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Three “Color” Events Set for Upcoming LouisvilleKY Men’s Basketball Games  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three “color” events are among upcoming special events for fans at the remaining five University of Louisville men’s basketball home games in the KFC Yum! Center. UofL opens the month of February with its annual “White Out” game when the Cardinals face No. 9 North Carolina in the KFC Yum! Center on Feb. 2.  Fans are encouraged to wear white attire for the 2 p.m. game.  Louisville has won seven of its previous 12 games with “White Out” promotions, including knocking off four ranked opponents in those games when the arena was a bright white.   The…


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LouisvilleKY’s favorite festival ready to kick off soon

 Louisville, KY.  – A sign of warmer temperatures!  Tickets for the first official Kentucky Derby Festival event of 2019 are on sale now! The event – Festival Unveiled – is set for Thursday, March 14th at 5 p.m. at the Mellwood Arts Center. “Festival Unveiled” will showcase several elements of the upcoming Festival. In addition to the 2019 Official Poster and Merchandise line, guests will also receive the 2019 Official Program with complete details of the upcoming Festival. Tickets are $40 and are available online atwww.kdf.org or by calling (502) 584-FEST. Last year’s event sold out!   While enjoying the evening, guests have an opportunity to…


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LouisvilleKY’s famous Boat, RF and Sportshow now underway

Show features new 5,000-gallon fish tank with live demos, Yogi Bear™ appearance, Poker Run and more! LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – The Progressive® Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow  has returned this week, transforming the Kentucky Exposition Center into a one-stop marketplace for outdoors enthusiasts until Jan. 29, 2019. Attendees can browse, board and buy hundreds of the newest-model boats, RVs and accessories, and enjoy fun activities for the whole family. The 2019 Progressive Insurance Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow will feature many returning favorites, plus a brand-new lineup of exhibitors and activities for all ages. Returning this year, attendees can test their boating abilities…


Actors Theatre of Louisville performs PIPELINE by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III.

Pipeline Hits Home at Actors Theatre

It was fortunate that the debut of “Pipeline” at Actors Theatre coincided with my son Nick’s visit here. Nick is studying theatre in Italy, and is currently working on a presentation of Hamlet there. He was impressed, of course, with the staging and technical aspects of “Pipeline.” But the play’s subject matter, as written by acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau, is what stimulated a lengthy conversation. We both were affected by the play’s story, which chronicles many issues of race in America, primarily the school-to-prison pipeline that exists for many African-American males. Actors’ press materials describe it as a production that…


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LIBA Hosts 4th Annual LouisvilleKy Local Business Expo this month

Louisville, KY – You’ve proved you know how to shop local for holiday gift giving, but now let’s talk business. Where do you buy your printer paper? Who does your taxes? How do you market your service or product? Do you shop local for these services also? An upcoming event will give attendees the chance to ‘walk the talk’ and find quality, local vendors for their business purchases. The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), an organization with 900 local and independent business members, will host the fourth annual Louisville Local Business Expo on Tuesday, January 22 from 1:00pm-4pm at the Mellwood Arts…


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Breakfast of Champions with Andy Blieden Jan. 8

  View this email in your browser Start the New Year right with Breakfast of Champions on January 8. Andy Blieden, affectionately known as the Mayor of Butchertown, will give us an entertaining and exciting update of the goings-on in one of the city’s most exciting neighborhoods. Find out what’s new, what’s coming, and what’s driving Butchertown’s impressive and eclectic resurgence. There is much to talk about, from fantastic new restaurants, shops and other businesses to major projects including the Waterfront Botanical Gardens and the Louisville City FC soccer stadium!Andy Blieden is the key executive of Butchertown Market. He is…


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LouisvilleKY’s BB&T to become Derby Festival BalloonFest title sponsor

Louisville, KY.  – A new sponsor has stepped in to help keep a favorite Derby Festival event on the schedule for 2019. BB&T is the new title sponsor of the Festival’s three-day Great BalloonFest. A longtime friend of the Festival, BB&T decided to take their partnership to new heights, after learning of the new sponsorship opportunity. “BB&T is delighted to be the sponsor of the Great BalloonFest,” said BB&T Regional President Tom Eller. “Part of our mission is to make the communities in which we work a better place to live. What better example of this than to be part of an…


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LouisvilleKY announces Largest Events of the Year

Events, tradeshows and conventions with the most economic impact in 2018   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville attracts 16.4 million visitors annually which generates an estimated $3.5 billion in economic impact for the city. In addition to Louisville’s general appeal and permanent attractions, events hosted in the city were a huge driver of tourism impact. These were the largest of those drivers in 2018 and their estimated event impact on Louisville’s economy: Kentucky Derby – $354,931,061 Breeders’ Cup World Championship – $70,078,602 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference – $26,219,013 Mid-America Trucking Show Annual Trade Show – $25,610,761 National Farm Machinery Show…


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Red Cross to hold its 41st annual Holiday Hero Donorama in LouisvilleKY Dec. 27-28

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The American Red Cross is encouraging everyday heroes to give blood for all the little reasons – to ensure children never have to wait for blood products they need this winter. Roll up a sleeve at the 41st annual Holiday Hero Donorama Thursday Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ballrooms A and B, 830 Philips Lane in Louisville. This time of year, donations remain critical for patients like 16-year-old Elisa Torres-Yeckley who has B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (B-LBL), a rare cancer that affects white blood cells that…


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Presale opens Friday for LouisvilleKY’s 2019 Forecastle Festival

Louisville, KY., – No compass necessary; we’re here to help you navigate through the 2019 Pre-sale like a Captain on the high seas. WHEN: Pre-sale sets sail THIS Friday, December 14th at 10AM EST. Click the calendar buttons at the bottom of the email to set a reminder for when the pre-sale begins. WHERE: Tickets will be on sale through forecastlefest.com/tickets which will then take you to forecastlefest.frontgatetickets.com to complete your purchase. CREATE AN ACCOUNT: To purchase a pass, you’ll have to create a Front Gate Tickets account. This is the account you’ll log into to review your order, change your shipping address, etc. To save some time and…