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October 2014

Branford Marsalis, UK Singletary Center

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award nominated saxophonist and composer Branford Marsalis is joined by the renowned Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, for 20 performances only, on his national ‘Well-Tempered’ tour, featuring Baroque masterpieces by Albinoni, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and more. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets today, and a soloist with classical ensembles, Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time.” Sunday, October 26th at 3 pm at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

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Leo Kottke, Lyric Theatre

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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“The volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series and Highbridge Spring Water are proud to bring the guitarist Leo Kottke back to Lexington. Leo Kottke is an acoustic guitarist known for his innovative and idiosyncratic finger picking style.  He plays syncopated and polyphonic melodies drawing on blues, jazz and folk influences and has also built a jam band type following having collaborated with Phish’s Mike Gordon for some albums and tours.  Leo’s fan favorites include “June Bug,” “Pamela Brown,” “Julie’s House,” “Pepe Hush” and…

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Garth Brooks, Rupp Arena

October 31 - November 1
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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October 31: 6:30 pm & 10:30 pm November 1: 6:30 pm & 10:30 pm Garth Brooks returns to Lexington for the first time in over 16 tears. Rupp Arena hosts the Garth Brooks World Tour. Over 80,000 people are expected to be in downtown Lexington for four Garth Brooks concerts  October 31st – November 1st.  The impact on downtown Lexington will be significant and logistically challenging. Representatives from Lexington Center along with VisitLex, Lextran and Metro Police have designed a…

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November 2014

Concert: Taj Mahal, Lexington Opera House

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Taj Mahal visits the Lexington Opera House on Sunday, November 2. “The Grammy winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist  is one of the most prominent figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world — west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more.”

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UK Men’s Chorus Fall Extravaganza, UK Singletary Center

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Singletary Center,
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The UK Men’s Chorus presents the Fall Extravaganza on Friday, November 7 at 7:30 pm at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Featuring the acoUstiKats and the University of Georgia Men’s Glee Club.

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Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Center College

November 7 @ 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 Russian State Symphony Orchestra is at Newlin Hall in the Norton Center for the Arts on November 7, 2014. “The Russian State Symphony Orchestra, known in Russia as the State Symphony Capella of Russia, was established in 1991. Its founding followed a merge of the State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR Ministry of Culture and the USSR State Chamber Choir.  Under the direction of Music Director Valeri Polyansky, the RSSO is now most known for its strict discipline of the ensemble, the…

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Concert: Lucinda Williams, Lexington Opera House

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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Highbridge Spring Water and the volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series present Grammy winner Lucinda Williams. The concert takes place November 9 at 7 pm at the Lexington Opera House.

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Daughtry, EKU Center for the Arts

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Daughtry perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on November 10, at 7:30 pm.

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Concert: Gov’t Mule, Lexington Opera House

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Gov’t Mule perform at the Lexington Opera House on November 11. “Highbridge Spring Water and the volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series are proud to bring Gov’t Mule to the Lexington Opera House. Gov’t Mule is a Southern rock jam band, formed in 1994 as a side project of The Allman Brothers Band by guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody. The group has become a staple act at music festivals across North America, with both its members and frequent…

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Josh Turner, EKU

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Josh Turner will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday November 14 at 7:30 pm.

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Concert: Sundy Best, Lancaster Grand Theatre

November 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lancaster Grand Theatre,
117 Lexington Street, Lancaster, KY 40444 United States
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“The Eastern Kentucky duo, Sundy Best, crafts music that re-imagines timeless classic rock of the ‘70s and ‘80s – think the Eagles and the smart, whiskey-voiced lyrics of Tom Petty and Bob Seger. With Nick Jamerson on guitar and Kris Bentley on cajon, Sundy Best takes that sound, modernizes it in their own unique way by borrowing hints of country and bluegrass and makes it personal. They released their album “Bring Up the Sun” earlier this year. Rolling Stone Magazine…

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Diego Garcia, UK Singletary Center

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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Saturday, November 15, at 7:30 pm at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts. “Prior to his successful solo career, Diego Garcia made his mark on the indie music scene as front man for the popular New York indie rock act Elefant. Drawing from his Argentine roots, he explores his Latin heritage with a sound that conjures the spirit of 1970’s troubadours like Sandro and Jobim as well as singer-songwriters like Leonard Cohen and Harry Nilsson.” For tickets, go to…

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Concert: Slipknot, Rupp Arena

