Lexington, Kentucky Travel Information
The Thursday Night Live (TNL) weekly festivities — a great tradition — are still going on in Lexington. From now until October 27, every Thursday night there will be a band, food, drinks, and fun in downtown Lexington!
Thursday Night Live is free, family-friendly entertainment with a social, electric atmosphere. Basically, a great excuse to enjoy nice weather in downtown Lexington.
Attending Thursday Night Live
- When: Every Thursday night from April 28 – October 27
- Time: People are welcome to hang out anytime, although tents are usually running around 4:30 p.m. The band begins around 5:30 p.m. and winds down around 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park (next to the old courthouse on Main Street). – see on Google maps -
- Cost: Free!
Food and Drinks at Thursday Night Live
A variety of local vendors and restaurants set up tables offering pizza, gyros, West African food, BBQ, sandwiches, ice cream, and lots of snack foods. People are also welcome to bring a picnic dinner. Kentucky Ale, Budweiser, and wine from Wines on Vine are available.
Although this is one of the rare occasions when open containers are allowed in the park, bringing your own alcohol is prohibited. Draft beer typically costs around $3 and proceeds from drink sales go to help a local non-profit which changes each week.
Pets are always welcome at Thursday Night Live; a dog watering station is available.
Thursday Night Live goes on – rain or shine! In the case of rain, people take cover under the new Fifth Third Bank Pavilion.
Most people attending Thursday Night Live bring their own folding chairs; only a few tables are available. Blankets are OK, but a majority of the area is concreted.
Thursday Night Live 2011 Schedule
Coralee & The Townies
Sam Wooden & The Urbane Gentlemen
The Johnson Brothers
Rebel Without A Cause
The Tim Talbert Project
Better off Dead
The Big Maracas
Blind Corn Liquor Pickers
Brother Barrett & The Barrows
Better off Dead
- For more information visit the Downtown Lexington Thursday Night Live homepage.