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Capital Living Upcoming Events

Welcome to Capital Living!!!  Our Commonwealth’s Capital City has events for everyone to enjoy year round.  Find out what’s going on in Frankfort/Franklin County and the surrounding areas.  We’ve done our best to compile a list of things to do, for upcoming notable events for families, for schools, just for fun, for community volunteerism, for history buffs, and for businesses.  If you do not see your organization’s event on here, and would like to, email us at CapitalLivingKY@gmail.com.  For advertising rates to better market and promote your business, organization and/or to cover your event, email april@KYCapitalLiving.com.

This will be a regular posting every Monday morning and will be updated each week.

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July 2016

Friday, July 1, 7:00 pm – 2016 Summer Film Series – The Revenant (2015 Rated R), at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Leonardo DiCaprio won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. Won 3 Oscars. Another 71 wins & 152 nominations

2016 Summer Film Series – Tickets $6 / Series Pass $30 (all seven films!)

The Revenant at The Grand Theatre - 7-1-16


Saturday, July 3, 12:30 – 4:00 pm – Singing on the Railroad!, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

Enjoy a ride through the rolling Kentucky countryside, while listending to the Golden Oldies! We’ll host the BCB & Company for this musical event!

BCB & Company is a group of teenagers and young adults with an appreciation of music from an earlier time period! They’re based out of nearby Danville, KY.

The Museum and Gift Shop open at 12:30, the first performance will be around 1, and the train will depart at 2. The ride is approximately 90 minutes, and includes a mid-ride stop, with the opportunity for passengers to disembark, walk up to the edge of the Young’s High Bridge, and overlook the Kentucky River Palisades.

There are restrooms at the station, but not on the train.

Please see our website for tickets and more information:

http://www.bluegrassrailroad.com/#/singing-on-the-railroad/4564652691


Monday, July 4, 8:00 am – Great Buffalo Chase 5K, at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s the race with a view. Walk or run our 15th annual 5K Race that winds through the scenic grounds of the historic Distillery. Cash prizes for top 3 men and women. Race begins at 8:00 a.m. $20 prior to June 25. $25 day of race. Limited to first 1,000 registrants. Register online at buffalotracedistillery.com/events starting Apr. 1st.

Great Buffalo Chase 5K - 7-4-16


Monday, July 4, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Old-fashioned Fourth of July, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson Street

Old Fashioned 4th of July at Liberty Hall - 7-4-16

Join us for this free family event celebrating Independence Day! Enjoy free watermelon and lemonade, and take part in scavenger hunts, lawn games, and hear a live patriotic concert by Frankfort Brass. Don’t forget to decorate your bike, wagon, or stroller and take part in the Patriotic Pedal Parade. Produced in partnership with CapCity Communications and Froggy 104.9!

Old Fashioned 4th of July at Liberty Hall - 7-4-16


Monday, July 4, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Farm to Table Dinner, Downtown Frankfort, Presetned by the Franklin County Farmer’s Market

Join us for a Farm to Table Dinner featuring locally grown produce, pastured meat and delicious baked goods. Tickets are on sale now. $25/person

More info to come.

Farm to Table Dinner - 7-4-16


Tuesday – Saturday, July 5 – 9 – Sunbeam/Explorer Camp (for boys and girls entering grades 1-5), a Salvation Army camp on the Tenn/KY Border

Camp Paradise Valley is administered by The Salvation Army Kentucky & Tennessee Divisional Headquarters, in Louisville, KY, directly under the supervision of the Divisional Youth Secretary. Further administration flows from the on-site camp office, in Burkesville, KY

Salvation Army Summer Camp Flyer 2016


Wednesday, July 6, 1:00 pm – Summer Reading at Liberty: Wonderful Wonderland, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson Street

Wonderful Fun Summer Reading July 6 at Liberty Hall - 7-6-16


Thursday, July 7, 10:00 – 11:00 am – Animal Athletes with Silly Safaris, at Second Street School, 506 West 2nd Street

Hosted by the Paul Sawyier Public Library. Meet amazing animals live and in-person! All ages welcome! No registration required.

Animal Athletes with Silly Safaris at Second Street School - 7-7-16


Thursday, July 7, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Animal Athletes with Silly Safaris, at Second Street School, 506 West 2nd Street

Hosted by the Paul Sawyier Public Library. Meet amazing animals live and in-person! All ages welcome! No registration required.

