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Wake Up With the Kentucky Taste Buds

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Lifelong best friends, Leigh Jordan and Tamara Schneider, started the Kentucky Taste Buds three years ago when they desired to bust out of their ruts and discover all the good things in their home state of Kentucky.  They are now bringing their love of discovering new places to the airwaves in their show “Wake Up With The Buds” every Saturday on KISS96.9 FM from 7-10a.  Their infectious laughter, jokes and hot tips on where to go, eat and play in the state are the perfect way to start your weekend.  Don’t be a dud by just listening to any old program on Saturdays, be a Bud and tune in to “Wake Up With the Buds” on Lexington’s Greatest Hits station KISS96.9FM.

You can also visit their blog to keep up with their latest Kentucky adventures at kytastebuds.com.

Buds Buzz:  07/03/21:

Fireworks Schedule:
Lexington: Downtown, July 3rd @10pm
Georgetown: Brooking Park, July 4th @9pm
Nicholasville: R.J. Corman, July 4th @8pm
Richmond: Lake Reba Recreational Complex, July 4th @10pm
Harrodsburg: Anderson Dean Park, July 4th @7pm
Versailles/M: idway: County Park, July 4th @10pm
Winchester: Lykins Park, July 2nd @Dusk
Frankfort: Taylor Ave., July 4th @9pm

Buds Buzz:  07/10/21:

Berea:  Berea Craft Festival
Newport: Bacon, Bourbon & Brews
Versailles: Blackberry Festival
Lexington:  Sunday Brunch – Lady Remoulade taking over Sidebar Grill Cajun Bunch 11-3
Lexington:  Cherry Bomb at O’Neills

Buds Buzz:  07/17/21:

This weekend is a Winning Weekend on KISS. We’ve got your chance to see Chicago at Riverbend on July 30. Enter to win tickets online at 969KISSFM.comor through the new free KISS App. It’s part of our KISS Second Chance Summer.

Barbasol Golf Tournament– Jul 15–18, 2021 Keene Trace Golf Club – Champion Trace Course

Master Musicians Festival– July 16 @ 3:00 pm – July 17  Festival Field,  Somerset,  $20 – $45

Plant Swap!– July 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Harkness Edwards Vineyards,Winchester, KY 

Tolly Ho is celebrating its 50thbirthday!  Go eat some food!

Cosmic Arcade X Movie Tavern: Video Game Tournament Series: MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021 AT 5 PM EDT – 11:30 PM EDT


Buds Buzz:  07/24/21:

Christmas in July Event July 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Kirksville Community Center, Richmond. Over 50+ Crafters offering their unique handcrafted items for sale and Kentucky Proud Vendors marketing their specialty products and gifts. There are door prizes, children activities, food trucks, Kentucky Bluegrass Cloggers performs at noon.

Midway Music Festival: Off the Rails July 24 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Midway Historic District Midway: including Ben Lacy & Cory Cross, Bryant Carter and Black Top Rodeo.

Cincy Soul Fest: July 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sawyer Point Park, $60 – THE ISLEY BROTHERS ARE COMING HOME TO CINCINNATI…. SATURDAY JULY 24TH.

0.4K Pickle Run $23.58 Take 3 laps around the Rock House Brewing building to score the 0.4K Pickle Run. Saturday at Noon is when the event starts. To enter it will cost you $23.58. Proceeds benefit The Nest Center for Children & Families. You will receive a commemorative race T-Shirt, 0.5K Bumper Sticker, Race bib, Race medal and one ticket for the post-race beer.


Buds Buzz:  07/31/21:

Ketchup Art on the Green @ Shake Shack @ The Summit
July 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Conch Republic @ Equus Run Vineyards
July 31 @ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Craft Brew Hop
July 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Concert with the Stars Summer Edition @ Lexington Opera House
July 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Jerry Garcia Celebration w/ Born Cross Eyed @ The Burl
July 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Buds Buzz:  08/6/21:

Lexington Legends vs. Gastonia Honey Hunters @ Legends Ballpark
August 6 @ 7:05 pm – August 8 @ 8:00 pm

John Michael Montgomery @ The Barnyard
August 7 @ 6:00 am – 8:30 pm

Kentucky Reptile Show @ Central Bank Center
August 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Shaker Village Craft Fair
August 7 @ 10:00 am – August 8 @ 5:00 pm

The Lodge at Logan Vineyards Wedding Expo 
Sunday, August 15th

Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest
August 6 @ 6:30 pm – August 7 @ 9:00 pm


Buds Buzz:  08/13/21:

Crave Food and Music Festival

August 6 @ 6:30 pm – August 7 @ 9:00 pm

August 14-15, 2021
Saturday 12-11 & Sunday 12-7

Crave Food and Music Festival
August 14-15

Fizz Facial Bar

Kentucky River Sweep @ Frankfort
August 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
August 16

Pour Decisions