Saturday November 16, 2019
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Mayor Greg Fischer and the Veterans Community Alliance of Louisville today announced the sixth annual Mayor’s Week of Valor — a series of events to honor and celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of active-duty military, veterans and their families.

Coinciding with Veterans Day, the 2019 Week of Valor will feature 27 educational, patriotic, community or civic events from Nov. 2 through Nov. 13.  Residents are encouraged to participate and recognize, support and honor veterans.

Events include a 22 Push-Up Challenge on Nov. 2, a Women Veterans Town Hall on Nov. 7, and a Veterans Wellness Expo + Run/Walk on Nov. 9.

Also on Monday, Nov. 11, the city’s Veterans Day Parade will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Louisville this year on Jefferson Street, between Fourth and Seventh streets. The parade welcomes all military personnel and veterans, either in groups or as individuals, to participate. (There is no cost to enter; participants are asked to contact ltbrockman@gmail.com or call 502-552-1131.)

“Our freedoms are here for us because of the service and sacrifice of our veterans,” Fischer said. “We’re asking residents from across the community to come out and show support during the Week of Valor to honor the people who’ve helped keep our country free.”

A full schedule of events is attached or can be found at http://louisvilleky.gov/weekofvalor.

 

2019 Week of Valor Events

  • Saturday, Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — 22 Push-up Challenge. Waterfront Park, North Lawn, 129 River Road. Contact: Sarah Jemison at (502) 589-8600 or sarah.jemison@centerstone.org.
  • Saturday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m.-5 p.m — Veterans Appreciation Day at BeeHive Memory Care Home. 8800 Smyrna Pkwy. Contact: Bob DeVore Jr. at (502) 619-8877, (502) 966-6129 or superdevore7@yahoo.com
  • Monday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. — 2019 Kentucky Veteran of the Year Banquet. The Jeffersonian, 10617 Taylorsville Road.  Tickets are free but registration is required.  Contact: Donald Bow at (502) 907-1536 or dbow@efky.org. or visit www.kentuckyveteransoftheyear.org
  • November 5-6, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free Business Ownership Workshop. Fort Knox, Kentucky, Building 1378, Graham Hall.  For eligibility information and to register visit https://sbavets.force.com/s/login/SelfRegister.  Contact: Tommie Causey at (502) 582-5588, ext. 237 or tommie.causey@sba.gov.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. — Military Veteran Housing Certification (MVHC). Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, 295 North Hubbards Lane. The MVHC offered by the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP), is designed for a comprehensive understanding of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loan Guarantee Program. Contact: John Miller at (502) 779-0944 or louisville@varep.nethttps://www.varep.net/mvhc/index.php/about1 Thursday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. — Veterans Day Celebration. Engelhard Elementary, 1004 South First St. All veterans and service members are invited to celebrate in a schoolwide assembly and reception. RSVP at (502) 485-8246.
  • Thursday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — WWII Army Veterans’ Inaugural Art Exhibit. Robley Rex VA Medical Center, 800 Zorn Ave. This event showcases the artistic works of 94-year-old WWII Veteran Robert Enders and his collection of more than 100 pencil sketches. Contact: Judy Williams at (502) 287-5502 or judy.williams@va.gov
  • Thursday, Nov. 7 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Dogs Helping Heroes, Be at Ease. Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave.  $30 ticket must be purchased in advance. Contact: Adressa Collard at (812) 329-0244 or adressa@dogshelpingheroes.org.
  • Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:30-8 p.m. — Women Veterans Town Hall. Bellarmine University, Centro Building, 2001 Newburg Road. The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs will host a Women Veterans Town Hall with a women veterans’ panel.  Contact: April Brown at 502-782-5735 or april.brown@ky.gov
  • Friday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. — Fall Clean-Up with the Volunteers of America Mid-State. Unity Home, 1321 S. Preston St. Contact: Michelle West at 502/815-2907 or michellew@voamid.org.
  • Friday, Nov. 8, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Kentucky Opera presents Glory Denied. The Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway. One of the most important new works of present-day opera follows the saga of Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. For ticket information and show times, contact Aubrey Baker at (502) 584-7938 or aubrey_baker@kyopera.org|http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/glory-denied
  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. — Honor Flight Bluegrass, Humana Top-Flight Stair Climb. Humana Tower, 500 W. Main St. Individuals and teams may climb the 25 stories or participate as a relay team. There is no charge to sign-up; team members are encouraged/expected to donate to Honor Flight Bluegrass via its web site at http://honorflightbluegrass.org. Contact: Jeff Thoke at (502) 645-5421 or jthoke@yahoo.com
