• Lyric-Fall-Exterior-2-copy

  • DSC04134

  • DSC_3749

  • DSC_1587

  • MP-Room-Decorated

  • Gary-Bibbs-Aluminum-Pour

  • DCDC-Dancers

  • Courtyard-Decorated

  • Black-Roots-Gallery

  • IMG_5831

  • IMG_6255

  • IMG_6029

  • Summer-Programming

  • The Lyric

Order Tickets Lyric Theatre Box Office Hours
Norwalk Furniture

Featured Sponsors

News & Events — RSS




    Click Here to Donate to further programming at

    The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center through the

    Good Giving Guide Challenge, starting

    November 3, 2014!

    ggg-poster-11x17 (1)







    To order tickets to any of these shows, just click on the picture!



    October 2014



    Sunday, October 26 – 11AM

    The Kingdom Center Service


    Join us every Sunday at 11AM as we worship together.  Pastor Brent Ireland preaches the powerful Word of God.  Kingdom Kids hosts childcare at all services from birth through 5th grade.




    Monday, October 27 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour


    IAN McLAGAN is a genuine, dyed-in-the-wool rock’n’roller. McLagan’s musical career began in the 1960’s in the UK as the keyboard player for the Small Faces and the Faces. He has performed and recorded with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Billy Bragg among others. Awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello Award in 1996 for his outstanding contributions to British music, inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 as a member of both Small Faces & Faces, McLagan is beloved by musicians and music lovers alike. United States is his first new studio album in five years via Yep Roc Records. ianmclagan.com 



    JANIVA MAGNESS is among the premier Blues and R&B singers in the world today. Her voice possesses an earthy, raw honesty born from her life experience. Having released 10 albums thus far, Magness is a charismatic performer known for her electrifying live shows. A dynamic musical powerhouse, Janiva has received 22 Blues Music Award nominations to date, winning the coveted Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year and most recently, Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year and Song Of The Year, “I Won’t Cry” at the 2013 Blues Music Awards. Her new album ‘Original’ stretches the artistic boundaries of roots, rock and soul music. janivamagness.com

    View more on Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour’s schedule at www.woodsongs.com




    Tuesday, October 28 – 7:30PM

    Troubadour Concert Series presents

    An Evening with Leo Kottke


    The volunteers of the Troubadour Concertt Series and Highbridge Spring Water are proud to bring the incredible guitarist LEO KOTTKE back to Lexington. A widely recognized master of his instrument, Leo Kottke is an acoustic guitarist known for his innovative and idiosyncratic finger picking style.  He plays syncopated and polyphonic melodies drawing on blues, jazz and folk influences and has also built a jam band type following having collaborated with Phish’s Mike Gordon for some albums and tours.  Leo’s fan favorites include “June Bug,” “Pamela Brown,” “Julie’s House,” “Pepe Hush” and “Jack Gets Up.”

    Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11. After adding a love for the country-blues of Mississippi John Hurt to the music of John Phillip Sousa and Preston Epps, Kottke joined the Navy underage, to be underwater, and eventually lost some hearing shooting at lightbulbs in the Atlantic while serving on the USS Halfbeak, a diesel submarine. Kottke has been awarded two GRAMMY® nominations; a Doctorate in Music Performance by the Peck School of Music at the U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and a Certificate of Significant Achievement in Not Playing the Trombone from the U of Texas at Brownsville with Texas Southmost College.

    For tickets, call (859) 280-2218 or purchase online by clicking here.



    November 2014



    Saturday, November 1 - 1:00PM

    Historic East End Walking Tour

    1005049_343263942443180_930988609_n (1)

    If you missed the popular and original “Back to Dewees” tour, join us on November 1st. Along the way, the history of the development of homes and businesses of both white and black citizens will create a picture of what the third quadrant of Lexington, known as the East End, really looked like from 1780 though the 1960s. New archive information will be shared about structures/homes not included in the original tour.

    To purchase tickets for this, call (859) 280-2218 or click here to purchase online.




    Sunday, November 2 – 11AM

    The Kingdom Center Service



    Join us every Sunday at 11AM as we worship together.  Pastor Brent Ireland preaches the powerful Word of God.  Kingdom Kids hosts childcare at all services from birth through 5th grade.




