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

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