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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The 2017 Moonshiners Ball will feature headlining musical performances from Con Brio, Lydia Loveless and The Marcus King Band.

Con Brio, Lydia Loveless, Marcus King to headline Moonshiner’s Ball

Matt Wickstrom January 17, 2017

Headed into its fourth year, the 2017 Moonshiner’s Ball looks to be the festival’s biggest and most ambitious production yet, with Con Brio, Lydia Loveless and The Marcus King Band serving as headlining...

Darlingside will make their debut appearance at the Moonshiner’s Ball in Berea, Kentucky Saturday, May 21 at 8:30 p.m. on the West Sixth Brewing stage.

Massachusetts band to make an appearance at Moonshiner’s Ball

Matt Wickstrom May 16, 2016

In 2013, Darlingside had to begin reinventing itself after drummer Sam Kapala split from the band. Rather than search for a replacement for Kapala, the band moved forward with the core of Dave Senft on...

One of Moon Hoochs saxophonists Wenzl McGowen performs on stage with his bandmates at the 2015 Moonshiners Ball. To modify their sounds, both McGowen and Mike Wilbur add items like traffic cones and PVC pipes.

Moon Hooch to perform at Berea music festival

Matt Wickstrom May 12, 2016

For the second consecutive year, the three members of Moon Hooch will make their way from the New York City down to Berea, Kentucky, for the third annual Moonshiner’s Ball. The trio, which transcends...

The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers of Lexington will bring Appalachian blues to the Moonshiners Ball.

Region’s best readying for Moonshiner’s Ball music festival

Matt Wickstrom April 15, 2016

As we leave the dark days of winter behind and blossom into spring, some Kentuckians are beginning to open their calendars to May in anticipation of not the Kentucky Derby, but the Moonshiner’s Ball...

Vandaveer, a band led by Lexingtonian Mark Charles Heidinger, released its fifth full length album, The Wild Mercury, Feb. 19.

Vandaveer shows pride in its Lexington roots, releases new album

Matt Wickstrom March 4, 2016

The musical escapades of Mark Charles Heidinger have seen the Lexingtonian traverse the country, but his strong Kentucky ties always seem to find their way into the folk-pop stylings of his near decade...

Driftwood Gypsy will perform at Als Bar on Friday. Photo provided by Kim Blackburn at The Starving Artist Kentucky.

Driftwood Gypsy’s ‘dabstomp’ roll from Al’s Bar through festival season

Matt Wickstrom February 25, 2016

This Friday night, local band Driftwood Gypsy will be bringing its unique sound, which guitarist Dereck Oldham refers to as “dabstomp,” to Al’s Bar on the corner of Limestone and West Sixth streets....

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