The Master Musicians Festival will celebrate 25 years of bringing musical excellence to rural Kentucky July 13-14 with performances from John Prine, Amanda Shires, JD McPherson and a slew of local Kentucky artists.
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.
Listen to #WicksPicks for April 2-8, featuring new-ish music from Valerie June, Dangermuffin, The Weeks, Portugal. the Man and Shane Henry.
This Friday night a wave of Americana and southern rock n’ roll will invade the Green Lantern in downtown Lexington, led by Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters. The stop in Lexington, a short trip down I-64 from the band’s Louisville home, is part of a tour promoting the group’s new album “Midwest Heart Southern Blues,” which released Jan. 15.