Events, Photos - posted on October 17, 2018 by

Lexington’s Wicked World Scaregrounds Will Fuel Your Nightmares

If you enjoy the Halloween season, we have just thing for ya! The Wicked World Scaregrounds promises to be the scariest event of the year.

This year they have three attractions to scare the bejeebus out of ya. The Nightmare Haunted House (An Indoor Attraction), Quarantine (Indoor Zombie (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, Photos - posted on September 16, 2018 by

Kickin’ It On The Creek 2018 – Friday Edition

Kickin’ On The Creek is one of the most difficult festivals that I have ever been asked to describe. Why you ask? Thank goodness! I wasn’t sure how to move forward. So I’ll start here, family.

The Roberts family has turned their beautiful homestead into a music venue. Wait, what? No seriously. Hear me out. Deep in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, part of the Daniel Boone Forest, technically in Lee County, Byron Roberts and his family have seriously turned their home into a music venue. What seems impossible is actually flat-out magical.

Give me another example of such selflessness. I’ll wait…..You have nothing? That’s what I thought.

The idea for Kickin’ It On The Creek was born from a birthday party. No, again, seriously. When Kenton Roberts turned 21, Byron and Kelli threw him a birthday party and invited several local musicians to participate. Just so happens, one of those locals eventually became a household name for us Kentuckians and the rest, as they say, is history. The local? Tyler Childers. Every year since, with this being the fourth year, folks have traveled as from as far away as Oregon to experience such a unique event.

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music, Photos - posted on August 30, 2018 by

Cinder & Smoke Fest Delivers A Community Effort That Felt More Like A Family Reunion Than A Music Festival

If you’re reading this, thank you. Here at Capture Kentucky, building a strong community of like-minded individuals who share their affinity for Kentucky is the core of what we are trying to do. From that simple idea, the Cinder & Smoke Fest was born and I don’t think we could have ever imagined the outpouring of love that took place at Proud Mary BBQ on Sunday. Especially for an event in its first year with a small budget and a free show. For me, it was validation for what we’re doing. I feel that people are seeing the benefits of us all working together and it’s a beautiful thing.

My goal was to create an opportunity for artists that I felt deserved a bigger spotlight. I wanted to do so by making sure the artists were taken care of and walked away in a better position than when they arrived, that was priority number one for me. I don’t have some magical endless budget, so I knew that I would need a partner. That’s when Austin Brashear, who is a co-owner of Austin City Saloon, suggested that I reach out to Emilee Sierp and the folks at Proud Mary BBQ. Emilee saw the benefit of what I was doing and was almost instantly onboard. We had many conversations and a few setbacks, like Mother Nature forcing a rescheduled date, but Emilee never told me no about anyone or anything I asked for. To have someone that you had just met was amazing, but that spirit is exactly what makes Kentucky great. Her people amaze me on a daily basis.

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, Photos - posted on August 25, 2018 by

SOLD OUT!! Crowder Raises The Roof And Spirits At The Mountain Arts Center In Prestonsburg

When it comes to Contemporary Christian music, few names are bigger than that of Crowder. So as you can imagine, Prestonsburg was buzzing with excitement that such an amazingly talented individual was visiting the Mountain Arts Center.

Crowder is the last name and moniker used by Mr. David Crowder. He rose to prominence as the frontman of the David Crowder Band. A position he held until 2012 when the band decided it was time to move on. David then pursued a solo career and Crowder is the end result. The Texas native is well known for his energetic performances and wonderful message as a fellowship leader, so I was excited to finally get to experience Crowder in one of my favorite venues.

If you’re a reader of this site, you’ll know that, in my humble opinion, the Mountain Arts Center, or MAC as it’s often referred to, has the best lighting and sound in Kentucky. The folks that run the MAC are also top-notch, so as an Eastern Kentuckian, I love to catch a show there and I knew Crowder would enjoy themselves at the MAC. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Music, Photos - posted on August 16, 2018 by

David Byrne Creates An American Utopia At Riverbend In Cincinnati, OH

David Byrne brought his American Utopia tour to Riverbend in Cincinnati, OH. Byrne made his name as the founder of the Talking Heads and has created some of the most quirky, intelligent and recognizable music in the world. We hope you enjoy the photos!

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, Photos - posted on August 15, 2018 by

Lexington Unites In Love, Respect And Music For A Celebration Of The Highwaymen And The Women Who Loved Them

Capture Kentucky was created as a creative outlet for my photography. I wanted the opportunity to try my hand at photographing as many different events and attractions as possible. I simply wanted to grow as an artist myself. I knew that I would eventually end up leaning on music, but what I didn’t know, was just how much Capture Kentucky would mean to everyone else.

On Sunday, August 12th, the musical community came out in full force and drove home just how much the work we do here means. This article has been a huge challenge for me because I want to make sure the community knows that the love they showered me with is truly appreciated.

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, On The Road Series, Photos - posted on August 6, 2018 by

On The Road: The Hinterland Festival Featuring Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, Nathaniel Rateliff, Blackberry Smoke, Wheeler Walker, Jr. And More In St. Charles, Iowa

I know what you’re thinking. What in tarnation is Capture Kentucky doing in Iowa? The simple answer is the Hinterland Festival. The true reason is that I had the incredibly rare opportunity to make a very long trek to see three unique Kentucky artists surrounded by some of my personal favorite artists on this planet that we call Earth.

Do I have your attention yet? Good. The Hinterland Festival is a two-day event that has created one of the best lineups that I have ever seen put together. While we weren’t able to stay for the Friday night event that included Ancient Posse, Tash Sultana, Chvrches, and Band Of Horses. We were able to catch everyone on Saturday. We saw sets from Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, Nathaniel Rateliff, Blackberry Smoke, Anderson East, Margo Price, J. Roddy Walston And The Business and as a nightcap in the campground, Wheeler Walker, Jr.! A little piece of Kentucky Heaven in the beauty of Iowa.

Make sense why Capture Kentucky was in Iowa now? Good! Now let’s talk a bit about the Hinterland Festival itself. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Music, Photos - posted on July 26, 2018 by

The Levitt Amp Whitesburg Music Series #8 Featuring Laid Back Country Picker With Drivin ‘N’ Cryin

Laid Back Country Picker:

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Concert Photos, Music, Photos - posted on July 25, 2018 by

Wheels Of Soul: Tedeschi Trucks, Drive-By Truckers and Marcus King Band Invade PNC Pavilion at Riverbend In Cincinnati, OH

Susan Tedeschi-Trucks and husband Derek Trucks make for one of the most powerful musical duos you can ever witness. They brought the Tedeschi Trucks band to PNC Pavillion at Riverbend in Cincinnati. Support on their Wheels Of Soul tour were Drive-By Truckers and the one and only, Marcus King Band. Hope you enjoy the photos! (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, On The Road Series, Photos - posted on July 25, 2018 by

On The Road: Coverage From Sunday At The INKcarceration Festival At Shawshank Prison in Mansfield, OH

Day two at the INKcarceration Festival was all about the music. The lineup on Sunday, if you looked at my iTunes, you’d think that I could’ve possibly had a hand in putting that lineup together. There were so many incredible artists, one right after the other. The good thing about it? At INKcarceration, bands never overlap so actually get to see all the bands you pay for.

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