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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival promises sustainable practices this weekend

This information was gathered from forecastlefest.com Louisville, KY., – The Forecastle Festival has, since 2003, aimed to offer equal parts music, art and environmental activism. In addition to efforts on-site to reduce carbon emissions and limit landfill waste, the event contributes $1 from every ticket sold to the Forecastle Foundation, an affiliated 501(c)(3) non-profit with land-level conservation projects in Kentucky, Brazil, Indonesia, and more. With support from our like-minded partners, Forecastle is happy to include the following programs and experiences to encourage sustainable living both at the festival and at home. ARCADIA POWER It takes tens of thousands of kWh of electricity to…


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The Zoo honors LouisvilleKY teachers this month

July at the Zoo Teacher Tuesdays, Movie Night and Water Wows    Louisville, KY., – Teachers will receive general admission free on Tuesday, July 11, 18 and 25. Teacher Tuesdays is presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky as part of the Backyard Action Hero Program. Teachers can use this opportunity to explore the Zoo while finding endless opportunities for student learning during the upcoming school year. Those teachers who visit the registration table from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. will receive a Teacher Resource Goodie Bag and can enter our raffle for a free class field trip. To participate, teachers should bring a school badge, paystub, or other…


techfest

LouisvilleKY’s Techfest Announces Keynote Speakers for 2017

  Second Annual Event Slated for Pendennis Club for Tech and C-Suite Professionals Looking for Tech Trends, Case Studies, and How-To Scenarios   (July 5, 2017)—The Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK) announces its two keynotes, Ron Gula, founder of Gula Tech Ventures, and Tenable Network Security, as well as Ari Huczkowski, Chief Innovation Evangelist, of Espoo Innovation Garden, the Northern Europe innovation hub based just outside Helsinki, Finland.   Techfest Louisville will open with a dynamic panel session on Blockchain technology, entitled “How Can Blockchain Technology Change the Fintech Landscape and Your Investing.” featuring Fintech Experts Howard Herndon, Gray Sasser,…


Jimmy Ellis

LouisvilleKY Councilwomen to unveil new sign honoring the life and legacy of Jimmy Ellis

Honorary sign to be unveiled on Saturday, July 8th at 11:30am  Louisville – On Saturday, July 8th, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) will join the family, friends of the late Jimmy Ellis to unveil an honorary sign at 3rd Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard to commemorate his life and legacy. “Metro Louisville is ready to show the world that Jimmy Ellis was another of our local sports greats. He left us all too soon,” says Sexton Smith. “He was a champion in the sport of boxing and an inspiration to many people young and old and both in an out of…


Thunder Over Louisville

Thunder Over Louisville broadcast around the world July 4th

June 30, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival’s 2017 Opening Ceremonies – Thunder Over Louisville – will be re-broadcast on the American Forces Network Broadcast Center (AFN-BC) to more than a half million U.S. Armed Forces personnel and Department of Defense civilian employees and their families stationed overseas on Independence Day.   “Sharing Thunder Over Louisville is just a small way we can pay tribute to those who are serving our country on this patriotic holiday,” said Mike Berry, President and CEO of the Kentucky Derby Festival, who introduces the broadcast along with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “We hope the…


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LouisvilleKy welcomes The Thirsty Pedaler to Fourth Street Live!

Louisville, KY (June 27, 2017) – The Thirsty Pedaler has wheeled its way in to Fourth Street Live! and will be having its official grand opening event on July 7th at 10:30am.   The Thirsty Pedaler is a 16-passenger pub-crawler that allows passengers to pedal their way around downtown Louisville, making stops at up to three bars along its route. It is a fun and entertaining way to see the sights of downtown Louisville and enjoy the company of fellow riders.   The grand opening will be held at The Thirsty Pedaler’s new location, in the heart of Fourth Street…


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Evening Racing tonight, Thursday and Friday Closes LouisvilleKY’s 2017 Spring Meet

Friday’s Downs After Dark Ends Spring Meet with “Downs Does The Decades” Celebration New Guest Chef Series @ Millionaires Row Features Chef Patrick Roney from Harvest Louisville, KY., –  Racing moves to the evening this week for the final races of the 2017 Spring Meet, culminating on Friday night with night racing at Downs After Dark presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka. Wednesday and Thursday will feature $1 beers and gates will open at 4:00 p.m., with the first post at 5:00 p.m. On Friday, gates open at 5:00 p.m. with first post at 6:00 p.m. Friday’s theme is…


Harry Potter

Next installment of Harry Potter Film Concert Series to perform in LouisvilleKY in November

Audiences will experience the second chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with the Louisville Orchestra performing music from the film Tickets go on sale on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at KentuckyCenter.org (June 26, 2017 – Louisville, KY)… The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the Kentucky Center with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second film in the Harry Potter series. On Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, the Louisville Orchestra will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, while the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot…


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LouisvilleKY’s Derby Festival Foundation charity raises nearly $200,000 this year

June 26, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Charity Module Program raised nearly $200,000 in 2017 for local charities. 30 different charitable organizations benefitted from the program by having individual runners and running teams participate in the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana on April 29. The Charity Module has raised over $2.5 million since its inception in 2005.   The charities will be recognized at a luncheon on Thursday, June 29, at the Hunting Creek Country Club at 11:30 a.m.  A check will be presented to all organizations for the…


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Kentucky Bourbon Festival Unveils new logo and important message

BARDSTOWN, KY – The world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Festival announced today that they’ve been creatively retooling since celebrating their silver anniversary in 2016. They launched a sleek new logo to jump-start the 2017 celebrations as well as the festival’s first official message on responsible drinking. Designed by Vimarc, a Louisville-based advertising agency, the new logo features an original illustration of a Glencairn nosing glass – the tasting glass of choice for many master distillers – holding a Bourbon pour. Wherever space allows, the fresh new logo will also feature the festival’s inaugural corporate responsibility messaging, which reads: _Bourbon is a good thing._ _Too much Bourbon? Not a good…