This September our Lexington location is busy with many fun-filled events! Click on the calendar below to see a larger version.
- HamiltunesLEX begins in September! We are hosting this sing-a-long event licensed by the creators of Hamilton: The Musical! Come to our recital hall on the First Friday & Third Tuesdays each month for your chance to sing & rap along with the most popular musical in the world! We will be featuring the Yamaha Clavinova, DBR Speakers, and TF Mixing Consoles for all HamiltunesLEX sing-a-long events!
- It’s a busy month for pianists, piano teachers, and piano enthusiasts at our Lexington location! In fact, we’ve moved all our digital pianos right by the front door to celebrate!! On September 5 we are hosing a Piano Workshop titled “Teaching with Technology” which will be presented by Lori Frazier of Yamaha. In addition to 2 piano student recitals this month, we will also host back-to-back performances by Jamie Cullum at our Disklavier In-Concert performances on September 22 & 23. Finally, we are celebrating National Piano Month with a sale event September 14-17 on all new & used acoustic pianos, Clavinovas, Yamaha hybrid pianos, stage pianos, synthesizers, and keyboards!
Exclusive to our Lexington, KY location, is our monthly Yamaha Disklavier Live Experience.
This month join us on Friday, August 25 at 6 p.m.
WHAT IS THE DISKLAVIER LIVE EXPERIENCE?
Come experience some of the most renowned piano performances with the Yamaha Disklavier feature of the month. Imagine sitting at home in the comfort of your own living room watching a concert on TV that features a big band, a classical pianist, or even artists like Elton John or Sarah Mclachlan. Every musical moment is made by the pianist, reproduced live right in front of your eyes on the grand piano. This is what the Disklavier Live Experience at Willis Music Lexington is all about.
Bring a date, or the entire family for this unique experience. Enjoy an evening in our John Thompson Recital Hall with the elegant sounds of a conservatory Yamaha grand piano, a large video projection screen, and a professionally installed sound system. We look forward to sharing this musical moment with you this month.
FEATURED ARTIST FOR AUGUST: CHADWICK JOHNSON
Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center brings the soul of jazz, elegance of cabaret and talent from the multitude of performers that cross the stage into one sophisticated nightclub. This rebroadcast performance from Cabaret Jazz features singer, songwriter and band leader Chadwick Johnson. Johnson’s soulful approach to music, passion for the classics and versatility amongst multiple genres has earned him praise from the music community, including his 2014 award for “Vegas’ Next Emerging Star” given by The Entertainment Consumers Exchange. Also accredited for his brilliant vocal ability, Johnson’s sincerity, passion and innovative talent are evident as soon as he takes the stage.
BRING A DISKLAVIER EXPERIENCE TO YOUR NEXT EVENT
Contact Matthew Powell (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Lexington store location to schedule your in-home demonstration or to rent a disklavier for parties, your business, or any special event.
COMING IN SEPTEMBER FOR THE YAMAHA DISKLAVIER LIVE EXPERIENCE …………
Yamaha Artist Jamie Cullum is more than your average jazz musician—describing him as remarkably talented or refreshingly one-of-a-kind is only the tip of the iceberg. Known for his work in the jazz genre, Cullum is also recognized for his strikingly creative way with cover versions of songs from multiple different genres. In this exclusive broadcast, presented by Yamaha Entertainment Group, you will get to experience the versatility and sheer genius of Cullum’s work with cover versions—including his renditions of “Just One of Those Things” (Cole Porter), “The Wind Cries Mary” (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), “Don’t Stop The Music” (Rihanna) and, probably his most well-known, “High and Dry” (Radiohead). This performance also includes pieces from Cullum’s album, The Pursuit.
It’s Back to School month at Willis Music in Lexington, KY!! August is one of our favorite months of the year – just click on the calendar below to see why!
We are extending our hours beginning August 14, by opening at 10am Monday-Friday for a few weeks. If you are looking to rent a band or orchestra instrument, we are ready and at your service!
