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LouisvilleKy welcomes popular bands for this month’s Waterfront Wednesday

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville’s favorite concert series continues Wednesday, June 28, 2017. 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 POKEY LAFARGE, ROBYN HITCHCOCK and CARLY JOHNSON. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, Kroger, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan, and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Kentucky Select, Software Guild and Look Alive. “Incorporating elements of early jazz, ragtime, country blues, Western swing, and beyond, Pokey LaFarge has created a vibrant, deeply expressive body of work…


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Krekel Party at Saints is the Place to get a Special CD

They’ve only made 300 copies, so you might want to arrive early at Saints Saturday to get the special CD produced by Tim Krekel’s musical friends. As Rusty Satellite Show listeners heard on the show this week, the songs were recorded shortly before Krekel’s death eight years ago. It was the result of a request Tim made to Steve Eilers, who was interviewed on the podcast. “Tim asked me to get his friends to record his songs, so he could hear them,” Eilers explained. And Krekel did get to hear most of the songs on the CD. It’s taken eight…


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LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront Wednesday Returns May 31st

WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Series – May 31st  Concert   Louisville’s favorite concert series continues Wednesday, May 31, 2017. 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 The Mavericks, Hollis Brown and Peter Searcy. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, Kroger, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Louisville City Football Club, Quest Outdoors and Live Nation. “The Mavericks’ “Brand New Day” is skillfully paced for…


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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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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…


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LouisvilleKY’s Beargrass Creek presentation to take place Monday at Mayor’s Gallery

Louisville, Ky., – The Mayor’s Music and Art Series will feature a special Earth Day presentation of “Beargrass: The Creek in Our Backyard” in the Mayor’s Gallery at Metro Hall on Monday, April 24 at Noon. The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion, and informational vendor booths will be on site. “Beargrass: The Creek in Our Backyard,” examines Louisville’s primary urban stream in all its majesty and misery. It serves as a vital conversation starter designed to engage all residents and visitors in the future of the creek and the neighborhoods that comprise its 61-square-mile watershed. The documentary…


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Harry Connick Jr to visit LouisvilleKY for the singing of the National Anthem at Derby

    LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 12, 2017 – Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced that multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. will sing our national anthem at the 143rd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 6, 2017.   The multiple Grammy and Emmy award-winning entertainer and host and executive producer of his own nationally syndicated entertainment show HARRY, will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” live for more than 160,000 fans at the Kentucky Derby. The performance will take place in the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle just after 5:00 p.m. EDT and be broadcast live as part of NBC’s Kentucky…


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LouisvilleKYMusic Industry Now Has Derby Week Red Carpet Event

Louisville, KY., – Louisville will see it’s first Derby week red carpet event just for music industry professionals aboard the Belle of Louisville from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 2nd, 2017 thanks to Eastwood Records, Genius Loves Company, Redbull, Rose Blade Creative Gardens and Elektra.Tech. The Louisville Muse Cruise is an annual invitation only event for the Louisville music industry to become more connected in order to create stronger industry in Kentucky. Some proceeds will benefit musicians through a partnership with  local non-profit Musician’s Emergency Resource Foundation. Although the event is focused on the Kentucky industry,  there have been some…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor announces contest for free tickets to historic performance

Citizens urged to share life-changing experiences with music ahead of Michael Tilson Thomas concert on Saturday Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a contest to celebrate the Louisville Orchestra’s historic performance this week with guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Tilson Thomas, also known as MTT, is the celebrated music director of the San Francisco Symphony. He will be among the most prominent guest conductors for the Louisville Orchestra since a mid-century visit by Shostakovich and Stravinsky, according to Louisville Orchestra music director Teddy Abrams. More about the concert, including ticket information, can be found at https://louisvilleorchestra.org. As part…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival Announces daily lineups

Single day tickets on sale Friday, March 31 at 10:00am EDT LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival, led by LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Odesza, Sturgill Simpson and Cage the Elephant, will offer General Admission, General Admission Plus and VIP single day tickets beginning Friday, March 31 at 10:00am EDT. The three-day music celebration, celebrating its 15th year at sea, will take place July 14–16, 2017, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville. A limited number of single day General Admission tickets will be available starting at only $59.50 plus fees. Single day VIP tickets will also…