Animal Athletes with Silly Safaris at Second Street School - 7-7-16


Friday, July 8, 7:00 pmFarmers Bank Summer Concert, Hosted By Downtown Frankfort, Inc., on the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Kentucky Wild Horse

Darren Zancan Band

Summer Concert Series 2016


Saturday, July 9, 10:30 am – 1:00 pmSecond Saturday Genealogy: Brick Wall Busting And Finding Your Ancestor’s Ship, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Genealogy lecturer and author Jeffrey Bockman will talk about living with “brick walls” and how to find the ship your ancestor sailed on.

Second Saturday Genealogy - Brick Wall Busting And Finding Your Ancestor's Ship at the KHS - 7-9-16


Monday – Friday, July 11 – 14, 8:00 am – 12:00 pmWHHS Dance Camp, at the Western Hills High School Gym

Dance to your favorite summer tunes!
Play games – Learn various dance technique styles

Campers to perform routines for family & friends on July 14th
Performances will be aired on Cable 10

Campers will receive camp shirt, group photo and lunch daily

For more information, call (502)352-0260
Or Contact whhsdance@yahoo.com

WHHS 2016-Kids Camp Flyer & Application-1 WHHS 2016-Kids Camp Flyer & Application-2

Download your application HERE

Applications are due July 5th


Tuesday, July 12, 10:00 am – 2016 Children’s Summer Programming – SUSAN MULLINS, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Susan Mullins Kwaronhia:wi is a Mohawk from the Kahnawake reserve in Canada, who now resides in Berea, Ky. She learned the traditional songs, stories, dances and crafts of her people from the Elders.

Purchase a pass – all 6 live shows $20. Individual tickets $5 per show.

SUSAN MULLINS at The Grand Theatre - 7-12-16


Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Book Discussion: The Boys in the Boat, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St.

 It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, the author has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.

Join us in reading and discussing The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.

Please register online, at the Library, or by contacting Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org. This event is free to the public. After registering, please pick up your copy of the book at the Check-Out Desk.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/theboysintheboatdiscussion

Book Discussion - The Boys in the Boat at the PSPL - 7-12-16


Wednesday, July 13, 6:30 – 8:00 pmPSPL at the Movies: Eight Men Out, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St.

Join us to discuss the 1988 film Eight Men Out starring John Cusack and Charlie Sheen as young, idealistic players on the White Sox, who, despite being pennant winners, are treated with disdain by their penny-pinching owner/manager. Ripe for a money-making scheme, the demoralized team agrees to throw the World Series. But when they’re defeated, a couple of sports writers smell a fix, and a national scandal explodes, ripping the cover off America’s favorite pastime.

This free event will be held in the Sower Board Room. Please register online before stopping by the Check Out Desk to pick up your copy of the film. For more information, contact Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665×107 or mark@pspl.org.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/eightmenout

PSPL at the Movies - Eight Men Out - 7-13-16


Thursday, July 14, 7:00 pm – Art & Architecture: Papal Basilicas of Rome, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Papal Basilicas of Rome 3D/4K is a unique film that combines history, spirituality, architecture and art. It takes its cue from the Extraordinary Jubilee proclaimed by Pope Francis, which will see the faithful from all over the world pour into Rome in their millions, to cross the threshold of the Papal Basilicas and obtain a plenary indulgence. The opening of the Holy Doors will be an historical moment, certain to draw the whole world’s attention to Rome’s Papal Basilicas and be the ideal opportunity to tell the story, in spectacular 3D and 4K, using a narrative language that will emotionally involve audiences, as they witness the magnificence that lies inside the four Basilicas.

Tickets: $15 Adult / $10 Student

About Art & Architecture

Art & Architecture in Cinema (AAIC) series brings the world’s greatest works of art, and their environs, to theaters around the country. You will enjoy unprecedented HD big screen access into the lives of renowned artists, their art, and the fabulous museums and galleries that are not only the custodians of such masterpieces, but works of art in their own right.

