Welcome to our annual Summer Entertainment Guide. Each June, we compile schedules and other details for Lexington’s recurring summer series, festivals and other arts and entertainment events. Some are longstanding traditions in Lexington, many have just found their niche in recent years, and some are brand new events, starting this year. From concert and film series to art fairs, wine festivals, and antique car shows, Lexington and the surrounding areas offer no shortage of entertainment options for the warmer months. Read on for more info.
ONGOING, ALL SUMMER LONG:
7 p.m., Tuesdays through Sept. 4
Collins Bowling Alley Lawn, 205 Southland Dr.
The Southland Jamboree is back for its seventh season of operation, featuring weekly free bluegrassconcerts outside on the side lawn of Southland Parking lot. Presented by the Southland Association. Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food vendors are available.
June 5 Driving Rain
June 12 Kati Penn & Newtown
June 19 Stoney Creek
June 26 The Mountain Connection
July 3 The Velvet Blue
July 10 Stringtown
July 17 Jeff Van Clair
July 24 Dean Osborne Band
July 31 Laurel River Line
Aug. 7 Custom Made Bluegrass
Aug. 14 Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley
Aug. 21 2nd Time Around
Aug. 28 No Tools Loaned
Sept. 4 TBA
Big Band & Jazz Series
7 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays
June 4 – 26 at MoonDance at Midnight Pass Amphitheater
July 10 – Aug. 28 at Ecton Park
One of Lexington’s longest-running concert series, the Big Band & Jazz Series has traditionally taken place at Ecton Park each Tuesday evening throughout the summer.
This year, the first half of the series will take place at the new amphitheater at Beaumont, Moondance at Midnight Pass, with the final two months of the series resuming at Ecton Park.
The concerts feature live performances from regional jazz artists and big bands; all concerts are free and family friendly. Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and pack a picnic dinner.
Moondance at Midnight Pass Amphitheater
June 5 Joey & the Cruisers
June 12 Osland Daily Jazztet
June 19 Dan Brock & Friends
June 26 Tim Lake Little Big Band
July 10 Lexington Concert Band
July 17 Colonel’s Choice
July 24 Jay Flippin & Friends
July 31 Ozone
Aug. 7 Walnut Street Ragtime Ramblers
Aug. 14 Rick Cook Quintet
Aug. 21 Jazzberry Jam
Aug. 28 DiMartino Osland Jazz Orchestra
Summer Classics Film Series
Wednesdays through Sept. 5
1:30 and 7:15 p.m.
Kentucky Theater, 214 E. Main St.
All seats are $5
The movie industry’s transition from 35mm film to digital projection has created obstacles for theaters to obtain quality prints of many old films, but downtown Lexington’s historic Kentucky Theatre isn’t letting that put a damper on their efforts to showcase classic films each week throughout the summer for the Summer Classics Film Series.
Starting May 30 and running through the first week of September, the Kentucky will showcase a different classic film each Wednesday afternoon and evening, taking into account fan requests received throughout the year as much as possible. All films are shown via 35mm prints with reel-to-reel projection.
June 6 “The Wizard of Oz,” directed by Victor Fleming (1939; original IB technicolor print)
June 13 “Johnny Guitar,” directed by Nicholas Ray (1954; rare studio vault print)
June 20 “Ghostbusters,” directed by Ivan Reitman (1984; new 35mm print)
June 27 “Annie Hall,” directed by Woody Allen (1977)
July 4 “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington” directed by Frank Capra (1939)
July 11 “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” directed by Stanley Kramer (1963)
July 18 “Casablanca,” directed by Michael Curtiz (1942)
July 25 “Carousel,” directed by Henry King (1956; new restored 35mm print)
Aug. 1 “Notorious,” directed by Alfred Hitchcock (1946)
Aug. 8 “Mary Poppins,” directed by Robert Stevenson (1964)
Aug. 15 “The Manchurian Candidate,” directed by John Frankenheimer (1962; the last surviving 35mm print of this film in the country)
Aug. 22 “Pillow Talk,” directed by Michael Gordon (1959)
Aug. 29 “White Heat,” directed by Raoul Walsh (1949)
Sept. 5 “The Leopard,” directed by Luchino Visconti (1963; new restored 35mm print)
Central Bank Thursday Night Live
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 18 (music starts at 5:30)
Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park
The increasingly-popular Thursday Night Live concert series returns this year. Organized by the Downtown Lexington Corporation, the series features local artists in a variety of musical styles, food and beer vendors, and free admission.
