Best of Bluegrass, affectionately referred to as B.O.B., began in 2013 when a group of passionate volunteers came together to craft an event that would not only coincide with the 40th anniversary of Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park, but also serve to highlight one of Lexington’s signature cultural traditions –– bluegrass music –– within the community and region.
Now in its second year, the event has turned into a weeklong multi-venue event featuring masters of the craft, as well as new, innovative bands and artists. The series utilizes established institutions such as Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, Southland Jamboree, Red Barn Radio and Thursday Night Live and favorite local venues, including Willie’s Locally Known, Parlay Social and Al’s Bar. Admission is free for many events; visit the event’s website for more information.
Monday, June 9
Special Consensus at Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour (Lyric Theatre), 7 p.m.
Town Mountain at Natasha’s, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 10
Newtown at Southland Jamboree, 7 p.m.
Blind Ricky at Al’s Bar, 8 p.m.
The Roys at Willie’s Locally Known, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 11
Misty Mountain String Band at Red Barn Radio, 8 p.m.
Larry Cordle at Parlay Social, 8 p.m.
Steep Canyon Rangers at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel, 9 p.m.
Thursday, June 12
Dale Ann Bradley at Central Bank Thursday Night Live (Cheapside Pavilion), 5 p.m.
Stone Cold Bluegrass at Parlay Social, 8 p.m.
Bartley Brothers at Redmon’s, 8 p.m.
Mountain Heart and more at Festival of the Bluegrass (Kentucky Horse Park), 6 p.m.
Friday, June 13 – Saturday, June 14
Grascals and more at Festival of the Bluegrass (Kentucky Horse Park)