SAINT PETER'S AND THE PAPAL BASILICAS OF ROME at The Grand Theatre - 7-14-16


Friday, July 15, 11:30 – 12:30 pmLunchtime Concert Series presents Sherry Sebastian Duo, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

FREE lunchtime concert
Acoustic, classic rock

WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater Lunchtime Concert Series 2016

Download your Concert Series Schedule HERE


Friday, July 15, 7:00 pm – 2016 Summer Film Series – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, Rated PG), at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

A troubled child (Henry Thomas) summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.  Directed by Steven Spielberg. Stars Drew Barrymore.

2016 Summer Film Series Tickets $6 / Series Pass $30 (includes all seven films!)

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL at The Grand Theatre - 7-15-16


Saturday, July 16, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Food for Thought, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Want to learn more about making healthful choices at the grocery store? Join Beth Ruggles, Health and Wellness Coach at Vibrant Life, as she discusses how to read food labels, GMO vs. non-GMO, and the differences between organic and conventional produce. Learn how making better food choices can impact your health, how to shop wisely on a budget, and how to identify the most important numbers on a food label.

This free event will take place in the Library Community Room. For more information, contact Amy at 352-2665×103 or Diane at diane@pspl.org.

Food for Thought at the Paul Sawyier Public Library - 7-16-16


Saturday, July 16, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Family Fun Saturday: Audobon’s World, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Kids will learn about John James Audubon and Kentucky’s birds, then create their own art by painting with watercolors and making paper birds.

Family Fun Saturday - Audobon's World at the KHS - 7-16-16


Monday – Friday, July 18 – 22, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm – Lexington Children’s Theatre Workshop/Camp, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Grand is once again partnering with the Lexington Children’s Theatre (LCT) to host a workshop/camp for students ages 8-14.  LCT teachers and interns manage the workshops.  Participants will improve their acting and performing skills with classes in acting, improvisation, voice and movement.  Each child receives a speaking roll in a play (TBA) which rehearses every day, culminating in a fully mounted performance for family and friends on Friday at end of class.

Registration begins March 7 – Call our ticket office (502.352.7469) to register!

Lexington Children's Theater at The Grand Theatre - June 13-17, 2016


Monday – Saturday, July 18 – 23 – Girl Guard/Ranger Camp (for boys and girls entering grades 6-12), a Salvation Army camp on the Tenn/KY Border

Camp Paradise Valley is administered by The Salvation Army Kentucky & Tennessee Divisional Headquarters, in Louisville, KY, directly under the supervision of the Divisional Youth Secretary. Further administration flows from the on-site camp office, in Burkesville, KY

Salvation Army Summer Camp Flyer 2016


Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Self-Published: Digital Formatting, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Self-publishing is not what it used to be. New technologies and changing attitudes have helped make it the fastest-growing sector in today’s publishing industry. As an affordable, timely option that offers greater creative control, self-publishing has become a valid option for many writers. In fact, it has never been easier to publish your work, as long as you go into the process prepared. Join us, wherever you are on your writing journey, and learn how to successfully navigate the world of self-publishing.

Digital Formatting
Presented by Norm Snider, local author

If you choose to publish your work as an ebook, special formatting is required. Learn how to take your writing from a basic word processor document to an electronic book formatted and ready to be distributed to readers all over the world. If you own a tablet or an ereader, please feel free to bring it along for this session.

This free session will take place in the Library Community Room. No registration is required. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or Mark Kinnaird at mark@pspl.org.

Self-Published - Digital Formatting - 7-19-16


Wednesday, July 20, 12:00 Noon – 2:00 pmFood for Thought: Unbridled Service – Growing Up and Giving Back as a Frontier Nursing Service Courier, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Dr. Anne Cockerham will talk about the Frontier Nursing Service Courier program. Paid admission. Reservations required by July 15.

Food for Thought - Unbridled Service - Growing Up and Giving Back as a Frontier Nursing Service Courier 1928-2010 at the KHS - 7-20-16


Friday, July 22, 7:00 pmFarmers Bank Summer Concert, Hosted By Downtown Frankfort, Inc., on the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Whiskey Bent Valley

Red Idle Rejects

Summer Concert Series 2016


Saturday, July 23, 7:00 pm – CCU Movie Night presents Zootopia, on the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Kids entertainment on Old Capitol lawn, movie starts at dusk

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba

Zootopia at CCU Movie Night on Old Capitol Lawn - 7-23-16


Tuesday, July 26, 10:00 am – 2016 Children’s Summer Programming – Joe Hudson, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

A performance from guitarist Joe Hudson will take listeners back in time. Joe keeps true to his Muhlenberg County, Ky., roots by exhibiting the same thumbpicking rhythm that still echoes through the hills of his Greenville home today.

