Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, Photos - posted on July 23, 2017 by

A Kentucky Tradition Like No Other, Forecastle Fest 2017

Major cities often times struggle to have a defining identity. Thankfully for Kentucky, Louisville doesn’t have that problem. Although some may say that Louisville is schizophrenic. On the Dr. Jeckyl side of things, you have Kentucky Derby and the horse elitists. On the Mr. Hyde side, you have an incredible art and music scene. You’ll often see this side of Louisville proclaiming #KeepLouisvilleWeird. Thankfully for Kentucky, both cultures thrive and survive.

The latter mentality happens to be the target audience for the Forecastle Fest. This year was their 15th voyage and the lineup was more eclectic than ever. Showcasing everything from DJ’s to Rap, Folk to Rock, Pop to Country and everything in-between.

Music is certainly a large part of Forecastle, and we will discuss much of that, but I also wanted to shine a light on what makes this Festival uniquely Kentucky. (more…)

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Attractions, Events, On The Road Series, Photos - posted on July 19, 2017 by

On The Road: Star Wars And The Power Of Costume At The Cincinnati Museum Center Inside Union Terminal

Capture Kentucky is proud to present a new series that we’re calling, “On The Road”. While our main focus will always be all the things that make our Commonwealth so great, we will be posting articles that feature things we see and do within our travels outside our home.

In this first installment, we took the short trip across the mighty Ohio River into Cincinnati. It’s there where we made our way to The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. While the majority of the Museum is under a long renovation, the Children’s Museum and the traveling Smithsonian exhibit that features Star Wars and the Power of Costume are both open for business.

This article is all about the latter. Star Wars and the Power of Costume is an exhibit, that on its surface may seem a bit pricey, but I’m here to tell you and show you that it is money well-spent. Even if you are just a casual fan of the Star Wars franchise or if you happen to be a die-hard fan, rest assured there is something there for everyone. The best part? No Jar Jar Binks! Haha (more…)

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Autos, Events - posted on July 12, 2017 by

The Monster Energy NASCAR Series Invade The Kentucky Speedway For The Quaker State 400

As a young man, I grew up around cars and racing. When you’re poor, you have to learn a few ways to turn a wrench, if for no other reason than survival. Having family and neighbors that raced on the dirt tracks of Eastern Kentucky certainly made me pay attention to the NASCAR series or as it was more often referred to then, the Winston Cup. I guess I’m showing my age here, but the point is simple, racing is in my blood, so it only made sense to cover the race held right here in our great Commonwealth.

After a Friday night rain-out of the Xfinity Series, Saturday became a double-header for race fans. The Xfinity race was at 12pm and the NASCAR series race was a 7:30 start.

I arrived at the track around 3:30 pm. After finding my way to the credentials office and back to the tunnel that leads to the infield. That’s when the reality began to sit in. This is a sport that I grew up on. One that I have watched with multiple generations of my family. A sport filled with Legends. I’m not gonna lie, I got a little nervous. (more…)

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Events, Music, Photos - posted on July 8, 2017 by

Capture Kentucky Presents: Top 10 Do Not Miss Artists At The 2017 Forecastle Festival

This weekend (July 14th-16th), many artists will make their way to the stage in Louisville. They will be filling the air with their unique sounds at the 15th edition of Louisville’s Forecastle Festival.

You likely know a few of the bigger named acts on the bill. Like Bowling Green, Kentucky’s own Cage The Elephant or Breathitt County’s Sturgill Simpson. You have likely listened to artists like LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, PJ Harvey and NEEDTOBREATHE for years. But with any Festival, it’s worth your time and efforts to catch the earlier, lesser known acts. Why? I’m glad you asked. See, music is a journey. A long-winding road (pun fully intended) that more often than not, passes through many smaller summer festival stages, building fanbases along the way to eventually leading artists to that main stage. (more…)

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Autos, Events, Sports - posted on July 8, 2017 by

Kyle Busch Takes The Pole For The Quaker State 400 At Kentucky Speedway

Congratulations to Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing who piloted the number 18 Toyota Camry to the pole at the Kentucky Speedway. We will have full coverage of the Monster Energy NASCAR race from the Kentucky Speedway. Stay tuned for some great photos and a recap of our experience. For now, here’s the starting order of the Quaker State 400. *() Denotes current standing in the points race.

