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November 2014

Red Barn Radio: Restless Leg String Band, ArtsPlace

November 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
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On November 26, Restless Leg String Band performs at ArtsPlace at 8 pm as a part of Red Barn Radio.

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Lexington Christmas Tree Lighting, Triangle Park

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Triangle Park,
400 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Meet The Lexington Singers downtown in Triangle Park as they help the City of Lexington get in the Christmas spirit with the annual lighting of the Lexington Christmas Tree.

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Gigs: The Tall Boys, Cosmic Charlie’s

November 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday Service: The Tall Boys at Cosmic Charlie’s: November 30 at 9 pm.

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December 2014

GIGS: Acoustic Jam, Lexington Opera House

December 2
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Lexington Opera House will host a series of country artists benefitting the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

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MUSIC: Troubadour Concert Series: Blue Sky Riders, The Lyric Theatre

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On Tuesday December 2nd The Blue Sky Riders will perform songs from their debut album at the Lyric Theatre. “Kenny Loggins has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and now he’s part of the country trio “Blue Sky Riders,” (Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman, Gary Burr) whose debut album, “Finally Home,” came out earlier this year. Performing such favorites as ‘Celebrate Me Home,’ ‘This Is It,’ ‘Whenever I Call You Friend,’ Footloose and ‘Danny’s Song,’ along with Blue Sky Riders performing…

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Gigs: The Round Robin Show, The Raven House Show

December 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Raven House Show,
3229 Raven Circle, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The Raven House Show will host a series of musicians from and around central Kentucky called The Round Robin Show. Doors will open at 7, and the show begins at 8.

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Musical, EKU

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (The Musical) will be performed at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday December 5th at 7 pm. 

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Music: Gift of Holiday Music, Haggin Auditorium

December 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Haggin Auditorium at Transylvania University,
Lexington, KY United States
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On Friday, Dec. 5th, Transylvania will host the Gift of Holiday Music Concert over at Transy’s Haggin Auditorium. “Ring in the season with A Gift of Holiday Music Concert, a local favorite featuring the Transylvania Band, the Transylvania Chamber Orchestra, the Transylvania University Choir, Women’s Chorus and Pioneer Voices Men’s Choir. Offering beloved secular and sacred melodies, each group will perform a short set and then appear together for a single song. This concert is free and open to the…

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UK Holiday Collage Concert, Singletary Center

December 6 - 7
Singletary Center,
UK, Lexington, KY United States
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The University of Kentucky Choirs present the 17th annual Collage concert, featuring The Lexington Singers, The Lexington Singers Children’s Chorus, and vocalists and musicians from the UK School of Music and the Lexington community. December 6: 2 pm & 7:30 pm December 7: 3 pm

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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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GIGS: Nashville Pussy/ Valient Thor/ Against The Grain, Cosmic Charlies

December 6 @ 10:00 pm - December 7 @ 12:00 am
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Nashville Pussy will perform along with Valient Thor and Against The Grain at Cosmic Charlie’s. “Nashville Pussy have celebrated their brand of genuine rock n’ roll for more than a decade, in classic style at times, surprising at others, but always earthy, raw and unadulterated. The band’s mastermind Blaine Cartwright (vocals, guitar), his wife Ruyter Suys (guitar), Karen Cuda (bass) and Jeremy Thompson (drums) make up Nashville Pussy. Valient Thor is a nomadic rock band from North Carolina. Against The…

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GIGS: Jovontaes/ Nest Egg/ The NEC, Everyone Lives Everyone Wins, The Green Lantern

December 6 @ 10:00 pm - December 7 @ 12:00 am
The Green Lantern,
497 West Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Local jam band Jovontaes will perform along with drone-rock group Everyone Lives Everyone Wins at the Green Lantern.

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Woodsongs: Daniel Champagne, Lyric Theatre

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Woodsongs: Daniel Champagne and Blair Crimmons perform at the Lyric Theatre at 7 pm on December 8.

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GIGS: Dopapod/ Tauk, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 9 @ 10:00 pm - December 10 @ 12:00 am
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On Tuesday, December 9th Dopapod will perform with Tauk a four piece funk band, at Cosmic Charlie’s.

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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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Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Lyric Theatre

December 12 - 13
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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December 12: 7:30 pm December 13: 2 pm | 7:30 pm​ “Amahl and the Night Visitors, A holiday classic for the whole family, is an English opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti. It was commissioned by NBC, performed on television on December 24, 1951. It was the first opera specifically composed for television in America. UK Opera Theatre’s Undergraduate Studio presents the opera with members of the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras. For tickets, call The Lyric Box Office…

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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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GIGS: C2 and the Brothers Reed, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 12 @ 10:00 pm - December 13 @ 12:00 am
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On Friday, December 12th C2 and the Brothers Reed, a Lexington rock and roll band will perform at Cosmic Charlie’s at 10pm. Doors open at 9pm.  