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Slipknot have announced the next phase of their uncompromising history -– the release of .5: The Gray Chapter – the fifth studio album from the GRAMMY AWARD®-winning group – arrives on October 21, while their North American Prepare For Hell tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, is set to kick off immediately following the band’s previously announced Knotfest (October 24 – 26) and will include a stop in Lexington, KY at Rupp Arena on Saturday, November 22nd. Slipknot have also…

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December 2014

Concert: Handel’s Messiah, Christ Church Cathedral

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral,
166 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Handle’s Messiah at Christ Church Cathedral on December 6. “Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd annual performance of Handel’s Messiah. Presented in the beauty of the Cathedral, this is the essential Christmas music experience. The Lexington Baroque Ensemble, guest soloists and the Cathedral’s boy, girl and men’s choirs join forces under the direction of Canon Musician Erich Balling.”

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Wynonna & The Big Noise, Centre College

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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Wynonna & The Big Noise: A Simpler Christmas at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts’ Newlin Hall on Saturday, December 6 at 8 pm. “Celebrate the holidays with five-time Grammy® award-winning country music superstar, Wynonna, who will spread festive cheer across the Bluegrass with her smooth vocals and tremendous live presence in an unforgettable performance that will warm the heart and inspire the spirit.  With “A Simpler Christmas,” audiences can expect a mix of traditional Christmas classics, Wynonna’s own holiday…

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rupp Arena

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time in arenas across the nation on their Winter Tour 2014, including a stop at Rupp Arena. While 1998’s The Christmas Attic features one of the band’s most popular songs “Christmas Canon,” surprisingly, it is the only album of The Christmas Trilogy never to be performed live. Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock opera, The Christmas Attic will be re-released, to coincide with the tour,…

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Alltech Holiday Celebration of Song, Victorian Square

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Victorian Square,
Lexington, KY United States
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December 12 at 6 pm at Victorian Square (Main St. & Broadway). “An Old Fashioned Celebration of Christmas Carols conducted by Everett McCorvey, featuring vocalists of UK Opera Theatre & the Alltech Opera Scholarship Competition, Victorian Square Orchestra, Lexington Singers Children’s Choir, Alluring Community Handbell Ensemble & tenor Gregory Turay. Free. Sponsored by UK Opera Theatre & Alltech. More info 859-257-9331.”

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Christmas, EKU

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday December 12 at 7:30 pm.

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Lexington Singers: Handel’s Messiah, Singletary Center

December 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Singletary Center,
405 ROSE ST., Lexington, KY United States
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The Lexington Singers present Handel’s Messiah at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts on December 12 at 8 pm. “Celebrate the season with the Lexington Singers as we present the best in choral music traditions. Those in-the-know know not to miss a rare Lexington appearance by soloist Gregory Turay, hailed by the London Times as “one of the brightest natural talents to have emerged from the US in recent years.” “

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Lexington Philharmonic Candy Cane Concert, UK Singletary Center

December 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Singletary Center for the Arts,
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY United States
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Lexington Philharmonic Candy Cane Concert: “Holiday Dance Mix”: Sunday, December 14 at 3:30 pm at the UK Singletary Center. Featuring: Bill Meck – Narrator Bluegrass Youth Ballet Mctaggert Dancers Diana Evans Dance (Tap Features) UK Steel Drums and Percussion – James Campbell

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Straight No Chaser Christmas, EKU

December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Straight No Chaser will be performing a Christmas special at the EKU Center for the Arts on Wednesday December 17 at 7:30 pm.

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A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Good Shepherd Church

December 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd,
533 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On December 21, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church hosts A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, performed by Church of the Good Shepherd Choirs and directed by John Linker.

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Concert: A Ceremony of Carols, Christ Church Cathedral

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral,
166 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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1:04:07 PMA 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 @ 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

Million Dollar Quartet, EKU

January 21, 2015 @ 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, 2015 @ 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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Carrie Newcomer, EKU

January 31, 2015 @ 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, 2015 @ 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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The Hot Sardines, EKU

February 24, 2015 @ 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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Kodo, EKU

February 28, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, EKU

March 8, 2015 @ 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, 2015 @ 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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Kronos Quartet, EKU

March 19, 2015 @ 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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The Buddy Holly Experience, EKU

March 26, 2015 @ 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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April 2015

Joshua Bell, UK Singletary Center

April 3, 2015 @ 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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Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears, Lexington Opera House

April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015

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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Australian Chamber Orchestra, EKU

April 24, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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, 2015 @ 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

Symphonie Fantastique, UK Singletary Center

May 15, 2015 @ 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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