Wow. Just wow. I am thrilled beyond measure how everyone stepped up to the plate, went above & beyond the call of duty, and the amazing turnout and vibe we had at the show. 2016 Lexi-Fest Festival was a raging success. Full house, no cancellations, almost stayed on scheduule (haha!), and raised a small chunk of change so we can add some up-grades to the 2017 Lexington Music Awards. I’ll up-date with an exact number soon.
2 p.m. Sept. 4 at Proud Mary BBQ, 9079 Old Richmond Rd. $10. 859-913-5611.
It’s called Lexi-Fest, a series of concert events begun in 2015 that have been designed to showcase as much of the stylistic range of the Lexington music community that can be squeezed into one bill in one day. The Lexington Music Awards, held early in the new year, figure into Lexi-Fest, too. The performances are a promotional device for the awards while encouraging networking for local artists and potential music industry contacts.
Mostly, though, Lexi-Fest is about music — lots of it. The series’ latest performance will be Sunday at Proud Mary BBQ and sports veterans and newcomers representing rock, pop, jazz, R&B, hip hop, folk, Americana, country and more.