Purchase a pass – all 6 live shows $20. Individual tickets $5 per show.


Friday, July 29, 11:30 – 12:30 pmLunchtime Concert Series presents Jeff Barnes Band, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater Lunchtime Concert Series 2016

Download your Concert Series Schedule HERE


Friday – Saturday, July 29 – 30Kentucky River Music & BBQ Fest, at the Kentucky River Campgrounds, 1489 Streele Branch Road, Frankfort, Call 502.227.2465 for more information

Kentucky River Music and BBQ Fest is an annual event, held every year on the last weekend of July at the Kentucky River Campground.  This year’s event will take place on July 29-30.  We bring in some of the best and diverse musical acts from around the State.   There is also a BBQ contest held on Saturday.  Following the contest, BBQ ribs and pulled pork will be served along with a pot luck dinner.  The BBQ is compliments of Up In Smoke BBQ and Northside RV.

Friday – 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Julie Tussey Band

             8:00 – Stone Soup All Star Jam

Stone Soup at the Kentucky River BBQ Fest - 7-29-16

Saturday – 12:00 – 2:00 pm – Doug Pinson w/Guest Kristen Kilo

                   2:15 – 2:30 pm – Chris the Hybred Rapper

                   2:45 – 3:45 pm – Ben Lacy & Alan McKenzie

                   3:45 – 4:00 pm – Presentations

                   5:00 pm – BBQ Contest

                   5:30 pm – Pot Luck Dinner

                   6:30 – 7:30 pm – Sydney Cubit

                   8:15 pm – Usual Suspects Band

Kentucky River Campground Music & BBQ Festival - July 2016


Friday, July 29, 7:00 pm – 2016 Summer Film Series – THE MARTIAN (2015 Rated PG-13), at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig.

2016 Summer Film Series Tickets $6 / Series Pass $30 (includes all seven films!)

The Martian at The Grand Theatre - 7-29-16


Saturday, July 30, 3:00 – 10:00 pmKentucky Heartwood Music Festival, at Millville Community Center, Millville, KY

Join Kentucky Heartwood for a one-of-a-kind festival featuring a youth music contest, art exhibitors, children’s activities, a chalk drawing competition, hands-on workshops, a folk dance, and entertainment by original bands Native Invaders and John and Will Owen Gage.

We can’t wait to see you at this amazing gathering of people!

Registration fee for the music competition is $10.00 per act.

Admission fee for all others is $7.00 per person; children 12 and under are free. All workshops are free with registration.

Youth music contest registration, workshop schedule and more on our website: http://www.kyheartwood.org/music-festival.html

11th Annual Heartwood Music Festival in Millville - 7-30-16


Saturday, July 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pmGenealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Genealogy researchers gather on every fifth Saturday to commiserate and share experiences and advice. Reservations required.

Genealogy Tea & Sympathy at the KHS - 7-30-16


August 2016

Thursday – Sunday, August 4 – 7 – World’s Longest Yard Sale – The 127 Corridor Sale, more information HERE

The traffic.  The people.  The miles and miles of vendors and tables of stuff. The 127 Yard Sale is billed as “The World’s Longest Yard Sale”.  And it goes straight through the heart of Frankfort!  Many people set up tables and sell everything from old stuff, antiques, overstocks, crafts, furniture, the list is endless.  The 127 Yard Sale is at now 690 miles long!  It starts in Georgia.  And ends in Michigan.  And it runs (officially) for 4 days each year.  Many people see this opportunity as a “picker’s paradise”.  Others are just gawkers.  Whatever your opinion of this yearly event, one thing is for certain – Frankfort will be busy!  More traffic.  More people.  More tourism dollars in our community.  Just remember when you are out there scouring for that great deal, be patient and be kind to strangers.  Those strangers may fall in love with the charm of our city and come back and make Frankfort a destination!  Oh!  And HAVE FUN!!!

