Hundreds of people attend a patriotic concert in downtown Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Lexington Parks and Recreation held a patriotic concert at Gratz Park in downtown Lexington. On the campus of Transylvania University, hundreds of people filled the lawn. There was a pre-show featuring The Young at Heart Big Band.

A veteran, Tom Cooper, went to enjoy the festivities and listen to live music. He said it felt good to be there, as they hadn’t played a concert since 2019.

“I just think it’s great to see Lexington show up for this. It’s just great to see everyone having fun,” he said.

Mindy Stone of Lexington Parks and Recreation said they were excited to be hosting the event again.

“Well, we want to celebrate our independence and this 4th of July holiday,” she said, “We haven’t had all of these activities and events since pre-Covid, so we’re very happy to bring them back.”

The Lexington Philharmonic played patriotic songs for everyone in the park to enjoy. People could bring their own food and drink, or they could go to any neighborhood food truck or tent.

It was very busy and people said they were proud to see the community come together for the holidays.

There will be more events in Lexington tomorrow. Some of the events include a festival, parade, and fireworks display at night.

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David H. Henry