1. 18 – Kyle Busch – Toyota (3)
2. 78 – Martin Truex, Jr. – Toyota (2)
3. 20 – Matt Kenseth – Toyota (11)
4. 1 – Jamie McMurray – Chevy (8)
5. 11 – Denny Hamlin – Toyota (9)
6. 21 – Ryan Blaney – Ford (13)
7. 4 – Kevin Harvick – Ford (4)
8. 48 – Jimmie Johnson – Chevy (7)
9. 19 – Daniel Suarez – Toyota (18)
10. 2 – Brad Keselowski – Ford (5)
11. 22 – Joey Logano – Ford (12)
12. 24 – Chase Elliot – Chevy (6)
13. 88 – Dale Earnhardt, Jr. – Chevy (22)
14. 77 – Erik Jones – Toyota (17)
15. 41 – Kurt Busch – Ford (14)
16. 14 – Clint Bowyer – Ford (10)
17. 43 – Darrell Wallace, Jr. – Ford (48)
18. 17 – Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. – Ford (16)
19. 6 – Trevor Bayne – Ford (19)
20. 10 – Danica Patrick – Ford (29)
21. 95 – Michael McDowell – Chevy (25)
22. 37 – Chris Buescher – Chevy (26)
23. 5 – Kasey Kahne – Chevy (20)
24. 27 – Paul Menard – Chevy (24)
25. 3 – Austin Dillon – Chevy (21)
26. 38 – David Ragan – Ford (28)
27. 13 – Ty Dillon – Chevy (23)
28. 47 – AJ Allmendinger – Chevy (27)
29. 31 – Ryan Newman – Chevy (15)
30. 32 – Matt DiBenedetto – Ford (31)
31. 83 – Ryan Sieg – Toyota (54)
33. 72 – Cole Whitt – Chevy (32)
34. 15 – Reed Sorenson – Chevy (36)
35. 23 – Joey Gase – Toyota (51)
36. 34 – Landon Cassill – Ford (33)
37. 33 – Jeffrey Earnhardt – Chevy (37)
38. 51 – BJ McLeod – Chevy (-)
39. 66 – Timmy Hill – Chevy (55)
40. 55 – Gray Gaulding – Toyota (35)
41. 42 – Kyle Larson – Chevy (1)

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Music - posted on July 6, 2017 by

Kentucky Adds Yet Another Band To The Ranks Of Having A Record Deal!

Edmonton, KY – I personally have been singing the praises of this young band to anyone that would listen for quite some time now. In fact, back in 2014, I reviewed their John Brim Tribute Album and covered their CD Release show. If you’d like to read those, you can find them on Unsung Melody here.

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Events, Photos - posted on July 5, 2017 by

Fireworks At Legion Park in Paris, KY

After some rain showers off and on for a couple of days, the weather broke and Mother Nature provided a beautiful canvas for the fireworks to celebrate our nation’s birthday. The fireworks were part of a celebration in Paris, KY at Legion Park. Happy Birthday and may God Bless the USA!! (more…)

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Food - posted on July 3, 2017 by

When A Meal Becomes An Experience. This Tiny Lexington Restaurant Provides One Heckuva Hot Time

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…)

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Music - posted on June 22, 2017 by

Is Kentucky The Key To The Future Of Music

Now before you go calling me crazy, hear me out. As I type this article, there are already several artists or bands that are currently making an impact in the music industry. For instance, Eastern Kentuckians Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson have country back on track to being a listenable art form again. Louisville’s Bryson Tiller created an entire music genre. Bowling Green’s Cage The Elephant are chart-toppers in the Alternative world and let’s not forget that they also won a Grammy. Edmonton, KY’s Black Stone Cherry continue to carry the classic rock and roll torch. You can also add Louisville’s My Morning Jacket as a festival staple and headliner. Kentucky is a fertile music bed that is about to produce even more artists. So here’s a list of artists on the brink, that we feel you outta get to know sooner, rather than later.

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music - posted on June 11, 2017 by

The 44th Edition Of The Festival Of The Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park

Lexington, KY – With a wonderful forecast, beautiful grounds, immense talent and a whole lotta love, the 44th edition of the Festival of the Bluegrass settled in for a tradition like no other.

Since 1974, when Bob and Jean Cornett created the Festival, the Bluegrass region has hosted the biggest names that Bluegrass music has created. From Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent and everyone in between have taken the stage and bathed in the glowing love of their adorning fans.


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