June 7 Stooges Brass Band
June 14 Ralph Curtis – Johnny Cash Tribute Artist
June 21 Kenny Owens
June 28 The Squirrels
July 5 Better off Dead
July 12 The Tim Talbert Project
July 19 Oh My Me
July 26 The Twiggenburys
Aug. 2 Rebel Without A Cause
Aug. 9 Conch Republic
Aug. 16 Kenny Owens
Aug. 23 Superfecta
Aug. 30 Catch 22
Sept. 6 Sixtyfourwest
Sept. 13 Girls, Guns and Glory
Sept. 20 The Big Maracas
Sept. 27 Coralee & The Townies
Oct. 4 Chris Campbell Band
Oct. 11 Blind Corn Liquor Pickers
Oct. 18 The Payback – James Brown tribute band
Fountain Films on Friday
Every other Friday, from June 1 – Aug. 24.
Movies start at dusk, with pre-show activities starting earlier in the evening
Triangle Park (between W. Main and W. Vine St., just west of Broadway)
This year marks the inaugural film series at the recently renovated Triangle Park, with free movies shown on an inflatable screen.
Organized by the Downtown Lexington Corporation, the films chosen are a mix of contemporary and classics with a broad, family-friendly appeal. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
June 1 “Breaking Away”
June 15 “Dirty Dancing”
June 29 “1776”
July 13 “Sahara”
July 27 “Chocolat”
Aug. 10 “Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom”
Aug. 24 “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off”
Equus Run Music Series
1280 Moores Mill Rd., Midway
This year’s summer entertainment schedule at Equus Run Vineyard includes free live music on Sunday afternoons in June and July, and a monthly Saturday night concert series. Equus Run has a full stage, large lawn for dancing and a beautiful country backdrop.
Tunes in the Vine
2 - 4 p.m. Sundays in June and July; Free live music on the Equus Run patio
June 3 Beth Burden
June 10 Still Kickin Band
June 17 Great Shoes Band
July 1 TBA
July 8 Dudley Roberts
July 15 Lisa Raymond
July 22 Jasmine Band
July 29 David White
Summer Concert Series
Gates at 4 p.m. (Dinner from 5:30 - 7 p.m.)
Live Music at 7 p.m.
July 14 Jordan English
Aug. 11 BAJA Jazz Big Band
Sept. 8 Old School Band
Talon Winery Music Series
7086 Tates Creek Rd.
Talon Winery’s summer entertainment schedule features free live music on select Fridays, a series of weekend fundraiser concerts from June through September, and a local, one-day jazz festival.
Live Music Fridays (Jazz on the porch)
5 – 8 p.m.
June 29 Mark Gardner & Company
Aug. 31 Mark Gardner & Company
Sept. 28 Baja Yetis
Lexington Jazz Festival
June 3, 1 - 7 p.m.
$15 in advance; $20 at the gate. Children under 12 are free.
Presented by the Jazz Arts Foundation and Bluegrass Community and Technical College in conjunction with Talon Winery, the Lexington Jazz Festival features a variety of local and regional jazz musicians. Concessions, wine and beer will be available for purchase; organizers recommend bringing lawn chairs and blankets for seating.
Lineup includes Baja Yetis; Jamey Aebersold Quartet; Jazz Collective with vocalist Gail Winers; Ben Lacy and Bob Bryant Duo; and O-Zone.
Concerts benefit the charity listed. All shows are from 6 - 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
June 2 UK Children's Hospital
July 14 MacKenna Foundation
July 28 American Diabetes Association
Aug. 17 Lexington Humane Society (7 - 10 p.m.)
