September 2015 Band of the Month

Beginning this upcoming month of September 2015 at Willis Music in Lexington, KY, we will name a monthly Band of the Month!


September’s Band of the Month is…….


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Donny Brook is a local band here in Lexington, KY. You can find out more about them online using these links:




Here are some FAQ about our Band Of The Month promotion:


What is it?

The Willis Music Band Of The Month is a new promotion offered by Willis Music in Lexington, where we offer perks to your band and your fans by using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.


What do I get?

Your entire band will save up to 15% on products at Willis Music in Lexington for that month. We will also provide your band with easy, free publicity, as well as potential new followers on social media.


How does it work?

Each month we randomly pick who our Band Of The Month will be. We promote your band on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. We also promote you in our store for the month using any merchandise or flyers you provide to us. We can even play recordings of your music in our store!

Customers will get an instant discount of up to 15% of one entire purchase that month, if they “Like” your band on Facebook, follow you on Twitter, or other social media sites. If they already follow your band the offer is still good. They can show this to our staff at the register!


What do I need to do?

Visit our store to talk with a member of our staff, fill out an entry form for your band, and you will be registered for the monthly drawing!


So stop by our location at 130 West Tiverton Way, just off Nicholasville Road in Lexington to sign -up your band today!


September Calendar of Events

It’s almost September!

School is in full swing! Football games & Marching Band competitions are about to begin! The Cincinnati Reds and the rest of Major League baseball will soon be taking their final swings of the season!

Here at Willis Music in Lexington, KY where the fun never ends, we are preparing for a busy & exciting month of September!

Check out all the events we have planned:

September Calendar

All Month Long
New in September at the Lexington, KY Willis Music store is our “Band of the Month” promotion! Click here to learn more about what this is, including how this can help you save money all month long!

September 4-7

We are celebrating our 3rd Anniversary at our location on West Tiverton Way in Lexington. In 2012, we moved from the Lexington Green shopping area to a larger space that includes a Piano Showroom, Recital Hall, and an Acoustic Room. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with YOU, or wonderful customers!
Join us on these 4 days of huge store-wide savings! Accessories, Pianos, Guitars, Amps, Drumsets, Band Instruments, and more!

September 19

Want to learn guitar? This Beginning Guitar Workshop is meant for you! Registration begins at 1:30pm. The Workshop is from 2-4pm. The cost to attend is just $20! That is less than the price of a 30-minute lesson! And you get two hours of instruction from one of Lexington’s best music instructors, Brent Larimore.


Eric Baumgarter Piano Workshop

On July 29, 2015, Willis Music Publications composer, Eric Baumgartner, came to our store in Lexington, KY to present a Workshop for our Piano Teacher customers!

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During this 2 1/2 hour workshop Mr. Baumgartner took the participants on a journey through the newly revised John Thompson Adult Method Book 1 for piano. He also shared a few of his piano compositions in the “Jazzabilities” and “Jazz Connections” books, as well as several others.

Participants received a free bag of items, and an extra discount on music book purchases made that day!

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This was the first of two piano workshops in 2015 at the Lexington, KY store location.

Our next piano workshop will feature Hal Leonard composer, Phillip Keveren, on Monday, October 26.

August Calendar of Events

Check out all the great things happening at your Willis Music store in Lexington, KY in the month of August!

Sale Events!


Free Workshops!

And more……

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Plus – you do not want to miss the August 7 free Live-Streaming Event of the Drum Corps International World Championships! This may be our favorite event of the entire year!


Here are just a few more of our events taking place this month:

August 14: Grow your musicianship by attending this FREE Music Theory Workshop provided by our staff.

August 15: Sign-Up for Music Lessons and get Free Registration. (A savings of $25!)

August 22: Lexington Live, our Open Mic Experience.

August 24: Visit our store this day and save $$$ on all purchases of Willis Music Publications sheet music.

August 29-31: Three-Day Sale Event on all Fender Acoustic Guitars & Fender Amplifiers.


—–> And in September, don’t miss our Anniversary Sale taking place September 4-7!


July Calendar of Events

Our Lexington location is looking forward to an awesome month of July! Come join in on the fun!

Be sure to check out these great events:

July 2-7
Electric Guitar Scratch & Dent Sale – Save up to 20% on select electric guitars made by Fender, Ibanez, Dean, Epiphone, and more!

July 3
Harmonica Workshop – All you Harmonica players, or even aspiring ones, will want to make plans to attend this workshop from 5-8 with Todd Parrott!

July 15
Beginning Guitar Workshop – All beginners of any age are encouraged to attend this two-hour educational opportunity to get a jump-start on the guitar. Click here to learn more.

July 18
Lexington Live is in full-steam this summer! Perform a song or spoken-word on stage in Lexington’s newest Open Mic experience. Check out this great opportunity and what it’s all about here.

July 24-27
End of Summer Clearance Blowout – Get huge savings store-wide for these 4 days only! Get an extra 10-15% off the already marked-down clearance prices on select PA equipment, band instruments, guitars, amplifiers, percussion, accessories, and more!

July 29
Eric Baumgartner Piano Clinic – Don’t miss this first of two Willis Music Piano Clinics for 2015! (The next one is in October!) All piano teachers, pianists, music educators, and musicians can learn a great deal at these workshops! Click here to learn more.

