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LouisvilleKY’s new Omni to host new jazz concert series

Story from gotolouisville.com Louisville, KY- The Derby City Jazz Festival in collaboration with the brand-new Omni Hotel Louisville, have announced their exclusive monthly concert series titled “2nd and JAZZ at the Omni” featuring National Recording Artists. The first series of “2nd and JAZZ at the Omni” will feature the internationally known Bob Baldwin on March 30th at 7PM. This fresh series will create a first class experience, bringing more diversity, sophistication and fun to Louisville. “This partnership with the Omni Hotel is yet another realization of the importance of recognizing diversity in the community, and their willingness to step up and offer…


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KDF offers VIP seating for its LouisvilleKY concerts

Photos from KDF’s Instagram page…   Louisville, KY. – You can be front row at your favorite Derby Festival concert. The Festival’s Waterfront Jam VIP Viewing Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m. These exclusive tickets which offer front row viewing will be offered for 4 of the 7 national concerts. Beginning April 27 at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville, the concerts include MAX, Tyler Farr, Judah & The Lion, and Sheila E. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at KDF.org. General admission to all shows is FREE with a 2018 Pegasus Pin. Kroger sponsors the Waterfront Jam. Singer, songwriter “MAX” Schneider got…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival sets daily lineups for July

General Admission, Yacht Club and VIP single day tickets on sale Thursday, February 8 at 10 a.m. ET via ForecastleFest.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Forecastle Festival, led by Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse, will offer General Admission, Yacht Club and VIP single day tickets beginning Thursday, February 8 at 10 a.m. ET. The three-day music celebration, embarking on its 16th year at sea, will take place July 13-15, 2018 at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville, Ky. A limited number of single day General Admission tickets will be available starting at only $69.50 plus fees….


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LouisvilleKY’s 2018 Forecastle Festival Lineup is official

Tickets go on sale Friday Louisville, KY., – Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse lead the line up for Louisville’s Forecastle Festival 2018. This is the 16th year for the popular event, slated July 13-15, 2018, at Waterfront Park. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 19. Ticket information and more can be found at www.forecastlefest.com.  


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“Louisville’s Got Talent” Returns for 5th Year

LOUISVILLE, KY (January 8, 2018) – Louisville’s Got Talent, CenterStage’s youth talent competition is back for its fifth year! Young performers will take the stage in The J Linker Auditorium to compete for cash prizes and be given the opportunity to be seen by local talent agencies and directors.  Registration is currently open for all talented youth, ages 6-18, performing as individuals or as groups. Acts in the past have included vocalists, bands, magicians, dancers, pianists, instrumentalists, jugglers and comedians. First-round auditions will be held Sunday, February 11, from 3-6 p.m. Special arrangements can be made for alternate audition date on Thursday, February 8 by calling 502-238-2709.  Participants must register…


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LouisvilleKy’s GonzoFest returns in 2018

  LOUISVILLE, KY  – GonzoFest Louisville, a celebration of the life and work of Hunter S. Thompson in his hometown of Louisville, KY, will return to Louisville Free Public Library on Saturday, April 14, 2018. This will mark the 8th year of the festival, which features poetry, spoken word, art, live music and more. In 2017, the celebration moved to the Main Library to focus on highlighting the literary side of the festival by expanding its panel discussions, spoken word, and poetry aspects.   The move was a natural transition for GonzoFest Louisville, as the library played a significant role…


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Official Dates announced for LouisvilleKY’s Bourbon & Beyond, Louder Than Life

2nd Annual Bourbon & Beyond – September 22 & 23 5th Annual Louder Than Life – September 29 & 30   Bourbon & Beyond 2018 Early Bird Ticket Sale Underway Now With Limited Number Of Tickets Priced At Just $119.50     Louisville, Ky., – Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the 2018 dates for its nationally acclaimed festivals held at Champions Park in Louisville, KY.  The 2nd annual Bourbon & Beyond is set for Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 2018. The 5th annual Louder Than Life will be held the following weekend on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2018. To celebrate the success of Bourbon & Beyond’s inaugural year, Danny Wimmer Presents has announced a special Early Bird…


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Give-A-Jam to end LouisvilleKY homelessness set for December 21st

Louisville, Kentucky  –  The 7th Annual Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness will be held on Thursday, December 21st from 6:00pm-11:00pm at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. The evening will feature performances by local musicians and artists, soups from Louisville’s best chefs, a silent auction and a cash bar. Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and includes $10 worth of food/drink tickets. Proceeds will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless’s efforts to end youth, veteran and chronic homelessness. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.louhomeless.org. Tickets are also available at the door, but the event has sold out in years’ past so…


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Bent Sorensen wins LouisvillekY-based Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition

Story and photo from UofLnews.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Danish composer Bent Sorensen has won the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for a triple concerto. The piece, L’isola della Città (The Island in the City), is for violin, cello and piano soloists and is played continuously in five movements. Sorensen composed the work for the Danish ensemble Trio con Brio and The Danish National Symphony Orchestra. It premiered in Copenhagen in January, 2016. “In all five movements the ‘island’ (the trio) tries to escape the shadows of the orchestra. This is most evident in the last movement, in which the trio ever so…


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Abbey Road on the River Announces 2018 Headliners to entertain LouisvilleKY and southern Indiana

  Jeffersonville, IN  – The WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River, the world’s largest Beatles inspired music festival, will return to downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-28, 2018. Festival organizers are pleased to announce that Grammy-winning rock group America, the fathers of psychedelic rock Vanilla Fudge, and The Beatles’ primary recording sound engineer Geoff Emerick will headline the 2018 event. The Grammy-winning band America will take the stage on Saturday, May 26th to perform their soft rock hits like “A Horse with No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” and “Sister Golden Hair.” Like The Beatles, America found great success in working with producer George Martin…