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December 2014

Concert: A Ceremony of Carols, Christ Church Cathedral

December 22, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral,
166 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten with Elaine Cook, harp and the Cathedral Girls Choir: December 22 at Christ Church Cathedral. “A Ceremony of Carols, a 30 minute choral work by Benjamin Britten will be performed by the Christ Church Cathedral Girls Choir accompanied by Elaine Cook, harp. Written for Christmas, the text is drawn from middle English poetry.”

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Concert: A Ceremony of Carols, Christ Church Cathedral

December 24, 2014 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral,
166 Market St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten with Elaine Cook, harp and the Cathedral Girls Choir: December 24 at Christ Church Cathedral. “A Ceremony of Carols, a 30 minute choral work by Benjamin Britten will be performed by the Christ Church Cathedral Girls Choir accompanied by Elaine Cook, harp. Written for Christmas, the text is drawn from middle English poetry. The performance precedes the 5 pm Christmas Eve Eucharist.”

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January 2015

Concert: Travis Tritt, Lexington Opera House

January 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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Travis Tritt performs at the Lexington Opera House at 8 pm. “No sky is bluer, no air crisper, no leaf greener than after a storm, and Travis Tritt is adding a musical addendum to that list with the release of The Calm After …. Part metaphor and surprisingly literal, the title is reflective of a fresh and focused start for one of the most successful and acclaimed musical creators of his era. The tumult his music has come through to…

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Lex Theatre Company: Concert With The Stars, Lexington Opera House

January 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Broadway, Television and Film Stars, Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde, Anger Management, Hart of Dixie), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, Glee, Disney’s Frozen) and Mara Davi (A Chorus Line, Smash) headline this exciting evening of musical theatre favorites to help launch The Lexington Theatre Company – Lexington’s newest professional theatre company.  The Lexington Theatre Company will pair Today’s Broadway Stars with Tomorrow’s Broadway Hopefuls to create fantastic productions right here in Lexington, Kentucky. Don’t miss this one-night-only performance and the announcement of the…

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Concert: Miranda Lambert, Rupp Arena

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert, will perform at Rupp Arena on Friday, January 16, at 7 pm. Lambert will also perform with the Academy of Country Music’s New Artist of the Year winner, Justin Moore.

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Concert: Laa Ann Womack, Norton Center

January 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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Grammy and Country Music Association Album of the Year winner, Lee Ann Womack will preform at the Norton Center for the Arts on Saturday, January 17 at 8 pm.

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Concert: Nicholas Goluses, Singletary Center

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Singletary Center for the Arts,
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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Guitarist Nicholas Goluses will preform on Sunday, January 18 at 7:30 pm. “One of America’s most sought-after guitarists, Nicholas Goluses is Professor of Guitar and director of the guitar programs at the Eastman School of Music, widely recognized as one of the world’s premier conservatories and a leading center for guitar study. At Eastman, he received the Eisenhart Award for Excellence, and is currently CoChair of the string department. Mr. Goluses has held the Andrés Segovia Faculty Chair at the…

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Million Dollar Quartet, EKU

January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Million Dollar Quartet will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Wednesday January 21 at 7:30 pm.

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Keb’ Mo’, Lexington Opera House

January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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Keb’ Mo’ performs at the Lexington Opera House at 7:30 pm on January 28. “The volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series and Highbridge Springs Water are proud to return three-time Grammy winner, Keb’ Mo’ in concert at the Lexington Opera House. This multi-award winning blues master has been described as “a living link to the seminal Delta blues that travelled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America.” His post-modern blues style is influenced by folk, rock, jazz…

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Concert: A Space Odyssey Live, Singletary Center

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Singletary Center,
UK, Lexington, KY United States
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On Saturday, January 31, at 7:30 pm, the Singletary Center For the Arts will host a screening of the film, 2001: A Space Odyssey with a live performance from the UK Symphony Orchestra and Chorale. “Highly regarded as the most groundbreaking sci-fi movie of all time, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is a masterpiece achievement of artistic innovation in cinema.  Known for its astute integration of music in film, 2001 features a score like none other.  From the iconic…

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Carrie Newcomer, EKU

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Carrie Newcomer will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday January 31 at 7:30 pm.

