The following are the Kentucky State Fair’s free concerts that will be held at Cardinal Stadium beginning at 8 p.m.
Aug. 20: Peter Frampton, The Afters
Aug. 21: The Commodores
Aug. 22: Shinedown, Rev Theory
Aug. 23: An Evening with the Oak Ridge Boys
Aug. 24: Jeremy Camp, Southeast Worship Band
Aug. 25: Gary Allan, Candy Coburn
Aug. 26: Bobby Vee, Johnny Tillotson, The Shirelles and Peter & Gordon
Aug. 27: Pam and Mel Tillis
Aug. 28: The Wallflowers
Aug. 29: Billy Currington, Heidi Newfield
Gomez shouldn’t be that unfamiliar. The Brits’ version of “Up On Cripple Creek” appeared on Endless Highway, the 2007 tribute CD to The Band, which featured My Morning Jacket, Death Cab for Cutie and other folks covering the group. Gomez play a free in-store at ear X-tacy (1534 Bardstown Road, 452-1799) at 6 p.m., and then again Wednesday at Headliners (1386 Lexington Road, 584-8088).
First Quality Music (7006 Trade Port Drive, 995-5651) will host one of a handful of Taylor Guitar road shows at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9. This promises to be insightful for anyone with a keen interest in guitars, as Taylors are some of the best acoustics ever made. Expect folks from Taylor’s factory (Video: www.taylorguitars.com/video/factory-fridays), as well as a “Petting Zoo,” where customers can play a variety of models. Admission is free.
Video from the December 2008 Mark Watson Memorial Jam at Wick’s on Baxter airs on Insight Cable Channel 98 on June 5. The Kentuckiana Blues Society’s 20th Anniversary Show last November at Vernon Club airs May 29, and again on June 12.
Nautical Fox plays this Wednesday at Nachbar (969 Charles St.), and they visit us to talk all things. Listen at Bluegrass Catastrophe (bluecat.leoweekly.com).