1. 140th Anniversary Battle of Richmond 1pm, 4252 Kingston Highway, Richmond. Free admission. 800-866-3705.
Fall Round-Up Square Dance Weekend KY Horse Park 859/268-8880.
Lexington Legends vs. Delmarva Shorebirds Applebee's Park 859/252-4487.

Labor Day

"America is Blessed" Labor Day Parade in Downtown Winchester.
An Evening at Ashland, 6-8pm at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate 859/288-2925.
AIWF Labor Day Lobster Boil Holly Hill Inn, 426 N. Winter St., Midway, KY. 502/429-8210.
Red Mile Harness Racing Fall Meet
9/2 - 10/5. 859/255-0752.


4.NAMI Benefit Gala, 7pm, The Blue Moon on Euclid Ave.
Mary Todd Lincoln House Celebrates 25 Years Hyatt Regency Hotel. 859/233-9999.
5..Cher & Cyndi Lauper 7:30pm, Freedom Hall, Louisville.

6.24th Annual Mainstrasse Village Oktoberfest in Covington. 9/6 - 9/8 513/357-6246.
Vanities by Jack Heifner at the Lexington Opera House 9/6 - 9/7 859/233-3535
14th Annual Roots & Heritage Festival through September 28. 859/258-3140.

7.UK Football UK vs Texas - El Paso 1:30pm, Commonwealth Stadium.
Cher & Cyndi Lauper 8pm, US Bank Arena, Cincinnati.
Beer Can Collectors of America Noon to 3 pm, Heritage Hall. Free. 859/233-4567.

8.Keeneland Horse Sales Through September 22. 606/254-3412.

9.Cher & Cyndi Lauper 7:30pm, U.S Bank Arena, Cincinnati.

10.Lexington's Largest Job Fair Heritage Hall 10am - 6pm, Free. 859/233-4567.
14th Annual Intl. Rocky Mountain Horse Show KY Horse Park. 859/238-7754.

11.United We Stand, a Celebration of Community, 7pm to 9pm, The Red Mile. Free. 859/233-4460.
Stars of Liberty Memorial Concert, 7pm, The Griffen Centre, Falmouth, KY. 859/635-9042.

12.Actors' Guild of Lexington Presents "Crumbs from the Table of Joy" Downtown Arts Center. 859/233-0663.

13.Sheryl Crow with Michelle Branch Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, 7:30pm.
Contra Dance ArtsPlace 161 N. Mill St. 859/269-2713.

14.UK Football UK vs Indiana
1:30pm, Commonwealth Stadium.
Race for the Cure 859-281-5900.
Lex-Mex Fiesta Phoenix Park. 859/288-2925.

15.Jack and the Wonder Beans" Lexington Children's Theater 859/254-4546.

16.American Academy of Equine Art Open Juried Exhibition KY Horse Park. Through September 30. 859/233-4303.

17.Family History Research Lexington Public Library. Eagle Creek Branch. 859/231-5515.

18.IdeaFestival 2002 9/18 - 9/22. Downtown Lexington 859/233-3502.

19.The Art of Making Miracles RE/MAX Creative Realty. Palumbo Drive at Man O' War. 859/422-2000.

20.Aerosmith, Run DMC, and Cheap Trick Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, 7:30pm.
Historic Constitution Square Festival in Danville at Constitution Square State Historic Site. 9/20 - 9/22. 800/755-0076.
Time Warp Film Festival Lexington Public Library, 140 E. Main St. 859/231-5515.
Kidzmania 2002 Heritage Hall 800/255-0651.

21.UK Football UK vs Middle Tennessee, 1:30pm, Commonwealth Stadium.
19th-Century Country Fair Shaker Village. 800/734-5611.

22.Lexington-Fayette County CROPWALK, 3pm, Beginning at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. High St. 859/231-8178.

23.Goldfinger w/ Allister & Big Blue Monkey. Bogarts, Cincinnati. 513/281-8400.
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour The Kentucky Theatre 859/231-6997.

24.Broadway Live! "Same Time, Next Year" with Jeff Conaway and Mackenzie Phillips. At the Opera House. 859/233-3535.
Curious George Party 11:00am, Lexington Public Library, Northside Branch. 859/231-5590.

25.KY Futurity Quarter Horse Show KY Horse Park. 859/887-0033.
Broadway Live! "Same Time, Next Year" with Jeff Conaway and Mackenzie Phillips. At the Opera House. 859/233-3535.
Grey Goose Music Tour 8pm, Murat Egyptian Room. (Indy) $20/25.

26.Morehead State Faculty Showcase Opera House. 7pm, $20. 859/233-3535.

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27.Variety Live Presents "Second City" Opera House. 8pm. $25/18. 859/233-3535.
Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival 9/27 - 9/29 Harrodsburg, KY. 859/233-9399.

28.Museum Go Round 11am to 4pm, Woodland Park.
Double Stink Hog Farm Pumpkinfest 2002 Every weekend from Sept. 28 to Oct. 31 Saturdays
10am - 6 pm Sundays 12:00 - 6pm.
Kid Rock 7:30pm, Rupp Arena, $29.50.