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February 2015

Gregory Porter, EKU

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Gregory Porter will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday February 7 at 7:30 pm.

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Concert: Acoustikats, Student Center Ballroom

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UK Student Center Grand Ballroom,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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After Dark – A Paws and Listen & Acoustikats performance.

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Music: Tchaikovsky & Crouching Tiger, Singletary Center

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Singletary Center,
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Lexington Philharmonic presents Tchaikovsky & Crouching Tiger at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm. “Kayoko Dan, Guest Conductor DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun TAN DUN: Crouching Tiger Concerto for cello and orchestra Benjamin Karp, cello TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2 Contemporary Chinese composer Tan Dun’s, Crouching Tiger Concerto for cello and orchestra and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 cross paths in the surprising Tchaikovsky and Crouching Tiger. Tan Dun’s Crouching Tiger Concerto weaves together melodies from the Silk Road as inspired by…

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Concert: Sundy Best, Lexington Opera House

February 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sundy Best perform at the Lexington Opera House on February 13 at 8 pm.

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Rain: A Beatles Tribute, Lexington Opera House

February 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Variety Live and The Opera House Fund present: “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” on February 17 at 7:30 pm. “Rain follows the career of The Beatles from the British invasion and their landmark performances on The Ed Sullivan Show and at Shea Stadium through their final albums Abbey Road and Let it Be. The mood is set with original film footage and TV commercials from the 1960s and over the course of show, the musicians who play John,…

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Music For Mission: Everett McCorvey, First Presbyterian Church

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church,
174 Market St, Lexington, KY United States
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Music For Mission: The American Spiritual Ensemble with Everett McCorvey is at First Presbyterian Church at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 24. The American Spiritual Ensemble is a concert of spirituals and other repertoire from the African-American tradition.

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The Hot Sardines, EKU

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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The Hot Sardines will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Tuesday February 24 at 7:30 pm.

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Music: Cameron Carpenter, Centre College

February 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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The Norton Center for the Arts hosts Cameron Carpenter, the first ever organist nominated for a Grammy Award. His repertoire includes the complete works of J.S. Bach and Cesar Franck, as well as hundreds of transcriptions of non-organ work, from jazz to pop. The show starts at 8 pm on February 27 at the Norton Center for the Arts’ Newlin Hall.

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Kodo, EKU

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Performing on the larger-than-life taiko drum, the Kodo drummers reinterpret traditional Japanese arts with astounding energy and athleticism. Performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday February 28 at 7:30 pm.

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March 2015

Concert: Lex Chamber Chorale: A Night in Vienna, Second Presbyterian Church

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Second Presbyterian Church,
460 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Lexington Chamber Chorale presents A Night in Vienna with Lexington Vintage Dance. The concert takes place at Second Presbyterian Church at 7:30 pm on March 7. “Lehar, Strauss, and other composers knew how to musically celebrate the life of Vienna society. Scenes from operettas, with music and dance, are the core of this concert.”

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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, EKU

March 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Thursday March 5 at 7:30 pm.

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Audra McDonald, EKU

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Audra McDonald will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Thursday March 12 at 7:30 pm.

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Music: Gaither Vocal Band, EKU

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Gaither Vocal Band perform at the EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond at 7 pm on March 13.

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Kronos Quartet, EKU

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Kronos Quartet will be performing “World War I Chronicles” at the EKU Center for the Arts on Thursday March 19 at 7:30 pm.

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Opera: ‘Thy Will Be Done’ Easter Oratorio, Cathedral of Christ The King

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cathedral of Christ the King,
Colony Blvd, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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“Thy Will Be Done” Easter Oratorio, produced by Dr. Everett McCorvey, starring Metropolitan Opera tenor Greg Turay as Jesus. At Cathedral of Christ the King (on Colony) at 7:30 pm on March 25.  