Here are some of the events happening over the next month:
August 5: Aaron Jones (piano) Conert at 11am
August 5: Willis Music Studio Recital at 3pm
August 8: Monthly Worship Musician Night w/ a special time for networking & a jam session from 6:30-8pm
August 11: Live-Streaming of the Drum Corps International Semifinals
August 12: Guitar & Drumset Blowout Sale: Save $$$ on all guitars & drumsets, including at extra 10% on items already on sale at the lowest prices in Lexington!
August 25: Yamaha Disklavier TV Experience at 6pm featuring Chadwick Johnson
September 1: We host the premiere of Hamiltunes LEX, a sing-a-long celebration of the Hamilton musical featuring the Yamaha Clavinovas, and our pro-quality sound system of products.
July is an exciting month at the Lexington, KY location of Willis Music! For YOU we will have multiple sale events! These will be two of the best opportunities of 2017 for you to save money!
July 1-16 we are having a huge amplifier blowout sale! As many as 12 new guitar amplifiers from Blackstar, Fender, and Peavey – for a limited time will have a lower price than what you will find in any other store or even online!
July 20-23 is our annual Create Your Own Discount sale! You can save up to 20% on an item during this 4 day event!
Other events include:
- Our 2nd ever Church Musician Day. This monthly event (second Tuesdays) provides not only good deals, but an opportunity for networking and a jam session! Mark your calendars for July 11!
- Twice during July we will host our regular Yamaha Disklavier In-Concert Performance. You will want to come check out one of these dates: July 8 will be Shades of Sinatra & July 28 will be a performance by John Prouix.
- July 22 will be our second (of three) Drum Corps International (DCI) live streaming events for the summer.
- July 29 we will host both an Ukulele Workshop & Songwriting Workshop with David McLean.
July 1st – International Joke Day – 5% off if you come in and tell us a joke.
July 2nd – I Forgot Day – What? Huh? Squirell!!!
July 4th – Independence Day – Store open from 11am to 4 pm.
July 6th – Bill Haley’s Birthday – Rock around the clock and take 5% off of Hollow Body guitars.
July 11th – Worship Musicians Night
July 13th – Open Mic/Jam! Come one come all! 5 to 8 pm.
July 13th – Embrace Your Geekness Day – Channel your inner Erkel and get those pocket protectors out, show us yours for 5% off.
July 13th through 15th – National Association of Musical Merchants (NAMM) Show in Nashville. Our buyers and some of our crew will be there checking out all the new products. Watch Facebook for live updates and pics!
July 19th – Stick Out Your Tongue Day1 – 5% off if you do!
July 20th -23rd — Create Your Own Discount! For more info, please visit: willismusic.com/discount2017
July 26th – Roger Taylor from Queen’s Birthday – 5% off for singing Bohemian Rhapsody
July 29th – Open Mic/Jam 12pm to 4pm
July 31st – Uncommon Musical Instrument Day – Dust off that hurdy gurdy or any weird instrument and bring it in to show us and get 5% off.
May is one of our favorite months of the year! Recitals galore and our annual SHRED FEST event where we have AMAZING DEALS planned on guitars and amplifiers!
This year May will be sprinked in with a Yamaha Clavinova Event featuring Yamaha professional, Lori Frazier. Plus add 3 Yamaha Disklavier Night’s during the month.
Finally, we add 2 Ukulele Workshops by David McLean. If you do not have an uke, come purchase one at the workshop at 2pm on May 21. Then stay for he 2nd workshop immediately to follow for a crash course on ukulele techniques and songs.
Click on the calendar to see it closer up.
April is International Guitar Month – Adopt a Homeless Guitar Here!
April 6th – Merle Haggard’s Birthday – 5% Fender Teles
April 12th – Tiny Tim’s Birthday – 5% off any Ukulele
April 16th – Easter – Store Closed
April 20th-23rd – Indoor Yard Sale – Maybe even outdoors if weather permits
April 29th – Open Jam – 12 to 4 – Come Jam with Us!
Friday May 5th, Doyle Dykes in concert at our Florence store. Get your tickets at willismusic.com/events
Don’t let the winter weather slow you down this month! We are excited to come to work each day in February to serve YOU in all your musical needs. Come enjoy “The Yamaha Experience” at our Lexington location!
Did you know there is an app out there for certain digital pianos, for electronic drumkits, and for guitar amplifiers? Explore the amazing possibilities these apps create at our Yamaha App Corner in Lexington!