127 Yard Sale - Aug 4-7

127 Yard Sale

127-yard-sale-flyer-2016-general.pdf

Download your 127 Yard Sale Flyer HERE

127 Yard Sale Long Banner - Aug 4-7


Friday, August 5, 7:00 pmFarmers Bank Summer Concert, Hosted By Downtown Frankfort, Inc., on the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters

Bill May Band

Summer Concert Series 2016


Saturday, August 6 – Froggy Field Party 8, presented by Froggy 104.9 & 101.7 at Kentucky Renaissance Fairsite, 955 Elm Street, Eminence

Kentucky Loud and Proud it’s the Froggy Field Party 8 with Sundy Best, Josh Goodlett, Larry Williams and a Tribute to Haggard and Jones with Don Edlin & Jamie Tingle.

Froggy Field Party 8 in Eminence - 8-6-16


Friday, August 12, 11:30 – 12:30 pmLunchtime Concert Series presents Will Renshaw & guest, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater Lunchtime Concert Series 2016

Download your Concert Series Schedule HERE


Friday, August 12, 7:30 pm – 2016 Summer Film Series – SON OF SAUL (2015 Rated R), at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Original title Saul fia  In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son. Won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.

2016 Summer Film Series Tickets $6 / Series Pass $30 (includes all seven films!)

SON OF SAUL at The Grand Theatre - 8-12-16


Friday, August 19, 7:00 pmFarmers Bank Summer Concert, Hosted By Downtown Frankfort, Inc., on the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Caught Red Handed

Summer Concert Series 2016


Saturday, August 20, 7:30 pm – The Bacon Brothers Band, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Kevin & Michael Bacon – The Bacon Brothers Band return to the Grand! The Bacon Brothers are anything but a typical rock band. Brothers Michael and Kevin Bacon, each accomplished in their own right, play gritty rock that is unapologetically unique and authentic. Their style can best be described by their first album title, Forosoco, a word describing the blend of folk, rock, soul and country influences. Now, nearly 20 years later, The Bacon Brothers continue to impress audiences and critics with their soulful sound and their latest offering of Americana 36 Cents.

The Bacon Brothers at The Grand Theatre - 8-20-16


Friday, August 26, 11:30 – 12:30 pmLunchtime Concert Series presents Bonnie Reeves & Company, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater Lunchtime Concert Series 2016

Download your Concert Series Schedule HERE


Friday, August 26, 7:30 pm – 2016 Summer Film Series – THE DANISH GIRL (2015 Rated R), at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

2016 Summer Film Series Tickets $6 / Series Pass $30 (includes all seven films!)

The Danish Girl at The Grand Theatre - 8-26-16


September 2016

Friday, September 2, 7:00 pmFarmers Bank Summer Concert, Hosted By Downtown Frankfort, Inc., on the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Quintessence

Da Mudcats

Summer Concert Series 2016


Friday, September 9, 11:30 – 12:30 pmLunchtime Concert Series presents Jack Twombly, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater Lunchtime Concert Series 2016

Download your Concert Series Schedule HERE


Saturday, September 10, 7:00 pmFrankfort Dancing with the Stars, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero street

Benefiting Hope for Tomorrow Children’s Home and Sweet Blessings

More details to follow

Frankfort Dancing with the Stars - September 12, 2015

Frankfort Dancing with the Stars – September 10, 2016


Sunday, September 11, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Fall Arts Festival, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd. Frankfort, KY

This event is free. Parking is $5 per car, truck, van, or even a bus!!

This is an experiential arts festival – our focus is providing you, your friends and family with opportunities to make art or experience & watch demonstrations of exciting new processes and techniques. All workshops are led by experienced artists. All ages and abilities are encouraged, absolutely no experience is needed to participate, just be ready to have FUN!

Details are on the way, please sign up for the newsletter and special event information to get email updates on Fall Arts Festival FREE activities,  artist led workshops, KECU music stage, food vendors and more!


Friday, September 16, 11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunchtime Concert Series presents
Stirfry Musette
, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater Lunchtime Concert Series 2016

Download your Concert Series Schedule HERE


September 16 & 17Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame “Class of 2016” Induction Dinner & Ceremony, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street

The Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame Foundation was established in January of 2012. After dialogue exploring the need for a Kentucky Veteran of the Year Award, it was determined that such a project of inducting only one veteran would be virtually impossible…hence the idea to form a Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame was brought to light since such a foundation did not exist in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  This was the motivation to create such an entity.

