fans thanks to their intoxicating harmonies and Appalachian-rooted songwriting. Continue reading Floydfest 16 gathers unique acts, handles unexpected curveball

Lexington’s Moonshine District heads to Appalachian mountains for FloydFest

Lexington’s own brand of mountain music will echo through the Blue Ridge Mountains from July 27 to July 31 at FloydFest, as up-and-coming group Moonshine District got the call to perform at arguably Virginia’s most prestigious music festival alongside of some of America’s most legendary musical minds. Continue reading Lexington’s Moonshine District heads to Appalachian mountains for FloydFest

Lil Smokies move from Big Sky to Big Time

They may be called the Lil Smokies, but this five-piece newgrass outfit from Missoula, Montana, is anything but. Led by dobro wizard Andy Dunnigan, the group has taken off in the past year after winning the band competition at the prestigious Telluride bluegrass festival in 2015, which set in course a spiral of changes for the band. Continue reading Lil Smokies move from Big Sky to Big Time