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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival Releases Daily Schedule and Official App Download

  Fans can use app to navigate multiple stages featuring LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Odesza, Sturgill Simpson, Cage the Elephant and many more playing July 14-16 LOUISVILLE, KY – The countdown is on to the fifteenth year of Music, Art and Activism. The Forecastle Festival, led by LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Odesza, Sturgill Simpson and Cage the Elephant, has released its daily schedule, available now at ForecastleFest.com. Fans can also view the daily schedule on the official Forecastle Festival app, now available for download on iOS and Andriod. The app will allow users to browse the full lineups and build their own…


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LouisvilleKY to have new Water and bourbon partnership

Photos from Louisville Water Company’s Twitter page LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – For more than 150 years, Louisville’s bourbon industry and Louisville Water Co. have produced two of the city’s most recognized products.  Now, Louisville Water is partnering with a local distiller to bring awareness to the important and essential role that Louisville’s water has with the industry. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer joined representatives from Louisville Water and the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller to unveil the new partnership at the distiller’s Shively location, 3860 Fitzgerald Road. As part of the partnership, the visitor experience at Stitzel-Weller now includes an exhibit…


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Mornings at Churchill with the Contenders and Wagner’s

The magic of Derby Week is best exemplified in the pre-dawn mist any morning on the backside at Churchill Downs. Walk in from Longfield, and you see the effort it takes to stage the sport’s premier event. The beautiful beasts you encounter in the few hundred yards walking are bigger than you’d expect. They’re lively, too, heads bobbing through their stables, neighs heard from near and far away. You see exercise riders atop their steeds, guiding the stars of the show back and forth to the racing surface. Grooms pace around barns leading thoroughbreds by their bridles. You see the famous names on…


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Esquire Magazine Sponsoring Back-to-Back Derby Events

Partygoers looking for the ultimate Derby experience are invited to attend back-to-back events with Esquire beginning on Thursday, May 4, with the Inaugural Culinary Kickoff and continuing on Friday, May 5, with the Esquire Derby Gala. Both events will offer lavish food and beverage offerings. The Inaugural Culinary Kickoff will be held at the Muhammad Ali Center at 144 N Sixth Street in Louisville on Thursday, May 4 from 6PM – 2AM. Celebrity chefs Todd English, Beau MacMillan, and Damaris Phillips will prepare a three-course meal for an intimate group of food and wine enthusiasts. Wine pairings will be provided by…


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Old Forester’s New Statesman Debuts in New Movie

A press release from Old Forester:  Hollywood has a new character – he’s bold and daring with a rustic, yet smooth approach. America’s first bottled bourbon, Old Forester, is known for being full of character. But this time, Old Forester is introducing a new type of character – a straight bourbon whiskey – named Old Forester Statesman, which will debut in acclaimed filmmaker Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming 20th Century Fox film “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and will be available for film fans and bourbon aficionados to enjoy August 2017. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge when their headquarters are destroyed and…


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Red Herring Cocktail Lounge and Kitchen opens April 28 in LouisvilleKY’s historic Hilltop Theater

  Menu features 100 classic cocktails, plus frozen drinks and hand-held eats Photos by Jaimie Schapker LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 25, 2017) – – Quality drinks and tantalizing bar food can now be enjoyed at Red Herring Cocktail Lounge and Kitchen, 1757 Frankfort Ave. Owner Brett Davis and business partner Mo Deljoo spent years renovating the historic Hilltop Theater into a midcentury modern cocktail lounge. Red Herring is open nightly from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. For more information, visit Red Herring on Facebook.   Last Word, Planter’s Punch, Vieux Carre and Brandy Crusta are some of the 100 classic cocktails on…


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Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville is officially open on LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront

Louisville, KY., – Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront is open and will run through Friday, May 5.  Fest-A-Ville is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., except Sunday 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.   Also, thanks to Churchill Downs, Inc., there will be free admission today. So, for Thursday only, patrons will not need a Pegasus Pin to enter Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. This ultimate entertainment experience features the Waterfront Jam with national talent, family fun, food vendors, kids’ inflatable playground, midway rides and more. Admission is a 2017 Pegasus Pin. Kroger is Title Sponsor of the event, with Contributing Sponsor…


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This year’s LouisvilleKY Buy Local Fair to be Held May 21st

Event to add craft cocktail competition as a new feature Louisville, KY (April 21, 2017) -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 9th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 21st from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company, admission to the Buy Local Fair is free and parking is $5 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking. Last year’s fair drew over 8,000 attendees.   The fair will include more than 200 booths from a variety of local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, and farmers, as well as…


Thunder on the Ground

LouisvilleKY’s Thunder is more than just fireworks

DON’T MISS THUNDER ON THE GROUND   Louisville, KY. You can do a lot more at Thunder Over Louisville this year than simply look to the sky. Sponsored by Ford Motor Company, Ford’s Thunder on the Ground activities will offer numerous ways to entertain friends and family members as well. From the Thunder FoodFest to the Interactive Display Area to the Kid’s Play Areas on the Great Lawn, there’s refreshments and entertainment galore to be found all over the venue. Some attractions require a 2017 Pegasus Pin admission, but some activities are completely free. Most are open from 11:00 a.m….


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Top Chef alums visit LouisvilleKy’s Decca for late-night Derby Eve party May 5

  Chef Annie Pettry hosts fellow contestants for Beats & Eats event in the Cellar Lounge   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 17, 2017) – – – Chef Annie Pettry will host fellow competitors from last season’s Top Chef: Charleston for a special Beats & Eats event in the Cellar Lounge at Decca Friday, May 5 from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Revelers can mingle with Katsuji Tanabe, Gerald Sombright, season winner Brooke Williamson and other surprise guests while enjoying old-school hip-hop music from DJ Ryan Rugger, drink specials and a one-night-only late-night menu of the chefs’ favorite snacks, all under $10….