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Lexington's Local Music Scene

Submitted by jlbeam4 on Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:57 am

I've lived in Lexington my entire life. If there's one thing that has always seemed to ring true through the years about this town it's this: There are so many musicians in this town. With that, some of them decide to publicize their talents, form groups and play for crowds all around town, but you also have those who haven't quite reached the stage or who have been played long under the radar.  Lexington is home to an amazing independent, volunteer-run radio station, a premiere indie music blog, and countless talenteed musicians. Once you start looking, you'll come to find that Lexington's actually a pretty happenin' place, musically speaking.

Last night, I came from work, made a bite to eat and almost settled down into my normal evening routine. I felt bored though, anxious even. There must be something to do, I thought. I found out there was a local bluegrass band playing down at Al's Bar. It made my night. Where else can you guy to hear a bluegrass version of Talking Head's "This Must Be the Place" while munching on delicious sweet potato fries?


Local music, to me, is a part of the local art community, and it needs support. Art and music; these things spawn conversation, collaboration, creativity, and so much more. The potential for these things to affect the soul is immeasurable. I gurantee you there's a local lexington band out there to fit your favorite style of music, all you have to do is find it. There's also a ton of cool places to see the shows, too. And no, you don't always have to be 21 to enter. Bigger venue's like Buster's and Cosmic Charlies have 18+ shows frequently, and there are also a number of places like Pop's Resale, CD Central, and Common Grounds who regularly host local artists.

So, this weekend, I encourage to seek out some local music, if you're looking for something to do. I'm sure the band would dig it, and who knows, you might too.