Live Music

Highly Likely

Highly Likely wants to show you a good time! But they also wouldn’t mind if you were moved by their lyrics. They’re not a party band, but they’re a band you want at your party. They’re campfire jams and island vibes all rolled up in blue grass.

Together since 2018, the five-piece outfit of laid-back jam-it-outers puts an emphasis on original music, vocal harmonies, and spacey solos. Mixing mostly acoustic instruments with effects pedals and a full drum kit, Highly Likely stacks it all up into a psychedelic folkgrass and jam sandwich. Good friends playing good music and feeling alright is what it’s all about.


Second Stage Band:

LoopManDan 

Whiskey Bent Valley Boys
Whiskey Bent Valley Boy’s

Now, these boys will take you through the hills of ol’ Kentucky, bearing the stores, traditions, and liquor that date back a century. This old-time band delivers with an intensity that would knock the sock’s right off of their forefathers’ feet.

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Hailing from the backwoods of Bloomfield, Kentucky. The Whiskey Bent Valley Boy’s pay homage to their southern kin. Songs from the tobacco fields to the rivers, iron skillets to moonshine stills, upbeat and professional, this band possesses the skill to honor history and preserve the instrument, their style and every authentic nuance of the day. With their sense of fashion, from overalls to string ties, straw hats to silk vests, along with turbocharged performances, their approach breathes fire into this vintage genre.

Incorporating time-honored treasures from such icons as Roscoe Holcomb, The Stanley Brothers, and fiddle legend Tommy Jarrell, or a roster of original compositions including crowd-pleasers “Graveyard Blues” or “Old Kentucky” the band puts on a timeless, energized show, Playing everything from ballads, breakdowns, sea shanties, and swamp stomps. Audiences from children on their parent’s knee to packed saloons past midnight, and finding favor with the older generation as well makes for a wide range of appeal.

The boys take cues from parents and grandparents who have tapped into folk-country and bluegrass through festivals, radio and endless collections of vinyl recordings. Band founder Col. Mason Dixon hails from a long line of musicians and will tell you it’s not so much in the whiskey as it is the DNA. Each member’s family performs and enjoys the indigenous music of the Appalachian foothills and pastures of Kentucky.

Appearances on a wide range of radio and tv programs, state fairs, square dance’s and festivals have brought them an active fan base for this region. Often times the boys bring a delicious yield of their summer crops to gigs in bushel baskets for the taking. Going even more down to earth, they are making their cd packaging “green.” All of their records are made from industrial hemp paper and recycled cardboard with environmentally-friendly, vegetable-based inks.

No matter whats chillin’ in your mason jar, sour mash or sweet tea, come on out for a live show where the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys will be pounding out the swing dancing, foot stompin, hard-driving tunes that are guaranteed to tickle your innards.


Second Stage Band: 

Plan B

The Cliftones


Second Stage Band

Emily Parker Trio

Restless Leg String Band

Restless Leg String Band is a five piece acoustic collaboration based out of Lexington, KY. Their sound takes traditional bluegrass, smashes it with a hammer & reassembles it in their own fashion. Creating & shaping their own sound of “Psyche-Grass” or “Jam-Grass.”

Funky grooves and psychedelic improvisational jams, combine modern inspirations & uplifting lyrics that are all built on an underlying salute of classical overtones. Their sound is a unique reflection and representation of the 21st Century art & string music. Come shake a leg!


Second Stage Band:

Matt Cowherd

Tunes & Blooms Playlist

Press play on this Spotify playlist to hear all your favorite local bands from Tunes & Blooms years past! Listen at home or while walking around the Zoo!

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