The Tillers, Grits & Soul top a tasty music lineup for Crave

Since 2013 the Crave Music + Food Festival has provided a pop-up destination for Lexingtonians to focus their taste buds on the area’s best restaurants, food trucks, chefs, craft beers, cocktails and more. The festival, will hold its fifth annual gathering August 12 and 13 at the Bluegrass Fairgrounds at Masterson Station Park. Continue reading The Tillers, Grits & Soul top a tasty music lineup for Crave

Master Musicians Festival builds to a rousing finale for growing audience

Since 1994 the Master Musicians Festival has brought marquee names to Somerset and the Lake Cumberland region including The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show and Willie Nelson. This weekend’s 24th annual gathering boasted fan favorites Colter Wall, Old 97’s, Dawes and Blackberry Smoke on stage at Festival Field at Somerset Community College. Continue reading Master Musicians Festival builds to a rousing finale for growing audience

Umphrey’s McGee, Blackfoot Gypsies and Daisy Helmuth round out Moontower lineup

Moontower Music Festival completed its 2017 lineup on Monday, announcing the additions of Umphrey’s McGee, Blackfoot Gypsies and Daisy Helmuth to the Aug. 26 event in Masterson Station Park. Continue reading Umphrey’s McGee, Blackfoot Gypsies and Daisy Helmuth round out Moontower lineup

Festival of the Bluegrass finishes with a late-night party

Saturday at Festival of the Bluegrass featured arguably the 44th annual gathering’s most diverse lineup, musically speaking, with equal amounts of traditional and progressive bluegrass from bands such as The Grascals, The Wooks, Seldom Scene and Town Mountain amplified into the sea of attendees in lawn chairs. Continue reading Festival of the Bluegrass finishes with a late-night party

The Spirit of Sun Ra Lives on with Golden Dawn Arkestra

Led by Topaz McGarrigle, not many bands are as visually appealing and open in their spirituality as the traveling gypsy caravan known as Golden Dawn Arkestra. The group, which is constantly changing its lineup with each tour, all don elaborate African-inspired outfits and partake in ritualistic dances as part of their performances that are equally driven by their theatrics as they are the music. Continue reading The Spirit of Sun Ra Lives on with Golden Dawn Arkestra