February always brings out one of our biggest sale events of the year! Don’t miss the annual Willis Music Penny Sale, February 23-26! There will be over twenty deals when purchasing one item, you get another item for only a penny! Could you ever imagine getting an guitar clip-on tuner for only $0.01? What about purchasing an ukulele for $0.01?! Even better, how about a Powerwerks speaker for $0.01!! You will find those deals and much more during our Penny Sale event.
Two events you’ll want to add to your personal calendars in February include the GUITAR WORKSHOP with Alan Robinson, on Saturday, February 11 at 4 p.m. This workshop is going to be great for any level of musicianship! In fact, we promise you that its not even necessary that you play guitar in order to attend this free workshop. Learn how to solo over different chord progressions, and gain a few tricks in how to create your own melodies!
Our monthly Disklavier concert on the 4th Friday takes place on February 24 at 6 p.m. Attend a live piano concert, in an intimate setting, with tons of technology making it all happen! It’s a beautiful evening you’ll be happy to experience!
Check out our February calendar of events:
Click on the calendar photo for a closer look at our events planned at the Lexington location this month:
January Events (Lexington Location Only!)
- January 2-10 we will be showcasing the best products of 2016. Not only will we feature the best selling products from our store, but we also will display the winning product lines of the MMR Dealers Choice Awards for 2016!
- January 19-22 while our buyers at at NAMM in California we will have a Clearance Sale Event! You can call it our “OUT WITH THE OLD & IN WITH THE NEW” Sale! There will be some amazing deals on brand new product all four days.
- January 27 is our monthly “4th Friday Concert” featuring a Yamaha Disklavier! It’s an elegant experience, so bring a date and enjoy live music unlike anything you’ve seen before. Starts at 6pm in our Recital Hall.
- January 29 we will be celebrating at the 3rd Annual Lexington Music Awards (taking place at the Lyric Theatre) where we are nominated for the third consecutive year for Best Music Store in Lexington!
- All month long we have a Yamaha Piano sale event where you get get 12 months same as cash by purchasing a new piano using Allegro Finance on approved credit!
Our long anticipated warehouse sale is coming up this month! This is the 15th annual sale and it will be bigger and better than ever! We have new surprises in store and more awesome deals that you don’t want to miss!
New this year are pianos. Check out our used pianos and pre-shop the warehouse sale.
School is back in session and we are in full throttle at Willis Music in Lexington, KY! Be sure to come experience the thrills of September. It will be a fun month!
- Our weekday hours are extended through September 16 to better serve you. We open at 10am Monday through Friday during the first half of the month.
- Earn Double Music Money during Labor Day Weekend! Click here to learn more about how this works! Music Money is free money just for you! It’s also our 4 year anniversary of being at West Tiverton Way!
- During the middle of the month we are honoring all military and first responders with special deals throughout an entire week! Please bring your ID, and browse through our entire store wide inventory to save money this month! Be sure to check out the new Fender Paramount Acoustic Guitars coming in this month.
- Lexington Live, our open mic experience, continues on the 3rd Saturday or each month this fall!
- Our monthly Yamaha Disklavier In-Concert Performance takes place on the 4th Friday of each month. This month we will feature the Tierney Sutton Band. Click here to learn more!
25th Anniversary Savings
The Steinway-designed Boston piano is long unrivaled in its class and unmatched in value. Employing the unique patents and expertise that have made the Steinway name synonymous with musical excellence, Boston pianos offer the pedigree of Steinway engineering with the accessibility of a mid-priced piano.
Now, for a limited time, you can save up to $2,500 with an instant rebate on any new Steinway-designed Boston upright or grand piano in stock.* It’s all part of our ongoing celebrations as we commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the first Boston piano ever manufactured.
*Not applicable with any other offer. Boston 118S PE is not eligible for this offer. Piano must be in stock and purchased by 8/31/2016.
August Events in Lexington
This is going to be an exciting month at the Willis Music Lexington location! It’s BACK TO SCHOOL time which means we will be busy renting orchestra & band instruments, selling recorders for local music classrooms, and much more. In fact, its going to be such an awesome month that we have decided to open an hour earlier Monday through Friday, to better serve you!