Sept. 21 Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center
Free Friday Flicks
Fridays in June (rain date: July 6)
Pre-show activities begin at 7 p.m.;
movies begin at dusk
Jacobson Park, 4001 Athens Boonesboro Rd.
The family-friendly film series Free Friday Flicks, which offers newly released movies in an outdoor park setting, celebrates 17 years this June. The event also features children’s games and a petting zoo, all for free. Concessions are available on site as well. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on, and picnic dinners are allowed.
June 1 “Cars 2”
June 8 “The Muppets”
June 15 “Dolphin Tale”
June 22 “Puss in Boots”
June 29 “Adventures of Tin Tin”
Festival of the Bluegrass
June 7 - 10
Kentucky Horse Park Campground
For the 39th consecutive year, some of the biggest names in bluegrass music (listed below) will converge at the Kentucky Horse Park campground for the oldest family-run bluegrass festival in the country, the Festival of the Bluegrass.
Music begins at 7 p.m. on June 7 and concludes with a gospel show on the morning of June 10. On the days in between, music begins at 1 p.m. and runs until after midnight.
Started in 1974 by Bob and Jean Cornett, this event is attended by thousands or new and returning fans. At its heart, the mission of the festival is to maintain the roots of bluegrass music in Kentucky and to honor the community spirit of evenings spent on front porches throughout Appalachia. The same spirit can be found in the pop-up “villages” around the campground, where the music spills beyond the stage to individual campsites.
Individual day and four-day ticket packages are available with or without camping, which can be ordered through the festival’s website.
Lonesome River Band
IIIrd Tyme Out
The Moron Brothers
The Seldom Scene
23 String Band
J.D. Crowe & The New South
Dry Branch Fire Squad
My Favorite Bluegrass Band
Great American Brass Festival
June 7 - 10
Danville, Ky. (multiple venues; visit the
festival’s website for more information)
Back for a 23rd year, the Great American Brass Festival will honor one of its finest planners and performers. The festival will celebrate and salute one of American’s most renowned performers, Vincent DiMartino, co-founder of the GABBF, on his retirement at Centre College.
Subtitled “Trumpetissimo” in honor of this virtuoso on the cornet and trumpet, the GABBF will draw some of the world’s finest trumpeters and an amazing array of other outstanding soloists.
The festival is a one-of-a-kind event committed to preserving brass band music through performance and education, while seeking to showcase diversity in brass through a variety of genres, presentations and performances. The festival brings in the best brass musicians in the world to its stages, who can be enjoyed free of charge in historic Danville, Ky. This event brings tens of thousands of people together to enjoy a beautiful weekend of music, family and fun.
Visit the festival’s website for a complete list of performers, schedules and a list of other planned activities. (Select musicians from this year’s festival will be performing at Thursday Night Live in Cheapside Park from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. June 7.)
It’s a Grand Night for Singing
7:30 p.m. June 8 - 9; 15 - 16
2 p.m. June 10, 17
Singletary Center for the Arts
Produced by UK Opera Theatre, this musical extravaganza – which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this season – is hailed as the official start to the summer music season in Lexington.
This evening of Broadway and pop music plays to sold out audiences each performance, so consider getting tickets in advance.
Over 100 performers, both UK students and Lexington residents, grace the stage at the Singletary Center for two weekends of dazzling song and dance numbers.
2012 Vintage Kentucky Wine Festival
1 - 7 p.m., June 10
Discover what Kentucky wineries have to offer and share a bottle with friends while enjoying live local musical acts. Wineries from across the Bluegrass and the state will serve up samples of their wines and sell them by the glass or bottle. Light fare will also be available for sale.
Tickets are $25 per person and include 10 tasting vouchers and one commemorative wine glass. No sharing, please. Must be 21 to sample wines and must show valid I.D. to purchase tickets. Tickets will be sold at the event; additional sale locations and sale date are currently being determined.
