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Official LouisvilleKY’s Kentucky Derby Fan-To-Fan Resale Site Live For 2017 Tickets

Only Online Platform Where Fans Can Buy and Resell Verified Tickets to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, Powered by Ticketmaster LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Churchill Downs Racetrack (CDRT) has announced the 2017 opening of the Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange by Ticketmaster, the only online resale marketplace to provide fans with a secure, reliable and convenient place to buy and resell tickets to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks. As the Derby’s only authorized resale platform, the Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange guarantees that fans will receive legitimate, Ticketmaster Verified tickets. The Kentucky Derby encourages fans seeking…


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Airbnb Announces $22.9 Million Economic Impact for Louisville

This info comes from Airbnb, which is on a lot of people’s minds this time of year.  LOUISVILLE – Airbnb today announced that Airbnb guests infused a $22.9 million economic impact for Louisville in 2016. Over 1,500 Louisville residents actively list their home or a room on the Airbnb platform. In 2016, those hosts earned $6.6 million in supplemental income while welcoming over 48,000 guests to the city. Additionally, those guests contributed $16.3 million to the local merchant community through spending at restaurants, shops and more. This is based on a recent comprehensive survey of Airbnb guests, which determined that…


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LouisvilleKY construction means minor changes for KDF Marathon and mini

Race Expo Temporarily Moves to Kentucky Exposition Center March 30, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival is re-routing a small portion of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana due to the renovation of the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC). The races are set for Saturday, April 29. The courses for both the miniMarathon and Marathon will be diverted one block to Second Street. This will affect the half marathon between mile 12 and 13; and the full marathon at mile 25. Marathon runners will also notice small changes between mile 13 and 14,…


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Macy’s presents LouisvilleKY’s Derby Festival Fashion Show Thursday

March 28, 2017. Louisville, KY.  – The latest spring fashion trends walk the runway this week as Macy’s Presents the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show. Set for Thursday, March 30, in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana, this year’s show is themed “Metamorphosis.” The event starts with cocktails and boutique shopping at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and runway show at 8 p.m.   Christine Fellingham, Creative Consultant, returns this year to style and produce the show. Guests can expect a night of fun and high fashion. This year’s fashion show will feature outfits and accessories…


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Seth Davis to come to LouisvilleKY to kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival

March 23, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – Seth Davis will go from March Madness to April Madness, as he helps kick-off this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival. Davis, an award-winning writer, broadcaster and best-selling author, will be the featured speaker at the 61st Annual They’re Off! Luncheon on Friday, April 21. The luncheon, first held in 1957, serves as the time-honored kick-off to each year’s Festival. It’s the second-oldest event on the Festival schedule.   “Like Derby Festival, March Madness tops the list of favorite times of year in Louisville and we know our basketball town will welcome Seth Davis as he…


2017 Derby Burger winner

LouisvilleKY man solidifying KDF Burger Champ status

  March 20, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – For the second year in a row, Maurice Williams of Louisville is taking home the title of Derby Burger Champion, in the 6th Annual “Derby Burger Challenge” sponsored by Kentucky Beef Council and coordinated by the Kentucky Derby Festival. Williams’ recipe for his SmoFried Café Burger was selected as the overall winner after a cook-off this morning at the Kroger in Middletown. It features ground beef covered in coffee and cocoa powder, provolone cheese and pickled onions, all served on a toasted pretzel bun.   “I wanted to put together something conceptual and…


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Priority tickets for LouisvilleKY’s Derby Festival Waterfront Jam concerts go on sale this week

DERBY FESTIVAL OFFERS PRIORITY VIEWING FOR NATIONAL CONCERTS   March 15, 2017. Louisville, KY. – Music fans can be front row at their favorite Derby Festival Waterfront Jam concerts at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. The Festival is offering Priority Viewing for their national concert series including Daya, Hunter Hayes, the Sugarhill Gang with special guest Grandmaster Dee featuring Kurtis Blow, and Jimmy Eat World. The Priority Viewing tickets will get fans special access to a private area right in front of the stage, but only 200 tickets are available. Tickets are $20 and go on sale Thursday, March 16, at KDF.org. Kroger…


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LouisvilleKY student nabs 2nd Derby Festival Spelling Bee title

  March 11, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – 11-year-old Tara Singh of Louisville is a two-time champion after winning her second consecutive Derby Festival Spelling Bee. Singh also won the competition in 2016.  She correctly spelled “Gloxinia” – Any of several tropical South American plans of the genus Sinningia. The competition was held in the Bomhard Theater at the Kentucky Center for the Arts (501 W. Main Street in Louisville). Ashley DeVore of Fayette County, Kentucky, was runner-up in the competition among students from Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Singh represents Jefferson County Private Schools and is a 7th grade student at…


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Four Roses unveils in LouisvilleKY commemorative KDF Poster bottle

  SPECIAL SIGNING SET FOR MARCH 9   March 7, 2017. Louisville, KY. – This spring, you’ll find signs of the Derby Festival everywhere, including on bourbon bottles. Four Roses Bourbon has just released their commemorative Derby Festival Poster Special Selection Single Barrel Bourbon, featuring the image of the 2017 Derby Festival Official Poster designed by Ron Jasin, and a single barrel bourbon selected by Festival Officials.   “This year’s poster is a unique reflection of both the city and the Derby Festival. We’re honored to have it showcased in this way,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President and…


2017 Pegasus Pin

Derby Pins are now out across LouisvilleKY

VIP OAKS AND DERBY TICKETS A NEW GRAND PRIZE   Friday, March 3, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – Spring is on the way! The Kentucky Derby Festival’s 45th edition of the Pegasus Pin is shipping out to over 1,000 locations. Beginning on today, March 6, the pins will be available at grocery stores, gas stations, banks and other retail outlets around Kentuckiana from Elizabethtown to Louisville and in Southern Indiana, as well as online at PegasusPins.com. The pins are $6 each at retail locations and $7 at the entrance to events. Family Fun Packs, which include a package of 5 Pegasus…