New to the Bluegrass this summer is Lexington Green’s “Lakeside Live” music festivals that will take place every Friday and Saturday until October 15th from 6-9pm. 

Lexington is continuing to grow and is a city that is known for its tradition and heritage associated with art, theater, and music. This premier event brings a modern sensation to the region that can only progress with the generations to come and the lively Lexington patrons.

This new project features an outdoor venue complete with a new dock, decorative structures, comfy seating, a great view of the lake and new water fountain feature that dances with the music, plus lots of open space for the concert area.

As people are shopping, eating, and walking around The Mall, the live music is in an ideal location and will make the night even more enjoyable. Surrounding restaurants and aromas that may fill the air include Palmers Fresh Grill, Brontë Bistro at Joseph-Beth and the new Jax Burgers and Brews. Not to mention the one-of-a-kind shopping found nearby like Francesca’s, Chico’s, White House Black Market, Anthropologie, Evereve, and Whole Foods.

“During the renovation process, we decided that it would be awesome to do a summer music series,” Lexington Green Marketing Director, Katie Mullen said.

For the grand opening, the Lexington Green area updated their social media to make sure the community was aware of the countdown. They had giveaways from local businesses and supporters including Be Medispa, a necklace from White House Black Market, a one night stay and breakfast for two at Hilton Lexington Suites, dinner for two at Palmers Fresh Grill, two tickets to a VIP tasting event at Brontë Bistro, and a meet and greet with the bands from opening night! 

In addition to free music, Lakeside Live offers valet parking, as well as a trolley that takes guests from the top parking lot to the bottom lot, ensuring that every person’s experience is convenient.

Bands that have been asked to play at the venue range anywhere from Big Maracas, Ben Lacy, Lauren Mink Band, Jordan English, and Them Hamilton Boys.

These artists travel hours to perform for the Lexington community and thus far have left the guests wanting more.

A complete list and schedule of all of the artists can be found on their website, as well as reviews and comments from recent lakeside goers that can be found on The Mall’s Facebook page.

“We’re a little bit new to this so we’ve had a lot to learn this year but we hope that every year it will just continue to grow and get bigger,” Mullen said. “This will really be a place that people come and hang out.”

Just as Thursday Night Live has done, Lakeside Live brings a new flare to night life in Central Kentucky and gives the community a way to enjoy the company of close friends and the local environment that is around them.

This pet friendly location with a fire pit, delicious local food and drinks, and a charming ambiance is the new go-to hangout for all ages this summer.

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