Click on the calendar below to see all the performances & sale events planned for August.
Here are two events we are highly anticipating:
Friday, August 12 – We host our 3rd annual Live Streaming Event of the Drum Corps International World Championship Semi-Finals. From 2-10pm we will have video on a large projection screen, plus pro-quality surround sound to give you the ultimate DCI experience. It will be as if you were in the stadium!! The event starts at 2:00pm and ends by 10:30pm. We will have free drinks & popcorn, plus door prizes! Come and go as you please, or get comfortable and join us for the entire day!
Friday, August 26 – Our first ever Yamaha Disklavier In-Concert Performance! Starting at 6pm that evening you can bring a friend and enjoy a piano performance unlike any other! This month we will enjoy world-renowned classical pianist Claire Huangci. We promise you’ll love this!
Willis Music was recently named by NAMM as a Top 100 Dealer for 2016! We are honored to be recognized in this way, and so this month we want to celebrate with you our customers!
During July at our Lexington location we have 5 straight weekends of events:
- July 1-4: Our 4th of July Sale event this year will feature products made right here in the USA! Get 10% OFF the current price of all American made products! This includes Fender guitars, some of which we recently marked down for the summer. That’s an additional savings we are excited to give to you.
- July 7-10: It’s a summer blowout (the good kind!) on guitars, amplifiers, and pro audio equipment. Don’t miss out on first dibs for the best deals of the summer!
- July 15: The Yamaha Experience is the event of the year at Willis Music! You will want to be present whether you are a Music Educator or Music Enthusiast. Click here to learn more!
- July 21-24: We move our clearance items to the front of the store, so it’s less work for the gear to go home with you! We need to make room for new product, and we want to help you find the perfect purchase!
- July 28-31: Our annual MAKE YOUR OWN DEAL event is the final opportunity of the summer to find a HUGE DEAL on new or used gear! Everything in the store is on sale. The more items you buy, the better the deals!
Some of the Yamaha Corporation team present will be:
Summer has arrived in Lexington, KY. At our Willis Music location on West Tiverton Way, June is jam packed with great workshops, recitals, and sale events!
Here are some of the highlights from the June Calendar of Events (Click on the calendar for a larger version!):
- Our Summer Clearance Event begins on guitars, amplifiers, percussion, and pro audio equipment. This lasts all month long.
- D’Addario presents a Clarinet & Saxophone clinic, featuring Krista Weiss, on Saturday, June 4.
- June 10-19 will be a unique Father’s Day Sale Event you won’t want to miss!
- Our Open Mic experience Lexington Live takes place on the third Saturday of each month!
- Make Music Day is June 21. It will be a fun day to visit Willis Music, and we will be featuring and publizing local bands all day long.
- Piano Teachers will want to be present for our summer Piano Workshop featuring Carolyn Miller on June 28.
SAVE THE DATE: Mark your calendars for July 15 and join us for Lexington’s Yamaha Experience Event here at Willis Music! 7 Yamaha representatives will be presenting the best of their products in our store all afternoon. Marching & Concert Percussion, Pianos, Clavinova, Keyboards & Arrangers including the new Montage, Band & Orhestra instruments, guitars, and drums will all be featured!
Do you have a beautiful Taylor guitar? Maybe you have always wanted one? Or have you had your eye on that one special Taylor? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we have one awesome night planned for you! Come join us Wednesday May 18th at 6:30 p.m. for the 2016 Willis Music Taylor Roadshow for a night of guitar talk and demos with the Taylor factory staff and guitar makers. What better way to spend a Wednesday night than talking about guitars and getting to ask the people who make those little beauties questions! You may even get to take that Taylor you have had your eye on for a little test drive!
If this sounds like something you don’t want to miss (believe us you don’t want to!) then click here to RSVP.
Make sure you RSVP quickly because spots are filling up fast!
Here are the Taylor Roadshow deets
Come celebrate International Drum Month May 2016 with Willis. We are embracing the month with all percussion specials that are amazing!
Specials are available in store only! Click here to visit the closest store.
