Eastern Standard - February 24, 2022 

On this week’s edition of Eastern Standard: Kentucky cities with zoning laws and planning units are required by the state to develop a five year Comprehensive Plan. 2022 is Lexington’s “refresh” year and in partnership with CivicLex we begin a series on all of the issues. Plus: a call for serious support for the music of Eastern Kentucky, some artists who have broken out on the national scene, others who are working their way up and a new festival to showcase the talents of the region. And, a Lexington band makes the big time: opening on New York and Philadelphia stages for the 50th anniversary tour of powerhouse funk & soul band Tower of Power. 

Interviews in order of appearance: 

Richard Young - The CivicLex Director details the process ahead as Lexington reviews its state-mandated 5-year Comprehensive Plan - LISTEN 

JK McKnight - Music as an economic driver for Eastern Kentucky - LISTEN 

Read Summary of Music Economic Impact Study 

Crystal Jones - Details of a new E. Ky. festival debuting in August - LISTEN 

Joslyn Hampton - Lexington's Joslyn and the Sweet Compression to open for Tower of Power - LISTEN 

Yovany Pino - Somerset singer/songwriter - LISTEN