  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Take the Hill 5K. Hogan Fountain, Cherokee Park. This race is inspired by the gallant efforts of our U.S. Armed Forces. All donations will be provided to The Order of the Purple Heart: For sign-up information and fees, contact Justin Edell at (504) 301-5673 or https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Louisville/TaketheHill5K.
  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. — USA Cares March of Valor. Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park. Walk, ruck or roll with your family, friends or unit as we raise awareness for veterans and military families struggling at home, and abroad. Minimum $5 donation to participate. Contact Cory Speicher at (270) 872-4422 or cory@usacares.org|http://www.usacares.org
  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Veterans Wellness Expo + Run/Walk. Robley Rex VA Medical Center, 800 Zorn Ave., Room E005 (inside West Entrance).  Contact: Patricia Weiter at (502) 419- 4912. or patricia.weiter@va.gov | http://www.louisville.va.gov/hpdp
  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — Rock Painting for Veterans. American Legion G.I. Joe Post #244, 3408 College Dr., Jeffersontown, KY  40299.  Contact:  Linette Hatfield at 502/500-7310 or linette.hatfield@teamrwb.org.
  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. — All Veterans Breakfast. Churchill Downs VFW Post 2921 at 2902 Seventh Street Road.  Come and enjoy a breakfast for all veterans and military personnel. Free for Marine Corps veterans, $2 for all other veterans and $5 for non-veterans. Contact: John Wingfield at (502) 381-1612 or cbt91e@yahoo.com.
  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. — Clean Sweep Ruck. Kentucky Highway 10913 KY-1447. Assemble at the Adopt-A-Highway sign at the bottom of the ramp on Westport Road on the north side in front of the Bob Evans restaurant. Groups will ruck/walk one side of the road approximately two miles picking up trash and debris. Contact: Richard Rush at (812) 987-7874 or Richard.rush@teamrwb.org
  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. — Churchill Downs Military and Veterans Appreciation Day at the Races. Churchill Downs, 700 Central Ave.  General admission is free or discounted tickets for Millionaires Row with military ID. Contact: Patty Frazier at (502) 636-4400 or patty.frazier@kyderby.com.
  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — Meet the Therapy Horses at the Veteran’s Club. 375 Normandy Heights Road, Taylorsville, KY 40071. Veteran’s Club would like to welcome the public to meet the therapy horses used for their nationally recognized Equine Therapy Program. Contact: Jeremy Harrell at (502) 310-2303 or Louisville.veterans@gmail.com.
  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. — Yoga with Team Red, White and Blue Louisville. Infinite Bliss Yoga, 1507 Bardstown Road. Team RWB Louisville is hosting a free beginner-friendly yoga class. Contact: Linette Hatfield at (502) 500-7310 or linette.hatfield@teamrwb.org.
  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m.  — Veterans Day Observed with American Legion G.I. Joe Post #244. Jeffersontown Veterans Memorial Park, 10707 Taylorsville Road. The American Legion G.I. Joe Post #244 and the City of Jeffersontown will host veterans, active duty military and the general public for the 24th Annual Veterans Day Program at Veterans Plaza, Veterans Memorial Park.  Contact John Wright at (502) 548-3143.
  • Monday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. — Veterans Day Observance Program with Churchill Downs VFW Post 2921. 2902 Seventh Street Rd. This program will celebrate and commemorate our military veterans and the sacrifices they made in the defense of this great nation. Contact: Past Post Commander John Wingfield at (502) 381-1612 or cbt91e@yahoo.com.
  • Monday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — 9th Annual Veterans Day Parade. Jefferson St., from Fourth to Seventh streets. Contact: Treva Brockman at (502) 552-1131 or tpbrockman@gmail.com or visit www.louvetparade.com.
  • Monday, Nov. 11, 1:30-3 p.m. — Veterans Day Salute. Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 West Muhammad Ali Blvd. This event honors the accomplishments of Colonel Charles Young including a tour of the new Colonel Charles Young Media Arts Center. Sponsored by The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, the National Coalition for Black Veteran Organizations and National Association of Black Veterans.  Waving the Flags activities continue through 6 p.m. Contact Region VI NABVET Commander Shedrick Jones at (502) 592-1475 or sjjsr@aol.com.
  • Monday, Nov. 11, 12-2 p.m. — Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Veterans Day In-Service. Edison Center, 701 West Ormsby Ave., Edison Room 1st Floor.  This event will honor RSVP volunteers who are veterans and give information about VA benefits and services. Contact: Bill Clark at (502) 574-7305 or william.clark2@louisvilleky.gov
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. — Veterans Appreciation Basketball Game. Bellarmine University.  Bellarmine military and veteran students and alumni are invited to attend a free pregame reception with food and drinks and cheer on the Knights as they face Kentucky Wesleyan University.  To RSVP, contact: Lindsay Gargotto at (502) 272-7027 or lgargotto@bellarmine.edu or RSVP at alumni.bellarmine.edu/veteran.

