Beat of the Heartland featuring Devine Carama

As part of Roots & Heritage’s virtual lineup, the Lexington Philharmonic is thrilled to present Beat of the Heartland, a collaborative performance with Lexington Hip-Hop artist and activist Devine Carama! Originally recorded on June 12, 2021 at the Loudoun House, this concert features the music of Devine Carama accompanied by a LexPhil string quintet, local poets and vocalists.

“I was honored to be the first hip hop artist ever to perform with the Lexington Philharmonic. I hope that this cross genre collaboration will inspire Lexington children, of all races, to think outside of the box and to never put restrictions on their dreams.”- Devine Carama

“Working with Devine on Beat of the Heartland was such an honor and thrill for LexPhil! Devine’s commitment to authenticity, community and the power of music to move and unite is deeply inspiring. We hope you enjoy the experience and music of Beat of the Heartland as much as we did!” – Kelly Corcoran, LexPhil Interim Artistic Advisor

Beat of the Heartland was made possible with generous support from the Lexington Philharmonic Foundation, LexArts, the Kentucky Arts Council, Hamilton Saykaly Garbulinska Foundation, the Blue Grass Community Foundation, and the League of American Orchestras’ Futures Fund.


Hi Roots and Heritage Festival Family!
The Committee has been working hard to provide a safe virtual Festival experience!  We hope you enjoy!

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2021 THEME:  Black Excellence: Still, Like Air I Rise – Maya Angelou

Friday – September 10, 2021 – WATCH THE LINE-UP HERE
Bootsie and Funkabilly
Maestro J
Threo featuring Mary Jackson and Kirby Davis


Saturday – September 11, 2021
One Sound Band
Crick 720
Uniqueness Modeling Productions
Rae Camp Band
Stone City Band


Featured DJ’s
DJ Green
DJ Kenny
DJ Wikki Wikki
DJ Smooth


Sunday Gospel Celebration- September 12, 2021
Danielle Easley
Men In Christ Community Choir
Joyful Souls Quartet
Consolidated Praise & Worship
Joe Leavell & One Purpose
Stage 2 performances – Friday, September 17, 2021


Virtual Reverse Parade – Saturday, September 18, 2021
*Submit videos by Wednesday, September 15 (by 11:59pm)


House Decorating Contest – Saturday, September 25, 2021
*register your house online here


Scavenger Hunt – Drawing on September 30, 2021

Thank you to our sponsors who made this virtual event possible:


Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
WUKY – Media Sponsor
Uniqueness Unlimited Production and Entertainment
Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church – Gospel Sponsor