Music, tunes, melodies, songs etc. etc.

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COVINGTON, Ky. - Imagine Mykelti Williamson’s “Bubba” character (Forest Gump, of course) talking about shrimp:
Well, this weekend in Covington features music at a festival, music on stage, music in a brewery (with a Christmas twist, no less), and music at an art academy, music in a bar, music outside ... and you get the idea.
So, if your ear is dying to hear some tunes, and your legs are itching to dance, read on about this weekend’s events in #lovethecov.
Of course there will also be events featuring food and produce for sale, and swimming (for your kids AND your dogs):
Unlock the Block
Are you ready to rock? Make your way to Ritte’s Corner Historic District in Latonia beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday for the second-annual Unlock the Block Music Fest. This year’s lineup includes DV8, The Drysdales, and White Liger. For details, HERE.
Can’t get enough music? Walk a few blocks north on Winston Highway/Decoursey Avenue to Legends Bar and Grill for the Unlock the Block After Party. Legends will be hosting the band Saving Stimpy. For info, HERE.
Ho ho ho!
Here’s a remedy for the boiling hot weather: A dose of holiday spirit, right here in #lovethecov.
Covington’s own Greenery33 will be selling locally grown indoor potted plants Saturday during its Christmas in July event at Braxton Brewing Co., and donating 33 percent of all sales to local charities.
The event runs from noon to 5 p.m., with music from The Turkeys and Jake Speed & The Freddies.
The beer, the music, and the dress (Christmas sweaters are encouraged) will all have a holiday theme. For info, HERE.
Summer Showcase
To continue the live music theme, look to Madison Live and Madison Theater.
Madison Live at 734 Madison Ave. downtown is host to the local summer showcase Saturday, (6 Hours to Kill, Mister Mason, Samson, Sundae Drives). For info and tickets, HERE.
Right next door, the Madison Theater will be the hosting The Return of Harbour concert, showcasing performances by Harbour, Circle It, 90’s Kids, the Vims. For info and tickets, HERE.
Spend your Friday night at the Behringer-Crawford Museum and enjoy an interactive family art experience. POPP=D Art will bring its “gallery on wheels” for an evening of fun.
For info, HERE.
Farmers Market
This weekly event features the best of local produce, meats and eggs, soaps and lotions, teas, baked goods, sugar scrubs, nut milks and creamers, prepared soups and salads, fermented foods, and ... (need we go on?)
This Saturday, Covington Farmers Market is hosting Joe Gallenstein, who will be representing the advocacy group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. Stop by his booth to learn more about how they are advocating for a more sustainable Kentucky.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Third & Court streets. For info, HERE.
The Good People Festival
And if on Sunday your musical ear still isn’t satiated, check out more than a half-dozen bands and singers on two stages at The Good People Festival at Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center.
It’s free. Info, (HERE).
And then there’s swimming lessons on Friday at the City’s Goebel Pool (HERE) ... and on Saturday “Baby and Me Yoga” at Rooted Yoga (HERE). Sunday will feature the Dog Days of Summer Pool Party (for your dog, of course) at Hotel Covington (HERE) ... the MainStrasse Village Association’s Village Bazaar HERE... and Shark Week & Movie Night at City Goat (HERE).
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