Summer Programming at MoonDance at Midnight Pass

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MoonDance Amphitheater
1152 Monarch St. (Beaumont Center)

Lexington Parks and Recreation has partnered with the outdoor amphitheater MoonDance at Midnight Pass, located in Beaumont Center, to present a full summer season of programming. Patrons are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and/or lawn chairs for these events; local craft beer and/or food trucks will also be available on site at most events.

Summer Nights in Suburbia

Friday nights in May, June and August; 7 p.m.
The inaugural summer concert series “Summer Nights in Suburbia” will showcase local and regional talent from a wide variety of genres, from blues to jazz to indie rock.

June 6: Stir Fry Musette
June 13: Payback
June 20: The Kelly Richey Band
June 27: Coralee & The Townies
August 8: Kentucky Wild Horse
August 15: The Stella Vees
August 22: Zach Brock and Friends
August 29: Ben Lacy


Throughout July, MoonDance Amphitheater will be home to the Kentucky Conservatory Theatre’s summer theatre festival Summerfest, which has moved out of its original home at the Arboretum for this first time since its inception. Now featuring two productions rather than three each summer, the 2014 season will feature William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” (July 2-6; 9-13) and “Little Shop of Horrors” (July 23-27; July 30-August 3).

Big Band & Jazz Series

Tuesday nights through June 24; 7 p.m.
Big Band and Jazz Series now spends the first half of its summer season at MoonDance Amphitheater; the remainder of the season (Tuesdays through August 26) at Ecton Park.

June 3: Joey & the Cruisers
June 10: Tim Lake & the Blue Jazz Persuaders
June 17: Walnut Street Ragtime Ramblers
June 24: Lexington Concert Band

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