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Many high flying acts coming to LouisvilleKY for Thunder

Louisville, KY.  We’re just a little over two weeks from the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies: Thunder Over Louisville! This year’s event, set for Saturday, April 13, will include a packed air show, with non-stop military and civilian air acts. The Derby Festival tonight released the full list of performers scheduled for this year’s show – which includes F-15s, F-16s, A-10s, F-18s, a B-52, and C-130 along with warbirds, civilian acts and parachute teams. “Thunder has one of the top air shows in the country, and this year’s line-up is one you don’t want to miss,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky…


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LouisvilleKY offering plenty of fun to keep kids busy during Spring Break

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer joined officials from the Louisville Free Public Library, the Kentucky Science Center, Louisville Parks and Recreation and Jefferson County Public Schools to encourage local children to take advantage of the dozens of free and low-cost activities offered by those organizations during the upcoming spring break April 1-5. “We want kids to enjoy the time off with their family and friends, and to come back ready to finish the school year strong,” Fischer said. “It’s important to keep those young minds and bodies healthy and active.” Those include camps run through parks and recreation community centers,…


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LouisvilleKY Fashion Show to celebrate KDF

Louisville, KY.  – The latest spring fashion trends walk the runway this week as Macy’s Presents the Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show. Set for Thursday, March 28th, in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana, this year’s show is themed We Are Wonder Women. The event starts with cocktails and boutique shopping at 5:30 p.m., V.I.P. lounge doors open at 5:30p.m., lounge doors open at 6:30p.m., Showroom doors open at 6:45p.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…


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Railbird Festival Reveals Inaugural Artist Lineup, Ticket Levels and Premium Experiences

Railbird Festival Reveals Inaugural Artist Lineup, Ticket Levels and Premium Experiences The Raconteurs, Hozier, Tyler Childers, Brandi Carlile, and More Than 30 Acts Playing Across Three Stages August 10-11 Tickets on sale to the public Thursday, March 28 at 10 a.m. EST via RailbirdFest.com  LEXINGTON, Ky. – Railbird Festival, a new world-class music festival led by AC Entertainment coming to The Grounds at Keeneland August 10-11, 2019, is proud to present its inaugural lineup, ticket levels, premium festival experiences and more. Those topping the weekend’s bill include American rock supergroup The Raconteurs (Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler) and singer-songwriter Hozier, whose latest album Wasteland,…


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LouisvilleKY’s Women earn No. 1 seed in Tournament play this weekend

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball has been selected as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season and will host first and second round games at the KFC Yum! Center on Friday and Sunday. The Cardinals will play in the Albany regional and will open the postseason on Friday at noon with No. 16 seed Robert Morris (22-10). Louisville (29-3) is making its 22nd appearance in the NCAA Tournament – ninth straight – and 11th under head coach Jeff Walz. The Cardinals are coming off their second straight Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship…


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ESPN’S Hanna Storm to visit Louisville to help kick off Derby Festival

Louisville, KY. – ESPN’s Hannah Storm, current anchor for SportsCenter, will be the featured speaker at the 63rd Annual They’re Off! Luncheon on Friday, April 12. 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. An award-winning journalist, producer, and director, Hannah Storm, is a pioneer in broadcasting, a published author, an advocate for children suffering from debilitating vascular birthmarks, and, most importantly, a mother. In 2018, Storm made broadcasting history when she became the play-by-play voice of Amazon Prime Video’s, Thursday Night Football 2018 season….


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KDF releases LouisvilleKY concert schedule

Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival’s Waterfront Jam returns Thursday, April 25, at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. The concert series includes more than two dozen local and regional bands and 7 national concerts on two stages. Admission to all shows is FREE with a 2019 Pegasus Pin ($6 at retail locations and $7 at the entrance to events). Special VIP Viewing Presented by Mr. Roof is available for select shows for $25, online at KDF.org. Kroger sponsors the Waterfront Jam. The Waterfront Jam concerts on the Great Stage include: Belterra Casino Resort Concert Featuring Chris Lane on Friday, April 26, at 9 p.m….


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Bourbon & Beyond Returns to LouisvilleKY For Third Year With Eclectic Lineup Of Top Rock, Roots And Folk Acts

The World’s Largest Bourbon Festival Expands To Three Days, September 20, 21 & 22 In Louisville, KY At Newly Created Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center  One-Of-A-Kind Event Offers Bourbon And Culinary Experiences Featuring Master Distillers As Well As Celebrity Chefs During Bourbon Heritage Month   LouisvilleKY – The World’s Largest Bourbon Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, will make its anticipated return to Louisville, KY Friday, September 20, Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22,expanding to three days full of incredible music, unique culinary events, and unmatched experiences from the region’s best distilleries at the new Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center. In addition to an unforgettable lineup…


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LouisvilleKY’s first Kentucky Derby Festival event kicks off this week

Louisville, KY. –  A Kentucky Derby Festival favorite returns this week to help usher in spring. Festival Unveiled is Thursday, March 14, at the Mellwood Arts Center. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. Citizens Union Bank and Four Roses are the Presenting Sponsors of this pre-Festival party. “Festival Unveiled” will showcase several elements of the 2019 Festival. In addition to the 2019 Official Poster and Merchandise line, guests will also receive the Official Program with complete details of this year’s Festival. While enjoying the evening, guests have an opportunity to bid on a silent auction of framed posters. In conjunction…


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Big Acts Added To Music Lineup For LouisvilleKY’s First Annual Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival

Louisville, KY., – Country music icon Trace Adkins, independent rising country music artist Dillon Carmichael, and country rock duo The Sisterhood Band have been added to the incredible music lineup for Hometown Rising, the first-ever Country Music & Bourbon Festival, which debuts Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, KY. Hometown Rising combines two of Louisville’s cultural cornerstones—great music and incredible bourbon—and is the newest addition to the Louisville fall festival series from premier independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents.   Hometown Rising’s music lineup will be led by country heavyweights including Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban with additional appearances from Dwight Yoakam, Trace Adkins, Brett Young, Jake…


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