Events, Music - posted on March 26, 2019 by

Railbird Festival Reveals Inaugural Artist Lineup, Ticket Levels and Premium Experiences

The Raconteurs, Hozier, Tyler Childers, Brandi Carlile, and More Than 30 Acts
Playing Across Three Stages August 10-11

Tickets on sale to the public Thursday, March 28 at 10 a.m. EST via RailbirdFest.com 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Railbird Festival, a new world-class music festival led by AC Entertainment coming to The Grounds at Keeneland August 10-11, 2019, is proud to present its inaugural lineup, ticket levels, premium festival experiences and more. Those topping the weekend’s bill include American rock supergroup The Raconteurs (Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler) and singer-songwriter Hozier, whose latest album Wasteland, Baby! debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts.

Additional music acts will feature Tyler Childers, Grammy-award winner Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark Jr., Old Crow Medicine Show and many more. A full list of confirmed artists from the 2019 lineup can be found below. More than 30 acts will perform across three stages – Limestone Stage, Elkhorn Stage and The Burl Stage – during this two-day festival.

General Admission (GA), VIP and Superfecta weekend passes will be available to the public beginning at 10 a.m. on (more…)

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Album Reviews, Music - posted on March 26, 2019 by

A Kentucky Exclusive! Josh Mitcham (Jericho Woods) Is About To Unleash His First Solo Album And You Can Hear It Here First!

If you’ve followed this site at all, you’ve seen the name of Josh Mitcham pop-up several times. As the voice of Jericho Woods, Josh has lent his talents to several shows that we’ve hosted. Jericho Woods were a part of our inaugural Cinder & Smoke, they were also part of our recent Nashville Takeover show. And if you were in attendance at the absolutely amazing Creedence Clearwater Revival show, you saw Josh perform “Green River.”

This is the second premiere in two days that we’ve been lucky enough to bring to you exclusively. Kentucky is where it’s at and these opportunities are one of the biggest honor that I could ever receive.

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Album Reviews, Music - posted on March 25, 2019 by

Exclusive Album Premiere: Eric Bolander Is Set To Release ‘The Wind’ 3/29. Hear it here first!

Lexington’s Eric Bolander releases his album, ‘The Wind’ on March 29th. He will also be playing The Burl on the 29th to celebrate and we’ll be there to enjoy the occasion! If you’d like to join us, you can purchase your tickets here. You can also slide over to our Facebook for a chance to win an autographed copy of ‘The Wind’ and two guest list spots for the show at The Burl on Friday!

We’ll keep this article short and sweet so you can enjoy the album on your own. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music - posted on March 20, 2019 by

A Revival Like No Other At Cosmic Charlie’s

The Kentucky music family came together to celebrate St. Patty’s Day with the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival as the soundtrack.

From well-known artists to supporters of this site that have nearly no experience performing, this bill was truly a community effort and that was absolutely by design.

Now you may ask why would I give performance spots to someone with little to no experience. It’s really simple, I enjoy helping people. Especially those that are supportive of me. I’m not saying that the next Elvis Presley played on Sunday, but several folks got the opportunity to not only perform but to perform to a crowd. If I spark one person to take a chance on a dream, then I’ve already won. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, On The Road Series, Photos - posted on March 16, 2019 by

Nashville Is Officially Blue! The Kentucky Takeover At Marathon Music Works Brought The Party And The Soundtrack!

Nashville, Tennessee is considered the home of Country Music. So when I was approached by Daniel Collins (Whiskey Soldier) to help develop a Kentucky Takeover that would showcase Kentucky Musicians during the SEC Tournament, it was a no-brainer. I’m in. Let’s make a new tradition and shoehorn Kentucky into Nashville!

After several phone calls and many emails, a date was set and the wheels began spinning quickly. Which is a positive sign for sure. The only drawback to scheduling during the SEC Tournament, is you don’t know seeding and game times. Turns out that Kentucky played at 6pm, when the Kentucky Takeover was to begin. (more…)

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Events, Music - posted on March 16, 2019 by

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day With One Heckuva Soundtrack While Helping Our Community

Join us on Sunday, March 17th as we celebrate the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival on St. Patty’s Day at the brand new Cosmic Charlie’s! From 3pm-8pm some of the best vocalists in our Commonwealth will be performing the songs of Creedence Clearwater Revival. The young guns in Bedford will be holding it down while 25+ artists give their all for a GREAT cause!

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music - posted on March 12, 2019 by

Metal Legends Metallica Invade The KFC YUM Center For A Record Setting Night!

Few names in music are bigger than that of Metallica. The San Francisco thrash metal band that threw a middle finger in the air and took the Frank Sinatra route. They did things their way and that road eventually led to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

The band wanted their first release to be titled, “Metal Up Your A$$,” but the band was told by their label that would not fly. The bands complied by naming it ‘Kill ‘Em All”, a nod to their lack of respect to the suits at the label.

Their partying ability was legendary and the band lived the rock’n’roll lifestyle to the full extent. Thankfully they made it through and continued to create some of the most iconic music of my generation.

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Concert Photos, Events, Music - posted on March 7, 2019 by

Who Is The Next Star From Kentucky?

I want to tell you folks a little story.

About 10 years or so ago, there was a show in Campton, Kentucky. Campton’s pride at the time was Stitch Rivet. Also on the bill were Lexington’s Valrosa and Florida’s Stereoside.

That show was important for a whole slew of reasons, but I want to tell a story about a young man that rocked out as hard as anyone that day. This young man absolutely loved Stitch Rivet and Valrosa. He was front and center for most of the show. Just so happens, this young man’s Uncle (more…)

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Events, Music, Uncategorized - posted on March 4, 2019 by

Love Merle Haggard? Then Don’t Miss Hagfest!

On April 6th, Hagfest returns to the Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY

Much more than a tribute show, Hagfest celebrates the music and lasting legacy of the great Merle Haggard, his contemporaries, and his own heroes whom he was readily known to pay tribute to himself.

The lineup is curated by Cincinnati musician and songwriter, Joe Macheret (of Joe’s Truck Stop and The Tillers) to include some of the best Country, Honky Tonk, Western Swing, and Bluegrass inspired songwriters and musicians currently out working. The lineup includes legends like Otis Williams (of Cincinnati’s King Records fame) and (more…)

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Album Reviews, Music - posted on February 28, 2019 by

Review: Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle Premiere “Long Gone” Ahead Of Their ‘Stranger In The Alps’ Release.

Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle may claim Cincinnati as their hometown, but their old souls fit in quite well with us folks in the Bluegrass. The band is steeped in traditional folk and gospel music, covered in the blues, all the while their hearts are rock ‘n’ roll. That unique mix is what makes Buffalo Wabs standout from everyone else.

Their last album had a fantastic version of a classic hymnal of sorts, often sang by African Americans during the unfortunate years of slavery. “Down By The Riverside” embodies everything that makes these folks special. The harmonies, the hat tip to the “chain gangs” and the sheer energy they (more…)

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