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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, July 29th, 2016

Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this Weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!

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Friday, July 29, 2016

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

8:30 -11:30 am – FCHS Freshmen Orientation, at Franklin County High School, 1100 East Main Street

8:30 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington Street, Use RapidPass to speed up donation time.  Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center OPEN, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601

Adult $4.00
Youth (5 to 18) $2.00
Children Under 5 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $2.00 (age 5 and older)

Annual Memberships
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $30 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)

Salato Wildlife Education Brochure 2011-2

Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

For More Information call (502)564-7863 or 1(800)858-1549

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street, Open Monday through Saturday, Free Admission

Telling the big story of Kentucky’s small-town capital city

In November of 2004, the Capital City Museum opened its doors to the public. 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.

The Capital City Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Open Tuesday through Saturday


(Includes all sites open at the time of visit.)

Adults: $4 | Youth (6-18): $2 | Veterans: $3
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

11:30 – 12:30 pm – Lunchtime 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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Pilates, 11:45 am – 12:25 pm, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. 227-3276

12:00 – 6:00 pm – Franklin County High School Registration, at Franklin County High School, 1100 East Main Street

1:00 – 5:30 pm – Family Constellation Work with Mary Frank Slaughter, LMT, CST and Wayne Luthi, at The Light Clinic, 306 W Main St, Suite 609. This work helps participants connect with their ancestral lineage, reveals unconscious behaviors and realigns with the movement toward greater health and consciousness. Click here to book your appointment online.

1:30 pm – Guided Tour of Historic Liberty Hall, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street.

Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30 pm. Tours by appointment may be made during normal office hours with advance notice of 7 days. Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes, ending in the museum store.  Las paseos en Español disponibles con cita; habla con Becky Shipp.

The grounds of Liberty Hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. Photographers are welcome with a pass; click here to read more about our photo policy.

Tour Prices

$6 for adults (18+)
$3 for youth (age 5-18)
Free for children (under age 5)
Free for Friends of Liberty Hall (click here to learn more about becoming a Friend)

School tours must be scheduled in advance.  The fee for school tours is $3.00 per child.  One chaperon per every 10 children is free; each additional adult pays $5.00. To schedule a school tour, call (502) 227-2560 or contact us by email.


The first floor of the Orlando Brown House is wheelchair accessible via a ramp on Wapping Street, adjacent to the building. A handicapped-accessible restroom is also available at the Orlando Brown House.  Please call for more information. Liberty Hall is not wheelchair accessible.

Liberty Hall Tours and Hours

Click HERE for special Summer 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting,  at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. More info: visit http://www.capitalcellars.com or call 502.352.2600

5:00 – 9:00 pm – 3 Piece Revival, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

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6:00 – 9:00 pm – Chris Carpenter, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Talon Winery LogoKentucky native Chris Carpenter began his journey in high school; with worn-down sneakers and the opportunity to transform his heart with music. Since then the rest is history. With influences ranging from Oasis to Counting Crows, to the dynamic-storytelling of Bob Dylan, Carpenter has carved out his path since he moved to Nashville in 2009. Carpenter consistently reinvents himself into a greater sense of who he is as a musician, and continues to still fit into melodies as comfortable as an old pair of sneakers.

6:00 – 10:00 pm – Craft-A-Rama!, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1075 Collins Lane, Frankfort

Join our fundraiser for the Life House for Animals!
– Scrapbooking, card making, knitting, crocheting, or whatever craft you have a “hankering to do” to raise money for the Life House.

For a $10 Donation – YOU GET!!

● Reserved table space
● 2 tickets for the drawings
● catered lunch on Saturday
● at least 2 FREE make-and-take projects
● welcome gift

*** Space is limited to 25 spots ***

*** Please reserve your spot as soon as possible!***

Call Lisa Wood at the church 502-223-7601 or email Lisa at Lwood.ibc@gmail.com

Craft-A-Rama - Jul29-30-2016

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

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Live Music, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

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Dinner is available. Open 12 p-9 p at the farm

Live music at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

7:00 pm – EPIC In Frankfort Kentucky!, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd.

Welcome Elvis Fans To EPIC International Championships and Showcases First Preliminary to our World Championship Competition Held In Memphis During Elvis Week!

Friday Doors Open at 7pm Competition Round One 8pm
Jesse Aron Show “Tributes” 9pm

Saturday Enjoy Brunch With The King Time TBD

Competition Finals Saturday At 7pm

Competitors $50 Entry Fee Contact Jesse Aron @ jessearonshazam@gmail.com For Applications

Prize money is the following:

1st Prize $1,500 and Automatic Entry Into EPIC World Championships Prelims For 2016 Held In Memphis Tennessee. Entry Fee And Room Reimbursment
2nd Prize $750
3rd Prize $400

Peoples Choice $100

For tickets and more information, contact Kathy Stigers At 1-502-529-9239

EPIC in Frankfort at the Capital Plaza Hotel - Jul29-30-2016

7:30 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

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926.

Live jazz featuring Marlin McKay, 7:00 pm, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

Outside grill open! 15th Anniversary Party! Live music featuring Fandango, Slugger, and Strip District. Drink specials and Anniversary T-shirts for $15, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

9:00 pm – VET JAM Band, at The Knight Club, 1145 US Highway 127 South, Frankfort. 21 and older. $5 cover.

Capital Living Covers Frankfort’s Social Scene…BE SEEN By Capital Living!!!

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