In its third year, Kickin’ it on the Creek, located a “Country mile” from downtown Irvine, Ky. May just be the best festival you’ve never heard about.
Organized in memory of Pete Jones and to raise money for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, the first annual PeteFest at Jones Fields outside Louisville was a smashing success. Driving up to the festival it was hard to fathom how close it was to the bustling downtown of Louisville, with meandering roads hugged by bustling tree lines leading to the festival grounds, offering the perfect escape for a weekend of music and philanthropy.
Illinois' Old Salt Union rolled into Lexington and Cosmic Charlie's last Thursday, September 7, with special guests The Stray Birds.
During a summer that's seen Mother Nature prove uncooperative with Kentucky's music festivals including soggy grounds at The Moonshiner's Ball in May and a flash flood that wiped out Rudyfest in June, Saturday proved to be a pleasant surprise for Moontower Music Festival with sunny skies and a slight breeze throughout the day.
The weather may have been scorching hot all weekend at the Forecastle Festival, but the talent on stage Sunday was even hotter, led by Aaron Lee Tasjan, Foxygen, Spoon, Weezer and more.
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.
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.
Rain couldn't put a damper on Aaron Lee Tasjan, Blackfoot Gypsies, Johnny Conqueroo and others at the fourth annual Moonshiner's Ball.
The Blackfoot Gypsies returned to Lexington on Feb. 10 at The Burl for an encore to their stop there last July, the first show in the room. For the show, the Gypsies were supported by local bands The Other Brothers and Alcatraz Shakedown.