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Today’s Forecast

71º | 69% chance of precipitation
Sunrise 7:21 a.m. | Sunset 8:02 p.m.

Don’t just stand there, bust a move
A large crowd of people by a pavilion.
Stop by Tandy Park for live music, broadcasts from Keeneland + more. | Photo courtesy of VisitLex
Thursday Night Live returns to Fifth Third Pavilion in downtown this Thursday, April 4, which can only mean one thing — it’s outdoor concert season. If you’re looking to have a musical + fun-filled spring and summer, then allow us to introduce you to our outdoor live music guide.

Thursday Night Live
In the heart of downtown, this fan-favorite is the perfect post-work wind down with easy access to restaurants, food trucks, and beverage booths.
  • Thursdays, 5-8 p.m.
  • April 4-October 10 at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion in Tandy Park
Big Band & Jazz
Organized by Lexington Parks & Recreation, this is one of Lexington’s longest-running weekly concert series, going strong for 40+ years.
A group of people sitting in lawn chairs at a concert.

Kick back + relax with some live outdoor music this summer. | Photo provided by Lexington Parks & Recreation

Summer Nights in Suburbia
The concert series runs the musical gamut + brings a surprise to each show featuring indie rock, blues, folk artists, and more. Gates open as early as 5:30 p.m.
  • Every other Friday, 7-9 p.m.
  • May 24-September 13 at Moondance Amphitheater
Eastside Evenings
Lexington Parks & Recreation’s newest outdoor concert series — taking over for the former Northside Nights — is bringing live funk, soul, and R&B music to the East End. Performances will be held on the showmobile stage, so don’t forget to grab a blanket, some chairs + get ready to boogie down.
  • Fridays, 6-8 p.m.
  • July 13, August 10, and September 7 at Charles Young Park
This series aims to recognize + elevate local talent by bringing to its stage the neighborhood’s musical acts.
  • Fourth Sunday every month, 6 p.m.
  • April 28-September 22 at Oleika Temple Great Lawn
Music on the Lawn
Sip specialty cocktails + snack on farm-fresh fare while listening to live music by the fire.
  • Every Friday + Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • May 3-October 26 at Shaker Village
All of the concerts listed here are free. You can find more free + ticketed options by clicking the button below.
Tuesday, April 2
  • Open Mic Night | Tuesday, April 2 | 7 p.m. | Comedy Off Broadway, 161 Lexington Green Cir., Ste. C4, Lexington | $5 | Come see some of the best up-and-coming comedic talent in the area, or pre-register to brave the stage yourself.
  • Trivia | Tuesday, April 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Twisted Cork, 145 Burt Rd., Lexington | Free | Challenge yourself + test your knowledge at trivia with Bob + Roberta.
Wednesday, April 3
  • Pause & Rest Yoga with Rebecca | Wednesday, April 3 | 6-7 p.m. | Lexington Salt Cave, 309 N. Ashland Ave., Ste. 180, Lexington | $26.50 | Enjoy some midweek relaxation for the body and mind with a guided restorative yoga class + yoga nidra meditation.
Thursday, April 4
  • Art on the Town at Thursday Night Live | Thursday, April 4 | 5-8 p.m. | Fifth Third Pavilion, 251 W. Main St., Lexington | Free | Shop from local artists and authors for paintings, drawings, jewelry, books, sculptures, and more during this weekly outdoor concert series.
Friday, April 5
  • Candlelight Spring: A Tribute to Coldplay | Friday, April 5 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Lyric Theatre & Cultural Center, 300 E. Third St., Lexington | $34-$56 | This multi-sensory musical experience will showcase a lush spring floral display as musicians perform songs from Coldplay among candlelight.
Saturday, April 6
  • Story Walk | Saturday, April 6 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | McConnell Springs Park, 416 Rebmann Ln., Lexington | Free | Take story time to a whole new level as you + the family find pages of a book posted throughout the trails of this local park.
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5 outdoor adventures to add to your spring bucket list
A variety of photos showcasing outdoor activities in Mercery County, including kayaking, live music, and golfing.
Explore the outdoors in Mercer County this spring. | Photos provided by Mercer County Tourism, gif by 6AM City
