The Rooster’s Crow and Magnolia Boulevard bring the heat to Crave (PHOTOS)

The 2018 installment of Crave Lexington, a festival celebrating the best and local music, kicked off on Saturday at Masterson Station Park with music from Magnolia Boulevard, The Rooster’s Crow, The Wooks, Tee Dee Young and others.

Wick’s Picks: Live Menu August 5-11

Food and music collaborations, a Monday night dive bar hootenanny and raw, unadulterated funk invade this week’s live menu led by shows from Pearl Charles, Johnny Conqueroo, Magnolia Boulevard, Freekbass, The Wooks and others.

Master Musicians Festival builds to a rousing finale for growing audience

Since 1994 the Master Musicians Festival has brought marquee names to Somerset and the Lake Cumberland region including The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show and Willie Nelson. This weekend’s 24th annual gathering boasted fan favorites Colter Wall, Old 97’s, Dawes and Blackberry Smoke on stage at Festival Field at Somerset Community College.

Nick Dittmeier and The Sawdusters get set to take Lexington by Storm

This Friday night a wave of Americana and southern rock n’ roll will invade the Green Lantern in downtown Lexington, led by Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters. The stop in Lexington, a short trip down I-64 from the band’s Louisville home, is part of a tour promoting the group’s new album “Midwest Heart Southern Blues,” which released Jan. 15.