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Music: UK Choral Spring Concert, Singletary Center

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Singletary Center,
405 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The UK Women’s Choir and Men’s Chorus Spring Concert is at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm on March 26.

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The Buddy Holly Experience, EKU

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience featuring America’s premier Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan performing at the EKU Center of the Arts on Thursday March 26 at 7:30 pm.

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Music: St. John’s Passion, First Presbyterian

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church,
174 Market St, Lexington, KY United States
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The Kentucky Bach Choir presents St. John’s Passion at First Presbyterian Church of Lexington on March 27 at 7:30 pm. “The Kentucky Bach Choir, featuring Robert Petillo in the role of the Evangelist, will be performing the St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on March 27, 2015 in Music for Mission concert to benefit the Central Music Academy.  This concert will also feature past Kentucky Bach Choir Vocal Competition winners Conor Angell (bass soloist, Jesus) and soprano soloist Marie-France Duclos; and…

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Music: Winter Jam 2015, Rupp Arena

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Winter Jam 2015 Tour Spectacular will be at Rupp Arena on March 28 at 6 pm. Features Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, Building 429, For King & Country, NewSong, Family Force 5, Blanca, About A Mile, Veridia and speaker Tony Nolan EVENT TIMES: 3:30 pm – Doors open for JAM Nation 5:00 pm – Doors open for all seating 6:00 pm – Event begins

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Opera: ‘Thy Will Be Done’ Easter Oratorio, Tates Creek Presbyterian

March 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tates Creek Presbyterian,
Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY United States
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“Thy Will Be Done” Easter Oratorio, produced by Dr. Everett McCorvey, starring Metropolitan Opera tenor Greg Turay as Jesus. At Tates Creek Presbyterian Church at 4 pm on March 29.  

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April 2015

Joshua Bell, UK Singletary Center

April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
Lexington, KY United States
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Friday, April 3, at 7:30 pm at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts. “Often referred to as the ‘poet of the violin,’ Joshua Bell is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists. He continues to enchant audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, tone of sheer beauty, and charismatic stage presence. His restless curiosity, passion, universal appeal, and multi-faceted musical interests have earned him the rare title of “classical music superstar.” He will join with Conductor John Nardolillo and the acclaimed…

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Beethoven Sonatas Concert, Centre College

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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The Beethoven Sonatas Concert is at Centre College’s Newlin Hall on April 16. “Gregory Partain is an internationally recognized pianist. Professor of Music at Transylvania University, Dr. Partain is a specialist in the music of Beethoven. His performances of Beethoven’s sonatas are noted for their virtuosity, sensitivity, and transcendence.”

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Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears, Lexington Opera House

April 17 - April 18

On April 17 and April 18, the Lexington Philharmonic and Saykaly Garbulinksa Artist-in-Residence Porgram present.  Aindadamar: Fountain of Tears “Osvaldo Golijov, Ainadamar – Fountain of Tears Semi-staged Spanish language opera with Kentucky Opera Studio Artists, UK Opera Theatre, and additional regional artistic partners Argentinean composer, Osvaldo Golijov’s contemporary Spanish-language concert-opera, Ainadamar – Fountain of Tears comes to life in a semi-staged production at the Lexington Opera House in a first-time collaboration with Kentucky Opera. Golijov’s intense and brilliant musical score highlights tango, Flamenco,…

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Concert: Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein, Singletary Center

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Singletary Center,
405 ROSE ST., Lexington, KY United States
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Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein play at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts on April 19, 2015. “Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein: presented by Chamber Music Society of Central KY.  Performing a wide range of music – from pieces reflecting their Israeli roots to the classics – this piano-cello-clarinet trio wins kudos for stellar playing.”

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Music: Choral Evensong, Christ Church Cathedral

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral,
166 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Choral Evensong with Christ Church Cathedral Men’s Choir is at 4 pm on April 19, 2015 at Christ Church Cathedral.

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Australian Chamber Orchestra, EKU

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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The Australian Chamber Orchestra will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday April 24th at 7:30 pm.