Need spring road trip inspo? Mercer County, located ~45 minutes from Lexington, is brimming with fun activities, like:
  • Hiking | Discover diverse wildlife on numerous trails.
  • Horseback riding | Saddle up to ride through farms + backcountry.
  • Golfing | Practice your swing at Bright Leaf Golf Resort’s 18 holes.
  • Swimming | Splash around in natural water features, including a lake, rivers, creeks + pools.
  • Playing | From music festivals and car shows to farm-to-table dinners, there’s an outdoor event for everyone.
News Notes
  • Get egg-cited, because Wild Eggs is expanding its presence in LEX with four new locations. The regional brunch chain currently has restaurants in Palomar and Hamburg + will soon announce the exact addresses of the new locations. The first is expected to open in August or September. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
  • $4 million. That’s how much the Aviation Museum of Kentucky received from the state to move from its current home. The museum will move to another part of the airport called WestLex + use the money to help build additional classroom space for its summer camps. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
  • Savor the flavors of spring with the new dinner menu at Lockbox. Small plates include additions like baked ricotta with Sunrise Bakery rye + grilled shrimp with artichokes and new potatoes. We can’t wait to dig into the mushroom risotto featuring local mushrooms and pine nuts.
  • While we’re still experiencing March Sadness, BBN gets one more chance to see Antonio Reeves play this month. The UK guard will participate in the Hanes Men’s 3-Point Championship at this week’s Final Four. Tune in to ESPN on Thursday, April 4 at 9 p.m. (UK Athletics)
  • Just in time for patio season, Harvey’s + Harvey’s Beer Garden are extending their hours. The two spots will now be open Wednesday-Sunday, 3 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Bonus: That means the weekday happy hour also gets extended. Enjoy deals like $8 glasses of wine from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Here’s some sippable fun. Every Thursday from now through August 31, Mirror Twin Brewing is donating $2 from every Tito’s drink to the Lexington Pit Crew. Keeping with the dog theme, the brewery wants you to create your own cocktail named after your pup. A randomly selected winner will be the featured drink each Thursday.
🌷 Build your own backyard oasis
A pollinator garden filled with flowers and native plants along the sidewalk
Pollinator gardens like this keep the bees + butterflies buzzing with happiness. | Photo provided by Fayette County Conservation District
Applications are now being accepted for the Fayette County Conservation District’s (FCCD) 2024 Backyard Conservation Program (BCP).

The program is celebrating five years of empowering Lexington residents to take conservation into their own hands and backyards. “Like all of FCCD’s programs, success is measured by participation, and every small-scale effort can result in meaningful change,” said Heather Silvanik, director of FCCD.

The program started in 2019 with hopes of having at least 20 people participate in building a pollinator garden. Since then, nearly 700 homes have implemented unique conservation projects including:
  • Rain gardens + barrels
  • Compost bins
  • Pollinator gardens
  • Apiary supplies
  • Bat houses
  • Wildlife habitat
  • Garden plots
  • Raised bed gardens
New this year, residents can receive support in converting their lawns to native grasses + installing permeable driveways.

Nitty gritty details

  • The program is a 50/50 split, with FCCD reimbursing up to $200
  • Open to homeowners + renters
  • Receipts, invoices, and photographs of completed projects should be submitted within 60 days of approval to receive reimbursement
  • Reimbursements could take up to six weeks
The Buy
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I recently read an article about the mental health benefits of being in nature + how a 2019 study found that only 22% of Americans spend time in nature once a week. In addition to my daily walks, I have now positioned my desk so I’m looking out my window at my pollinator garden. Seeing the new blooms + buzzing bees has been a game changer for my well being.
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