Foo Fighters at Rupp Arena is obviously the big Lexington concert announcement of the week — lo, the season. But it is not the only one. Here’s a quick catch-up with some other just-announced shows coming to the Bluegrass.
▪ Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sept. 22 at Equus Run Vineyards. This just popped up on our radar this afternoon, but according to MCC’s website and Facebook she will be at the Midway vineyard the day before a date at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. According to her site, tickets are on sale June 23.
▪ Rufus Wainwright, Sept. 27 at the Lexington Opera House. Troubador Concerts brings the revered, multi-genre singer-songwriter in for a solo show. Tickets are $45.50-$55.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. June 30.
▪ Drive-By Truckers, Oct. 3 at Manchester Music Hall. When last we saw this powerful Athens, Georgia outfit, they were playing the penultimate set at last years Moontower Music Festival. Strand of Oaks will be opening this show, but Kentucky’s own Tyler Childers will be opening some dates for Drive-By soon, including a Sept. 24 set at The Forum in Hazard. Tickets for Manchester are $25 and available now.
▪ Second St. Paul and the Broken Bones show, Nov. 15 at the Lexington Opera House. The Nov. 16 show sold out so quickly, last week, another night has been added to the band’s Lexington stand. Tickets are on sale at noon June 23.