LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 29, 2012) — The Picnic With the Pops Commission announced last week that its annual concert event is returning to Keeneland this summer with the Lexington Philharmonic featuring guest artist Matt Dusk.
Get ready to swing, swoon and sway under the stars with music made famous by the Rat Pack and Frank Sinatra. Pack a picnic basket and plan for a high-spirited Picnic With the Pops concert event beginning at 8:30 p.m. each night in The Meadow at Keene Barn. Patrons are encouraged to come early with food, beverages and your creativity to participate in the annual table decorating contest. There will be great prizes for each night’s table winners.
Thirty-Four years after its inception, the Picnic With the Pops concert has become one of Lexington’s favorite summer traditions,” said Tom Minter, chairman of the Picnic With the Pops Commission. “We expect to see some creative decorating this year with our theme, Live From Vegas, and the musical talent will not disappoint our patrons!”
Keeping with the tradition of outstanding guest artist, the commission is bringing to Lexington Matt Dusk – a singer, songwriter, producer, arranger and fervent jazz-pop artist. Dusk is one of Canada’s most beloved male vocalists, forging a career in music that has resulted in three critically-acclaimed studio albums including a Gold record for the debut album “Two Shots” and a Gold for his album “Good News.” Dusk has had three number one radio hits in Canada, Japan and France.
Live From Vegas, sponsored by UBS Financial Services, will be presented under the direction of Scott Terrell.
“LexPhil is excited to once again be a part of Lexington’s annual Picnic with the Pops celebration. The orchestra is sounding better than ever as we move beyond our 50th season, and paired with the high-energy and talented guest artist, Matt Dusk, this event is sure to be a highlight of the summer,” said Scott Terrell, music director and conductor for LexPhil.
Tickets for the general public go on sale today. Orders are filled according to date received, so the Lexington Center is encouraging early ordering to ensure the best seating location. For ticket information, call the ticket office at 1-859-233-3535. To learn more about this year’s event, visit www.lexpops.com or facebook.com/lexingtonpwp.