2018 Schedule of Events

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 08, 2018
@
The Burl
375 Thompson Rd
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
($5 cover)

7:00-Midnight - The Gathering’s Kick-off Party

  • 7:00-9:00 pm - The Local Honeys present Don’t Be A Square
  • 9:00-Midnight - The Gathering’s Honky Tonk Showcase Benefiting Kentucky Natural Lands Trust
    Featuring: Wayne Graham//Emperor Records presents Darrin Hacquard//Luna & The Mountain Jets//Laid Back Country Picker//Emperor Records presents Brett Ratliff and The Giant Rooster Sideshow

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 09, 2018
@ArtsPlace

161 N Mill St
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
(All events included in Festival Pass. Or Friday night passes for $20, at the door. FYI, parking around ArtsPlace are paid lots operated by the city: Parking Rates - $6.00 Before 2:00 pm Daily, $3.00 After 2:00 pm Daily & Weekends.)

Our featured vendors, including Kentucky for Kentucky, James E. Webb Musical Repair and Sales, Joe Burdock's Violin and Bow Restoration, June Appal Recordings, Emperor Records Country, and Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Museum can be found in the Benefactor’s Room on the first floor in ArtsPlace throughout Friday and Saturday. 

Main Gallery
5:00-6:00 pm - Weekend Welcome Reception. Food by Windy Corner, a Chef Ouita Michel Restaurant, and West 6th Brewing. Featuring: Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes

Performance Hall
7:00-9:30 pm - The Gathering’s Celebration of Women in Traditional Music Benefiting Be Bold. Hosted by Johanna Sims and featuring: Joan Brannon//Sue Massek//Karen Jones & Beverly Futrell//Maiden Radio

Performance Hall
9:30-11:00 pm - Square Dance. Called by Tyler Hughes//Alex Udis//Johanna Sims. 
Featuring The Kentucky Round-ups. 

Off-Site Event
(Additional charges as listed)

@Willie’s Locally Known
286 Southland Dr
Lexington, Kentucky 40503
($10 cover)

9:00 pm - Appalatin//Zoe Speaks. Appalatins foot-stomping, hip-swinging sounds organically unite Appalachian folk and high-energy Latin music. The name, Appalatin, reflects the unexpected meeting in Louisville, KY of Kentucky-raised musicians and masterful Latin migrs from Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Zoe Speaks is a trio from the mountains of Kentucky made up by Mitch Barrett, Owen Reynolds, and Carla Gover. 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2018
@ArtsPlace

161 N Mill St
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
(All events included in Festival Pass. Or Saturday single-day passes for $30, at the door. FYI, parking around ArtsPlace are paid lots operated by the city: Parking Rates - $6.00 Before 2:00 pm Daily, $3.00 After 2:00 pm Daily & Weekends.)

Our featured vendors continue to be found in the Benefactor’s Room on the first floor in ArtsPlace throughout Saturday.

Throughout ArtsPlace
10:00 am-5:00 pm - Performances, Workshops, Conversations, & Jam Sessions offered throughout the building.  

Main Gallery
Jam Sessions Hosted by Kentucky Masters 

·       11:00 am-12:00 pm - MSU's Mountain Music Ambassadors 

·       12:00-1:00 pm - Tunes Played by Various Women Fiddlers with John Harrod

·       1:00-2:00 pm – With Jesse Wells

·       2:00-3:00 pm - Bath County Fiddle Tunes with Don Rogers

Performance Hall
Workshops, PerformancesJams, and Conversations

·       10:00 am-11:00 pm – African Drumming with Joan Brannon

·       12:00-1:00 pm – Kentucky Banjo Jam 

·       1:00-2:00 pm – “Understanding and Reimagining the Murder Ballad." A conversation with Richard Underwood, author of the IPPY Book of the Year CrimeSong: True Crime Stories from Southern Murder Ballads, and Mason Colby, collaborator with Bianca Spriggs and Angel Clark on The Thirteen, concerning the thirteen Black women and girls who were lynched in Kentucky during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

·       2:00-3:00 pm – “Mary Wheeler: Paducah's Songcatcher." A conversation with Nathan Blake Lynn, activist and advocate for the preservation of Western Kentucky roustabout music and the work of musicologist Mary Wheeler.

·       3:00-4:00 pm - "Black Kentucky Fiddlers and the History of Jug Band Music." A conversation with Kentucky fiddle master John Harrod and Michael Jones, author of Louisville Jug Music: From Earl McDonald to the National Jubilee

Studio 3A (3rd Floor)
Workshops

·       12:30-1:30 pm – Play Party Games with Randy Wilson

·       1:30-2:30 pm – Square Dance: Gender Neutral Squares with Abby Huggins

·       2:30-3:30 pm – Square Dance: Carcassonne, KY-Style with Randy Wilson

·       3:30-4:30 pm – Flatfoot/Buckdance/Clogging with Carla Gover

Studio 3B (3rd Floor)
Workshops and Showcase

·       10:00 am-12:00 pm – Shape-note Singing with Dr. Ron Pen

·       12:00 -1:00 pm – Shaker Songs with Miranda Brown

·       1:00-2:00 pm – Songs of Freedom and Struggle with Sue Massek

·       2:00-3:00 pm – Craftin’ Little Tom T. Halls with The Local Honeys

·       3:00-5:00 pm – KSEC Student Music Showcase. Coffee provided by Wild Fig Books & Coffee.
Featuring: Jeri Howell//The Tealights//Andrew Chapman//Ella Webster//Meghan Bryant//The Webb Brothers//Emmaly Saliga

Performance Hall
5:00-8:00 pm - Hindman Settlement School Presents The Commonwealth Showcase. Food by Windy Corner, a Chef Ouita Michel Restaurant, and West 6th Brewing

Performance Hall
9:00-11:00 pm - Saturday Night Square Dance. Called by Randy Wilson//Joe Burdock//Abby Huggins.
Featuring: The Paw Paw Pickers//The Troublesome Ramblers

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2018
@Al's Bar

601 N Limestone
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
(free for all)

2:00-5:00 pm - Cabaret! Bring your best solo, your best duo, your sudden string band. Hosted by Stephanie Jeter & Andy Duckworth. Food by Fida’s Caribbean Cafe. 

@Windy Corner Market
A Ouita Michel Restaurant
4595 Bryan Station Rd
Lexington, Kentucky 40516
(free for all)

6:00-8:30 pm - The Goodbye Jam