Welcome to this week's Ace Picks Calendar for Lexington, Kentucky — Ace’s highly curated and selective to do list for the next eight days in the bluegrass (also delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning via the Ace e-dition click here to subscribe.) Here's your guide to the July 4 festivities and beyond for this weekend in Lexington, including live music, Summerfest, local movies at the Kentucky Theatre, and how to eat local and drink local. THURSDAY July 4, 2013 The day of festivities begins with a good workout, the Bluegrass 10,000 Run at 7:30 am. After you win the 10 K, consider stopping by the Lexington downtown street festival, featuring arts and crafts, food and beverages, and commercial vendors, from 9 am to 6 pm. The Lexington Parade lines up on Midland Avenue and begins at 2 pm. Live music includes local bands at Phoenix Park including Frank Rockets, Italian Beaches, and more. Finish the national holiday with the classic fireworks display at 10 pm downtown. If you want to watch the show in a local venue, Buster’s is hosting a Fourth of July Fireworks Party featuring music from Justin Wells of Fifth on the Floor, doors open at 7 pm. For your complete guide to the Lexington, Kentucky Fourth of July 2013 schedule, click here. FRIDAY July 5, 2013 Continue the Fourth of July spirit with the Red, White and Boom! concert and fireworks at the Lexington Legends ballpark. Concert organizers report (as of Wednesday) that this year's festivities are sold out, so if you don't have your tickets yet, call ahead. Summerfest begins its 2013 lineup with Peter Pan this evening at the Arboretum. Tonight's Comedy Off Broadway is Taylor Mason at either 7:15 pm or 9:45 pm. The Ford Theatre Reunion is preparing for the release of their second full-length studio album, “Famous Monsters.” The official release will take place today at Cosmic Charlie's at 9 pm, including Qiet (gypsy-circus rock from Huntington WV), Fable Cry (freak folk cabaret duo from Nashville), and Lexington’s own Deadly Sins Burlesque and Tinderbox Circus Sideshow. Nick Stump band at Natasha's tonight. SATURDAY July 6, 2013 Grab some delicious eats with Good Food's Eat Local Celebration today from 11 am to 2 pm. Sample items from local vendors like Rooibee Red Tea or Pike Vallley Farm Foods. Think Local, Drink Local. It's never too late to enjoy a beer for Independence and, even better, for a good cause. Join this second annual fundraiser at West Sixth Brewing with a special Firkin Bar featuring cask ales with ingredients from Local First's members. Today's road trip is to Cincinnati for Americanarama, featuring Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, and Richard Thompson at the Riverbend Music Center. Both Summerfest and Comedy Off Broadway continue today. SUNDAY July 7, 2013 Ben Lacy is playing tonight at The Pub. Slow Sunday? Catch Summerfest's Peter Pan at the UK Arboretum. Gypsy Camp Tour (Blackfoot Gypsies, Swayze, The Gills & the JAG) is playing at Cosmic Charlie's today. MONDAY July 8, 2013 Tonight's Woodsongs features Amy Grant at the Lyric. The annual Junior League Horse Show kicks off today at the Red Mile, attracting competitors from all across the country. All proceeds go to local charities sponsored by the Junior League. The show continues every day until July 13. TUESDAY July 9, 2013 Red River Moon, the latest Kentucky-made movie, has an encore screening tonight with special live music performances starting at 7 pm. Read an Ace article about the filming of Red River Moon here. Jonathan Miller & John Y. Brown III will discuss and sign their work, The Recovering Politician’s Twelve Step Program to Survive Crisis, today at Joseph-Beth at 7 pm. Tonight's Southland Jamboree features Stone Cold Grass. Tonight's Big Band & Jazz Series is showing Walnut Street Ragtime Ramblers at Ecton Park. WEDNESDAY July 10, 2013 Tonight's Red Barn Radio is Grace Adele & Grand Band at ArtsPlace. Movie lovers can enjoy the classic Young Frankenstein at the Kentucky Theatre today. Comedy Off Broadway picks back up today with Killer Beaz. Summerfest's Peter Pan picks back up today at the UK Arboretum. Ace Picks and calendar recommendations for Lexington are compiled from the Ace events Calendar Lexington, KY by Mic Hardman, with Ryan Winstead. Click to submit. Click to subscribe to the Ace e-dition (delivered to your inbox every Thursday), for everything to do in Lexington for the next eight days in the bluegrass.