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Concert: Chamber Chorale, Second Presbyterian Church

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Second Presbyterian Church,
460 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On December 13, the Lexington Chamber Chorale presents Before the Marvel of This Night at Second Presbyterian Church. The annual Christmas concert will include a sing-along and be followed by a reception with delicious treats and a raffle. In addition to fresh arrangements of familiar carols from around the world, the Chorale will sing selections from Messiah. Share the Chorale’s traditions and join us for this holiday celebration.

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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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Alltech Holiday Celebration of Song, Victorian Square

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Victorian Square,
Lexington, KY United States
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December 14 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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MUSIC: CKYO Winter Concert, Singletary Center

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Singletary Center,
Lexington, United States
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The Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra will present its winter concert on Sunday, December 14th at 7:30 pm.

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Gig: Restless Leg String Band, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 14 @ 10:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday Service: Restless Leg String Band at Cosmic Charlie’s: December 14 at 10 pm.

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MUSIC: Beaumont Middle School Winter Concert, Singletary Center

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Singletary Center,
405 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Beaumont Middle School presents its’ winter concert on Monday, December 15th at 6 pm.

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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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Ballet: The Nutcracker, Lexington Opera House

December 19 - 21
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Lexington Ballet presents The Nutcracker. “A perennial holiday favorite returns to the Lexington Opera House in an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by Lexington Ballet Company and set to the timeless music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker tells the delightful story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful rat king before embarking on a journey through the Land of Snow…

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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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Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas, UK Singletary Center

December 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“Now in its 17th season, Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a remote farmhouse in the parish of Teampall an Ghleanntáin in the west of Ireland – when the neighboring families gather around the fire to grace the wintry night with the haunting melodies of traditional Irish Christmas carols, to raise the rafters with the joy of music, to knock sparks off the flagstone floor with traditional dances, and to…

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Gig: The Tall Boys, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Sunday Service: The Tall Boys at Cosmic Charlie’s: December 21 at 9 pm.

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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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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 @ 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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Gigs: Restless Leg String Band, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 28 @ 10:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Sunday Service: Restless Leg String Band at Cosmic Charlie’s: December 28 at 10 pm.

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New Year’s Eve Jazz: Ute Lemper, Lexington Opera House

December 31 @ 7:30 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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“The Lexington Philharmonic ends 2014 in style in a performance with cabaret and jazz singer, Ute Lemper. At the Lexington Opera House, Ute will conjure the sultry atmosphere of the Moulin Rouge, performing the music of Edith Piaff, Gershwin, Weill, and more.”

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January 2015

Concert: Travis Tritt, Lexington Opera House

January 9, 2015 @ 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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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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Broadway: Guys and Dolls, Lexington Opera House

January 23, 2015 - January 25, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Broadway Live and the Opera House Fund present Guys and Dolls January 23-25 “Bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, GUYS AND DOLLS celebrates Broadway’s golden era with one of the greatest scores ever written for a musical by the legendary Frank Loesser, masterfully witty book and lyrics by Joe Swerling and comedy legend Abe Burrows, and the glorious Damon Runyon’s comic book world of 1940s Times Square New York City. Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – GUYS…

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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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Black Jacket Symphony, Lexington Opera House

January 30, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“The Black Jacket Symphony returns to the Lexington Opera House to perform Eagles’ Hotel California on January 30th. ​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…

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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

Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher, Lexington Opera House

February 6, 2015 - February 8, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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Broadway Live and the Opera House Fund present Peter and the Starcatcher at the Lexington Opera House February 6 – 8. “Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour!  Hailed by the New York Times as “The most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” this comedy takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew.  The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let…

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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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Concert: Acoustikats, Student Center Ballroom

February 13, 2015 @ 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 For Mission: Everett McCorvey, First Presbyterian Church

February 24, 2015 @ 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, 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

Opera: The Tales of Hoffman, Lexington Opera House

March 5, 2015 - March 8, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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UK Opera Theatre and OperaLex present The Tales of Hoffman at the Lexington Opera House March 5-8. “A first in UK Opera Theatre history, Jacques Offenbach’s French fantasy The Tales of Hoffmann will be presented to the Central Kentucky community in March 2015. Stage Director David Lefkowich, director of Kentucky Opera’s November 2013 production of “Simon Boccanegra,” comes to Lexington to bring to life the opera featuring tenors, Gregory Turay and Jonathan Parham. Lefkowich and Turay last worked together in the 2004 premiere of Julie Taymor’s “The Magic…

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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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