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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Holi festival forgoes traditional gulal throw, stays positive

Olivia Sanderson April 8, 2021

This year, student organiztions held an annual Holi celebration on Wednesday, April 7 outside the Main Building on campus. The event was organized by the Student Activities Board (SAB) in collaboration...

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Forecastle Music Festival 2020: All you need to know about Louisville’s music and arts festival.

Autumn Miller February 21, 2020

Forecastle is a music, arts, and activism festival hosted in Louisville’s Waterfront Park. This year, the festival is the weekend of July 17-20 and tickets are currently on sale. Currently, Tier 1 tickets...

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At heritage festival, UK students get a taste of Korean culture

Addison Lander September 20, 2019

Students near the student center last Wednesday evening were greeted with K-pop music playing from Barker Plaza.The source was the Korean Heritage Festival, an event run by the Student Activities Board...

Ashanti and Ja Rule perform on stage. Artists Mya, Ma$e, Piles, Rick Ross, Lil Kim, JaRule, and Ashanti performed in the Real Music Festival at Rupp Arena on Feb. 21, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Multi-artist concert shows Lexington ‘what real music is’

Hailey Peters February 23, 2019

iHeart Radio Kentucky planned a night highlighting some of hip-hop’s best at Rupp Arena on Saturday, Feb. 22, as a part of The Real Music Festival. The talents that appeared on stage delighted the crowds...

The lighting of hundreds of jack-o-lanterns on the steps of Old Morrison is a popular Transylvania University tradition.

PumpkinMania brings tricks, treats to Lexington community

Hailey Peters October 31, 2018

People of all ages in the Lexington area participated in PumpkinMania at Transylvania University on Oct. 30 for a “spook-tacular” night of fun, frights and family.Held the night before Halloween, PumpkinMania...

SAB hopes to host more multicultural events in the future.

Brazilian Heritage Festival connects UK students to a new culture

Hailey Peters October 8, 2018

The UK Student Activities Board hosted its Brazilian Heritage Festival Oct. 5. Though students did not have to be Brazilian to attend, the festival brought new understanding to several facets of Brazilian...

Campus media club to hold student film festival

Emily Baehner October 26, 2017

The UK Media Depot Club Student Film Festival celebrates student filmmakers on UK’s campus.“We showcase all types of genres of film. We are interested in celebrating students who submit projects and...

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WRFL extends Queerslang festival to one week

Odele Liff October 10, 2017

WRFL’s Queerslang is back and it’s bigger than before. Unlike previous years, the WRFL event now expands to a full week of festivities. This year's events begin Monday, Oct. 9, and end with a rowdy...

Country starts set to perform at Red, White, and Boom Friday-Saturday.

Festival highlights country

By Aayat Ali August 31, 2016

The twelfth annual Red, White and Boom is primed and ready to shoot for the stars this weekend at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.In the past, the celebration has occurred in the midst of summer typically around...

Katie Didit and Eric Smith of Moonshine District. The band performed at Floydfest 16.

Floydfest 16 gathers unique acts, handles unexpected curveball

Matt Wickstrom August 2, 2016

The theme for this year’s celebration of Floydfest was “Dreamweaving,” and dreams certainly became a reality for Lexington group Moonshine District, who performed four sets during the weekend and...

Up-and-coming group Moonshine District got the call to perform at FloydFest in Floyd, Virginia

Lexington’s Moonshine District heads to Appalachian mountains for FloydFest

Matt Wickstrom July 25, 2016

Lexington’s own brand of mountain music will echo through the Blue Ridge Mountains from July 27 to July 31 at FloydFest, as up-and-coming group Moonshine District got the call to perform at arguably...

The 2016 lineup for ROMP is headlined by Old Crow Medicine show, The Del McCoury Band, Jerry Douglas, Infamous Stringdusters, The 23 String Band, Kentuckian and mandolin legend Sam Bush and several others.

Bluegrass fans to attend ROMP festival

Matt Wickstrom June 23, 2016

For the last 13 years, some of the world’s best bluegrass musicians have descended upon Yellow Creek park for the ROMP music festival, hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Museum located a stone’s...

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