GIGS and CONCERTS Lexington, Kentucky Live Music Listings JULY 4 - JULY 10, 2013 THURSDAY (July 4) Frank Rockets/Italian Beaches Phoenix Park downtown Patrick McNeese Band Noon First Baptist Church on West Main Memory Lane Gang| Jesse Lacy| Jessie Pennington 9 pm Al’s Bar Lisa Raymond Bigg Blue Martini Justin Wells of Fifth on the Floor 7 pm Buster’s Brian K 10 pm Cheapside Catch 22, Thursday Night Live, 7:30-9:30 Cheapside Pavilion Larry Williams Band Horseshoes Closed for Holiday Natasha’s The Rezonators 8:30 pm Parlay Social Boot Legg 6 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel The Kentucky Hoss Cats 8 pm Willie’s FRIDAY (July 5) idiot glee| Englishman| ATTEMPT 9 pm Al’s Bar Beth Burden Bigg Blue Martini Brian K 10 pm Cheapside Ford Theatre Reunion, CD Release Party, 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s BrassKnuckle Boys| Middle Class Mischief| Jeriactors Green Lantern Grayson Jenkins 9 pm Henry Clay’s Public House Larry Williams Band Horseshoes Slick Wood Music 10 pm JDI Rodney Atkins/Craig Morgan/ Rachel Farley 6 pm Red White and Boom Concert, Legends Ballpark Nick Stump’s Blues All Stars 9 pm Natasha’s Twiggenburys 9 pm O’Neill’s Superfecta 10 pm Parlay Social Aly’an 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel David Peterson’s Old Time Country 7 pm Willie’s SATURDAY (July 6) Technology Vs. Horse| Concord America 9 pm Al’s Bar Motherplant| Sonic Altar| Blood Pheasant 10 pm Al’s Sidecar Crazie Janie Bigg Blue Martini Brian K 10 pm Cheapside Cross| Bad News| Crybaby Green Lantern Groove Robbers 9pm Henry Clay’s Public House Larry Williams Band Horseshoes Project 859 10 pm JDI Slacker Jedi| Middlefork 10 pm Lynagh’s Legna Tocada & Yoisel Concepcion 8 pm Natasha’s Handsome Devils 9 pm O’Neill’s Superfecta 10 pm Parlay Social Freddy and the Kruegers 6 pm Paulie’s Toasted Howlin’ Brothers| Driftwood Gypsy 8 pm Willie’s SUNDAY (July 7) Ben Lacy 7 pm The Pub Gypsy Camp Tour (Blackfoot Gypsies, Swayze, The Gills & the JAG) Cosmic Charlie’s Tall Boys 10 pm Lynagh’s Concrete Lillies w/ Lisa Raymond 8 pm Natasha’s Sam Lewis 10 pm Willie’s MONDAY (July 8) Wretched Worst| Cellular Chaos| The Thirties 9 pm Al’s Bar Gypsyhawk Green Lantern Woodsongs: Amy Grant 6:45 pm Lyric Theatre TUESDAY (July 9) Sawyer Family 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Stone Cold Grass 7 pm Southland Jamboree Collins Bowling Walnut Street Ragtime Ramblers 7 pm Big Band| Jazz The Spring Standards 9 pm Natasha’s New Country Rehab 7 pm Willie’s WEDNESDAY (July 10) The Swells Trio| Grace Adele & Grand Band 9 pm Al’s Bar Grace Adele & Grand Band: Red Barn Radio 7 pm ArtsPlace Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires 7 pm Green Lantern Erick Baker & Callaghan 8 pm Natasha’s Betse Ellis 8 pm Willie’s VENUES Al`s Bar 601 Limestone St 859.252.9104 ArtsPlace 161 N. Mill Street Atomic Café 265 Limestone St. 859-254-1969 Austin City Saloon 2350 Woodhill Drive 859.266.6891 Bar Lexington: 373 East Main St. 859-523-7694 Bigg Blue Martini 369 W. Vine St. 859.231.9000 Black Box Theater 141 E. Main St. 859.225.0370 Bogart`s at Crowne Plaza 1375 S. Broadway 859.255.4281 Buster`s Billiards & Backroom 899 Manchester St. 859.368.8871 Campus Pub 393 Waller Ave 859.231.0957 The Cellar 3256 Lansdowne Drive 859.317.8301 Cheapside 131 Cheapside 859.254.0046 Chevy Chase Inn 833 East Euclid Ave. 859.266.9422 Common Grounds 343 E. High St. 859.233.9761 Coffee Times Coffee House: 2571 Regency Rd. 859-277-9410 Cosmic Charlie`s 388 Woodland Ave. 859.309.9499 Giuseppe`s: 4456 Nicholasville Rd. 859-272-4269 Grapevine 4101 Tates Creek Rd. 859.273.7788 Green Lantern 497 W. Third St. 859.252.9539 Henry Clay’s Public House 112 N. Upper Street Horse and Barrel at DeSha`s 101 N. Broadway 859.259.3771 The Julep Cup 111 Woodland Ave 859-226-0300 Kentucky Theatre 214 East Main Street 859.231.6997 Land of Tomorrow 527 E. Third Street Lynagh`s Irish Pub 384 Woodland Ave. 859.255.1292 Malibu Pub and Grill 239 Surfside Dr. 859.278.9003 Natasha`s 112 Esplanade 859.259.2754 O`Neill`s Irish Pub 2051 Richmond Rd. 859.266.4488 Parlay Social 257 W. Short Street The Secret Bar and Grill 841 Lane Allen Road 859.317.8673 Shamrocks Bar and Grill154 N. Patchen Dr. 859.269.7621 ShowMe’s Restaurant: 1973 Bryant Rd. - 859-317-8625 Southside Pub 3650 Boston Rd. 859.223.4775 Squires Tavern 3429 Buckhorn Dr. 859.317.8887 Tee Dee's Club 266 E Second St 859.335.8440 Tin Roof 303 S. Limestone St. 859.317.9111 Two Keys Tavern 333 S. Limestone St. 859.254.5000 Vue 201 E. Main Street, 15th Floor Willie’s Locally Known 805 N. Broadway