Kentucky Wild Horse

$10 at the door

Kentucky Wild Horse takes its name from an old eastern Kentucky fiddle tune played by Wolfe County fiddler Darley Fulks (1895-1990) who possessed a vast repertoire of pre-Civil War tunes. Kentucky music from the 19th century down to the present, especially its fiddle and banjo traditions, has been our love and our inspiration.

Derby Eve with Kentucky Wild Horse

$10 at the door

Join us for a hootin' hollerin' good time on Derby Eve! We are getting an early start with the celebrating with outstanding music, pulled pork BBQ, and flowing mint juleps. Kentucky Wild Horse (John Harrod, Tona Barkley, Don Rogers, Brett Ratliff, Jesse Wells, and Barbara Rosner) will be playing hard-driving old time, bluegrass, and hillbilly swing on Derby Eve in celebration of Kentucky's mountains, rivers, old people, pretty horses, and fast women. Make yourself a seating reservation below, and come down for the party!

Kentucky Wild Horse takes its name from an old eastern Kentucky fiddle tune played by Wolfe County fiddler Darley Fulks (1895-1990) who possessed a vast repertoire of pre-Civil War tunes. Kentucky music from the 19th century down to the present, especially its fiddle and banjo traditions, has been our love and our inspiration.

The trio Zoe Speaks consists of Mitch Barrett, Carla Gover, and Owen Reynolds, who jump in and out of their east Kentucky vernacular to play everything from traditional ballads to guitar-thumping contemporary acoustic tunes. With a smooth, mellow instrumental mix, which includes guitar, banjo, upright bass, and dulcimer by turns, close vocal harmonies are a defining feature of their sound. The duo is a powerhouse of songwriting, with wins at many of the nation’s top contests between them, including the Kerrville New Folk Award, the Telluride Troubadour Contest and 3 time winners of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest.

Jeri Katherine Howell with Grace Rogers: A benefit for KY Student Environmental Coalition

$10 suggested donation

She’s coming home! Local musician and songwriter, Jeri Katherine Howell, returns to the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe with special guests and opener Grace Rogers for an acoustic fundraiser concert benefitting the Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition. Jeri Katherine is a singer-songwriter-guitarist who delivers an energetic, passionate and intimate performance of unique folk and bluegrass original and cover tunes. She has performed with and opened for musicians like Ben Sollee, Robinella and Sam Bush and released her second CD - “Collage” - in 2013.

About the artist:
Jeri Katherine Howell is a singer-songwriter-guitarist from Frankfort, Kentucky with a few things to say in the realm of feeling stuff, empowerment, and those good 'ol sounds we call folk, bluegrass and mountain music.

Feleboga

$5

The Oslo-based family band Feleboga has charmed and delighted audiences with its eclectic mix of tunes, songs and dances from the Appalachians, Cajun Louisiana, Scotland and Norway. Performing on fiddles, hardingfele, guitar, banjo, ukelele, spoons, etc. the band has performed concerts, appeared at festivals, played for and called dances and taught at workshops in Germany, Poland, Thailand, Norway and the US.

The Oslo-based family band Feleboga has charmed and delighted audiences with its eclectic mix of tunes, songs and dances from the Appalachians, Cajun Louisiana, Scotland and Norway. Performing on fiddles, hardingfele, guitar, banjo, ukelele, spoons, etc. the band has performed concerts, appeared at festivals, played for and called dances and taught at workshops in Germany, Poland, Thailand, Norway and the US.

Maiden Radio

$10

Join us this Father's Day for a performance from highly-acclaimed, Louisville-based Maiden Radio. Sign-up up today below. Bring the whole family... we'll give Dad his first beer on us!


Maiden Radio is the result of a collaboration started six years ago between Cheyenne Mize, Julia Purcell, and Joan Shelley in Louisville, Kentucky.

Maiden Radio is the result of a collaboration started six years ago between Cheyenne Mize, Julia Purcell, and Joan Shelley in Louisville, Kentucky.

Will Gage and John Gage Acoustic Duo, in support of I Love Mountains Day and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

$5 suggested donation

Join John Gage (of the Kentucky Homefront Radio show in Louisville), Will Gage, and Bob Thompson (Colonel Bob, the Front-Porch Philosopher, and self-appointed Commissioner of Kentucky Front Porches) as they treat us to a musical program in support of ending mountain top removal. We will also celebrate members of Footprints for Peace, who are walking from Prestonburg to Frankfort to support a Sustainable Future for Kentucky.

~~ About the Artist ~~

Originally from Oklahoma, John Gage is an established, Louisville based, folk singer/song-writer who has made a career of entertaining audiences with his resonant tenor voice and flat-picking guitar. His music is solid listening and draws on the alchemy of ancient balladeers, and poets, transporting listeners inwardly for reflection and intimacy with others in the room.

Kentucky Derby Celebration with the Downtown County Band

$10 (to be collected at door)

Join us for our all-day Derby Day celebration. We'll start with brunch at 9 am (going to 1 pm), moving on to drink specials, and showing the race that evening. Afterwards, all will gather to have a heckuva Derby Day party, featuring the Downtown County Band! (The cover only applies for the performance at 8 pm.)


Get ready for a good time! The Downtown County Band will change your idea of old time music. This young five-piece ensemble returns to the place they got their start, Downtown Frankfort. They have played countless venues across several states, and gained a reputation for artistic excellence. The Downtown County Band plays Memphis blues, appalachian, and jug band music, along with originals written in the old-time tradition. WARNING: THIS IS NOT A BLUEGRASS SHOW!!!!

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