Featured wineries for 2012:
Cedar Creek Vineyards (Somerset)
Chrisman Mill Vineyards (Nicholasville)
Chuckleberry Farm & Winery (Bloomfield)
Elk Creek Vineyards (Owenton)
Equus Run Vineyards (Midway)
Generation Hill Winery (Alexandria)
Horseshoe Bend Vineyards (Willisburg)
Purple Toad Winery (Paducah)
Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery (New Castle)
Talon Winery (Lexington)
Black Barn Winery (Lexington)
Ashland Lawn Party
5:30 - 9:30 p.m. June 16
Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate
Now in its 17th year, the lawn party is Ashland’s single-most important fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the preservation of the estate, a National Historic Landmark that includes the Clay family mansion, and 17 acres of elegant gardens, walking paths and green space.
The Ashland Lawn Party, hosted this year by honorary chairs Jon and Lucille Carloftis, promises to be an elegant evening of cocktails, jazz entertainment by Ozone, dinner by Dupree Catering, and a live auction – all on the estate’s back lawn.
Tickets are $100 per person ($75 for attendees 35 and younger).
Francisco’s Farm Art Festival
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. June 23
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. June 24
Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd., Midway
$10 per vehicle
Now in it’s ninth year, Francisco’s Farm Art Festival – named in honor of the original Midway landowner, Col. John Francisco – is a blend of juried art, live music and delicious food set on the beautiful grounds of Equus Run Winery. This year, the Lexington Art League will join Midway Renaissance Inc. and the winery in presenting the festival.
The two-day event will feature artist demonstrations, live music (listed below) and kids activities, as well as more than 100 artists from 15 states – all of whom where juried into the event in 2011. Festival-goers will be able to purchase fine art and mingle with the professional artists in the relaxed vineyard atmosphere.
Francisco’s Farm Art Festival was named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society and a Top 10 Festival by the Kentucky Tourism Council in 2011. It has also been recognized by American Style Magazine as a Top 10 Art Fair and Festival.
12 p.m., Seth Murphy Band
1:45 p.m., Grandfather Sycamore
3:30 p.m., Alma Gitana
1 p.m., Tall, Dark & Handsome
3 p.m., Stringtown Band
Lexington Pride Festival
11 a.m. - 9 p.m. June 30
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Lexington Pride Festival, which, according to festival chair Paul Brown, has seen tremendous growth toward its goal of valuing diversity among people.
With more acts, vendors and participants than ever before, the festival has grown to be the region’s up-and-coming festival for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning community and its allies.
The Lexington Pride Festival, which draws crowds upwards of 10,000 people to downtown Lexington, began in 2008 as a means to celebrate diversity in central Kentucky. Participants from all over the state and surrounding areas have the opportunity to listen to quality singers and songwriters, view and read art and literature, purchase merchandise, and interact with members of the LGBT community.
This year’s schedule of entertainment includes: musicians Beth Burden, Domino, Robbie Bartlett and Reel World String Band; performances by members of the Lexington Children’s Theatre; drag shows featuring Chelsea Pearl, Hunter Hayes, and ShotZ; and appearances by Mr. LexPride 2012 Clayton Burchell and Miss LexPride 2012 Georgia Peach.
The Lexington Pride Festival will take place rain or shine. The festival’s message of valuing diversity among people will be on display everywhere, especially on the t-shirts sponsored by Cincy Apparel.
2012 Fourth of July Festival
June 29 - July 7
Events are scheduled at various locations
More than a week’s worth of activities have been scheduled this year to mark the Fourth of July, beginning with Thursday Night Live on June 29 and ending with the annual Red, White & BOOM Concert at Whitaker Bank Ballpark on July 7.
Visit the Downtown Lexington Corporation’s website for a list of scheduled events and to download vendor, parade and pie contest applications.
2012 Schedule of Events
Central Bank Thursday Night Live featuring The Squirrels. 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Cheapside Park.
Fountain Films on Friday featuring “1776.” Movie begins at dusk at Triangle Park.
DLC Artists’ Market. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lexington History Museum.
Lexington Farmers Market. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cheapside Park.
