Residents in Lexington are eagerly counting the days to one of the best weekly festivals of every summer.
Thursday Night Live in Lexington is a weekly event that is a benchmark of summer finally arriving. Every Thursday night, people gather in Cheapside Park in the lawn next to a historic courthouse and enjoy food and free music.
A mix of bands from blues to bluegrass to rock-n-roll entertain people who picnic in the grass and enjoy drinks from the many vendors. If you are visiting Lexington, Thursday Night Live (known locally as "TNL") is a great place to meet both local residents and travelers.
This year's Thursday Night Live will be different; a new glass pavilion has been erected in Cheapside Park which will make rain concerns a thing of the past.
Thursday Night Live begins on May 6 and continues every Thursday Night until October 28. People tend to gather around 5:30 p.m. or just after work.
TNL is held in Cheapside Park which is next to the old Courthouse between Main street and Short Street.
Thursday Night Live Band Schedule:
5/6 - Mother Jane
5/13 - The Big Maracas
5/20 - Domino
5/27 - The Stella Vees
6/3 - Business Time
6/10 - The Johnson Brothers
6/17 - Kenny Owens and Fun With Jello
6/24 - Coralee & The Townies
July 1 - Track 3
July 8 - TBA
7/15 - Swing Street
7/22 - Superfecta
7/29 - The Swells
8/5 - Conch Republic
8/12 Better Off Dead
8/19 - Cumulus Contest Winner - TBA
8/26 - The Johnson Brothers
9/2 - The City
9/9 - The Squirrels
9/16 - Kenny Owens and Fun With Jello
9/23 - Brother Barrett & The Barrows
10/14 - 10/28 - TBA
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