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Hometown Rising

Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival Makes Its Anticipated Debut In LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Premier independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents continues to show its love for Louisville with a third addition to a massive fall festival series in the one-of-a-kind city. Hometown Rising, the first-ever Country Music & Bourbon Festival, will make its debut Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center, combining two of Louisville’s cultural cornerstones—great music and incredible bourbon. Hometown Rising’s incredible music lineup will be led by country heavyweights including Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, and Little Big Town with additional appearances from Dwight Yoakam, Brett Young, Jake Owen, Bret Michaels, Frankie Ballard, and many more. In total, more than 30 artists will play on three stages, including two…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival Reveals 2019 Artist Lineup

    The Killers, The Avett Brothers and Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Top the Weekend’s Bill   Portugal. The Man, Maggie Rogers, Tyler Childers, Judah & The Lion, Nelly, Chvrches + Dozens More Playing July 12-14   Tickets on sale Wednesday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET via ForecastleFest.com    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Embarking on its 17th year, the Forecastle Festival will return this July 12-14, 2019, including one of the most iconic alt-rock bands of the past decade, The Killers; high-energy folk rockers, The Avett Brothers; and 2019 Grammy-winning hip-hop, funk and soul performers Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals. The three-day…


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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…


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LouisvilleKY’s Grawemeyer Award winners in Music and World Order recently announced

Stories and photos from grawemeyer.org… In Music: Louisville, KY., – Dutch composer Joel Bons has won the 2019 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for “Nomaden,” a one-hour work for cello solo and an ensemble of instruments from diverse cultures. Bons, 65, wrote the piece for French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and the Atlas Ensemble, a group of 18 eminent musicians from China, Japan, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Cello Biennale Amsterdam commissioned the work, which premiered in Amsterdam in October 2016 with Ed Spanjaard conducting. Besides cello, the work incorporates a wide array of Asian instruments – Chinese erhu…


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Beatles Festival Commits to Five More Fab Years in Jeffersonville

Louisville, KY (October 25, 2018) – Organizers of Abbey Road on the River, the City of Jeffersonville, and Southern Indiana Tourism announced today that the world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festival will extend its commitment to Jeffersonville and the Big Four Station Park for five more years. After three years in Cleveland and twelve exceptional years in Louisville, the event moved to Jeffersonville in 2017 with a 3 year commitment. The extension will allow the festival to remain in Jeffersonville through 2024, which will mark its 20th anniversary in Kentuckiana. Southern Indiana Tourism is releasing new data that indicates the festival generates an…


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LouisvilleKY’s Locust Grove will take visitors back hundreds of years this weekend

Louisville, KY., – When visitors enter Locust Grove’s grounds during this year’s 18th Century Market Fair on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, they’ll be transported to the year 1778 in the middle of the American Revolution. That’s the year George Rogers Clark founded the city of Louisville during the Illinois Campaign that was the cornerstone to the War in the West, including his successful raid at Kaskaskia. Visit with members of the Continental Army on the side of the Americans and the British Dragoons and Marines, Scottish Highlanders and Hessians fighting for King George III and learn about…


Bourbon and Beyond

LouisvilleKY is getting ready for this weekend’s Bourbon & Beyond

Louisville, KY., – Wine from Sting and Trudie Styler’s private estate and an exclusive Lagunitas Beer will be served at the second annual Bourbon & Beyond, returning to Louisville’s Champions Park on Saturday, September 22, and Sunday, September 23. The weekend offers the perfect blend of bourbon, food & music not found anywhere else in the world, assembled by festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents along with culinary curator Edward Lee and bourbon curator Fred Minnick. “What a surprise and honor to be asked by Bourbon & Beyond to present our Il Palagio wines at this year’s festival,” Trudie Styler said. The Villa Il Palagio estate is the home of Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, nestled in the rolling hills of Tuscany. “Il Palagio is one…


Waterfront Wednesday

Next LouisvilleKY Waterfront Wednesday to feature Love Jones and more

Louisville, KY., – Louisville’s favorite concert series continues Wednesday, September 26, 2018. The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Concert Series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four® Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. This concert will feature CAR SEAT HEADREST, THE ARTISANALS and LOVE JONES. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan, Toyota Dealerships of Kentuckiana, and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support is provided by Quest Outdoors. Car Seat Headrest’s “Will Toledo reaffirms that he is ahead of the pack as an imaginative singer-songwriter, capable of crafting dynamic indie rock.” — Jeremy…


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Free Art Festival Returns to LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront Park

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 24, 2018) – The Big Four Bridge Art Festival returns for a second year September 8-9 under the Big Four Bridge. The show features art from 200+ local, national and international artists. The festival is free and open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. The two days will showcase music, food trucks and kids activities alongside the art. Foggy Bottom Farm will be have llamas, with the popular pink llamas from 12-5pm daily, as well as angora rabbits and other kid-friendly animals. There will also be a children’s paint and drawing station where children will be encouraged to paint…


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LouisvilleKY’s popular Wednesday Concert series announces this month’s lineup

LouisvilleKY – Louisville’s favorite concert series continues Wednesday, August 29, 2018. The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Concert Series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four® Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. This concert will feature WILD CHILD, THE SUFFERS and KATIE TOUPIN. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan, Toyota Dealerships of Kentuckiana, and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support provided by Kentucky Science Center and Theatre 502. “This band is on fire when it’s in front of an audience…. The Suffers’ sound is steeped in what the band calls ‘Gulf Coast…