Restless Leg String Band to headline debut of Park Amphitheater
Published 12:03 pm Wednesday, October 12, 2022
By Kimber Gray
Jessamine County Public Library
A bluegrass band with a big sound and a bigger following is coming to Jessamine County: Restless Leg String Band is sure to thrill concertgoers on Thursday, October 13, 5:30–6:30 p.m., at the new Riney B. Park Amphitheater.
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This fun evening of picking and fiddling is hosted by Jessamine County Public Library (JCPL) and Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks & Recreation.
A regular on the music festival circuit since 2013, Restless Leg String Band is a group of skilled pickers who all hail from Kentucky. The ensemble comprises Casen Baumgardner, Daniel Bailey, Ishi Wooton, Jonathan Bramel, and Chris Cupp.
Restless Leg’s unique combination of original “jam-grass,” party tunes, and cover songs (from popular genres including country, rock, and blues) captures regional audiences. Fans of traditional bluegrass music and those who love jam bands—like Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, and Phish—will enjoy the stylings of Restless Leg String Band.
All are invited to the concert, offered free of charge. Bring your dancing feet and a blanket or lawn chair. Buy snacks or dinner from two food trucks on site: Griffin’s Kitchen and Three Little Piggies.
To learn more about Restless Leg String Band, visit their website at www.restlesslegstringband.com.
The concert marks a new opportunity for enjoying live music and presenting outdoor events in Jessamine County. The Riney B. Park Amphitheater is a collaborative project brought to the community by a partnership between JCPL, Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks & Recreation, and the City of Nicholasville. The project was partially funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services with support from Lowe’s of Nicholasville.
Construction on the stage began in the spring of 2022. A soft debut followed in July; JCPL’s second Not a Beach Party, another free-of-charge concert, attracted over 300 music lovers.
In the spring of 2023, JCPL will regularly host musical acts at the Amphitheater. In addition, the Amphitheater will soon be available for bookings by organizations and individuals in the community.