Rock & Roots

Weekdays 9 AM - 4 PM

To submit your music to WUKY for airplay, please send your CD to:

WUKY c/o Mike Graves

340 McVey Hall

University of Kentucky

Lexington KY 40506-0045

You can also send MP3 copies to

Submission of music does not guarantee airplay and CDs will not be returned.

WUKY presents Coralee and the Townies at the tadoo lounge with food by Fork in the Road Mobile Galley Kitchen at the offices of Smiley Pete Publishing... 434 Old Vine St.... this Thursday at 5:30pm

Coralee and the Townies are a Lexington, Kentucky based band of a genre they’ve self-defined as HONKY TONK SOUL. And it’s a fitting description, as the sextet whoops and weeps with traditional authenticity and contemporary energy, with Coralee’s husky vocals front and center and the Townies providing a righteous, raucous rootenanny soundtrack around her.

Buckle Up Fest: Full lineup & schedules announced

Apr 30, 2014

Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and Union Station, The Band Perry and Thompson Square are among the acts set to perform this summer at Cincinnati's Buckle Up Music Festival.

The three-day event at Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove unveiled the full lineup and daily schedules on Tuesday, packing many different American music genres, including country, folk, bluegrass, Americana and roots rock.


On Friday, May 2, 2014, Just Fund Kentucky will continue last year’s tradition of throwing the best derby eve party that Lexington has seen since the days of the Madden Derby Eve Party with "Gatsby, A Derby Eve To Remember" on Manchester Street at The Grand Reserve.

Purchase tickets here (hors d'oeuvres and cocktails and dancing are included).

The LA Based Rock & Roots group dropped by WUKY for a visit with Joe Conkwright to talk about their music, performing on Jimmy Kimmel's show for a national audience, and to play live music from their debut CD.

Link to the event PAGE...

Emily Hagihara (of Ancient Warfare and Chico Fellini) performs material from her solo project. First will be a short stripped-down solo set, followed by a full-band set with Severn Edmonson, Derek Rhineheiner, and Joe Drury.

Come one, come all. Bring your grandmother and some ear plugs. All-ages, all proclivites.

With Pizza Pi food truck!

Craft beer is a guarantee as is getting your ass kicked in pinball.

  Jack White presents his new album Lazaretto, to be released June 9th/10th on Third Man Records. Lazaretto inhabits an exciting place in White’s expansive discography as the follow-up to 2012′s gold-certified international #1 Blunderbuss, and will be preceded by first single and title track “Lazaretto,” to be released later this month. While we await the debut of that first official single, listeners can experience a first taste of new music from the album and watch the video for new instrumental track “High Ball Stepper.”

March Madness meets... Music Madness!

WUKY is presenting the first Rock & Roots Super Sonic Showdown during our Spring Pledge Drive. We've created the bracket. Now it's your turn to vote for your favorite artists. It's easy - and a lot of fun!


NPR Morning Edition Interview - HERE...

One of the hottest new bands out of Birmingham, Ala., doesn't sound new at all. On the new album, Half the City, St. Paul and The Broken Bones hits all the marks of a classic southern soul band, complete with a fiery lead singer. Speaking with NPR's David Greene, bassist Jesse Phillips recalls the first time he experienced the voice of frontman Paul Janeway.

Preliminary details have emerged about  a major Lexington music event.  Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has the details.

WUKY presents Warren Byrom and Small Batch with Fork in the Road Mobile Galley Kitchen at 434 Old Vine in Smiley Pete’s offices.

tadoo lounge! on FACEBOOK... Tell 'em yer goin'...