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Beatles Festival Commits to Five More Fab Years in Jeffersonville

Louisville, KY (October 25, 2018) – Organizers of Abbey Road on the River, the City of Jeffersonville, and Southern Indiana Tourism announced today that the world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festival will extend its commitment to Jeffersonville and the Big Four Station Park for five more years. After three years in Cleveland and twelve exceptional years in Louisville, the event moved to Jeffersonville in 2017 with a 3 year commitment. The extension will allow the festival to remain in Jeffersonville through 2024, which will mark its 20th anniversary in Kentuckiana. Southern Indiana Tourism is releasing new data that indicates the festival generates an…


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Thousands of students, teachers, government officials and more to attend LouisvilleKY’s summit on opioid awareness

Mayor Fischer, Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, DEA 360, Jefferson County Public Schools present event promoting healthy choices and a drug-free lifestyle LOUISVILLE (OCT. 23, 2018) – Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. Marty Pollio, superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools, are joining The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the DEA 360 Campaign to host the first Louisville Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Freedom Hall. Public health officials refer to the opioid drug epidemic as the worst drug crisis in American history, and Kentucky is among the hardest hit states in the nation. According to the CDC, opioids claimed the lives of 1,404 people in…


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LouisvilleKY’s Locust Grove will take visitors back hundreds of years this weekend

Louisville, KY., – When visitors enter Locust Grove’s grounds during this year’s 18th Century Market Fair on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, they’ll be transported to the year 1778 in the middle of the American Revolution. That’s the year George Rogers Clark founded the city of Louisville during the Illinois Campaign that was the cornerstone to the War in the West, including his successful raid at Kaskaskia. Visit with members of the Continental Army on the side of the Americans and the British Dragoons and Marines, Scottish Highlanders and Hessians fighting for King George III and learn about…


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LouisvilleKY’s soccer club to fire up the fans in tonight’s pep rally

Information from LouCity FC’s website… Louisville, KY., – This weekend, LouCity FC begins the quest for a second straight championship as the USL playoffs begin. But first, it’s time to get fired up. A pep rally will be held this evening at Copper and Kings in Butchertown and the public is invited. Copper & Kings will be serving from a cash bar with fellow friends of LouCity, Hometown Pizza, making slices available for purchase. Players and coaches will mingle with the crowd. LouCity PA announcer Lance McGarvey will emcee the event. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple and cheer on the…


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Coca-Cola Consolidated Teams Up with LouisvilleKY to Celebrate Newly Refreshed Portland Park this weekend

Information and images from Louisvilleky.gov and Facebook… Louisville, KY –  Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated is celebrating its ‘BIG HEARTS. mini cans.’ initiative Saturday, Oct. 20, at Portland Park. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public, and will feature food trucks, refreshments, craft stations, raffles and live music. Coca-Cola Consolidated and Louisville Parks and Recreation are co-hosting the event, which has been dubbed a public celebration of the newly refreshed Portland Park. Brief remarks will be made by Mayor Greg Fischer. The event scheduled for 11 a.m. at the park, located at 640 North 27th St. “Louisville Parks and Recreation is pleased to see…


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LouisvilleKY’s 2018 Sustainability Summit set for Friday

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) will co-host the fifth annual Sustainability Summit on Friday, Oct. 19, at the University of Louisville’s newly renovated Student Activities Center. The Summit will feature local and national speakers and give attendees a chance to discover successes, identify opportunities, and creatively learn from each other about how to create a culture of sustainability in Louisville. “For the health of our residents and our city, we must work together to embed sustainability in all aspects of our lives,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Please join the 2018…


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LouisvilleKY’s Pizza Week is coming soon

Louisville, KY., – If you thought Louisville Burger Week was a culinary delight, just wait until November when the city enjoys its own Pizza Week. From Nov. 12-18, Louisville’s most popular pizzerias will offer $8 pizzas. “Louisville Pizza Week is seven days of paying homage to all things ‘za, no matter how you slice it. Each participating restaurant will bake up their own spin on the wheel – from signature pies to secret menu specialties and more,” according to the promotional event’s website. “Let your Pizza Week Passport take you on a Louisville exploration; map out your week, try new…


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Registration now open for KDF’s Cycling event in LouisvilleKY

  Louisville, KY. – Registration for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual cycling event is now open. The PNC Tour de Lou is set for Sunday, April 28, 2019. This will be the sixth year for the cycling event, which features three different distances. Registration is online at KDF.org and will be capped at 1,500 cyclists. “The PNC Tour de Lou is a unique tour of the city on two wheels and attracts cyclists from around the country,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “Registering early is the best way to guarantee your spot and save money on registration.” When registration opens,…


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Time to clean up LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront

Louisville, Kentucky – Waterfront Park is joining Brightside and Passport Health Plan to organize a community cleanup of the Waterfront Park Phase IV site on Saturday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m. A cookout at noon will follow the cleanup, courtesy of Mercer Transportation. Those interested in participating can sign up by emailing their name and contact information to info@louisvillewaterfront.com. Participants will meet in the parking lot at 10th and Rowan at 10:00 a.m. to receive trash bags and gloves for the cleanup. Those who show up without registering are welcome, but an email will help us plan better for the event. This cleanup will kick off the first stage…


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The pumpkins are back at LouisvilleKY’s Iroquois Park

Louisville, KY., – In what has become the must-see event of the Halloween season, the Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular has returned for its sixth consecutive year to south Louisville’s Iroquois Park, where 5,000 artistically carved pumpkins greet visitors now through November 4. The pumpkins will illuminate a 1/3-mile trail adjacent to the Iroquois Amphitheater, and event officials estimate up to 85,000 people will visit. The trail is open from dusk until 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets range from $10 to $17, with discounts for seniors and children 12 and under. Proceeds…