The Burl’s November parking lot events

By Matt Wickstrom, Smiley Pete

Ron Gallo

Located at 375 Thompson Road in Lexington’s Distillery District, local music venue The Burl has moved toward outdoor, socially distanced concerts and movie screenings during the pandemic, with various guidelines in place to keep patrons safe and comfortable. Those events will continue even as we head toward cooler weather. For more details and a full list, visit

Ron Gallo. Nov. 5. The genre-bending Nashville artist by way of Philadelphia will make his Lexington debut fresh on the heels of releasing of his third and most experimental album yet, “Please Don’t Die,” which blurs the lines between psychedelic rock, pop and adult contemporary stylings. 7 p.m.

Movie Nights. Nov. 12, 19 and 26. In November, The Burl will continue a new tradition it started this summer of hosting free movies on (most) Thursday evenings. This month’s film schedule is to be announced; earlier films in the series have included “The Goonies,” “Pulp Fiction” and “Labyrinth.” 7:30 p.m.

Arlo McKinley. Nov. 6-8. Cincinnati Arlo McKinley has long captivated audiences with his emotionally rich and heartfelt songwriting paired with a voice that squeezes out more emotion than a sponge does water. Note: At the time of publication, the Nov. 6-7 shows had sold out; tickets for the Nov. 8 show (5:30 p.m.) were still available.

“The Drunken Flea” Vintage Market. Nov. 14. Over 30 Central Kentucky-based vintage clothing and antique vendors will be on-site at the Burl for the Drunken Flea, an outdoor, socially distanced shopping market curated by Wearhouse, a new independent vintage shop in Lexington. The event will also include live music and food for purchase. 12-7 p.m.

Molly Tuttle. Nov. 21. The guitar virtuoso and masterful songwriter has drawn high praise in the past for her original compositions and continues to do so in the present with “…But I’d Rather Be With You,” an album of acoustic cover songs ranging from an eclectic array of artists, from The Rolling Stones (“She’s A Rainbow”) and The Grateful Dead (“Standing on the Moon”) to Rancid (“Olympia, WA”) and Harry Styles (“Sunflower, Vol. 6”). Support by Rachel Baiman. 7 p.m.

NOTE: Since this story was published the Burl has announced additional November concerts with Mojothunder (Nov. 14), Houndmouth (Nov. 19), Hancock & Shouse with the Kentucky Hoss Cats (Nov. 20) and Rumpke Mountain Boys (Nov. 27-28).

This story was originally published in the joint November issue of the Chevy Chaser and Southsider Magazines from Smiley Pete Publishing.

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