July 4th Weekend Guide
(See Ace List, p. 13, for more on the weekend’s activities)

Wednesday, July 3

8 p.m. Patriotic Music Concert. Transylvania University/Gratz Park.

Thursday, July 4
Thom “Mysto” Murphy -“Uncle Sam”

Sunup to Sellout: Farmers' Market at Maxwell and Broadway (up the hill). Grab your picnic fixin's early.

8 a.m. Annual Bluegrass 10,000. Starting line at the Herald Leader, Main and Midland.

9 a.m.-7p.m. Arts and Crafts. Vendors on Vine/Food Fair. Vine St.

9:30 a.m. BRIK City. Phoenix Park.

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Young Urban Professionals.
Triangle Park. Live rock music.

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Tim Lake and the Little Big Band.
Radisson on Vine St. Live bluegrass/jazz/blues music.

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. The Swing Masters.
Financial Center. Live Big Band music.

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. The German Band.
PNC Bank. Live music.

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The Main Street Brass.
147 W. Vine St. Live patriotic/nostalgic music.

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Mountain Echos.
Transit Center. Live old-time mountain music.

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Lexington Brass Quintet. Phoenix Park.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 – 7 p.m. Children's Activities. Kentucky Utilities Lot on Quality.

10 :30 a.m. Bluegrass 10, 000 Awards Ceremony. Courthouse.

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Dan Jackson. Live variety/Motown music. Triangle Park.

11 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. The Dixiecats. Radisson on Vine St. Live Dixieland Jazz.

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The Lexington Concert Band. Financial Center.

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Phyllidia's Desert Dancers. PNC Bank. Belly dance performers.

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The Jazz Arts Foundation Youth Ensemble. Transit Center.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. O.C. Smith and Jennifer Combs. 147 W. Vine St. Live rock/R&B music.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Bluegrass Dulcimer Club. Corner of Mill and Vine streets.

Noon Waiters' Race. Phoenix Park.

Noon Reading of the Declaration of Independence. Courthouse Steps.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. The Wheelers Dealers Square Dance Club. Corner of Mill and Vine.

12:45 – 2 p.m. Hip Hop Nation. Triangle Park. Live Hip Hop music

12:45 – 2 p.m. Joey and the Cruisers. Radisson on Vine. Live 50s and 60s music.

12:45 – 2 p.m. The Mighty Gospel Harmonizers . PNC Bank. Live Gospel music.

12:45 – 2 p.m. The Wizards of Dance. Financial Center. Live clogging.

1 – 1:45 p.m. Brett Meers. 147 W. Vine St. Live jazz saxophonist.

2 p.m. Home for the 4th Parade
Main/Vine streets

1- 3 p.m. Watch the Parade with Ace Weekly and First Security in the First Security parking lot, corner of Rose and Main. (Shaded drive-thru. Water hose for heat-emergencies) Lemonade, iced teas, and iced coffees provided by Common Grounds. Ice cream by Marble Slab Creamery.

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Zydeco Bon. Triangle Park. Live Louisiana Cajun music.

3:15 – 5 p.m. The Johnson Brothers. Radisson on Vine. Live 70s rock music.

3:15 – 5 p.m. The Rock Stars of Soul. PNC Bank. Live soul music.

3:15 – 5 p.m. The Colonel's Choice. Phoenix Park. Live Dixieland jazz.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Fredrick and Tundra Russell. 147 W. Vine St. Live R&B music.

3:30 – 5:30 p.m. A Song in the Mountain Song & Dance Troupe. Corner of Mill and Vine streets.

4 p.m. Fourth of July Music.
Everybody's Church 156 N. Broadway.

4:45 – 5:45 p.m. Latin Fiesta. 147 W. Vine St. Live DJ.

5:15 – 7 p.m. Lexington Blues Society. Triangle Park.

5:30 – 7 p.m. Eclipse. Radisson on Vine. Live 50s and 60s music.

5:30 – 7 p.m. The Charlie Sutton Band. Financial Center. Live old standard music.

5:30 – 7 p.m. The Dawn Dancers. PNC Bank. Live soul variety music.

5:30 – 7 p.m. Stairway to Zeppelin. Phoenix Park. Live Led Zepplin covers/Variety music.

5:30 – 7 p.m. Ron Harris and the Knott Brothers. Transit Center. Live blues music.

6 – 7 p.m. MAD About Country. 147 W. Vine St. Live country music.

6 - 7 p.m. Patti Butcher. 147 W. Vine St. Blues Band.

6 – 10 p.m. K-93 Fun Festival Rupp Arena/Cox St. Lot

Rupp Arena/Cox St. Lot

Midnight. Midnight Movie at Kentucky Theatre (2001: A Space Odyssey). Main Street.

see Ace List.


Parking sites

Bank of the Bluegrass
Bank One
Community Trust
300 W. Vine St. Parking Structure
Annex @ S. Broadway (across from Hyatt)
Fayette Co. Courthouse Parking Garage (enter from Barr St.)
Lexington Center Corp.
Lexington Chamber of Commerce
Lexington Financial Center
Lexington Herald-Leader
Lexington Public Library
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Gov’t Annex
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Gov’t Lot
National City Plaza
Nunn Building
Transit Center
Victorian Square

WHAT’s open, and when:

Ace Weekly closed Thursday July 4 and Friday July 5. (Voicemail will be checked regularly though.)

Chamber of Commerce will be closed Thursday July 4 and Friday July 5.

Lexington Herald-Leader regular delivery.

LFUCG closed Thursday, July 4. Many government offices closed Friday as well, or flex-staffed.

Post office closed July 4. (Don’t worry: get to know your neighbors on Friday, when the lines are sure to still be prolonged and snappish, when you make another futile attempt to buy the new overpriced first-class stamp.)

Trash: Urban County customers will have one pickup this week in lieu of two. No pickup on Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th. Recycling will have pickup on Wednesday, July 3rd. Yard waste will be picked up on Friday, July 5th.

Street Closings

Thursday, July 4

Third St. between Upper and Mill streets from 7p.m. to 11p.m.
Mill and Market between Second and Third St. from 7p.m. to 11p.m.
Downtown sections of Church, Limestone, Main, Mill, Rose, Second, Short ,Upper, and Vine St. and Martin Luther King Blvd. from 4:30 a.m. to noon.
Richmond Rd. between Ashland and St. Ann from 7 to 10 a.m.
Main St. between Rose and Broadway from 7 to 10 a.m.
Rose St. between High and Second from 7 to 11 a.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m.
Water St. between Rose and Limestone from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Main St. between Midland and Broadway from 2 to 5 p.m.
Vine St. between Rose and Broadway from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Broadway between Short and High from 2 to 4 p.m.
Jefferson St. between High and Main from 7 to 11 p.m.
Cox St. between Main and Old Frankfort from 7 to 11 p.m.

Times and routes subject to change.
If you’re on a street and it closes, exit safely and swiftly.