Best Bets: Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo headline next Troubador showcase

hhendren@herald-leader.comMarch 30, 2014 

Rock legend Pat Benatar and her husband, guitarist Neil Giraldo, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lexington Opera House, 401 West Short Street. The show is part of the Troubadour Concert Series. Tickets are $63.50 and $85.50. Call 1-800-745-3000 or go to   .

Thursday Night Live starts 5-month run

Thursday Night Live, the weekly downtown series of free music plus food and drink vendors, kicks off its 19th season Thursday with the Bobby Perry Band. Through Aug. 28, TNL’s hours are 4:30 to 9 p.m., with music from 5:30 to 8. It happens at Cheapside Park, Main Street and Cheapside. Visit   for more information.

15 days of racing

Keeneland’s Spring Meet starts Friday and continues through April 25. Gates open at 11 a.m., and the first race is at 1:05 p.m. Admission is $5, free for ages 12 and younger. Keeneland is at 4201 Versailles Road. Call

(859) 254-3412 or go to

Bluegrass Bazaar spotlights fair trade

Shop from fair-trade vendors at the Bluegrass Bazaar, a celebration of fair trade and awareness about human trafficking. It’s 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Cheapside Park, Main Street and Cheapside. For more info, go to

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