If free live music is on your summer to-do list, there is something nearly every night of the week this summer. Don’t forget your picnic basket and lawn chair.
Southland Jamboree: 7 pm at Moondance Amphitheatre every Monday
Southland Jamboree has relocated this year from its home on Southland Drive to Moondance Amphitheatre.
June 1: Laurel River Line
June 8: Mountain Connection
June 15: Dale Ann Bradley
June 22: NewTown
June 29: Cane Run Bluegrass
July 6: Blue Eagle Band
July 13: Michael Cleveland
July 20: Custom Made Bluegrass
July 27: Dean Osborne
August 3: Stone Cold Grass
August 10: Half Past Lonesome
August 17: Samantha Cunningham & Friends
August 24: Dover Creek
JUNE Big Band & Jazz: 7 pm at Moondance Amphitheater on Tuesdays
June 2: Joey & the Cruisers
June 9: Walnut Street Ramblers
June 16: Tim Lake & the Blue Jazz Ramblers
June 23: Lexington Concert Band
June 30: Dimartino Osland Jazz Orchestra
The Big Band & Jazz series begins the season at Moondance. Picnics are encouraged and patrons should bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.
JULY AND AUGUST Big Band & Jazz: 7 pm at Ecton Park on Tuesdays
July 7: Colonel’s Choice
July 14: Dan Brock & Friends
July 21: Osland Dailey Jazztet
July 28: Jazzberry Jam
August 4: Lexington Concert Band
August 11: Rick Cook Quintet
August 18: Dave Shelton Jazz Quintet
August 25: (Rain Date)
The Big Band and Jazz series continues the season in July and August at Ecton Park.
Thursday Night Live: 5 pm Thursdays at Cheapside Pavilion
June 4: The Trendells
June 11: Encore of Lexington
June 18: The Johnson Brothers
June 25: Rebel Without A Cause
July 2: The Tim Talbert Project
July 9: SixtyFourWest
July 16: Better Off Dead
July 23: Prime Cut Band
July 30: The Bobby Perry Band
August 6: The Big Maracas
August 13: Lauren Mink Band
August 20: Conch Republic
August 27: Kenny Owens
September 3: Mercy Men
September 10: Big Black Cadillac
September 17: Girls Guns & Glory
September 24: The Barrows
October 1: Five Below Band
October 8: Blind Corn Liquor Pickers
October 15: The Twiggenbury’s
October 22: Tony and the Tanlines
Summer Nights in Suburbia: 7 pm at Moondance Amphitheater on Fridays
June 5: Johnson Brothers
June 12: C the Beat
June 19: New Country Rehab
June 26: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
August 7: The Stella Vees
August 14: Brian Owens & the Soul of Cash
August 21: Bridge 19
August 28: Bear Medicine
September 4: Coralee & the Townies
Summer Nights in Suburbia concert series. Held from 7 to 9 pm on Friday nights in May, June and August at Moon Dance Amphitheater in Beaumont Center, this weekly event will feature a wide variety of live bands. There will also be food and beverage trucks onsite. Remember to bring your lawn chair or blanket for seating.
Phoenix Fridays: 5 pm at Phoenix Park
July 17: Kopecky, A.J. Ghent, and The Wags
This live music series is the third Friday of May through August in Phoenix Park at the corner of Main and Limestone. Live music begins at 5:30.
This article also appears on page 6 of the June 2015 print issue of Ace, the 2015 Lexington Summer Guide.
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