Matt Wickstrom, Lexington Herald-Leader

Matt Wickstrom

Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington, KY, United States

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Past articles by Matt:

Summer kicks into high gear this weekend: Pridefest, Shakespeare, Bourbon Pompeii and more

The weekend activities include Lexington Pride Festival, Summerfest at Woodland Park, and much more. → Read More

Shark Week at the library, lanterns over Jacobson Park and other weekend best bets

Things to do in Lexington and Central Kentucky this weekend include Nappy Roots concert, Water Lantern Festival, Take Kids Fishing Day, EggFest and more. → Read More

Festivalpalooza this weekend: BBQ, beer cheese, Great American Brass Band, bluegrass music

Things to do in Lexington and Central Kentucky this weekend include the Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair at Masterson Station Park, the Bluegrass Flower and Vegetable Show, the Festival of the Bluegrass music show at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, Bluegrass BBQ Fest at the Courthouse Plaza, the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville, which includes the Great American Balloon… → Read More

Where can you get barbecue, bluegrass, blues and beer in one festival? Right here.

The Bluegrass BBQ Fest will be Friday night and all day Saturday in downtown Lexington, with free live music and lots of barbecue for sale. → Read More

Best weekend bets: Vintage finds, bingo, bourbon, “Beatles” and bungalows

Vintage Market DaysVintage Market Days returns to the covered arena at the Kentucky Horse Park from May 31 to June 2 featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, food and seasonal plantings. Additionally, food trucks and live music from Lauren Mink, Avery Glenn Crabtree, Will Padgett, Callie Northern and others will provide nourishment… → Read More

Weekend musts: Join 8,000 runners at Keeneland, dive into Poolapalooza, take in a new art fair

Things to do in Lexington this weekend include Poolapalooza, the opening of Lexington city pools, rapper Kevin Gates at Rupp Arena, GreenFest, the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, the Big Lex 4 Miler at Keeneland, the Lexington Singers at the Lexington Opera House and Donnie Baker at Comedy Off Broadway. → Read More

See the top border collies, 3,000 4-by-4 panels at Gallery Hop, take a trip to Oz plus more weekend offerings

Things to do in Lexington this weekend include the Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trials, the Sheep and Fiber Festival, Francisco’s Farm Art Fair, Gallery Hop, Taste of the Bluegrass, “The Wizard of Oz” performance by Kentucky Ballet Theater, the Founder’s Day Festival at McConnell Springs Park and Brews, Boots & Beats. → Read More

Toast the beginning of Craft Beer Week, swing around the maypole and other weekend happenings

This weekend, Lexington Craft Beer Week kicks off with a Legends game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. There are brunches for Mother’s Day, Mayfest, an iris show and Ms. Pat. → Read More

Craft Beer Week: 10 days of brewery collaborations, new releases, tap takeovers and more

Lexington Craft Beer Week enters its seventh year with brewery collaborations, new releases, tap takeovers beer-paired dinners and more from Central Kentucky breweries such as West Sixth, Ethereal, Mirror Twin, Blue Stallion, Pivot, Country Boy, Braxton, Rock House and Kentucky Ale. → Read More

Night Market, On the Rail music festival, Country Boy’s Cinco de Mayo beers, other non-Derby things to do

Things to do in Lexington for the weekend include the Night Market returning, On the Rail Roots Festival at The Burl, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Transylvania University, the PB&J Series at the Loudon House by the Lexington Art League, Zim’s Cafe hosting live music during the Lexington Farmer’s Market at Cheapside Park and the Poor Man’s Harlan County Derby Eve Party. → Read More

Weekend best bets: Theater, bourbon, crawfish, horses and art

Crawfish Festival, Inclusion Palooza, Taste of Danville and “The King and I” are this weekend’s best bets. → Read More

Weekend to do list: Kitefest, Mary Poppins show and ride a Ferris wheel at Fayette Mall?

Things to do in Lexington for the weekend include Kitefest at Masterson Station Park, the Fayette Mall carnival, SCAPA performs Mary Poppins at the Lexington Opera House, Pink Floyd tribute Brit Floyd comes to the EKU Center in Richmond, comedian Greg Warren performs at Comedy off Broadway and a spring cabaret at the Woodford Theatre. → Read More

Slam poetry, jazz, hip hop, R&B, funk, rock and country: This band hits all those notes

New Orleans-based Tank and The Bangas carries their NPR Tiny Desk momentum into a show at Lexington’s Manchester Music Hall. → Read More

Weekend to do list: Skate with Elsa, support a record store, spin a web with Charlotte and more

Things to do in Lexington for the weekend include Record Store Day at CD Central, Disney Frozen on Ice at Rupp Arena, “Charlotte’s Web” at the Lexington Children’s Theatre, Reforest the Bluegrass, Thy Will Be Done, free trash disposal day → Read More

Partners couldn’t find the bourbon bar they wanted in Versailles. So they created it.

Bourbon enthusiasts in Woodford County got tired of driving to find a great bar, so they created their own in downtown Versailles. → Read More

Lexington goes geek at Comic Con, West Sixth B-day releases and more best bets

Best bets for your weekend in Lexington include the annual Lexington Comic & Toy Convention, ‘Something Rotten!’ at the Lexington Opera House, and West Sixth Brewery’s birthday party. → Read More

St. Patrick’s Day is once a year but this UK haunt has been Irish for decades

Lynagh’s has served decades of UK students Irish beer and food year-round, including the famous O’Round burger. → Read More

The Wooks is losing its banjo player. But the band is celebrating him, and its music.

The Wooks, despite losing its banjo player, share its country/bluegrass sound in concert at The Burl in Lexington. → Read More

What’s happening this weekend? ‘Madama Butterfly’ to Lexington Legends Fan Fest

From song to dance to comedy to sport, there’s a lot happening in Lexington and Central Kentucky March 1-3. → Read More

He was homebrewing. Now he’s making beer in this downtown bar with pizza, live music

My Old Kentucky Foam in downtown Georgetown, Kentucky opened last summer. The bar has craft beer, pizza and local music. → Read More