Lyndon Summer Festival
gives back to the community
Vinyl Kings to highlight activities at Robsion Park
LYNDON, Ky. (June 2014) – Local band, The Vinyl Kings, is not a band that searches for fame in the music business. In fact, their name says it all. Every time they take the stage, their goal is to tell the story of vintage music.
Band member Rick Graves, who plays drums and sings vocals, said the present band has been together for 16 years. The founder is rhythm guitarist and vocalist Mike Murphy, also a farrier by trade. Lee Wade plays bass and provides vocals. Joe Campbell rounds out the lineup on lead guitar and vocals.
“We play a lot of ’60s vintage and classic Rock and Pop,” said Graves, who has been a Lyndon resident for the last four years. All members of the band have families and day jobs and prefer to play quieter, family-oriented venues, such as corporate parties, weddings, festivals, reunions or private parties.
The Vinyl Kings
with vintage music.
The Vinyl Kings will be performing at this year’s Lyndon Summer Festival, scheduled for 4-10 p.m. Friday, June 13, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 14. The free festival will be held on the grounds of Robsion Park behind the Lyndon Post Office, with entrances off of La Grange Road at the Post Office and off of Lyndon Lane at Lake Avenue. The festival has taken place since 1989.
This community festival is presented by the Louisville Economic Chamber of Commerce (LOU-E) and the City of Lyndon. It usually attracts more than 2,000 visitors with its lineup of businesses and crafts booths, live music, Kids Zone activities, carnival rides, beer garden, festival food court, and food trucks.
The weekend musical lineup includes the country sounds of Jeni Carr and Twangtown from 7-10 p.m. Friday, and Bluegrass band, BlueZENGrass from 4-6 p.m. Saturday. Little T&A will close out the music portion from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday with its rhythm and blues sound.
The Lyndon Summer Festival will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. This is the same company that is responsible for providing the fireworks for Thunder Over Louisville. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
“This year’s festival is tied to the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Initiative by incorporating a Health and Wellness Zone,” said event organizer Ellen Wade. “It is a special feature we hope to promote.”
Carletta Delonjay, who is part of the festival planning committee, said the Health and Wellness Zone “will be its own area within the festival. We hope to have different health care providers available, information, area practitioners and free health screenings.”
The area will be set up “as if you were attending a health fair,” said Delonjay. Classes and demonstrations will be available primarily on Saturday to showcase the different exercises that are available in the area through classes, such as Tai Chi, Yoga and Zumba.
“Our goal is to grow the area and add more businesses that will make these services available to the public,” Delonjay said. “We want to let people know about the different programs that are available right in their own backyard.”
A charity raffle gift basket valued at more than $750 will be given away to a lucky festival attendee.
• For more information, call (502) 339-9115 or visit: www.lou-e.org.
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