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Rosanne Cash, EKU

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Rosanne Cash will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday April 25th at 7:30 pm.

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May 2015

Music: Central Kentucky Concert Band, Lexington Opera House

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Central Kentucky Concert Band (CKYO) performs at the Lexington Opera House on May 3 at 3 pm.

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Concert: Eric Church, Rupp Arena

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Eric Church plays at Rupp Arena as part of his The Outsiders World Tour on May 7, 2015.

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Black Jacket Symphony’s ‘Born to Run’, Lexington Opera House

May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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Black Jacket Symphony perform Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run at the Lexington Opera House on May 14. ​”The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience by recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with a first class lighting and video production. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album. With no sonic detail being overlooked, the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. Following the album…

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Symphonie Fantastique, UK Singletary Center

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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On May 15, the Lexington Philharmonic presents Symphonie Fantastique at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm. “GANDOLFI: Excerpt from “The Garden of Cosmic Speculation” SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto Alexandre da Costa, violin BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique The 2014-2015 season closes with a celebration of great Romantic works in Symphonie Fantastique! LexPhil presents contemporary American composer Michael Gandolfi’s “Jumping Bridge” from The Garden of Cosmic Speculation. Alexandre da Costa, violin, joins LexPhil for Sibelius’ triumphant Violin Concerto, op. 47 followed by the aural adventure of Berlioz’s epic Symphonie Fantastique.”

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Rain: A Beatles Tribute, Lexington Opera House

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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Variety Live and the Opera House Fund present Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles at the Lexington Opera House on May 18, 2015. “Rain follows the career of The Beatles from the British invasion and their landmark performances on The Ed Sullivan Show and at Shea Stadium through their final albums Abbey Road and Let it Be. The mood is set with original film footage and TV commercials from the 1960s and over the course of show, the musicians who play John,…

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Concert: Hot Rize, Lyric Theatre

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Troubadour Concert Series presents Hot Rize at the Lyric Theatre on May 29, 2015. “After 24 years on pause, bluegrass quartet Hot Rize is back together with a new album,When I’m Free and a worldwide tour. Hot Rize started in 1978 and became one of Americas most popular bluegrass ensembles. The band picked up where they left off after disbanding at the peak of their fame in 1990. Featuring Dr. Banjo Pete Wernick, bass master Nick Forster and multi instrumentalist Tim O’Brien,…

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June 2015

UK Opera Theatre: ‘Grand Night for Singing’, UK Singletary Center

June 12 - June 14
Singletary Center,
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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UK Opera Theatre presents ‘It’s a Grand Night For Singing! 2015″ in the UK Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall. June 12: 7:30 pm June 13: 7:30 pm June 14: 2 pm

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Concert: Michael McDonald, Lexington Opera House

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Troubadour Concert Series presents Michael McDonald at the Lexington Opera House on June 16, 2015.

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UK Opera Theatre: ‘Grand Night for Singing’, UK Singletary Center

June 19 - June 21
Singletary Center,
405 ROSE ST., Lexington, KY United States
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UK Opera Theatre presents ‘It’s a Grand Night For Singing! 2015″ in the UK Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall. June 19: 7:30 pm June 20: 7:30 pm June 21: 2 pm

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Music: Red, White & Boom, Whitaker Bank Ballpark

June 26 - June 27
Whitaker Bank Ballpark,
Lexington, KY United States
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Red, White & Boom 2015 is at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27. Hosted by Officer Don and Deann. Fireworks Friday night. Performances by Chris Young Phil Vassar Kelsea Ballerini Cadillac Three Casey James Drake White John King Haley Georgia Mo Pitney  

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Concert: John Prine with Amanda Shires, UK Singletary Center

June 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
Lexington, KY United States
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John Prine and Amanda Shires play at the UK Singletary Center at 8 pm on Friday, June 26.

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July 2015

Lexington Philharmonic Patriotic Concert, Transy

July 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Transylvania University (Old Morrison),
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Lexington Philharmonic plays a Patriotic Music Concert at 8 pm on Friday, July 3 on Transy’s Morrison Lawn.

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