Events, Music - posted on April 19, 2019 by

Capture Kentucky Announces New Location And Partner For Cinder & Smoke Fest. Joining Thatcher’s Downtown In Jackson, Kentucky.

Capture Kentucky has partnered with Thatcher’s Downtown in Jackson, Kentucky to host the 2nd Annual Cinder & Smoke Fest.

After a successful first year, Cinder & Smoke Fest has changed venues from Lexington’s Proud Mary BBQ to Thatcher’s Downtown in Jackson, Kentucky. We thank everyone at Proud Mary and we hope to work with them again someday soon. The decision to move was a difficult one, but owners Shawn and Crystal Thatcher have stepped up to make the 2019 version of Cinder & Smoke a show like Eastern Kentucky has rarely seen. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music, Photos - posted on April 16, 2019 by

Sold-Out!! Tyler Booth Comes Home To Campton!

Tyler Booth. Where do I begin? I’ve known Tyler’s Dad for years. We worked together back in the ole Stitch Rivet days. So I helped out any way possible when Jay reached out to me. This was in the early days of Capture Kentucky. I helped behind the scenes, in other words, the boring stuff that isn’t important. Lol I heard a few songs Tyler had written and as I do with anyone that is talented, I needed to see if he could pull it off live. Let me just say, that if you saw that November or December of the 2017 model of Tyler Booth, you would not believe that he’s come this far, especially in such a short period of time. That first show, I saw a nervous young man. One that escaped his fears by rarely making eye contact. I joked at the time that I took 1000 photos and only 8 had his eyes open. Some folks would get mad about that, but Tyler listens to people and that’s his biggest asset in my opinion.

I see a lot of Tyler in myself. He’s able to internalize things, sort out the truth from the bull and come back even better. That is what will keep this young man on his meteoric rise. With each show, Tyler gets better. Those early shows, he would go flat sometimes, as everyone does from time to time. Watching his face through my lens, I saw that brief moment of doubt. He’d be mad at himself, but he would go home and practice to dial in his voice. I saw none of that on Saturday. Which speaks volumes to his work ethic.

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Album Reviews, Events, Music - posted on April 12, 2019 by

Exclusive Somersessions Premiere: Get Ready To Fall In Love As Lylak Performs “Beggar”

Here at Capture Kentucky, we do our best to be accommodating to as many folks as we can. Media folks are no exception. So I’m incredibly honored to announce that we’ve partnered up with Somersessions. Somersessions are at the top of my admiration list when it comes to Kentucky artists. I truly love their ear, their eye and their passion. If you’re unfamiliar with Somersessions, let me fill you in a bit. Somersessions is a media company that features artists that they believe in. Artists that deserve attention. They’re based in Somerset, Kentucky and their goal is the same as ours, provide a spotlight for local and regional artists. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music, On The Road Series, Photos - posted on April 6, 2019 by

Top 15 Moments From Capture Kentucky’s First Two Years!

Here at Capture Kentucky, we’ve been incredibly blessed to be a part of some really great moments. Moments that will someday soon, be looked upon as part of our musical history. We’ve already seen the rise of several Kentucky artists and we feel there are plenty more on the horizon. Having said that, here is a list of the top 15 moments we were privileged to be a part of over the last two years!

First, an honorable mention. We created the Cinder & Smoke Fest which was held at Proud Mary BBQ in Lexington in 2018. It was the culmination of many months of work and it is something we are incredibly proud of. This year, we’re having the show in Jackson, Kentucky and when you see the lineup, you’re gonna want to snag tickets asap. So go ahead and clear 6/22 on your calendars. Trust me!

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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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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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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, 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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Events, Music, On The Road Series - posted on February 21, 2019 by

The Who, What, When, Where And Why. The Kentucky Takeover In Nashville At Marathon Music Works

When I was approached about helping Whiskey | Soldier develop Kentucky Takeover, my mind, as it often does, began racing at all of the potential opportunities. As our conversations progressed, the two things that I locked in on were simple.

1. How can I help make this a yearly event so we can funnel Kentucky’s talent to Nashville?
2. Who best represents the music happening in our Commonwealth?

Dan Collins (Whiskey | Soldier) and I came up with some really good ideas that I truly believe will make this show not only successful, but also sustainable. It’s one thing to dream something up, but it’s even more difficult to make people care year after year, but you can bet your a$$ that we will do everything we can to make it successful.


*Dan Collins (Whiskey Soldier) & Tiffany Finley from Master Musician Festival*

He and I had some conversations about this show about a year ago. His dream was always a Kentucky Takeover, but finding the when and where proved (more…)

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