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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…


KDF Festival Unveiled

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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LouisvilleKY’s Locust Grove presenting time with presidents

Louisville, Ky. – Historic Locust Grove, a National Historic Landmark established c. 1792, is excited to welcome a series of guest speakers for three evening events celebrating The Age of Hamilton and the first three American Presidents, as well as the refreshments they enjoyed during their lifetimes. The Punch with the President evenings are part of The Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove that looks at the personalities and events of the era of the American Revolution through the Early National period in depth. Washington, Jefferson, Burr, and Hamilton all were part of the world of William Croghan of…


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LouisvilleKy’s Battle of the Belles set for May 1st

Louisville, KY.   – The jousting has begun for the 2019 Great Steamboat Race set for Wednesday, May 1, on the Ohio River. Details of this year’s race were announced at a press conference this morning. Two boats will compete for bragging rights on the Ohio River in 2019 – the hometown Belle of Louisville and her rival from up river, the Belle of Cincinnati.  The 14-mile course on the Ohio River starts and finishes at the Clark Memorial Bridge. In a new twist, 2 VIPs will be retrieved from the shoreline before the boats turn at Captains Quarters to race back…


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Bats To Re-Brand As ‘Derby City Mint Juleps’ For two LouisvilleKY Games in 2019

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Bats, in partnership with Four Roses Bourbon, announced in a press conference at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday morning that the team will re-brand as the Derby City Mint Juleps for two games during the 2019 season. The team will wear special Mint Juleps caps and jerseys on two home dates: Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 against the Gwinnett Stripers (Thunder at Slugger Day), as well as Saturday, April 27 at 6:30 against the Norfolk Tides. The Mint Juleps kick off the celebration of Derby Season on Thunder at Slugger Day with Mint Juleps for sale, coming in commemorative logoed Derby City Mint Julep 15 oz. cups, on both…


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LouisvilleKY to give away trees

From LouisvilleKY.gov… Louisville, KY., – Join us on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for  our 2019 Spring Free Tree Giveaway! Location: Jefferson Community & Technical College 125 W. Broadway Louisville, KY 40202 (JCTC Student Parking Lot) IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All Kentucky native trees Trees awarded on “First Come” basis Limit of 5 trees per Louisville resident Must be a Jefferson County Resident with proof of residency (drivers license or utility bill) Trees cannot be planted in street right of ways, parks, or container Trees must be planted in Jefferson County•Species fact sheet, planting and maintenance instructions…


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Legendary Jazz Guitarist to hold concert for Fight to End LouisvilleKY homelessness

  Louisville, Kentucky – For the second time in four years, legendary jazz guitarist Bill Frisell will donate his time and talents in support of the Coalition for the Homeless’ efforts to end homelessness in Louisville. Frisell, a winner of multiple Grammy Awards who was named Guitarist of the Year a record a 12-times in the Downbeat Jazz Critics Poll, will perform a solo concert at Headliners Music Hall on Monday, March 25 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $50, and all proceeds will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless’ “Rx: Housing” program, which is currently focused on eliminating young adult homelessness in…


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