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Friday August, 7: Live Streaming Event of the Drum Corps International World Championship Semi-Finals. 2-10pm at the Willis Music Lexington location! This was the biggest event of 2014 with the Willis Music Company! Come experience Marching Band’s Major League with pro quality surround sound & a large screen video!

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Beginning Guitar Workshop – July 15

Have you always wanted to learn the guitar?

Here is how you can get a jump-start on one of the most popular instruments in history!

On Wednesday July 15, 2015, Willis Music in Lexington, KY will host a two-hour Guitar Workshop for beginners!

12:30pm – Registration
1-3pm – Beginning Guitar Workshop

The workshop will made given by Brent Larimore. A great music educator in the Lexington area!

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Come learn basic technique, picking and strumming styles, chords, a popular 12 Bar Blues progression, plus an easy scale for soloing!

The cost for this two-hour workshop is $20. (A normal 30-minute music 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.

We look forward to seeing you on July 15! 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!



Lexington Live is a Great Success!

Lexington Live premiered Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Willis Music. Lexington Kentucky’s newest Open Mic Experience was a huge success! It was an educational, positive, & encouraging experience for all the performers. The audience enjoyed seeing a lot of talent perform on stage and were part of an atmosphere which involved them in each & every performance. The feedback panel was emotionally attached to each performance and gave great comments to help each musician grow going forward. The Recital Hall at Willis Music had a great sound system and lighting display ready to go, and provided each performer with video & photographs of their performances on stage.

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Mark you calendar now for Saturday, July 18 and plan to attend the next Lexington Live from 3-5pm! Musicians at any level of performance ability are welcome & encouraged to attend. Folks can also come be a part of the audience. You’ll be glad you did!

The John Thompson Recital Hall at Willis Music is available free of charge, for recitals, events, and more much! It seats 70-90 people comfortably and as you saw in the photos above, the room is a great performance space. Contact the store for more information.

Finally – check out these two videos below that aired on WKYT and WTVQ in the week leading up to the Lexington Live premiere. Willis Music manager, Chris Teesdale, and Lexington Live coach/panel member, Jessie Powell, presented a great look into what this Open Mic Experience is all about!

June Piano Price Slashers



June Price Slashers
All Prices good thru the month of June

We’ve slashed the prices of the competition to save you BIG!
Call Matthew today 859-273-4063

Acoustic Pianos


Hallet Davis 5’5” Imperial Walnut Satin Grand (HD165CIWS)
Suggested Price $15,285.00
Blow Out Price $7895.00

Hallet Davis Studio Mahogany Polish ( HD115ECMP)
Suggested Price $6995.00
Slashed Price $2349.00

All Acoustic Piano’s include FREE local delivery and 1st tuning

Digital keyboards


Yamaha Arius YDP-142B
Suggested Price $1499.99
Slashed Price $999.99


Yamaha P-105B
Suggested Price $999.99
Slashed Price $559.99


Yamaha PSR-E343
Keyboard Price $169.99
Bundle Price $269.99
Bundle Includes Yamaha Survival Pack( headphones, power cord, and sustain pedal) On Stage Piano Bench, and Keyboard stand.


Yamaha PSR-E243
Keyboard Price $129.99
Bundle Price $199.99
Bundle Includes Yamaha Survival Pack( headphones, power cord, and sustain pedal) On Stage Piano Bench, and Keyboard stand.

Lexington Live – Open Mic Experience

Willis Music is excited to begin a new Open Mic experience in Lexington, KY.

All are invited! Vocalists, Instrumentalists, Songwriters, Bands, Spoken Word, and others! Come whether you are a professional, amateur, or want-to-be singer. All genres are welcome!

We love to Make Music at Willis Music, and being surrounded by a room full of musicians at Lexington Live is a great opportunity! Come build friendships and a camaraderie with other musicians in the local community! Create connections that lead to music making for the rest of your life!

See below to learn more:

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Mark your calendars now, for July 18 from 3-5p.m. for the next Lexington Live.

Memorial Day Weekend: Shred Fest 2015 at Willis Music Lexington

Join us Memorial Day Weekend for Shred Fest!!

As part of our Store-Wide Memorial Day Weekend Event, we will rock out the entire weekend of May 23-25 with our 2nd annual Shred Fest! Guitar players & enthusiasts will love this! All musicians are encouraged to come join in on the fun! Share this post and invite your friends to help us spread the word on your Facebook or Twitter!

Saturday, May 23
Want to learn how to play guitar or even piano? Give us 10 minutes and we will show you how!

Sunday, May 24
Are you a guitar shredder? Come prove it & maybe win a prize! 

Monday, May 25
Come make music with our staff and friends! And share some food!


Here comes the best part! While you are here for the fun – don’t miss out on these crazy good savings on guitars, amplifiers, straps, and strings during the entire weekend:

GUITARS – Ibanez, Michael Kelly, Schecter, LTD, Gibson
10% oFF

AMPLIFIERS – Orange, Peavey, Blackstar
15% OFF

GUITAR STRAPS – Levy’s, Franklin, OnStage
20% OFF

GUITAR STRINGS – Elixer, D’addario, Martin, Ernie Ball, Cleartone, and Accuwound
Buy 3 packs – SAVE 10%

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