Spring has arrived! Horses are about to begin galloping around race tracks, flowers & trees are blossoming, and it won’t be long before swimming pools open and school’s take their summer break!
There is no break for us though! At Willis Music we thrive on serving YOU each and every day!
Here at the Lexington location we’ve recently made some changes. Our guitar department has taken a new shape, and the opportunity of jamming with your buddies is a must! We are now also Kentucky’s only dealer of the full line of Yamaha Acoustic & Digital Pianos! Our showroom is stocked full and more beautiful than ever. Come see for yourself!
Here are a few of the things we are excited about in Lexington this month:
- Every Day! – Celebrate International Guitar Month with us and SAVE! Many of our guitars have already dropped in price! Get additional savings this month – it changes with each day of the week in April:
- Mondays: Ibanez Electric Guitars are electrifying the sales floor this month. SAVE 10% and get a 10′ RHINO GUITAR CABLE for FREE!
- Tuesday: Fender Telecasters on SALE! 10% OFF in-stock Tele’s! Plus get two free sets of D’Addario NYXL Strings!
- Wednesday: Acoustic Guitars by Fender, Luna, Cordoba, Yamaha, and Seagull are 10% OFF!
- Thursday: Bass Guitars are stocked full and begging for a new home! 10% OFF PLUS A FREE STAND!
- Friday: Save an EXTRA 15% on all Scratch & Dent, Discontinued, and Used Guitars!
- Saturday: Buy a Martin Guitar and get a FREE Strap & D’Addario Humiditrak System! Click here to learn more about this brand new product in 2016.
- Sunday: Fender Stratocasters are 10% OFF this day each week of April! We will throw in a FREE GIG BAG TOO!
- Every Day! – It’s Jazz Appreciation Month so learn a new jazz tune or two this month! All Jazz Music is on SALE just for you! Get 15% off any in-stock jazz genre music book in April!
- Every Thursday Evening – Group Guitar Classes meet 4-8pm with David McLean.
- Buy a guitar in April and get free tuition for the summer group guitar class!
- Saturday, April 16 -Our monthly open-mic experience called LEXINGTON LIVE is from 3-5pm.
- Sunday, April 17 – Local music educator Kim Whitehead holds her Student Recital from 3-4:30pm.
- Saturday, April 30 – Live Accordian Concert presented by the world renowned Tony Lovello at 3pm.
- COMING SOON – You won’t want to miss our Yamaha Piano Open House Event! Date to be announced. This will be the biggest event ever at our store! Guest artists, food & drinks, clinicians, and much fanfare!
Check out what’s happening at the Lexington location during March!
March 2 – In-Store Used Items on Sale
March 13 – Headphones on Sale
March 17 – Annual St. Patrick’s Day Sale
March 25 – Ukuleles on Sale
EDUCATIONAL & PERFORMANCE EVENTS
March 12 – LEXINGTON LIVE! Our free open-mic experience. All are welcome!
March 19 – Beginning Guitar Workshop (Click here to learn more)
March 21 – Lexington Chapter of Nashville Songwriter’s Association meets
March 24 – The Spring session of our group guitar classes with David McLean begins
Coming in April……. Date TBA for our OPEN HOUSE EVENT showcasing our new Yamaha Piano Showroom!
(Click on the image below for the best view.)
Is your child playing percussion at school?
Does your child need extra pratice & tips on mallet percussion, snare drum, or auxilary percussion?
Have you always wanted to play the drums?
Did you get a drumset for Christmas, and it’s started collecting dust?
On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Willis Music in Lexington, KY will host a hour long Workshop for beginning percussionists from 4-5pm! And it’s FREE!
The workshop will made given by Willis Lexington staff, Chris Teesdale and Dillon Garnett! Door prizes will be given out for all participants!
Chris is our store manager, but also a percussionist & music educator who has taught at many schools in KY.
Dillon is a part of our sales team, but also a member of the drumline and pep band at the Univ. of Kentucky!
Come learn basic technique, get an introduction to different drumming styles including rudiments, and discover how to adjust/put together hardware and other parts of your drumset. That’s not all! We will be providing instruction on auxilary and mallet percussion instruments – perfect for any child playing at their school in grades 5-8 in the Lexington area!
