Lime Kiln Theater’s Summer 2018 concert series continues on Thursday, June 28, as Turnpike Troubadours perform with special guest Charley Crockett. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the concert, which is not included with the season pass, are sold out. The show will take place at Lime Kiln rain or shine.
Lime Kiln Theater’s summer concert series is sponsored by Devils Backbone Brewing Company and Orrison Tree & Landscape Services. The Turnpike Troubadours show is presented by R.L. Faulkner and Son. Food from Kind Roots Café and The Little Cheerful, Devils Backbone beer and Rockbridge Vineyard wine will all be available for purchase.
Roughly 3,300 people live in Okemah, Oklahoma, a town with vintage redbrick storefronts, a dive bar called the Rocky Road Tavern, a name that means “things up high” in Kickapoo, and a strange track record of birthing great American songwriters: Woody Guthrie is from Okemah. Grammy-nominee John Fullbright is, too. Evan Felker belongs on that list.
Felker is the frontman, co-founder, and primary songwriter for Turnpike Troubadours, a virtuosic band of country-rock road dogs. Singer/guitarist Felker, fiddler Kyle Nix, steel and electric guitarist Ryan Engleman, bassist RC Edwards, drummer Gabe Pearson, and steel and accordion player Hank Early deliver punch after punch of smart rock-and-roll that sells out huge venues throughout the Midwest and South and packs legendary haunts like the Troubadour in Los Angeles.
Lime Kiln Arts, Inc. is a non-profit (501c3), operating at Lime Kiln Theater in Lexington. It opened in 1984 and is rooted in and inspired by the magic of a natural, outdoor theater. After a brief hiatus that started in 2012, Lime Kiln Theater is thrilled to present its fifth straight summer season of live music and theater featuring local, regional and national acts.
-Submitted by Jeremy Franklin, Lime Kiln Theatre Marketing Director