July and August in Kentucky are my favorite. I feel cleansed, sometimes dazed, and fully present in my body and more-than-human nature. I look forward to sharing some steamy music medicine with y'all as summer draws to a close.
West Sixth Farm Live Music Fridays
July 22 / September 2 / 7-9 PM
Our next West Sixth Farm series show is Friday, July 22. Nat and I have a vulnerably fun duo show planned for y'all. Join us for beautiful views and yummy brews.
Kentucky Heartwood Music Festival
The Kentucky Heartwood Music Festival returns! We're excited to headline this year with our dear fiddlin' friend, Jimmy Kalb plus special guests, Jasmine Fouts and Nathan Brown. Come dance and donate to support our forests!
Castle & Key Springhouse Music Series
August 3 / 6-8:30 PM
Nat and I are thrilled to perform at Castle & Key Distillery's Springhouse Music Series, featuring our music, food trucks, and drinks for purchase on the Springhouse lawn. Gates open at 5 PM, music at 6 PM. Get your tickets today.
Locals Food Hub & Pizza Pub
August 12 / 6-8 PM
Get your tastebuds and toes dancin' at our Locals duo show! If you or a friend have still not been there, this is the time. We love this place, and we know you will, too.
Mingle at the Springhouse
August 25 / 5:30-8:30 PM
Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce and Whittaker Bank host this annual event at Castle & Key Distillery, in support of Yes Arts, an arts-based nonprofit near and dear to my heart. Get your tickets here.
Creative Connections (In Other News...)
A large part of my intention as an artist is help build socio-ecological resilience through shared creative experiences, inclusive spaces, and by cultivating joy and resource sharing however I can. So, I've included a new section of my newsletter to share related projects I'm involved with or simply excited about.
Kentucky Youth Climate Activism Research
My graduate thesis, "Significant Life Experiences of Kentucky Youth Climate Activists," is out in the world, available online at UKnowledge. Young folx in our communities are not only taking action to address climate change and its intersecting social justice issues in Kentucky and the world, but also are envisioning and creating the infrastructure we need to take care of one another in the face of an uncertain future. I'm incredibly humbled to have witnessed and been entrusted to share these stories.
Live Music Experiences
Live music feeds my soul, and by attending live music, we help feed artists. Here are some upcoming live music experiences I have my soul set on: The Mountain Grrl Experience (July 22-23 in Pikeville, KY), Tahlsound Concert Series (Lexington, KY) & Levitt Amp Berea Music Series.
SAVE THE DATE: I'm thrilled to help organize Josephine Sculpture Park and LexPhil's Symphonic Stroll on September 10 (rain date September 17) and Bluebirds of Central Kentucky's Festival of the Bluebird on September 24. Check 'em out and get your tickets today!