There are great ways to enjoy music during the summer and many are FREE!
The Southland Jamboree in Lexington, Kentucky is a FREE bluegrass music concert series that happens weekly during the summer in south Lexington. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us for some bluegrass music! Bring your instrument and join in the jam after the show.
Schedule for the 2017 season – 7:00 PM each Monday night. Free to the public!
|5/29/17||Southland Drive||7:00 pm||Bank of the Bluegrass|
|6/05/17||Cane Run Bluegrass||7:00 pm|
|6/12/17||Blue Belles||7:00 pm|
|6/19/17||Uptown Blue||7:00 pm|
|7/03/17||Blue Eagle Band
|7/10/17||Billie Renee and Cumberland Gap||7:00 PM|
|7/17/17||Custom Made Bluegrass||7:00 PM|
|7/24/17||Dean Osborne||7:00 pm|
|7/31/17||Michael Cleveland and Jeff Guernsey||7:00 pm|
|8/07/17||TBD||7:00 pm||Paul & Scotty Eakin|
|8/14/17||The Local Honeys||7:00 pm|
|8/21/17||Becky Buller & Ned Luberecki||7:00 pm|
|8/28/17||Laurel River Line
|9/04/17|| Samantha Jean & Firegate 33
Big Band and Jazz at Moondance Amphitheater and Ecton Park FREE
The return of spring means the return of one of Lexington’s longest running and most beloved concert series – Big Band & Jazz. With a full schedule of live music planned, concert-goers can enjoy weekly Big Band or jazz music at Moondance Amphitheater (May & June concerts) or Ecton Park (July & August concerts). Picnics are encouraged and patrons should bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.
May and June concerts – Moondance Amphitheater
July and Aug. concerts – Ecton Park
Tuesdays, May 9 – Aug. 29, 2017
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Get downtown every Thursday, April 6 – October 12, for Central Bank Thursday Night Live! Join thousands of your closest friends for live music, local food and beverage vendors, and the hottest party in town. The event takes place each week at the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park (251 W. Main St). This event is rain or shine! The party starts at 5:00pm, with live music from 5:30pm – 8:00pm! Don’t miss out!
Jazz Live at the Lexington Public Library FREE (2nd Thursday Every Month)
Thursday, June 8: The Jazz Arts Foundation, Inc. and the Lexington Public Library continue their Jazz: Live at the Library! series of monthly concerts at the Central Library Farish Theatre, 140 East Main St. in downtown Lexington. Show #122 features the Michael Cruse Quintet with Michael Cruse/Trumpet, Andrew Linn/Saxophone, Josh Jessen/Piano, Kevin McClellan/Bass, and Darren Benton/Drums. Show time: 7 – 8:15 PM. Admission: FREE.
Thursday, July 13: The Jazz Arts Foundation, Inc. and the Lexington Public Library continue their Jazz: Live at the Library! series of monthly concerts at the Central Library Farish Theatre, 140 East Main St. in downtown Lexington. Show #123 features the Rusty Burge Quintet with Rusty Burge/Vibes, Kim Pensyl/Trumpet, Aaron Jacobs/Bass and John Taylor/Drums. Show time: 7 – 8:15 PM. Admission: FREE.
Thursday, August 10: The Jazz Arts Foundation, Inc. and the Lexington Public Library continue their Jazz: Live at the Library! series of monthly concerts at the Central Library Farish Theatre, 140 East Main St. in downtown Lexington. Show #124 features the Todd Hildreth Trio with Vocalist Kiana Benhoff and backing musicians TBA. Show time: 7 – 8:15 PM. Admission: FREE.
Summer Nights in Suburbia at Moondance Amphitheater FREE
What better way to unwind after a long week than at an open-air concert with friends. Especially when the concert is free!
Fridays, June 2 – Sept. 1, 2017
June 2 – The Townies
June 9 – DeBraun Thomas
June 16 – Johnny Conqueroo
June 23 – C the Beat
June 30 – Johnson Brothers
July 7 – John Paul Lewis
July 14 – Boogie G and the Titanics
July 21 – Bridge 19
July 28 – Bruce Lewis Band
August 4 – Baja Yetis
August 11 – Rebel Without a Cause
August 18 – Other Brothers
August 25 – 1971 – A Happening
Summer Concert Series at Richmond Center
7 pm – 10 pm FREE
Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville June 1 – 4, 2017
The Great American Brass Band Festival is a Festival that celebrates brass music and is in its 28th year. The Festival is every June in beautiful downtown Danville, Kentucky and on the campus of Centre College.The Festival is a free, family friendly four day event. Bands come from all over the United States and Europe. We feature many events throughout the 4 days, including, Bayou and Brass Street Party, People’s Parade, Great American Picnic, Kids Art Fest, Great American Swing Dance and our newest event, The Great American Art Festival. Travel to Danville, Kentucky and enjoy this one of a kind Festival.
2017: JUNE 1 – 4
2018: MAY 31 – JUNE 3
- Free Parking
- Private golf carts and 4 wheelers are not allowed on Festival grounds
- Dogs are discouraged
- All bikes should be walked through Festival grounds
- The Food Village features a variety of food for purchase
- Coolers and outside food are permitted
- No outside tables permitted
- No large tents permitted in the main Festival area
- Outside alcohol is not permitted
- Alcohol will be available for purchase on Friday & Saturday
- Keep Festival grounds clean & green
- Line up & schedule are subject to change
- No smoking in the festival grounds area
- Main Festival Area is at 600 Walnut Street, Centre College. We also have venues downtown Danville & other surrounding areas.
Festival of the Bluegrass (Bluegrass Music) June 8 – 11, 2017
Join us, June 8-11, 2017, for the Festival of the Bluegrass, a traditional Bluegrass Music Festival in the heart of the beautiful Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Established in 1974, this family-run festival has a little something for everyone. Join us this June at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground.