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Blues, Brews & BBQ Take Over Louisville Water Tower Park This Weekend

Louisville, Ky., – What more could anyone ask for? Blues, craft beer and BBQ all come together this weekend at Louisville Water Tower Park on River Road. The Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival combines “a soul-satisfying haze of New Orleans and Memphis-style blues” with a pit barbecue smoke. This year’s event also includes a Brews Tasting Area where you can sample craft beers from around Kentucky. Bands include Little T & A, V-Groove, Carl Weathersby Blue Band, Tullie Brae, Blues and Greys, Bosco France, Da Mudcats, The Kingbees and Nora Jean Bruso. The festival kicks off Friday night at 5…


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Forecastle Festival to Offset Carbon Emissions with Clean Energy

Louisville, Ky., — It takes tens of thousands of kWh of electricity to make Forecastle Festival rock and roll each year on the Louisville Waterfront. And this year, a new partnership will ensure the festival’s carbon footprint is smaller than ever. Forecastle Festival will now run on 100 percent pollution-free electricity through a partnership with national Clean Energy provider Arcadia Power. New this year, Forecastle Festival will ensure that for every kWh of electricity used, a kWh is produced and put on the grid by a pollution-free, renewable source – like wind or solar. “Forecastle Festival was built on the…


Saturday’s Downs After Dark Final Event of Historic Spring Meet at Louisville’s Churchill Down’s

Louisville, Ky., – Join Churchill Downs this Saturday night (June 27) to close the most historic Spring Meet in 37 years with a bang at “Downs After Dark” presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka. Guests are encouraged to break out their best cowboy and cowgirl duds to celebrate Saturday’s Boots, Brew & BBQ theme while they enjoy draft beer, specialty cocktails, BBQ food trucks and 11 races, including four marquee stakes events. Nashville music artist Justin Adams will bring his high energy country-meets-rock ‘n’ roll performance to the Plaza, where guests can also test their staying power on a mechanical bull….


Two Louisville Nightspots Abruptly Close

Louisville, Ky., – In a somewhat surprise announcement, the owner of Phoenix Hill Tavern and Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium announced that he’s closing both establishments, effective immediately. Ben Rogers made the announcement today on Phoenix Hill’s website. Here is the text of the announcement: June 1, 2015 For immediate release: Official message from Ben Rogers – Retired Owner and Founder. “Thank you Louisville. It was a great gig!” The Phoenix Hill Tavern and Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium closed permanently today. Please accept my VERY sincere apologies for the abrupt manner in which the clubs closed; and to anyone…


Louisville’s Bardstown Bound Kicks Off Saturday

Louisville, Ky., – Craft beer is the focus of this year’s Bardstown Bound. The 12th annual event kicks off Saturday, May 16, alongside the Valu Market beer festival. The finest restaurants and pubs in the city open their doors and participate in this annual Highlands favorite. Here are a few highlights: BEER BUS TOUR A bus tour beginning and ending at Valu Market on Bardstown Road will take you on a beer tasting journey as you travel to locations around the area. These locations include: Dragon King’s Daughter, O’Shea’s Irish Pub, Flat 12 Bierwerks (Southern Indiana), Buckhead’s Mountain Grill, and Gordon Biersch….


The Roommate Leads Off Humana Festival of New American Plays at Louisville’s Actors Theatre

Sure, there must be a lot of 50-ish women living alone in houses in Iowa. Women like Sharon, who are divorced, her kids moved AWAY from Iowa, and she’s accumulated very little in the way of life experience, and doesn’t really know what to do with herself. She must imagine that everyone lives the way she does. In the Actors Theatre play “The Roommate”, Sharon decides to get a roommate for the purpose of saving a little money. NOTE: there’s no mention of whether Robyn used Airbnb to find a roomie in Iowa). But Sharon gets a lot more than…


Journal 18: Airbnb Praise and a League of Legends Win

LUKE: Journal for the whole weekend. Saturday in terms of actual stuff happening nothing really, mostly just playing games with people. Had a great diner and a lot of fun so for me a fun day though some might say I wasted my day. Sunday I was supposed to play golf but I was told in the morning we had a tournament in my game (League of Legends) today. So I didn’t want to disappoint Dad, so I tried to find a replacement to no avail. I decided that I didn’t want to let my team down to where they…


Day 6: A Working Sunday at the Golf Course and an Airbnb Guest

Our journal project continues: LUKE: Today was an average Sunday of video games, homework and work. Homework was pretty boring since it was a lot of just brainless notes and packets. Work was also fairly uninteresting since when I got there at 5 most of the hard work was done. Today was one of those days at work where you’re just waiting for like five carts for an hour which gets really old. Then I get home and basically did more homework yaaaaaaaay. I know this is a very teenager view but personally I think homework is the most dumb thing ever. It’s…


The First 99 Most Interesting People in the ‘Ville

Well, the Rusty Satellite Show has almost made it to a major milestone. This week will mark the 52nd episode of the Rusty podcast.  The list below includes politicians, media professionals, lawyers, entrepreneurs, athletes, professors, public officials and a lot of good friends who agreed to help me build this little show. On Father’s Day, it’s also worth mentioning my son, Nick Redding, now living in New Orleans, who came up with the Rusty Satellite moniker many years ago as a middle school student. It’s a great name. I’m trying to make this little show a bit bigger, and one…