To pre-register for this workshop you can stop by the Lexington Willis Music location, send us an email, or give us a call at 859-273-4063.
We look forward to seeing you on February 13! Be sure to bring your own mallets/drumsticks and practice pad!
Workshop participants will also receive a special discount for the day of the workshop on drumsets, cymbals, and more!
Have you always wanted to learn the guitar?
Did you receive a guitar for Christmas and it’s starting to collect dust?
Here is how you can get a jump-start on one of the most popular instruments in history!
On Saturday, March 19, 2016, Willis Music in Lexington, KY will host a two-hour Guitar Workshop for beginners!
1:30pm – Registration
2-4pm – Beginning Guitar Workshop
The workshop will made given by Brent Larimore. A great music educator in the Lexington area!
Come learn basic technique, picking and strumming styles, chords, a popular 12 Bar Blues progression, plus an easy scale for soloing! Each participant will receive a booklet to take home with you.
The cost for this two-hour workshop is $20. (A normal 30-minute guitar lesson would cost at least $20!) To pre-register for this workshop you can stop by the Lexington Willis Music location, send us an email, or give us a call at 859-273-4063.
We look forward to seeing you on March 19! Be sure to bring your own guitar (sorry no amps this time!). If you do not have a guitar, come see our awesome sales staff at the Lexington Willis Music store location and they will be glad to help you find the perfect guitar for you!
See What’s Happening in February at Willis Music in Lexington, KY!
- Month-Long Electric Guitar Closeout Sale on Charvel, Dean, EVH, LTD, and Schecter in-stock guitars. (While they last!)
- Free Drum Workshop on February 13 by our staff from 4-5pm.
- Annual Willis Music Penny Sale Event February 18-22
- Lexington Live (our Open Mic experience!) is on Febuary 20!
- Hallet Davis acoustic piano sale (While they last!) is February 26-29
CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH US AT WILLIS MUSIC IN LEXINGTON, KY!
We have a bunch of exciting things happening at Willis Music in 2016! So many that we are holding in some of those until you arrive in our Lexington store.
Don’t miss out on the events we have planned for the month, especially these highlights:
- Get Free Registration ($25 value) by signing up for Private Lessons in store on January 2.
- Save $$$ on a new guitar, during our annual January Martin Guitar Sale Event from January 4-10.
- Learn to play guitar at our Workshop for Beginners on January 10.
- Experience performing on our stage (FREE EVENT) at Lexington Live on January 16.
- Discover something new at our Percussion Sale Event January 23-25.
Click on the calendar below to see all of our events and sales taking place in January!
On November 14, 2015 part of our staff at the Willis Music Lexington location, packed up several instruments and took them to the Explorium in downtown Lexington. The city’s children museum hosted a Tween Night for about 100 children. As part of the event, Willis Music created an instrument petting zoo!
This was a great event to promote music education to the children of Lexington. We also used this evening to promote our music lesson program to everyone in attendance. We provided violins, trumpets, trombones, a guitar, ukulele, keyboard, djembe, a drum pad, and a melodica!
Are you wanting to purchase an acoustic guitar? How about an electric guitar? An amp? Or your first effects pedal?
Here are 8 Reasons why you should buy your guitar here at Willis Music in Lexington:
1. All guitars are Detailed and Inspected.
2. All guitars necks are Inspected and Adjusted by our guitar product specialists.
3. All guitar frets are Inspected and Polished by our guitar product specialists.
4. Adjustable Bridge Intonated
5. All electronics professionally inspected
6. We give you the Manufacturers Warranty EXTENDED for 1 Full Year! (Excludes Wood and Finish Cracks)
7. We provide a Free “How To” Class for First Time Buyers**
This is a $119 Value that is INCLUDED for Free with your Guitar purchase at Willis Music!
** The First Time Buyer’s Guitar Care Class takes places on the First Saturday of every month at 10:30 A.M. EST. Classes are conducted by our guitar product specialists.
This class is a $39 value. Learn how to:
– Tune your guitar
– Care for your guitar
– Change strings
You will also be able to participate in a Question & Answer session, and receive a FREE polish cloth and a FREE set of strings! (Bass set for 65% OFF!)
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