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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…


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Priority tickets for LouisvilleKY’s Derby Festival Waterfront Jam concerts go on sale this week

DERBY FESTIVAL OFFERS PRIORITY VIEWING FOR NATIONAL CONCERTS   March 15, 2017. Louisville, KY. – Music fans can be front row at their favorite Derby Festival Waterfront Jam concerts at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. The Festival is offering Priority Viewing for their national concert series including Daya, Hunter Hayes, the Sugarhill Gang with special guest Grandmaster Dee featuring Kurtis Blow, and Jimmy Eat World. The Priority Viewing tickets will get fans special access to a private area right in front of the stage, but only 200 tickets are available. Tickets are $20 and go on sale Thursday, March 16, at KDF.org. Kroger…


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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…