Summer is full of great music events all around Central KY! Many are FREE and great for all ages.
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 14 – Aug. 27, 2019
7 – 8:30 p.m.
May & June concerts – Moondance Amphitheater
July & Aug. concerts – Ecton Park
Big Band & Jazz 2019 schedule
- May 14 | MetroGnomes
- May 21 | Young at Heart Big Band
- May 28 | Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors
- June 4 | DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra – (DOJO)
- June 11 | Tim Lake and The Blue Jazz Persuaders
- June 18 | Lexington Concert Band
- June 25 | Dave Shelton Quartet
- July 9 | Lexington Concert Band
- July 16 | Colonel’s Choice
- July 23 | Osland/Dailey Jazztet
- July 30 | Rick Cook Sextet
- August 6 | Jazzberry Jam
- August 13 | Dick Romek and the Walnut Street Ramblers
Get downtown every Thursday, April 5 – October 11, 2019 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!
May 23 – The Big Maracas
May 30 – Superfecta
June 6 – Lauren Mink Band
June 13 – Headline Night TBA
June 20 – Boogie G & the Titanics
June 27 – Hi-5
July 11 – Tony and the Tan Lines
July 18 – Tim Talbert Project
July 25 – The Johnson Brothers
August 1 – 64West
August 8 – The Johnson Brothers perform The Beatles “White Album”
August 15 – Rebel Without A Cause
August 22 – Kenny Owens & Group Therapy
August 29 – The Twiggenburys
September 5 – Mercy Men
September 12 – The Swells
September 19 – Ward Haydon & The Outliers
September 26 – Kimberly Carter & Carrying On
October 3 – Chung Yen Band
October 10 – TBA
Southland Jamboree in Lexington, Kentucky – Schedule for the 2019 season – 7:00 PM each Thursday night. Free to the public!
|6/06/19||Kentucky Wild Horse|
|6/13/19||Cane Run Bluegrass|
|6/27/19||Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper|
|7/04/19||Chris & Jenn Shouse|
|7/18/19||Custom Made Bluegrass|
|7/25/19||The Price Sisters|
|8/08/19||Blue Eagle Band|
|8/15/19||The Local Honeys|
|8/29/19||Laurel River Line|
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!
June 9 – Aug. 30, 2019 7 p.m.
Moondance Amphitheater will once again offer a summer concert series featuring genres to include jazz, bluegrass, indie rock, blues and folk, just to name a few. In addition to the live music, there will also be food trucks. Bring your lawn chairs/blankets and come enjoy the music.
2019 performance schedule
Date – Band – Food trucks
June 7 – Otto & People Planet | Roll & Smoke, Steel City Pops and West Sixth
June 14 – Boogie G & the Titanics | City BBQ, Nothing Bundt Cakes and West Sixth
June 21 – C the Beat | Belle Notte, Bella Shaved Ice and West Sixth
June 28 – Coralee & the Townies | J. Gumbo, Sav’s Chill Ice Cream and West Sixth
July 5 – The Bedford Band | Salsaritas, Sweet Sisters and West Sixth
July 12 – Bear Medicine | Roll & Smoke, Nothing Bundt Cakes and West Sixth
July 19 – Rebel Without a Cause | Belle Notte, Steel City Pops and West Sixth
July 26 – NVRMND | Forage, Sav’s Chill Ice Cream and West Sixth
Aug. 2 – Honeychild | Salsarita’s, Sav’s Chill Ice Cream and West Sixth
Aug. 9 – Magnolia Boulevard | Roll & Smoke, Crank & Boom Ice Cream and West Sixth
Aug. 16 – Baja Yetis | City BBQ and West Sixth (Note: City BBQ will have dessert offerings.)
Aug. 23 – Other Brothers | Forage, Sweet Sisters and West Sixth
Aug. 30 – Pink Floyd Tribute Band | City BBQ, Steel City Pops and West Sixth
Summer Concert Series at Richmond Center
Fridays 7 pm – 10 pm FREE
Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville June 6 – 9, 2019
The Great American Brass Band Festival is a Festival that celebrates brass music and is in its 29th year. The Festival happens 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. Many fine soloists are also featured each year at the Great American Brass Band Festival.
Festival of the Bluegrass (Bluegrass Music) June 6 – 9, 2019
The Festival of the Bluegrass is 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.