Great American Pie Contest & Ice Cream Social. 12 - 1 p.m. Cheapside Park.
Patriotic Music Concert featuring the Lexington Philharmonic and Lexington Singers. 8 p.m. Transylvania University and Gratz Park.
Bluegrass 10,000. 7:30 a.m. Downtown Lexington.
Downtown Street Festival. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Music and other entertainment will be held at stages at Cheapside Park, Lexington History Museum on Short Street, Centrepointe Lot, Phoenix Park and Upper Courthouse Plaza.)
Kids Zone Activities. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (corner of Short Street and North Limestone).
Reading of the Declaration of Independence. Following Bluegrass 10,000 ceremony in front of Fifth Third Bank on Main Street.
Fourth of July Parade. 2 p.m. Parade route starts on Midland Avenue and proceeds down Main Street to Broadway.
July 4th Live. 7 - 9 p.m. Band and location to be announced.
Downtown Fireworks. 10 p.m.
Thursday Night Live featuring Better Off Dead. 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Cheapside Park.
Red, White & BOOM Concert. 12 - 10 p.m. Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
Shows begin at dark, with pre-showactivities starting earlier.
July 11 – 15; 18 – 22; 25 – 29
University of Kentucky Arboretum, 500 Alumni Dr.
For three weeks each July, the Kentucky Conser-vatory Theatre presents a theater festival in the tradition of Lexington’s longstanding Shakespeare in the Park event, featuring at least one Shake-speare production, and other selections from a classic and modern repertoire. This year’s schedule is as follows:
July 11 – 15 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Adam Luckey
July 18 – 22 “A Streetcar Named Desire,” directed by Joe Ferrell
July 25 – 29 “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” directed by Beth Kirchner
Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair
July 12 - 22 (gates open at 5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.; 3 p.m. Sat. - Sun.)
Masterson Station Park
For over 51 years, the Lexington Lions Club has presented the Bluegrass Fair, which raises funds for organizations to provide vision and hearing services to people who cannot afford them. From the first years located at Red Mile to its current home in Masterson Station Park, the fair continues to provide family-friendly fun and be an agricultural showcase for people from central Kentucky.
The fair features over 100 rides, games and other scheduled events; highlights are listed below. Visit the fair’s website for a complete schedule of nightly entertainment.
Helicopter Trapeze-Extreme Team Air Show. 6:30, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri.; 5:30, 8:30, 10 p.m. Sat. - Sun.
Mama Lou: American Strong Woman Show. 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m. Mon. - Fri.; 5, 7, 9 p.m. Sat. - Sun.
Miss Bluegrass Fair Pageant. 6:30 p.m. July 13.
Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Contest. Viewings 3 - 10 p.m. July 14 - 15.
Kentucky Bluegrass Corn Hole Competition. 4:30 p.m. July 14 (registration at 3 p.m.).
Bluegrass Fair Diaper Dash. 6:30 p.m. July 16 (registration at 5 p.m.).
Miss Bluegrass Fair Teen Pageant. 6:30 p.m. July 17.
Fayette County Farm Bureau Outstanding Youth & Variety Talent Contest. 7:30 p.m. July 18.
Miss Bluegrass Fair Pre-teen Pageant. 6:30 p.m. July 19.
2012 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. July 21
Keeneland Race Course
The ninth annual Keeneland Concours d’Elegance will once again bring more than 150 classic and collector automobiles and motorcycles to the grounds at Keeneland Race Course.
This year’s featured marque is Packard, and collectors from across the country will compete for trophies in 18 classes of classic, vintage and exotic autos and motorcycles. Packard autos will be divided into pre-war and post-war classes. Packard cars were manufactured from 1899 to 1958 in Detroit and South Bend, Ind., and were the top luxury cars of their day, owned by celebrities and titans of industry. Packards introduced many innovations, including the first production 12-cylinder engine and the first air conditioning in a passenger car.
Other featured classes include motorcycle preservation and racing, with historic NASCAR racers. Along with the presentation of vehicles, other popular events during the include the Car Club Paddock, silent auction, sports car raffle and Gear Down after party.