KY Veterans Hall of Fame Induction Event - 9-1617-16

Download your flyer HERE

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Tuesday, September 20, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Self-Published: Marketing Your Book, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Self-publishing is not what it used to be. New technologies and changing attitudes have helped make it the fastest-growing sector in today’s publishing industry. As an affordable, timely option that offers greater creative control, self-publishing has become a valid option for many writers. In fact, it has never been easier to publish your work, as long as you go into the process prepared. Join us, wherever you are on your writing journey, and learn how to successfully navigate the world of self-publishing.

Marketing Your Book
Presented by Norm Snider, local author

Marketing is key in the world of self-publishing! Learn how to connect with your book’s target audience and gain readers through book reviews and online marketing tools such as blogs and social media.

This free session will take place in the Library Community Room. No registration is required. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or Mark Kinnaird at mark@pspl.org.

Self-Published - Marketing Your Book - 9-20-16


September 24, 7:30 pmCapital City Opry, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Click HERE for tickets

Capital City Opry Logo

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Sit back and enjoy a “Real” country music show performed in Kentucky’s Capital City Sept 24th.

Special surprise guests from Nashville will perform their greatest hits. The show is also filled with a generous supply of foot stomping comedy by Hillbilly Clyde Hopper.
June 11th show guests are National Touring Artist Emily Portman portraying Loretta Lynn, Broadway Award winning actor Jason Petty portraying Hank Williams Sr, 2015 North American Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year Amber Sewell, Grammy Award winning songwriter Frank Myers. Franks’ most notable song “I Swear” (John Michael Montgomery & All4One) was the ACM 1994 Song of Year and hit #1 on the Pop charts as well. “The Voice” contestant and National Touring singer Kelsie May, Award winning fiddler Blakeley Burger, Ten year old singing sensation Jonathan Wilson-Rader, National Touring Bluegrass Band Custom Made Bluegrass. Kentucky’s “Mr Entertainer” Larry Cory portraying Johnny Rivers. National Touring impressionist Ralph Curtis (Johnny Cash,Conway Twitty, Buck Owens and others). Hillbilly Comedian Clyde Hopper.

Country music fans will not want to miss this show.

Tickets & Information: http://www.capitalcityopry.com/

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Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 pmDance Kaleidoscope, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Dance Kaleidoscope brings to the Grand stage dancers who are trained in the rigorous modern dance technique of Martha Graham to perform to the music of Cole Porter, Bob Dylan and more.

Performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council.

Tickets: $20 / $25 / $30

Dance Kaleidoscope at the Grand Theatre - 9-28-16


Friday, September 28, 7:30 pmThe Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Celebrating over 80 years The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra keeps the rich tradition of the big band sound alive.

Tickets: $45 / $40/ $30

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra at the Grand Theatre - 9-30-16


October 2016

Friday, October 7, 7:30 pm – Taj Mahal Trio, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Grand welcomes acoustic blues legend Taj Mahal and his trio.

Tickets: $75 / $65/ $55

Taj Mahal Trio at the Grand THeatre - 10-7-16


Friday – Sunday, October 14 – 16Days of Knights V, at the Upper Cove Springs Park,

On October 14-16, 2016, The Days of Knights will return to its original location at Cove Spring Archery Park off Owenton Road in Frankfort, Kentucky. There is no charge to either participants or spectators. The event is sponsored by the City of Frankfort’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Sites and the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist and Convention Commission. Pre-registration is mandatory for participants. Historical accuracy is stressed in all living history portrayals, which may range in date from circa 1000AD to circa 1600A.

For Questions about the event contact us at info@thedaysofknights.com.

Find more information online HERE.

Days of Knights - Oct 14-16-16


Friday, October 21, 7:30 pm Joan Osborne Acoustic Trio, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Joan Osborne Acoustic Trio featuring Keith Cotton & Jack Petruzzelli

Singer-songwriter Joan Osborne, a native Kentuckian, will grace the Grand stage for a concert showcasing her wide-ranging musical influences that range from folk to soul.