29.Willie Nelson Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. Louisville, KY.
"X-Fest 2002" Verizon Wireless Music Center. 317/776-0640.
Jamfest Americana Festival.
Sept. 20-22. Louisville Slugger Field and Waterfront Park.

30.Maya Angelou at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, 7:30pm, Whitney Hall in Louisville.


the Highlights...

September 8th-28th

14th annual roots and heritage festival

Held annually in September as a month-long series of events, the Roots and Heritage Festival promotes pride and cultural continuity among area residents through cultural exchange, and highlights contributions by African-Americans. The Roots and Heritage Festival includes a parade, art exhibits, health fairs, concerts and symposia, recreational activities, poetry readings, plays, speakers, a formal ball, film presentations, children's activities, and a two-day street festival. African-American artists are featured, and festival-goers get a chance to meet the artists and purchase their signed work. The parade takes place along Lexington's Rose Street Extension. Two performance stages featuring guest speakers, spirited music, singing, African dance, a fashion show, and a large variety of other activities for young and old highlight this all-day festival. Stage one is the main stage, and serves as the guest speaker's platform and an arena for key entertainment, which has included some nationally known speakers and performers in the past. Stage two provides enjoyment primarily for and by young people. Performers include story-tellers, dancers, rappers, singers, and actors. The festival ends with the soulful sounds of gospel music which local and regional church choirs and soloists from various denominations will perform. September 8 - 28. Info, 859/258-3140

September 20th-22th


On Friday evening, September 20th, Louisville, Ky is going to hear the opening chords of a three-day festival showcasing Americana music. Blue Sky JamFest is a full weekend all about music with roots. Nationally known performers as well as many local and regional favorites will be bringing to town Americana music, from foot-stomping Bluegrass melodies, to the lusty low-down blues of smoky urban bars, and every imaginable chord in between. Four stages, one in Louisville's Slugger Field and three more in Waterfront Park, will offer up a rich sampling of the diverse sounds, styles, and ethnic flavorings. The bands performing include Alison Brown Quartet, Bodeco, Bluegrass 101, Sam Bush, Danny Flanigan & the Rain Chorus, The Derailers, Dennis Ervin Band, Donna The Buffalo, Jerry Douglas, Emma Gibbs Band, John Gage, Tanita Gaines, Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers, Patty Griffin, Richie Havens, Joe Hanna, Beau Haddock, Hell's Half Acre, Hog Operation, Dr. Hemiola, Heidi Howe, Inquire Within, Johnny B. & the Honky Tonk Revival, Juggernaut Jug Band, Chris Thomas King, LA Groove, Leftover Salmon, Los Lobos, Tift Merritt, Buddy & Julie Miller, Delbert McClinton, My Morning Jacket, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Nick Stump Band, Reel World String, Butch Rice, Roundabout, Satchel's Pawn Shop, Peter Searcy, Skynny Lynyrd, Storefront Congregation, Steve Ferguson & Midwest Creole Ensemble, Tenrece, The Rashers, Tim Krekel & The Groovebillys, Wildfire, John Whitaker & the Middle Men, Carter Wood, and Zoe Speaks. September 20 - 22, Louisville KY. Tickets range from $10 - $75. Info, 502/298-1282 or www.blueskykentucky.com

September 26th

Ace Weekly best of lexington issue premier party

They'll all be there...Lexington's brightest stars come out to shine at the Ace Weekly Best of Lexington Premier Party. Meet them all: The Most Eligible Bachelor, The Best Plastic Surgeon; Lexington's Best Photographer; the person who sports the best hair; maybe the politician you love-to-hate. and all the winners from over 50 categories in the Annual Best of. They will all attend the annual gala event and you can too. Show up and start making your pitch for next year's issue, schmooze with the winners, or just enjoy the splendid food and beverages. The Ace Weekly Best of Lexington Issue premier party is one of the coolest, sexiest events of the year; don't miss it.

September 27th-29th

Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival 2002

Dedicated to the small farmer, a healthy community, and ecological consciousness, Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival is the only one of its kind in the region. Hosted on a certified organic farm in central Kentucky, Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival is three days of incredible music, locally produced fresh food, free camping, late night performances, and an unforgettable family vibe. Over the past 10 years the festival has grown from small family farm parties to hosting such acts as The David Grisman Quintet, The North Mississippi Allstars, Merl Saunders, and Yonder Mountain String Band. Combining the best in local, regional, and national talent, while holding on to the roots of Kentucky heritage and Bluegrass culture is the secret recipe for this amazing organic event. The line up for this years festival incudes: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Dark Star Orchestra, Keller Williams, Sam Bush, DJ Logic, Green Genes, Club Dub, Born Cross Eyed, Guest, Dose, Sativa Gumbo, Dreadnot, Astrolyte, Inner Vision Collision, Deltagrass, Halias, Barn House Effect, Single Malt Band, and The New Kentucky String Ticklers. Harrodsburg, KY September 27 - 29. Info, www.terrapinhillharvestfestival.com. or 859/233-9399.