If you’ve seen this site before, you’ll know the concept. I find Kentucky bands and artists that I feel need a little spotlight and I do my best to convey the reasons you should care. My motto is pretty simple, support the artists or lose the art. That should be a pretty compelling argument, but I’m sure you’ll want more, so let’s get started.
One of the bands that have been on my radar for some time, is Lexington’s Magnolia Boulevard. I’ve watched several performances on the ole Tube of You, but I just hadn’t had the opportunity to catch them live. Thankfully though, that all changed on Saturday night at The Burl.
There are very few guitarists that are as versatile as John 5. He’s known for his gothic styling and stints playing with both Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, but there is much more to this guitar virtuoso. He has even written a song with Kentucky’s own, Black Stone Cherry. That track is titled “Killing Floor” and can be found on their ‘Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea’ release. We were certainly grateful that he chose to make a stop in Lexington at the Manchester Music Hall. We hope you enjoy the photos!
The Carnegie Center is proud to host an exhibition of original photographs by Linda Bruckheimer, Roadside America: From Harlem to Hollywood. Join them at the reception and you will be able to personally meet Linda Bruckheimer. The date is January 19th from 5-8pm.
Linda Bruckheimer is an American novelist, photographer, film producer, and preservationist. Raised in Kentucky, her family moved to California when she was a teenager, a trip that inspired her novels, Dreaming Southern and The Southern Belles of Honeysuckle Way, as well as her passion for photography. Currently, she divides her time between her historic farm in Nelson County, Kentucky, and Lose Angeles, where she lives with her husband, film and television producer, Jerry Bruckheimer.
For more information visit the Carnegie Center’s website here. For more about Linda Bruckheimer, visit her site here.
The Carnegie Center is located at 251 West Second St. Lexington, Kentucky. You can reach them by phone at (859) 254-4175.
For a long time, Lexington, KY’s music scene languished, seemingly never able to realize it’s identity and enjoy the talents of those in this area. There were spurts that gave it life, but it seemed that no one knew what could be done to bring everyone together. In the last 15 years, the scene has seen some amazing musicians, many of which picked up and left to make their mark elsewhere. The loss of the Dame certainly set back the scene for years, but right now the scene is vibrant and booming.
Sure some venues have survived and even thrived, but it’s the last five years that has built a community that really supports artists. Maybe it’s all the local craft beers. Maybe it’s the plethora of venues we have once again. Maybe it’s just a shift in culture. Maybe it’s the success of so many great Kentucky artists that rekindled a spark for live music. Or maybe it’s just that Lexington found its’ identity. Craft beer, bourbon and venues that know their audience have all helped build it up, but at its core, I feel it’s the talent that has grown immensely. The music is now its own force to be reckoned with and artists like Sundy Best have brought people together to be a part of something bigger than themselves.
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Lexington, KY – When a meal becomes an experience, it keeps you coming back for more. Now, I’m not simply speaking about atmosphere or service. Both of those were great, but it’s the food that I’m about to rave about. (more…)
The newly renovated Red Mile in Lexington, KY was host to the American Flat Track Motorcycle Racing Series. It had been 23 years since an event of this magnitude had been held in the Bluegrass and neither the fans, nor the event left disappointed.
With the gates opening at 2pm, the fans found their way through many vendors and tons of motorcycles lined up along the back lot at the Red Mile. Everyone from Indian Motorcycles, to Harley-Davidson, to food trucks and live bands. There was something there for most everyone. (more…)
We here at Capture Kentucky are always listening and learning about new and exciting things to do in our Commonwealth. Whether it be food, horses, events, bourbon, brews, music, art, venues or a new museum, we want to be involved. So when a friend recommended a newer restaurant, that grew from a food truck, we were not only intrigued, we were on a mission.
We were told about J Render’s, which opened in May of 2016. J Render’s Southern Table and Bar, located at 3191 Beaumont Center Circle in Lexington, KY has a variety of dishes that will make you feel right at home. Well, if you’re from the south at least. J Render’s serves up a Texas-style BBQ, which has a vinegar-based sauce. The red sauce is used primarily on the brisket, pork and even the Purnell’s KY Proud Smoked Sausage. The sauce comes in a couple of different tastes. While the Alabama-style white sauce is used mainly on the chicken. The menu has items such as appetizers, salads, smoked brisket, smoked pork, smoked chicken, smoked sausage, BBQ sandwiches, meatloaf, buttermilk (more…)
Congratulations to Irap for the big upset win at Keeneland in the Toyota Bluegrass Stakes! The colt broke his maiden at the Toyota Bluegrass Stakes and became the first horse to do so in history. The win also earned him a cool 100 points and punched his ticket to (more…)