Kathy Johnson

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WUKY Partners With BOB to Bring Bluegrass Music to the Masses in Lexington

Published: Jun 6, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 6, 2014)WUKY, the University of Kentucky's NPR station, will help usher in Best of Bluegrass, also commonly referred to as BOB, Monday, June 9 through Saturday, June 14.  As a prelude to the Festival of the Bluegrass, BOB  features several bluegrass music artists performing at various downtown Lexington venues as well as the Kentucky Horse Park. WUKY and other public broadcasters will broadcast and live-stream several of their performances.

 

Best of Bluegrass began last year as a way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Festival of the Bluegrass, the oldest bluegrass music festival in Kentucky, taking place at the Kentucky Horse Park June 12-15.  Developed initially by the Lexington Area Music Alliance (LAMA), BOB will also bring numerous street performers during selected hours to the downtown area. LAMA and BOB committee member Tom Martin also lauded the on-going level of volunteer and city cooperation.

 

“This is a great example of how like-minded people, local businesses and the local government can work together to create something special,” Martin said.

 

The Best of Bluegrass line-up and the events featured on WUKY:

 

Monday, June 9

·         Special Consensus on WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour

7 p.m., The Lyric Theater — ticketed: $10 admission, WoodSongs Partners admitted free

·         Town Mountain & Lonesome River Band

8 p.m., Natasha’s — Free

WUKY live streams on www.wuky.org

 

Tuesday, June 10

·         Newtown

7 p.m., Southland Jamboree, Southland Drive — Free

·         The Roys

8 p.m., Willie’s Locally Known — Free

·         Blind Corn Liquor Pickers & Blind Ricky

8 p.m., Al’s Bar — Free

 

Wednesday, June 11

·         The Misty Mountain String Band

6 p.m., Red Barn Radio, ArtsPlace — Free

·         Larry Cordle

8 p.m., Parlay Social — Free

WUKY live streams (if have wired broadband, not Wi-Fi) on www.wuky.org

·         Local Honeys & Steep Canyon Rangers

9 p.m., Paulie’s Toasted Barrel — Free

 

Thursday, June 12

·         Dale Ann Bradley

5:30, Thursday Night Live at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park— Free

·         Stone Cold Grass

8 p.m., Parlay Social — Free

WUKY live streams (if have wired broadband, not Wi-Fi) on www.wuky.org

·         The Bartley Brothers

8 p.m., Redmon’s — Free

 

For more information about BOB, visit www.bluegrasslex.com or www.wuky.orgFor more information on the Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park, visit: http://festivalofthebluegrass.com/.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT:  Gail Bennett, WUKY, 859-257-7049 or wukgail@uky.edu

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