In addition to the full-day Concours on July 21, other events include the preview party and Maserati Mingle (June 15), Bourbon Tour (July 19), Hangar Bash (July 20), and the Tour d’Elegance (July 22). Information on all events can be found on the event website.
Ballet Under the Stars
8 p.m. (pre-show); 9 p.m. (main curtain)
Aug. 2 - 5
Celebrating its 23rd year, people of all ages will gather to enjoy ballet theatre in the relaxed, casual setting of Woodland Park during Ballet Under the Stars, which once again will feature professional dancers from the Kentucky Ballet Theatre and the Lexington Ballet Company.
Lawn chairs and/or blankets should be brought for seating, and patrons may pack a picnic dinner or purchase concessions on-site.
The evening will begin at 8 p.m. with a pre-show of “Tinkerbell & the Fairy Ball,” which will be performed by young dancers from area dance schools, and will be followed by the main curtain at 9 p.m.
American Founders Bank Woodland Art Fair
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Aug. 18
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Aug. 19
The 37th annual American Founders Band Woodland Art Fair, produced by Lexington Art League and LFUCG’s Parks and Recreation, is Lexington largest, free, outdoor cultural event, with over 65,000 visitors coming to Woodland Park during the two-day event.
In addition to 200 of the nation’s finest juried artists, the fair offers free live entertainment on the gazebo stage (listed below), hands-on activities for children and families in the KidZone (also listed below), free interactive demonstrations, free shuttle transportation from American Founders Bank’s downtown location and Lextran Transit Center parking garage, a bike check, great concessions, and plenty of opportunity to discover art.
The fair has received several national, regional and local honors, including being voted a Top 200 Fine Art & Design Show in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society and a Top 10 festival by the Kentucky Tourism Council.
Visit LAL’s website later in the summer to see samples of artists’ work, a map of artists’ booths, or for more information on volunteer opportunities.
KidZone schedule of activities:
10 a.m. - Noon, Lexington Children’s Theatre (face painting)
11 a.m. - 5 p.m., The Explorium of Lexington (personal banners)
12 - 2 p.m., The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky (fabric collages)
2 - 4 p.m., Sisohpromatem Art Foundation
10 a.m. - Noon, Living Arts & Science Center (tissue flowers)
11 a.m. - 5 p.m., The Explorium of Lexington (personal banners)
12 - 2 p.m., Headley-Whitney Museum (animal arts)
2 - 4 p.m., Lexington Hearing & Speech Center (bird feeders)
10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Midlife Harmony
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Chris Weiss
1 - 2 p.m, Mother Jane
2:15 – 3:15 p.m., The Corduroy Road
3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Prefab Rehab
4:45 - 6 p.m., East to West
11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Willie Eames
12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Rakadu Gypsy Dancers
1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Carla Van Hoose
2:45 - 3:45 p.m., Dan Trisko
4 - 5 p.m., Chun Yen Twins
Artists and activities are subject to change.
Festival Latino de Lexington
7 - 11 p.m. Sept. 14
5 - 11 p.m. Sept. 15
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza
Last year over 30,000 people came together in a celebration of culture and heritage at the Festival Latino de Lexington.
Friday evening will be a tropical night, with music from the Caribbean and fireworks. Saturday will have more Latino music, dancing and country presentations. Both nights will also feature authentic Latino cuisine, art vendors, youth activities and more.
BOOMSLANG: A Celebration of Sound & Art
Sept. 20 – 23
Multiple venues throughout downtown Lexington
2012 marks the fourth year that the University of Kentucky’s student and community radio station, WRFL, will present a weekend-long festival celebrating under-the-radar music and art.
The festival utilizes various live music venues, including Cosmic Charlie’s, Buster’s and Natasha’s, and is an extension of WRFL’s mission to provide a platform for music not typically heard on mainstream radio and to offer affordable and interesting live music and cultural events for the community. This year’s line-up and more information can be found on the website in the coming weeks and months.