Louisville, KY. – Thunder Officials ran their first sound check of this year’s fireworks soundtrack in the Command Center this morning. This year’s theme – “A Disco Thunder” – celebrates disco music. The theme helps direct the songs featured in the fireworks soundtrack, which will include class hits from the 1970’s.
“It’s a groovy soundtrack, featuring artists from the Bee Gees and Diana Ross to Gloria Gaynor and Barry White,” said Mike Berry, Derby Festival President and CEO. “It’s one of the best soundtracks we’ve had for the show. It will have everyone ready to boogie on the Waterfront Saturday night!”
Thunder fans don’t have to worry about hearing this year’s fireworks soundtrack loud and clear. The Kentucky Derby Festival also announced that Logan Lavelle Hunt has stepped up to be the Official Sound Sponsor for Thunder Over Louisville. Their sponsorship helps offset the costs of the sound towers and the sound feed throughout the venue.
“We want to ensure that everyone hears this year’s unique soundtrack on both sides of the river,” said Trent Hunt, Partner at Logan Lavelle Hunt, now one of the largest independent insurance brokers in the country. “We’re thrilled to be the Official Sound Sponsor and can’t wait to see and hear the show on Saturday.”
With multiple sound tower locations throughout the venue, fans will be able to enjoy the narration of the air show, event announcements and the fireworks soundtrack better than ever. Towers are located at the Belvedere, Thunder Chow Wagon, North Great Lawn, South Great Lawn, and Big Four Bridge Lawn. Plus, on the Southern Indiana side, the Festival provides a sound feed to Rocky’s and Buckhead’s.
Thunder’s fireworks show is choreographed to an original soundtrack each year. Over time, those soundtracks have included a broad range of music from Top Ten and country, to urban and contemporary, even rock’n’roll and Broadway show tunes. Anywhere from 25 to 60 different tracks or sound effects are used to build the musical score each year.
Thunder Over Louisville – the Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies – is one of the more than seventy events produced by the Derby Festival in the spring. The 2018 Thunder Over Louisville is set for Saturday, April 21. Sponsors: Horseshoe Southern Indiana, LG&E, Meijer, UPS, and Valero. Thunder Funder Sponsor: Papa John’s. Thunder on the Ground Sponsor: Ford Motor Company. Official Sound Sponsor: Logan Lavelle Hunt. Official Hotel: The Galt House. Official Broadcast Partners: WLKY TV and 106.9 PLAY.
About Logan Lavelle Hunt:
Logan Lavelle Hunt is a privately-owned insurance agency that has delivered insurance, employee benefits and wealth management solutions since 1919. With over 300 employees and 20 offices throughout Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Arizona and Florida, LLH writes business in all 50 states, receiving consistent industry recognition on a state and national level.