It is a fall tradition that highlights a very special area of Old Louisville. The 63rd Annual St. James Court Art Show will once again bring more than 700 artisans and craftsmen from all over the United States along with hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Old Louisville area during the first weekend in October.

“For more than six decades now the St. James Court Art Show is one reason why Old Louisville continues to be one of the best places to visit. Over the years, St. James has welcomed thousands from all over our country to a truly great event. It’s an event that also brings yet another boost of economic development and tourism to our city,” says President David James (D-6).

“We are looking forward to everyone coming and having a great time we want people to see why we are the Number 1 Fine Art and Design Show in America for 2019,” says Howard Rosenberg, Executive Director of the St. James Court Art Show.

The Art Show offers a wide variety of booths featuring furniture, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, photography and paintings.

Rain or shine, the Art Show will take place on October 4th through October 6th.  There is no admission fee. No Pets are allowed unless they are a service animal.

Sponsors for the 2019 St. James Court Art Show are: Anheuser Busch/Goose Island, President David James District 6 Metro Louisville, Pepsi Co., Heaven Hill Brands, StorAll Self Storage, Kentucky Monthly Magazine, The Voice of Louisville, extol, Louisville Public Media, and Kentucky Public Radio, and TARC.

For additional information visit their website: https://stjamescourtartshow.com/

While the Art Show is a fun time for many, the President’s office also reminds everyone that there will be many street closures and no parking areas around the St. James Court area:

2019 ST. JAMES ART SHOW

STREET CLOSURES AND NO PARKING AREAS

Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6, 2019 – St. James Art Show

6:00 am (Thursday, October 3, 2019) – 11:30 pm (Sunday, October 6, 2019)

Alley between Third Street and Fourth Street from Magnolia Avenue to Hill Street
Alley between Fourth Street and St James Court from Magnolia Avenue to Hill Street
R Chin Alley from Sixth Street to Hill Street
St James Court from Magnolia Avenue to Hill Street
Magnolia Avenue from Third Street to Sixth Street
Gaulbert Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street
Fourth Street from Park Avenue to Hill Street
Magnolia Avenue from Sixth Street to Levering Street
No Parking Areas