    Monday, November 3 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

    On this broadcast we will be celebrating the Music of Appalachia, one of the most fertile musical regions in the world. After generations of isolation from most of America, some of the most influential and powerful artists have been born from this mountain region like Ricky Skaggs, Loretta Lynn, Tom T. Hall, JP Fraley, Lee Sexton, Jean Ritchie and many others. To present this music in its most original and pure state, we have invited the staff and students of The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University to appear on the broadcast. It’s home to one of the only accredited college-level bluegrass and traditional music programs in the nation. The staff and students of MSA recently went to China to showcase the music of Appalachia to Asian audiences.

    Artists including:
    RAYMOND McLAIN a founding member of the legacy McLain Family Band and the director of the program.
    JESSE WELLS is a master fiddler, mandolin player and traditional music scholar.
    RUTH McLAIN-SMITH is also a founding member of the McLain Family Band, touring performer and instructor at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.For more information of Woodsongs’s schedule, visit www.woodsongs.com


    Thursday, November 6 - 7:30PM

    Lexington Lab Band LIVE!

    Band Promo

    The Lexington Area Music Alliance is proud to present the Lexington Lab Band in concert on Thursday November 6th at 7:30pm! LLB is a project dedicated to recreating iconic songs while highlighting Central Kentucky’s deep well of artists. With over 280,000 online views since their debut in 2013 the band has decided it’s time to take the music offline and bring it to The Lyric Theater. You will not want to miss this rare, nearly 2 hour show jam packed with songs from their 9 episode catalogue!

    For tickets, call The Lyric Box Office at (859) 280-2218 or

    purchase online by clicking here.




    Friday, November 7, 2014 – 6PM

    Musicians Clinic with Anthony Wellington






    Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 8PM

    Evening Out at the Lyric Featuring The Forte Band

    Evening out lyric flyer





    Sunday, November 9 – 11AM

    The Kingdom Center Service


    Join us Sunday at 11AM as we worship together.  Pastor Brent Ireland preaches the powerful Word of God.  Kingdom Kids hosts childcare at all services from birth through 5th grade.



    Monday, November 10 – 6:45PM

    Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour


    BELA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN present their eponymous debut album as a duo, after many years of prominence as banjo players and composers in their own eclectic avenues. Béla, an icon and innovator of jazz, classical and world, with more multi-category GRAMMY wins than any other artist (15 total), and Abigail, a formidable talent with triumphs in songwriting, theater, performance, and even Chinese diplomacy by way of banjo, turn out to be quite a fortuitous pairing with a deep, distinct and satisfying outcome. The culmination is an album like no other. Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn is a front porch banjo and vocal album of new music, Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber and blues; the culmination of a yearlong tour as a duo in 2013, following the birth of their son, Juno. The record reveals their astounding chemistry as collaborators, as the two seamlessly stitch together singular banjo sounds (through an assortment of seven banjos spanning the recording) in service to the stories that their songs tell, with no studio gimmickry needed. belafleck.com   abigailwashburn.com

    For more information of Woodsongs’s schedule, visit www.woodsongs.com



     Friday, November 14, 2014 – 7PM

    Agape Kingdom Life Ministries Presents: Fall One Night Revival

    This event is free and open to the public!




     Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 6:30PM

    NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Dinner

    Tickets available for purchase through Lexington NAACP Chapter.




    Sunday, November 16 – 11AM

    The Kingdom Center Service


    Join us Sunday at 11AM as we worship together.  Pastor Brent Ireland preaches the powerful Word of God.  Kingdom Kids hosts childcare at all services from birth through 5th grade.



  • Gallery Hours

    Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Saturday- 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Group Tours available by appointment, to schedule call (859) 280-2201 or email at officeassistant@lexingtonlyric.com




    October 30, 2014 – January 15, 2015
    “Garry R Bibbs Featuring 25 Years of UK Sculpture Excellence – Past, Present and Future”

    Garry R. Bibbs is an African-American tenured professor at University of Kentucky and has taught graduate and undergraduate students for the past 25 years. Through his encouragement and endorsement, many of his students have gone on to create public art displayed throughout the nation.

    In this exhibit, Bibbs will feature sculptures from students he has taught in his tenure at UK, including alumni, current BFA and MFA students, as well as rising students in his 355 Sculpture I course.



    September 6, 2014 – January 3, 2015
    “We Wear the Mask: Black Superheroes Through the Ages”

    This exhibit features a comprehensive timeline highlighting the history of black superheroes illustrated with framed posters, original art, comic books and action figures from the private collection of Frank X Walker & his son Taajwar D’Van Howard.