WRFL presents Boomslang: A Celebration of Sound and Art
This year marks the third annual installment of Boomslang, a multi-venue festival in celebration of independent music, art and media. Presented by WRFL, the festival will feature music, film, fashion and literary events across a 10-day span, with the music portion of the event culminating over the weekend of Sept. 23 – 25. The weekend’s festivities will also include free community “SkillShare” workshops and the inaugural “Queerslang,” a separate event under the Boomslang banner geared toward celebrating the local LGBT arts community.
Weekend passes guarantee entry to all Boomslang events ($50/$40 UK students). Many events are free or ticketed separately as well. Tickets and more information available at the festival’s website.
Boomslang and the Kentucky Women Writer’s Conference present Stars with Accents: a Literary Celebration, featuring readings by Jane Gentry, Fanonne Jeffers and Sallie Bingham, and a Q&A moderated by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer (7 p.m., Carnegie Center)
Those Darlins, Scott Carney of Wax Fang, Big Freedia, Miss Cass, John the Baptist (8 p.m. – 2:30 a.m., Cosmic Charlie’s)
Cough, Below, They Yearn for What They Fear, Stampede (9 p.m. – 2 a.m., The Green Lantern)
Ty Segall, Woodsman, RC Pro Am, Street Gnar, Pujol and more (Noon – 6 p.m., Bar Lexington)
Pelican, Sir Richard Bishop, Swans, Secret Chiefs 3, Another7Astronauts, Horseback (8 p.m. – 1 a.m., Buster’s Billiards & Backroom)
Queerslang presents SSION and MEN (11 p.m., Cosmic Charlie’s)
Community SkillShare Workshops (Noon – 4 p.m., Awesome Inc.)