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Council Members Fox And Fowler Encourage Everyone To Come Out And Enjoy 15th Annual Forest Fest

There are few places in Metro Louisville where you will find scenic beauty and hear great Bluegrass Music. In the springtime, the best place to find both is at the Jefferson Memorial Forest.

 On Saturday, May 18th Council members Mark Fox (D-13) and Cindi Fowler (D-14) proudly present the 15th Annual Forest Fest.

 “District 13 is proud to host this one of a kind event in the largest municipal forest in the United States, our own Jefferson Memorial Forest,” says Fox.  “I encourage everyone to come out and join us for this unique music festival while enjoying the spectacular views.”

The 15th Annual Forest Fest will feature: Michael Cleveland, Becky Buller, Amythyst Kiah, Relic, Grizzly Goat and Ida Clare

“This a great opportunity for families to come out to the beautiful JMF setting and enjoy the talented artist’s line up in store for the day!” says Fowler.

While Bluegrass Music is the main attraction of Forest Fest, it is also an opportunity to take a walk around the forest and see fine arts and crafts, food and other refreshments presented by vendors.

Forest Fest Band Schedule

  • 11:00 a.m. Ida Clare                       
  • 12:05 p.m. Grizzly Goat                          
  • 1:15 p.m. Relic                       
  • 2:30 p.m. Amythyst Kiah       
  • 4:00 p.m. Becky Buller
  • 5:30 p.m. Michael Cleveland  

Forest Fest Schedule of Activities

  • 10:30 a.m.             Booths open to the public; food areas open; Forest Nature booth opens for children
  • 11:00 a.m.             Music begins; Children’s activities begin (until 5 p.m.)
  • 12:15-12:45 p.m. Band Workshop: Relic
  • 1:00-1:45 p.m.      Band Workshop: Ida Clare
  • 2:00-5:00 p.m.      Drum Circles with Jocorey Arthur
  • 2:35 -3:00 p.m.     Band Workshop: Grizzly Goat
  • 3:00-3:30 p.m.      Band Workshop: Becky Buller
  • 3:45-4:15             Band Workshop: Michael Cleveland
  • 7 p.m.                            Forest Fest concludes

The Jefferson Memorial Forest staff will have nature presentations and information about educational programs and a children’s area.  If you like, you can check out the trails and all the beauty the forest has to offer.

The 15th Annual Forest Fest is made possible through the financial support of Council members Fox and Fowler whose districts represent the Jefferson Memorial Forest.

Joining them as co-sponsors this year: as well as assistance from Councilpersons Rick Blackwell (D-12), Kevin Triplett (D-15), James Peden (R-23), Barbara Shanklin (D-2), Markus Winkler (D-17), Nicole George (D-21), Brandon Coan (D-8), and David Yates (D-25)

Also sponsoring the event are: West Sixth, WFPK Radio Louisville, Central Bank, and LeafFilter.

The concert is free, but parking is $10 per car.  Bring a blanket or a folding chair as well as picnic food, but no alcoholic beverages are allowed to be brought in but they can be purchased on site.

“Great Bluegrass Music, beautiful scenery, and plenty of activities for everyone, what a great way to spend the day,” says Fox.

To find out more about the 15th Annual Forest Fest, contact the Jefferson Memorial Forest at 368-6856. To learn more about the Jefferson Memorial Forest and all the upcoming programs available to the public go to:

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