Funk Officially Hits Lexington This Summer
Together Lexington and the Lyric Theatre Bring Funk Fridays to the Lexington Community
Lexington, KY:Today, Together Lexington and The Lyric Theatre are pleased to announce Funk Fridays to all Lexingtonians, Central Kentuckians and any traveling music and food lover. Funk Fridays hits Lexington this summer starting in May and finishing off in October at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center. Every third Friday of the month, enjoy a fun music atmosphere for all ages.
Funk Fridays will begin at 6:00 p.m. with Fun 4 Everyone. Families can come early to enjoy time with their children diving into the arts with On The Move Art Studio and Sisohpromatem. Funk Fridays officially begins at 8:00 p.m. where local Lexington funk, R&B, and soul artists will perform until 10:00 p.m. During Funk Fridays, families can enjoy food truck delicacies from MiMi’s Southern Style Cooking; Fida’s Carribean Café; and Savs Chill. West Sixth Brewing will also be making an appearance serving their specialty craft beers.
The creation of Funk Fridays first started with Together Lexington‘s Courageous Conversations, a series of community conversations to encourage courageous, meaningful discussion and awareness among all members of the Lexington community. Throughout these discussions, Together Lexington heard from the public a need for events that create opportunities for diverse segments of the community to interact, and a person of color did not have a lot of entertainment opportunities in the downtown area. Upon hearing this, Together Lexington met with the Executive Director of the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, Donald Mason.
"This event has been in the making for some time and thanks to Together Lexington, it is coming to life. The goal is to bring top local live music talent and pair that with some of the best food vendors in town,” said Donald Mason. " We're gonna have a funky good time!”
Funk Fridays tickets are $5.00 and children 12 and under will be free. To purchase your tickets for Funk Fridays, please go to www.LexingtonLyric.Tix.com or call the Box Office at (859) 280-2218. The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center is located at 300 East Third Street in the Historic East End.