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
Wick’s Picks features a favorable amount of singer songwriters this week including Jason Eady and Scott H. Biram along with a live menu that includes Nikki Lane, The Tillers and more. Continue reading Wick’s Picks: July 16-22
To those who say that rock ’n’ roll is dead, look no further than Nashville’s Blackfoot Gypsies, a fiery and exuberant group that blends old and new, drawing comparisons to The Rolling Stones and Blackberry Smoke, among others. Continue reading Nashville band brings rock ’n’ roll to Burl’s anniversary show
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
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. Continue reading Spoon and Weezer add to the sizzle of Forecastle’s final day
Wick’s Picks features a mix of progressive and traditional bluegrass and Americana, including Billy Strings and Donna the Buffalo. Continue reading Wick’s Picks: July 9-15
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