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Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns to LouisvilleKY Labor Day

  Booths, activities begin at 8 a.m./cycling, paddling, walking at 10 a.m.  LOUISVILLE  – Thousands of cyclists, walkers, canoeists and kayakers will hit the streets and the Ohio River on Labor Day, Sept. 4, for the 26th Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle at Waterfront Park. “What better way to mark the end of the summer and the Labor Day holiday than in the company of your friends, family and neighbors, at our beautiful waterfront,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “I invite everyone to come out, meet some new friends, and have fun!” Subway Restaurants is the title sponsor of Hike, Bike & Paddle, with…

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LouisvilleKY to host Kentucky’s largest beer festival this summer

Story and information from www.kycraftbash.com Louisville, KY – On Saturday, June 24th, at Louisville Waterfront Park’s Festival Plaza, the Kentucky Guild of Brewers will host its first annual Kentucky Craft Bash.  The Kentucky Craft Bash will be the state’s largest beer festival that will only feature beers produced within the Commonwealth by Kentucky Craft Brewers.  This event will host over 30 Kentucky breweries featuring more than 70 varieties of beer. Not only will there be favorite Kentucky brews, there will also be available experimental beers that will never go into widespread distribution, and beers rarely found outside of a brewery’s taproom or…


LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle releases 2017 Bourbon lineup and programs

New rarities bar will give Forecastle fans access to one-of-kind, limited releases LOUISVILLE, KY (February 21, 2017) – Forecastle’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, the Forecastle Bourbon Lodge®, will return for the festival’s 15-year anniversary with a unique lineup of offerings, education, entertainment, cuisine and hand-picked rarities exclusive to Forecastle. The Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick hailed Forecastle as “Bourbon’s most important festival for new consumers,” praising its creation of “future connoisseurs.” Set to take place July 14-16, 2017 at Waterfront Park, Forecastle will feature a diverse collection of Kentucky Bourbon Trail brands offering dozens of selections within the Forecastle…


LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival announces 2017 Lineup

Sturgill Simpson, Phantogram, Spoon, Capital Cities, Tycho, Real Estate, What So Not, K.Flay, Whitney, Classixx and more join LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Odesza, Cage the Elephant and others for the 15th anniversary of Forecastle Festival Tickets on Sale Now via ForecastleFest.com LOUISVILLE, KY (January 31, 2017) — The Forecastle Festival has added more than a dozen acts to its three-day music, art and activism celebration, including Kentucky’s own Sturgill Simpson, electro-dream pop duo Phantogram, indie art veterans Spoon and many more. Celebrating 15 years at sea, Forecastle Festival will take place July 14-16, 2017 at the award-winning Waterfront Park, situated on…


Look who’s coming to LouisvilleKY’s 2017 Forecastle

LCD Soundsystem, Weezer and Odesza Top the Weekend’s Bill Cage the Elephant, PJ Harvey, Run the Jewels, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, GRiZ + Dozens More Round Out First Wave of Artists Pictures from Forecastle’s Instagram page LOUISVILLE, KY (December 6, 2016) – Embarking on its 15th year, the Forecastle Festival will return in 2017 led by celebrated dance rock legends LCD Soundsystem, alt-rock royalty Weezer, and the infectious grooves of electro-pop duo Odesza. The three-day music celebration will take place July 14–16, 2017, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, situated on 85 acres of green space on the banks…

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Mayor Fischer urges LouisvilleKY to explore the arts this summer

  Louisville — Mayor Greg Fischer today encouraged citizens to attend the upcoming Arts & Culture Day event and to pick up a Cultural Pass for youngsters. Arts & Culture Day will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 on the Brown-Forman Lawn at Waterfront Park. “The arts make our city a vibrant place to live and an attractive destination for visitors,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “We take pride in our capacity for creativity and lifelong learning, and I encourage citizens to attend Arts & Culture Day and to learn more about the many arts institutions…

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Fischer Reveals LouisvilleKY’s Budget — $$ for Streets, Parks, Facilities

From Metro Government: Mayor Fischer unveils new budget that builds on city’s success, commits $23.5 million for road improvements Includes dollars for Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Northeast Library design, additional LMPD officers, new animal shelter, Waterfront Park expansion Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled his proposed city budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which builds upon the city’s success and devotes $23.5 million to paving streets and repairing roads and sidewalks, the largest such investment in a decade. The $822 million budget also devotes a significant investment — $2.5 million — to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund; $3.4 million to build…

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Louisville Ky set to host GonzoFest this weekend

From www.gonzofestlou.com Louisville, Ky., – GonzoFest Louisville is a literary and music festival honoring Hunter S. Thompson, as well as the lasting mark he has made on art, music, and literature. Through live music, poetry, art, spoken word and more, GonzoFest Louisville celebrates the life and times of Hunter S. Thompson in his hometown. 2016 will mark the sixth year of the festival. Our plans for this year’s GonzoFest are even more impressive as we take GonzoFest Louisville to the next level. The 2016 festival is Saturday, April 16th on the Big Four Lawn of Waterfront Park, and will feature bigger bands, bigger venues and this year will…


Louisville Ky’s Forecastle tickets go on sale Friday

SINGLE DAY TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 8 AT NOON EDT LOUISVILLE, KY (April 5, 2016) – The Forecastle Festival, led by The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Death Cab for Cutie, and Ryan Adams, will offer General Admission and VIP single day tickets beginning Friday, April 8 at Noon EDT. The three-day music celebration, now in its 14th year, will take place July 15–17, 2016, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville. A limited number of single day general admission tickets will be available starting at $69.50 plus fees….

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LouisvilleKY’s Best Budget Proposal Spots

Popping the Question in Louisville? Try these spots.  Whitehall Historic Estate Gardens These stunningly romantic gardens are located in Louisville’s historic Whitehall Estate, thought to have been built by John Marshall in 1855. The Gardens make for the perfect backdrop for a beautiful proposal and are open to the public from sunup to sundown every day with no entrance fee. You get a gorgeous garden proposal for free plus unlike most public gardens, photography is absolutely encouraged, allowing you to use the money you saved on space for hiring a photographer to capture your special moment! Source: www.historicwhitehall.org Under the…