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Featured Events

Aug21

Old Time Music Jam

Weekly jam session for enthusiasts of old time tunes and songs. Bring your instrument... more
May29

Southland Jamboree

Enjoy a free Bluegrass music concert, bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to some... more
Jan23

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
Jul4

Big Band & Jazz 2017

Big Band & Jazz, one of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert... more
Jul26

Lexington Farmers' Market

The Lexington Farmers' Market has just about everything in season in Kentucky. Including... more
Apr6

Thursday Night Live

Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by live bands! Every Thursday... more
Apr21

Ghost Walk

Haunted Tales and Historic Trails. Join Patti Starr, Certified Ghost Hunter, as she takes... more
Jun16

Summer Nights In Suburbia

A summer concert series featuring genres to include jazz, bluegrass, indie rock, blues... more
Jun17

Lexington Farmers' Market

The Lexington Farmers' Market has just about everything in season in Kentucky. Including... more
Aug26

MoonTower Music Festival

This year's line-up includes:  JJ Grey and Mofro, Cherub, Todd Snider & Great... more
Aug29

Lexington Legends vs Augusta Greenjackets

The Lexington Legends are a proud Single-A Affiliate of the Kansas City... more
Aug31

Bluegrass Classic Dog Show

Five days of all-breed conformation and obedience competition sponsored by the Lexington... more
Sep1

Lexington Fest-of-Ales

Come out to the 9th Annual Lexington Fest of Ales - Lexington's premier beer tasting... more
May5

Night Market

A monthly pop-up open air-market/street festival held on the first Friday of every month... more
Sep9

Waveland Art Fair

Come browse, shop and meet some of Kentucky's top artists and their work. Enjoy the tour... more
Sep10

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Sep11

Keeneland September Yearling Sales

This sale attracts buyers from all over the world. Spectators welcome. ... more
Sep13

Jefferson Street Soiree

The Jefferson Street Soiree is back and is sure to be another exciting evening downtown!... more
Sep15

Women Writers Conference

The longest running annual festival of women writers in the nation, showcasing the... more
Sep18

Old Time Music Jam

Weekly jam session for enthusiasts of old time tunes and songs. Bring your instrument... more
Sep20

Kentucky National Hunter Jumper Show

Alltech Arena, Rolex Stadium, HJ Complex, Covered Arena, Walnut Ring.  ... more
Sep24

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Sep29

Anderson County Burgoo Festival

 Lots of burgoo, music, and entertainment, and vendors of all kinds.... more
Oct3

Tea Tuesday at Waveland

Tea is served at 2 in the mansion on fine china. All tea's include a program, savory... more
Oct4

Backstretch Tour

 Begin your day with a scenic walk through Keeneland's barn area. Guests will... more
Oct6

Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing

No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays. See live Thoroughbred racing at the most elegant race... more
Oct8

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Oct11

The Bourbon Social

Bourbon lovers will not want to miss this annual event that takes place over four days.... more
Oct13

The Bourbon Chase

An overnight relay adventure.  Teams of runners cover 200 miles of scenic byways... more
Oct13

Woodsongs Gathering of SongFarmers

The WoodSongs Front Porch Association presents the third annual WoodSongs Gathering of... more
Oct14

Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair

The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen’s Fall Fair is an event you cannot... more
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Live Music

Local atmosphere, historic charm and good food make many of our live music establishments a great option for evening entertainment in Lexington. But you don't have to go to a bar to hear live music. Spring through early fall, you'll find live music every Thursday evening in the small park beside the old Courthouse on Main Street. (859) 425-2590. In the summer, listen to live jazz outdoors at Ecton Park or MoonDance Amphitheatre. The Jazz Arts Foundation offers free monthly concerts at the Central Library.

If you are here on a Monday night, try to catch WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Taped weekly at the Lyric Theater in front of a live audience,  the show features some of the best folk and acoustic music in the country. It's broadcast on over 400 radio stations in 32 countries. At ArtsPlace, Red Barn Radio tapes live Bluegrass Music for broadcast Wednesday nights throughout most of the year.

Search for live music? Tadoo.com and Actlucky.com do a great job tracking who is playing where.  The Lexington-Herald Leader publishes an excellent Live Music Guide in the Friday newspaper. You can access that information here: Kentucky.com's Live Music Guide.  Another great resource is the Live Music Guide at www.lama.rocks

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Al's Bar

  • 601 North Limestone Street, Lexington
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  • (859) 309-2901

Austin City Saloon

  • 2350 Woodhill Drive #100, Lexington
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  • (859) 266-6891

The Burl

  • 375 Thompson Road, Lexington

Cheapside Bar & Grill

  • 131 Cheapside, Lexington
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  • (859) 254-0046

Cosmic Charlie's

  • 723 National Avenue, Lexington
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  • (859) 309-9499

Green Lantern

  • 497 West Third Street, Lexington
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  • (859) 252-9539

Henry Clay Public House

  • 112 North Upper Street, Lexington
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  • (859) 368-7754

Horseshoes Kentucky Grill & Saloon

  • 1987 North Broadway, Lexington
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  • (859) 294-5164

Manchester Music Hall

  • 899 Manchester Street, Lexington
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  • (859) 537-7321

Musicland

  • 114 Lisle Industrial Avenue, Lexington
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  • (859) 333-4436
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