2019 Bands



5 PM Tall Boys of Kentucky


6:30 PM DeBraun Thomas Trio

8 PM Short & Company

9:30 PM Joslyn & The Sweet Compression



11 AM Phoebe White w/ Dave McLean


11:30 AM Maggie Lander


12:30 PM Grits & Soul

1:45  PM  Lauren Mink

3 PM Danny Dean & the Homewreckers


4:15 PM Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle

5:30 PM Restless Leg String Band

7:15 PM Magnolia Boulevard

9 PM Tee Dee Young

Tee Dee Young

Tee Dee Young, a blues legend in his own time. He has definitely got the blues and he loves “firing down on that guitar.” While playing his own unique style of the Blues, his dynamic stage presence, exciting harmony and energy will put you in the mood for dancing! Tee Dee will headline Saturday night of Bluegrass BBQ Fest!

Joslyn & The Sweet Compression

Joslyn Hampton and her band, The Sweet Compression, combine to deliver a hook-filled mix of funk and R&B-flavored pop, will headline Friday night at Bluegrass BBQ Fest.

Magnolia Boulevard

Magnolia Boulevard is a five piece band built in Lexington, Kentucky. With a variety of musical backgrounds, the group has come together seamlessly on a common sound: balancing the line between blues and rock n’ roll.

Short & Company

Sweet ‘n’ Nasty Soul Guitar Grooves All the Way Down. An Appalachian trio bringing blues, jazz and rock so powerful, even the hills want to dance. 2017 International Blues Challenge Semi-finalists!

Restless Leg String Band

Restless Leg String Band is a 4–Piece Bluegrass arrangement straight from the heart of The Bluegrass — Lexington, Kentucky - drawing from a deep well of traditional string band music, combined with unique original material to create a new ‘Progressive Bluegrass.’

Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle

The Cincinnati-based ensemble Buffalo Wabs (as in ‘mobs’) and the Price Hill Hustle can be best described as ‘American’-- from the mountains to Music Row, blues-gospel to traditional country, the Hustle combines parts of the American-born genre catalogue to create an energetic experience every single night. This four-piece moves from fast-paced, foot-stomping anthems to harmony-laden ballads and traditional dirges of spirit and labor. 

Debraun Thomas Trio

Debraun Thomas has been performing his original music as the DeBraun Thomas Trio featuring Lexington veterans Smith Donaldson on bass and Daniel Mohler on drums. His influences range from artists like Jimi Hendrix to Otis Redding and he describes his music as Rock N Soul. 

Tall Boys (of Kentucky)

Meet the Tallboys of Kentucky — a three-man Lexington band that has been playing together for more than 20 years. Comprised of Willie Eames on guitar, Smith Donaldson on bass and Darnvint Furnace on drums, the Tallboys play an eclectic mix of, “Delta blues, John Coltrane, James Brown, a little (Jimi) Hendrix … we can do it all, in one song if we want to.” 

Danny Dean & the Homewreckers

Danny Dean and the Homewreckers are an American neo-rockabilly band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1995,  by punk pioneer Danny Dean who achieved commercial success at the golden age of  MTV with a plethora of music videos and nationwide radio rotation with Easter (band) throughout the 1980s. 

Lauren Mink

Lauren Mink was born, raised, and lives in Winchester, KY. She started singing at the young age of 9 in her local church and from there she continued to pursue her passion of music by opening for nationally known artists such as Billy Currington, Justin Moore, Hunter Hayes, Love & Theft, Dustin Lynch, Tyler Farr, Rodney Atkins, Scotty McCreery, Mark Wills, Daryl Singletary, Danielle Bradbury, Frankie Ballard, & others.

Grits & Soul

An Americana duo who fuse roots country with Southern soul and blues.

Maggie Lander

Maggie Lander started playing fiddle at age 11. A year later she was performing on stage. She plays many musical styles including Celtic, Contest-Style, Classical, Old-time and Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues, and world styles. She is also a talented songwriter-her songs have gotten radio air-time world wide. 

She has shared the stage with many esteemed musicians, including Sam Bush, Rob Ickes, Ben Sollee, Zach Brock, Carbon Leaf, Johnathon Edwards, Cherryholmes, members of Passafire and has opened for Maura O'Connell, Carrie Rodriguez and Elizabeth Cook

Phoebe White w/ Dave McLean

Nine-year-old Phoebe White has performed with Grammy award winners Riders in the Sky, The Farm Hands, members of Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, New Grass Revival, & more. She won eight talent contests in 2018 and was a finalist in five others. At Bluegrass BBQ Fest Miss Phoebe will be accompanied by her guitar teacher, Dave McLean. McLean is creator and producer of the Lexington Music Awards.

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