Tickets: $35 / $30/ $20

Joan Osborne Acoustic Trio at the Grand Theatre - 10-21-16


November 2016

Thursday, November 10, 7:30 pm The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was one of the pioneers in country-rock, having scored hits with songs such as “Mr. Bojangles” and a groundbreaking album, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”

Tickets: $60 / $50/ $40

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Grand Theatre - 11-10-16


Tuesday, November 15, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Self-Published: Submitting Your Work to a Literary Journal, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Self-publishing is not what it used to be. New technologies and changing attitudes have helped make it the fastest-growing sector in today’s publishing industry. As an affordable, timely option that offers greater creative control, self-publishing has become a valid option for many writers. In fact, it has never been easier to publish your work, as long as you go into the process prepared. Join us, wherever you are on your writing journey, and learn how to successfully navigate the world of self-publishing.

Submitting Your Work to a Literary Journal
Presented by Chris Helvey, Editor and Publisher of Trajectory Journal

Publication in a literary journal can be a great next step for a self-published writer. Explore the different types, including online journals, and learn how/where to submit your work. As a journal editor, Helvey will share insider information including “5 Keys to Success” as well as “5 Sure Ways to Get Rejected”.

This free session will take place in the Library Community Room. No registration is required. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or Mark Kinnaird at mark@pspl.org.

Self-Published - Submitting Your Work to a Literary Journal - 11-15-16


Thursday, November 17, 7:30 pm Underwater Bubble Show, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Audiences of all ages marvel at the spectacle of The Underwater Bubble Show, a multi-media stage presentation featuring mime, puppetry, dance and, of course, giant soap bubbles.

Tickets: $30 / $25/ $20

Funded in part by a grant from South Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council

Underwater Bubble Show at the Grand Theatre - 11-17-16


December 2016

Thursday, December 1-4, 7:30 pm Bluegrass Theatre Guild – One-Act plays, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Bluegrass Theatre Guild will present an evening of one-act plays celebrating Christmas, “The Gift of the Magi” and The Silent Bells.”

Tickets: $15 / $12

A Grand Theatre-Bluegrass Theatre Guild Partnership

Bluegrass Theatre Guild - One-Act plays at the Grand Theatre - Dec1-4


Places to Go & Things to Do in Franklin County

Liberty Hall Historic Site

The ground of Livery hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. The visitor center and museum store at the Orlando Brown House is open Monday-Saturday, noon-4:00p.m. Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30p.m Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes. Tour Prices $6/Adult $3/Youth Free/Children under age 5.


Capital City Museum

The Capital City Museum is at 325 Ann Street in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky.  Housed in a 150 year old building that represents all that is left of the Capital Hotel, which burned in 1917, the museum is a large room filled with history and character. There are plenty of details to explore, with exhibits painting a vivid picture of both political and personal life in Kentucky over the past 200 years.  It is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Call 502-696-0607.  Admission is free.  Operated by the City of Frankfort, Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites.


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History (aka The Kentucky History Center)

The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History has been the headquarters for the Kentucky Historical Society since April 10, 1999. Covering much of a city block in downtown Frankfort, it provides space for permanent exhibits, museum and archival storage, educational activities, offices and special events (space rental is available). Its namesake, the late Thomas D. Clark, was former state historian and an instrumental partner in the building’s planning and development.  100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY  502-564-1792

Admission
Adults: $4
Youth (6-18): $2
Children (5 and under): FREE
KHS and KJHS members: FREE
Veterans: $3
Admission includes the entire KHS History Campus (KY History Center, KY Military History Museum, Old State Capitol)


Kentucky Military History Museum

This Greek Revival style building was the State Arsenal from the 1850s until the early 1970s when the Boone National Guard Center opened in Frankfort. During the Civil War, it served as a munitions factory where Frankfort women made ammunition for troops from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Military Affairs created the Kentucky Military History Museum here in 1973.

KHS operates the Kentucky Military History Museum with the Kentucky Department for Military Affairs. Artifacts and documents help provide a full picture of Kentuckians military service.

125 E. Main St. | Frankfort, KY 40601


Old State Capitol

The Old State Capitol is the third building to have served as Kentucky’s seat of government. Gideon Shryock, the state’s first native-born professionally trained architect, designed this Greek Revival building as a young man. Between 1830 and 1910, it saw many lively political debates as lawmakers grappled with issues of the day, including slavery and war.

After its use as State Capitol, the building served as headquarters of the Kentucky Historical Society (1920-ca. 1968). Today, restored to the way it looked in the early 1850s, it houses the exhibit “Great Revivals: Kentucky Decorative Arts Treasures” and is open for tours through KHS.

300 W. Broadway | Frankfort, KY 40601


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