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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…


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Taylor Swift is coming to LouisvilleKY

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  –The first round of dates for Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour were announced this morning just days after the ten-time GRAMMY winner performed “…Ready For It?” and “Call It What You Want” from the unanimously critically-acclaimed album, reputation, on “Saturday Night Live.” Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour will be produced and promoted by the Messina Touring Group (MTG) and AEG Presents in North America, and Live Nation overseas, and kicks off on May 8, 2018 in Arizona. Tickets for the North American leg will go on-sale to the general-public on December 13th. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the public on-sale in…


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One man’s look at LouisvilleKY’s First Bourbon and Beyond Festival

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, Ky., – I, personally, did not go to Bourbon & Beyond, but my husband, Eric Bentley did on Sunday. “This is what the Kentucky State Fair should be.” Needless to say, he had a good time. From Stevie Nicks to Jack Bauer, I mean, Keifer Sutherland, to Joe Bonamassa to many other top notch performers that performed Saturday and Sunday, thousands of people piled into Louisville Champions Park. Even Mayor Greg Fischer is gushing about the weekend’s success on Facebook. “Thanks, Wimmer Presents for an excellent inaugural Bourbon and Beyond. One. Amazing. Weekend.”   Here…


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LouisvilleKY’s WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Series – September 27th  Concert

   Louisville, KY., – Louisville’s favorite concert series continues Wednesday, September 27, 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 Anderson East, The Secret Sisters and Brooks Ritter. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, Kroger, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Quest Outdoors, Software Guild and Live Nation. “These are Sam Cooke-caliber love songs…” Anderson East “is a spectacular talent, and releases like this one are as thrilling as they come.” — Daytrotter   “I remember the first…