Live Music Listings, Dec. 11 – 17

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Saraya Brewer

Jessica Lea Mayfield and her brother David’s “Sibling Rivalry” tour will make a stop at Cosmic Charlie’s Wednesday.

It is our goal to provide as comprehensive a list as possible. If you have an upcoming show in Lexington that you would like to see mentioned in our weekly listings, e-mail the details to with “LIVE MUSIC LISTING” in the subject line, at least 10 days in prior to the event.

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Robert Cray Lexington Opera House, 430 West. Short St., 7:30 p.m. The Troubadour Concert series presents blues legend Robert Cray.

Open Mic Night hosted by Warren Byrom Al’s Bar, 601 N. Limestone. 9 p.m. Free.

Electric Jam Henry Clay Pub, 112 N. Upper St, 8 p.m., free, all ages. Weekly open-mic style jam sessions presented by the Lexington Funk Cooperative.

Jeff Carter Duo Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 9 p.m.

Northside Sheiks and Reva Dawn Salon Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 8 p.m.


Jessica Lea Mayfield w/ Coralee and The Townies Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+. $10/12. 23-year-old songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield has been endorsed by The Black Keys and opened for a prestigious list of indie rock superstars, including Cake, Ryan Adams and the Avett Brothers. She is touring in support of her Nonesuch Records debut with her brother, talented guitarist David Mayfield, in tow. Click here for a chance to win tickets to the show via

Red Barn Radio presents Gunpowder Creek Artsplace, 161 N. Mill St, free, all ages, 7 p.m.

We Already Are Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 10 p.m.

Blues Jam Cheapside Bar & Grill, 131 Cheapside St. Every Wednesday night, Cheapside hosts an open blues jam featuring an open jam with a core house group and guests every week.

Frank Sinatra Tribute Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 8:30 p.m. $10 The Danny Williams Sextet feat. Sam Flowers will perform a two-set tribute to Sinatra in this benefit for Big Blue Nation Cares for Red Cross Sandy Relief.

Songwriters in the Round: Echo Wilcox and Eric Smith Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 8 p.m., $5


Knife the Symphony/Middle Class Mischief/All-American Werewolves Green Lantern, 497 W. Third St., 21+.

Frank Rocket/ Gnarly Love/ The Infected/ Sonic Deville Cosmic Charlie’s 388 Woodland Ave., 10 p.m.

Soul Funkin’ Dangerous, 2Mello, The Manifest Station Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m.

Best Friend Band/ Elsinores/ Brickmower Al’s Sidecar, 603 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m. (next to Al’s Bar)

Corey Kenton DuoPaulie’s Toasted Barrel, 517 W. Main, 9 p.m.

The Mojo Tones Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St, 9 p.m. Blues.

Kentucky Hoss Cats Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 8 p.m.


Tyler Trotter an Zak Riles; Fleece Land of Tomorrow Gallery, 527 E. Third St., 8 p.m. Louisville duo Trotter/Riles features Zak Riles, who serves as the guitarist for Temporary Residence, Ltd. band Grails, and Tyler Trotter, who has played with Phantom Family Halo and who served as the longtime sound engineer for California Guitar Trio. Lexington electronic beatmaker Fleece will also perform.

Barry Mando Project & D’Arkestra Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone Street, 9 p.m.

The Pass/ Shozo Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave. 10 p.m., 18+, $5. Indie electro-pop Louisville outfit, The Pass play Cosmic Charlie’s with locals, Shozo.

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