The lineup for the second annual MoonTower Music Festival has been released, featuring names familiar to both people who went to last year’s event and local and regional music fans.
The big changes in the second edition of the event are a change in venue and on the calendar. For 2015, the festival has moved from Midway’s Equus Run Vineyard to Lexington’s Masterson Station Park. And it will come later in the summer, Aug. 29. (For those tuned to the rhythms of the local calendar, there is not a UK football game that day, and that is not Labor Day weekend — missed it by one day.)
What will be the same as last year is the headliner, Nashville-based Moon Taxi, which brought a surge of energy to close out last year’s fest. Moon Taxi recently played an indoor gig at Cosmic Charlie’s and is on this year’s Bonnaroo lineup.
Regional acts joining Moon Taxi include Detroit-based Mike Mains & the Branches, Nashville-based funk outfit Space Capone, Nashville rock and hip-hop purveyors The Lonely Biscuits and returning Bowling Green band Buffalo Rodeo.
Joining them will be a lineup of local notables: contemporary cello pioneer Ben Sollee, one of Lexington’s hottest acts Coralee and the Townies, singer-songwriter Grayson Jenkins and returning artist Tyler Childers, who played a solo set last year and returns this year with his band.