Event is Sept. 10
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 22, 2014) — Keeneland, VisitLEX and the restaurant and bar owners on Jefferson Street in downtown Lexington have collaborated to create the inaugural Jefferson Street Soirée, scheduled from 6-10 p.m. on Sept. 10.
The event celebrates Lexington’s robust and diverse food culture, showcasing traditional and cutting-edge Southern cuisine by local chefs and artisan entrepreneurs.
The restaurants and bars along Jefferson will offer food and beverage tastings, and live regional entertainment will be featured on a stage between The Grey Goose and Wine + Market. Aly’An, a female country duo from Burgin will take the main stage at 6 p.m. to open the festival, followed by Lexington’s own, Tee Dee Young at 8 p.m. Restaurants and bars not within the enclosed area will have booths to serve customers tastings from their menu and/or bar. Parking will be available at the Cox Street Lot behind Rupp Arena. Shuttle service provided by LexTran’s COLT Trolley will be available.
Over the last several years Jefferson Street has evolved into a true restaurant and entertainment district and is now home to a variety of locally owned and celebrated businesses, increasing from two establishments before 2008 to around a dozen today.