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79º | 63% chance of precipitation
Sunrise 6:21 a.m. | Sunset 8:47 p.m.

👒 Show-stopping style
A crowd of people at Railbird Music Festival watching Weezer on stage.
Wow the crowd with a showstopping outfit courtesy of these local vintage stylists. | Photo by Nathan Zucker
Alright Railbirds. We’re just T-minus 10 days out from the biggest music festival in Lexington, and it’s time to start planning our outfits.

To get inspired, we asked a few local vintage shops — if they could style any artist from the Railbird lineup, who would it be + what would they wear? Also, what pro tips do they have for the attendees? Here’s what they had to say.

A woman standing in a black dress with tall boots inside a vintage clothing booth

Kaylee says accessories are the name of the game. | Photo courtesy of Noir Nook Vintage

Kaylee of Noir Nook Vintage

Artist pick: “If I had the chance to style any of the acts, I would style Elle King. I love the contrast of girly outfits with some edge to them, and I think her tattoos are a great accessory to edge up all her outfits. I would style her in a ‘Edgy Cowgirl/Bohemian’ look to play into her personal aesthetic and, of course, the country side of Railbird.”

A woman in the corner of a vintage booth with jean shorts + white cowboy boots and a puppy being held in left hand side of the photo

Charlotte says that comfy shoes like cowboy or motorcycle boots are essential. | Photo courtesy of Malynda Vintage

Charlotte of Malynda Vintage

Artist pick: “There are a couple of people I would love to dress, starting with Abby Hamilton. We love a Kentucky local, and the '#1 Zookeeper (of the San Diego Zoo)’ is on repeat when I’m driving. I took inspiration from her latest album cover art and her affinity for the color red. I’d see her in vintage 1970’s red and white polka dot maxi dress with white cowboy boots.”

Madison of Street Scene Vintage

Artist: “We would style our hometown hero, Abby Hamilton, of course. Abby is effortlessly cool, so it doesn’t take much to add to her presence on stage. Her music is intimate, so we chose a romantic white top and paired with a fringe suede skirt to lean into her country roots.”
Wednesday, May 22
  • NCAA Southeast Regional Track and Field | Wednesday, May 22 | 9 a.m.-9 p.m. | UK Outdoor Track & Field Facility, 698 Sports Center Dr., Lexington | $0-$50 | See fast-paced athletic action as the Wildcats host and compete against top collegiate talent in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
  • Candle Pour Bar + Cocktail Lounge | Wednesday, May 22 | 12-7 p.m. | Poppy & Pomelo, 526 E. High St., Lexington | $38-$50 | Get crafty by designing + pouring your own clean-burning scented candle — cocktails are available for purchase.
Thursday, May 23
  • Art on the Town at Thursday Night Live | Thursday, May 23 | 5-8 p.m. | Fifth Third Pavilion, 251 W. Main St., Lexington | Free, price of purchase | Shop from local artists and authors for paintings, drawings, jewelry, books, and more during this weekly outdoor concert series.
Friday, May 24
  • Food Truck Fridays | Friday, May 24 | 6-9 p.m. | Shillito Park, 300 W. Reynolds Rd., Lexington | Free | Connect with fellow Lexingtonians at this family-friendly event featuring dozens of food truck vendors serving up snacks, beer, and cider.
Saturday, May 25
  • Vineyard Tour & Tasting | Saturday, May 25 | 3-4 p.m. | Harkness Edwards Vineyards, 5199 Combs Ferry Rd., Winchester | $35 | Take a guided tour through the picturesque vineyard followed by a curated tasting of its wine varietals.
Sunday, May 26
  • Weekly Sound Bath with Amy Hudson | Sunday, May 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | The Sound Healing Center of Lexington, 333 E. Short St., Ste. 320, Lexington | $25 | Let your tension and stress melt away to sweet serene sounds of crystal singing bowls.
Saturday, June 15
  • Vintage Dad’s Day | Saturday, June 15 | 12-4 p.m. | Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg | $0-$16 | Celebrate dad with an 1860s baseball game, car show, vintage tools & concessions — better yet, make it a weekend with a stay at the Inn.*
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News Notes
  • Lakeside Live, the outdoor music series at Lexington Green, has been canceled for the 2024 season. Organizers posted on social media that it was due to “unforeseen circumstances out of the control of everyone involved.” Find more options in our outdoor music guide.
  • Lexington ranked No. 15 on US News & World Report’s 150 Best Places to Live in the US in 2024-2025. The news site mentioned our relatively low cost of living, diverse job market, access to outdoors, and local cuisine as part of its factors.
  • Here’s some sweet news. Ranoush Fresh Juices is open at 2308 Sir Barton Way, Ste. 130 in Hamburg Pavilion. The menu is filled with fruity mocktails, overstuffed waffles, mini pancake stacks, and crepes featuring toppings like Nutella, fruits, nuts, and candy. We’ve got our eyes on the crepe sushi.
  • UK Opera Theatre’s Emmy Award-winning show returns next month. Tickets are now available for “It’s A Grand Night for Singing” at the Singletary Center, Friday, June 7-Sunday, June 16. This year’s show features music from both contemporary + classical Broadway shows. (UKNOW)
  • Local little ones are invited to Cops & Bobbers on Saturday, June 1 at Gainesway Park. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Lexington Police Department will host this family-friendly event featuring fishing, food, and face painting. Supplies will be provided.
  • Congratulations to UK baseball head coach Nick Mingione for being named SEC Coach of the Year. This is his second time winning the honor in his eight years with the Wildcats. (LEX18)
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Share your thoughts on short-term rentals
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New rules will require STR owners to pay annual fees. | Photo by LEXtoday
This Friday, May 24, is the last day to fill out this survey with city officials on short-term rentals (STRs) in Lexington.

Through its new community input site, Engage Lexington, the city is collecting citizens’ thoughts + opinions to help develop regulation of STRs in the city.

Let’s revisit the timeline + some facts about STRs.
  • March 2022-February 2023 | A Lexington Fayette Urban County Government workgroup — which included members of city council, the division of planning, the department of revenue, and research analysts — began discussions with STR owners and residents of neighborhoods with a higher number of STRs.
  • July 2023 | Council proposed + passed updates to the Code of Ordinances and Lexington’s Zoning Ordinance.
  • January 2024 | Deadlines for STR owners + full policy went into effect
Take a peek at the policy changes for a refresher. Pro tip: Remember to register as a user on the Engage site before taking the survey.
Do you own a short-term rental?
A. Yes
B. No
The Buy
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If you’ve got a long-distance bourbon lover in your life, be sure to tell them about Holly Hill & Co’s Virtual Bourbon Tasting with Chef Ouita Michel. It’s happening Wednesday, June 12 + tickets are available.
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