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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Some Justice, Some Horseflesh and Something’s a Thunder

The Derby horse are here early this year, and so is the media throng. For my interview with Jennie Rees for the Rusty Satellite Show this week, I went with photographer Bill Brymer to Churchill Downs’ backside, and recommend it highly. This is before all the tents, all the media, all the hangers-on, so it was just me and Bill hanging with the horses, their connections and people who know the game. Bill got the shot above of Derby contender Mohaymen, who was the story of the day. We watched Jennie interview a Japanese trainer, who has Lani in the…


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Louisville Ky’s Thunder also reaches the ground

Louisville, KY. – You can do a lot more at Thunder Over Louisville this year than simply look to the sky. Sponsored by Ford Motor Company, Ford’s Thunder on the Ground activities will offer numerous ways to entertain friends and family members as well. From the Thunder FoodFest to the Interactive Display Area to the Kid’s Play Areas on the Great Lawn, there’s refreshments and entertainment galore to be found all over the venue. Some attractions require a 2016 Pegasus Pin admission, but some activities are completely free. Most are open from 11:00 a.m. until the fireworks show at 9:30…


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Louisville Ky’s Drake’s to open “pop-up” bar for Thunder

  Drake’s By the River Opens Thunder Day                                                                                                                                                                         April 19, 2016. Louisville, KY.   – Just in time for the 2016 Derby Festival, Drake’s will open a new temporary bar at the Waterfront.  “Drake’s By the River,” will be introduced at Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday, April 23rd, and located inside the Thunder Chow Wagon. The “pop-up” bar will also return for the 9-day run of Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville.  The 30’ x 40’ full service bar is being built by The Event Company in Louisville. In addition to the full bar, they will also serve a special Festival themed drink: Drake’s Thunder Punch. …


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The Bats are Back — It’s Opening Night in LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats will return home from their season opening seven-game road trip, to begin the 17th home season of Bats’ baseball at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, April 14 at 7:05 p.m. Louisville will face the Toledo Mud Hens, the Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. Fans can enjoy $1 Bud and Bud Light drafts at the $1 Budweiser Beer Happy Hour on the Overlook Deck from 5:30-7:00 p.m. along with live music by the J.D. Shelburne Band. The first 1,000 fans 16-and-older will be given a Koozie presented by Etscorn Auto Collision. Also, Bats magnetic schedule will be given out at the…


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Prepare for takeoff! Red Bull Flugtag is coming to Louisville Ky

Thousands expected to attend flying competition set for August 27 at Waterfront Park Photos from Red Bull Flugtag’s Facebook Page  LOUISVILLE (February 24, 2016) — Red Bull Flugtag is making its inaugural debut in Louisville this summer, challenging wannabe pilots to push the limits of human flight. Since 1991, Red Bull Flugtag (which translates to “Flying Day” in German) has made stops around the world, challenging competitors to build and pilot homemade, human-powered flying machines. With the backdrop of the Ohio River, the outrageous flying competition will take place at Waterfront Park on Saturday, August 27th. The event has attracted…


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Sponsors announced for Louisville Ky’s Thunder over Louisville

February 9, 2016 Louisville, KY.  – Six companies are returning to sponsor this year’s Thunder Over Louisville – the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies.  Derby Festival made the announcement at their headquarters this morning.  Horseshoe Southern Indiana, KentuckyOne Health, LG&E, Meijer, UPS and Valero are all Presenting Sponsors of the 2016 Thunder Over Louisville fireworks and air show to be held on Saturday, April 23, along the banks of the Ohio River in downtown. In addition to the six presenting sponsors, Ford Motor Company returns as sponsor of Ford’s Thunder on the Ground. “Without the support of these generous sponsors,…


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Louisville Orchestra records Thunder soundtrack

Louisville, KY.  –The Kentucky Derby Festival has some music for your ears. They announced this morning that the Louisville Orchestra is recording the soundtrack for the 2016 Thunder Over Louisville fireworks show. The announcement was made at the Brown Theatre, just before the Orchestra began their recording session. “Having a Thunder soundtrack from the Louisville Orchestra has been on the Festival’s bucket list for a while,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “It’s really going to be something special we think the whole community will enjoy.” Said Teddy Abrams, Louisville Orchestra Music Director, “One of my first introductions to Louisville…


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Thunder Over Louisville makes national Top 100

Photos from the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Instagram Page. Louisville, KY.  Top honors today for Thunder Over Louisville, the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies. The annual air show and fireworks spectacular has made the 2015 list for the “Top 100 Events in the United States.” The list is put together by BizBash – the leading trade media for event and meeting organizers and event marketers. “The Top 100 lists are not about excess or one-hit wonders. They are about influence, the power to build movements, form communities, and create cultural touch points for those that attend as well as those that…


Booming – the Indiana Buckhead’s Thunder Experience

Well now I know what I’ve been missing all these years. I went to Thunder on the Indiana side, where the street party rivals that of anything over in Louisville. Actually, Paula and I got there about 5, paid $10 to park about a mile away, and then decided to skip the anticipated traffic headaches by skipping out about 9, just before the fireworks. We were the last car allowed on 65 South, then enjoyed a solitary ride east on 64, home in time to watch the fireworks on TV. We discovered while we were there that Buckhead’s knows how to…


Thunder Strike – I’m Going to Buckhead’s

I think I’ve done Thunder about every which way you can — with one exception. I’ve been to the Great Lawn, to the Science Center party, to a private party in the National City Tower, the mighty Vernon bowling alley, to the Galt House, my friends’ houses and right down on the River. But no, I haven’t tried it over there on the sunny side, so that’s where I’m going Saturday. Take it from the owner of Buckhead’s, Wes Johnson, who’s been doing this for nearly two decades. “If you love Thunder, there is simply no better place to experience it…