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Old Crow Medicine Show to play LouisvilleKY’s Iroquois Amphitheater

  Louisville, KY., – Award-winning country/folk band Old Crow Medicine Show will be paying homage to the legendary Bob Dylan when they make a tour stop at the Iroquois Amphitheater on Friday, June 2. The platinum-selling band, who are two-time Grammy Award winners, are embarking on a 29-date tour, during which they will be playing Dylan’s iconic album Blonde On Blonde in its entirety at each stop. The band is also promoting its own recreation of the album that was recorded live at the CMA Theater inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum located in Nashville in May…


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LouisvilleKY’s Second Edition of Fire Escape Sessions Announced at Louisville Slugger Museum

Louisville, KY – Announcing the second episode of the Fire Escape Sessions, a groundbreaking new music series to be held February 23, 2017, in the Gallery of Louisville Slugger Museum, thanks to the support of its owner, John Hillerich. The creator and event organizer, Alec Betz, drew his inspiration from traveling the world after finishing nine years of deployments with the U.S. Army Special Forces and the U.S. Department of State.  Influenced by the speakeasies and nightclubs hidden in the alleys and hard-to-find spots throughout Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Paris, New York, and his hometown of Chicago, his intent is to…


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LouisvilleKY’s 91.9 WFPK and Abbey Road on the River Partner to Present Free Kick Off Concert Starring Jake Clemons 

  Jeffersonville, IN (February 21, 2017) – 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville is teaming up with the WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River to give music fans a reason to say YEAH, YEAH, YEAH on opening day of the festival. WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River will present the “WFPK Kick Off Concert starring Jake Clemons from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band” on Thursday, May 25th at 8:30pm. The free,ticketless event will be held at the Big Four Station Park in Jeffersonville, IN – the new home of the world famous Beatles tribute festival. Attendees will also…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle releases 2017 Bourbon lineup and programs

New rarities bar will give Forecastle fans access to one-of-kind, limited releases LOUISVILLE, KY (February 21, 2017) – Forecastle’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, the Forecastle Bourbon Lodge®, will return for the festival’s 15-year anniversary with a unique lineup of offerings, education, entertainment, cuisine and hand-picked rarities exclusive to Forecastle. The Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick hailed Forecastle as “Bourbon’s most important festival for new consumers,” praising its creation of “future connoisseurs.” Set to take place July 14-16, 2017 at Waterfront Park, Forecastle will feature a diverse collection of Kentucky Bourbon Trail brands offering dozens of selections within the Forecastle…


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LouisvilleKY to host KDF robotics competition

IU SOUTHEAST, DERBY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION TEAM UP WITH JCPS FOR ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT TEAMS AROUND REGION INVITED TO PARTICIPATE   February 20, 2017. Louisville, KY. – Get ready to ROBORUMBLE! Indiana University Southeast is partnering with the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation and Jefferson Country Public Schools to bring a regional STEM robotics competition to the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival schedule. The Indiana University Southeast RoboRumble Regional Robotic Tournament, set for Saturday, March 4, will allow students to design, build and compete with robots. Students and teams from Jefferson County schools, as well as around the region are invited to participate. The…


Some pre-Tailspin fun with organizer Tisha Gainey at Bowman Field

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: In a Tailspin with EatDrinkTalk and Rusty Satellite

If you didn’t get a ticket at one of the many pre-Tailspin events held around town, you may be out of luck. But if you are going to the Tailspin Ale Fest at Bowman Field Saturday, come by and let me pour you a beer. I’ll be a volunteer beer filler upper at the 4th annual Winter Warmer, along with my EatDrinkTalk partner Steve Coomes. Here’s a story from EDT about it. Speaking of EDT, this week’s podcast is a tasty one, and includes my interview with Chef Ellen Gill McCarty, and Michael Beckmann, talking about Das Meal, a five-course beer-paired…


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Stealth Fighter returns to LouisvilleKY for Thunder

Louisville, KY.  – 64 days out to this year’s Thunder Over Louisville – the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies – and the air show line-up continues to grow. This year’s show, set for Saturday, April 22, will feature the F-35 Lightning II Stealth Fighter in its first-ever Thunder appearance. The F-35 is the newest United States Air Force fighter and will be part of Thunder’s salute to the 70th Anniversary of the U.S.A.F.   The B-2 Stealth Bomber will also return to the show for the first time since 2012, along with the U.S. Army Golden Knights who last performed…


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LouisvilleKY’s Derby Basketball classic releases 2017 roster

Louisville, KY.   – Tickets for the 45th annual Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by Papa John’s go on sale tomorrow Friday, February 17. The high school all-star game will feature the next class of Cards, Cats and Hoosiers. The game is set for Saturday, April 15, at Freedom Hall. This year’s roster includes University of Louisville signees Malik Williams, Darius Perry, Lance Thomas and Jordan Nwora; UK signee Shai Gilgeous-Alexander; and IU signees Aljami Durham, Clifton Moore, Jr. and Justin Smith.  The remainder of the roster will be Top 50 rated recruits from the Nation’s top college basketball programs and will…


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The 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Pins have arrived in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY.   – It’s a sure sign of spring!  The first shipment of the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pins arrived this morning at Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Main Street. It’s the first place you can purchase a 2017 Pegasus Pin beginning today. Heaven Hill Distillery has also produced a special Evan Williams Single Barrel Gold Pegasus Pin Edition bottle to commemorate the 45th edition of the collectable pins. The bottle features a Gold Pegasus Pin sealed in wax atop each bottle. “The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is proud to partner with the Kentucky Derby Festival to share the unique Kentucky…


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LouisvilleKY’s River House Restaurant and Raw Bar celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

  Louisville, Kentucky (February 14, 2017) – Chef John Varanese opened River House Restaurant and Raw Bar on Leap Day, February 29, 2016. To celebrate an incredible first year on the Ohio, River House will commemorate its anniversary on both Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday, March 1. In addition to the regularly featured oysters, shrimp, crab and lobster, the raw bar will be packed with a variety of fresh fish, and diners can select their own catch to enjoy for lunch or dinner. To add to the excitement, everyone who dines at River House between now and Monday, February 27 will…