LowerTown Arts & Music Festival

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Arts, music and good times abound this weekend at the Lowertown Arts & Music Festival. And we'll be there in Lowertown Paducah with the WKMS tent across from the main stage on Friday and Saturday. 

LowerTown Arts & Music Festival

This year’s Lowertown Arts and Music Festival kicks off next week in Paducah.

Co-directors Michael and Victoria Terra talk with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the upcoming event.

LowerTown Arts & Music Festival

Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Co-Director Michael Terra says he’s stepping down next year. In his stead, The Yeiser Art Center will produce the annual event alongside Co-Director Victoria Terra. 

Halfway to Lower Town Fundraiser Event Page, Facebook

Halfway to LowerTown is a fundraising event for the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival this Friday at 7 p.m. at Paducah Beer Werks. On Sounds Good, Seth Murphy, Music Director for the festival and Shannon Vetter of Gideon's Rifle join Austin Carter in studio with an update on the event, what the bands have been up to and Vetter plays a new song, "Existential Blues."

The Loot Rock Gang, Bandcamp

St. Louis acoustic blues, roots and Americana band The Loot Rock Gang formed in 2012 as a husband and wife vocal duo Mat and Rachel Wilson. Rachel formally traveled with the Rockabilly group The Casey Sisters and Mat worked with The Rum Drum Ramblers and toured with Pokey LaFarge. They bring their unique sound to the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival tomorrow at 3:15 p.m. on the Harrison Stage and at 5:30 p.m. on the Main Stage. Tracy Ross speaks with Mat on Sounds Good.

The Features, Facebook

  Nashville-based indie rock band The Features has been playing together for over two decades and on four studio albums. They're in the soundtracks for the films Extract and Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Matt Pelham about the band's experience working with a major film, overcoming a record label change, opening for Kings of Leon and their performance tonight at 9 on the Main Stage of the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival in Paducah.

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The LowerTown Arts & Music Festival opens tomorrow at 3 p.m. There are ongoing interactive activities both days for kids at a tent between 5th and 6th on Madison. A variety of food, beverages, entertainment and and artists comprise the experience. Among the artists is Nashville's Beth McDaniel, an Alamo, Tennessee native whose dad Harold McDaniel and sister Gaye McDaniel graduated from Murray State. But it was Beth's Aunt Eula who figures most in her artwork now, as Kate Lochte learns on Sounds Good.

Bear Medicine on Bandcamp

Lexington-based contemplative folk band Bear Medicine came together organically several years ago and bring their meticulous constructions of vocals, guitar, keyboard, flute, cello, bass and percussion to the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival this weekend. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Joshua Wright about the organic beginnings of his group, playing the festival circuit and his love of classic fingerstyle guitarists.

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A diverse line-up of artists were juried into the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival happening this Friday and Saturday in Paducah, when North Seventh and Sixth streets between Harrison and Monroe are listed with artist tents, food vendors, two performance stages and more. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets LowerTown resident artist and batik painter David Lucht of Cowango Studios, which he and his wife Stephanie Graves say is where they make "Art with Impact."

Heather Baumbach, Facebook

A diverse line-up of artists were juried into the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival this Friday and Saturday in Paducah. Their work includes ceramics, wood, photography, batik, henna, beading, glass and more. Madison, Alabama resident Heather Baumbach brings her acrylic paintings to the beauty of every day life. Baumbach also has over 20 years of design and production experience in stage, television and film. Kate Lochte speaks with Baumbach on Sounds Good about her work.

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