1:00 am (Thursday, October 3, 2019) – 9 pm (Sunday, October 6, 2019)

Park Avenue (south side) from Fourth Street to Sixth Street
Gaulbert Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street

1:00 am (Thursday, October 3, 2019) – 10 pm (Sunday, October 6, 2019)

Third Street (west side) from Park Avenue to Hill Street
Third Street (east side) from Magnolia Avenue to Hill Street
Fourth Street from Park Avenue to Hill Street
Sixth Street (east side) from Park Avenue to Hill Street

1:00 am (Thursday, October 3, 2019) – 11:30 pm (Sunday, October 6, 2019)

St James Court from Magnolia Avenue to Hill Street
Magnolia Avenue from Third Street to Levering Street

9:00 am (Thursday, October 3, 2019) – 7 pm (Thursday, October 3, 2019)

Hill Street from Second Street to Sixth Street
Fourth Street (east side) from Hill Street to Gaulbert Avenue

Handicapped Parking Areas

8:00 am (Thursday, October 3, 2019) – 10:00 pm (Sunday, October 6, 2019)

East side of Sixth Street near Magnolia Avenue, along Central Park

1:00 am (Friday, October 4, 2019) – 8:00 pm (Sunday, October 6, 2019)

Hill Street (north side) from Second Street to Sixth Street

9:00 am (Friday, October 4, 2019) – 10 pm (Sunday, October 6, 2019)

North lanes of Hill Street from Third Street to St James Court

NOTE: No Handicap Parking at Saint James Court and Fountain Court (across from the fountain on the east side of the street)

Photo: Neighborhood Place

Each month, Neighborhood Place partners provide numerous events and resources to benefit the entire family.  Activities in October include two Trunk or Treat events for Halloween, nine hiring events conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, “A Healthy Journey for Two Educational Baby Shower” at two locations and more.  To learn more about these offerings, please refer to the list below.

Oct 1, 3, 4, 9, 17, 18 and 29, U.S. Census Bureau’s Hiring Events at multiple locations
U.S. Census Bureau’s representative will be available to share information about the hundreds of entry-level office & warehouse clerks employment opportunities for the Jeffersonville location. National Processing Center (NPC) is the U.S. Census Bureau’s primary center for mail processing, survey processing, data capture, imaging/scanning and warehouse operations. NPC recently increased the starting hourly pay rate for entry level clerks to $14.54 per hour.

  • Oct. 1, Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Call 485-6710 for more information.
  • Oct. 1, First Neighborhood Place at 1503 Rangeland Road (T.J. Middle School in the W.D. Bruce Building – door #24), 1– 3 p.m.   Call 313-4700 for more information.
  • Oct. 3, South Central Neighborhood Place at 4255 Hazelwood Ave, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Call 363-1483 for more information.
  • Oct. 4, First Neighborhood Place at 1503 Rangeland Road (T.J. Middle School in the W.D. Bruce Building – door #24), 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Call 313-4700 for more information.
  • Oct. 9, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place – Fairdale Location at 1000 Neighborhood Place (off National Turnpike),10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Call 363-1483 for more information.
  • Oct. 17, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place – Valley at 10200 Dixie Highway (inside Valley High School to the right of the bldg.), 1 – 3 p.m.  Call 363-1483 for more information.
  • Oct.18, South Central Neighborhood Place at 4255 Hazelwood Ave., 9 – 11 a.m. Call 363-1483 for more information.
  • Oct. 18, Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave., 1 -3 p.m. Call 485-6710 for more information.
  • Oct. 29, First Neighborhood Place at 1503 Rangeland Road (T.J. Middle School in the W.D. Bruce Building – door #24), 1 – 3 p.m. Call 313-4700 for more information.

Oct. 3, Sodexo Hiring Opportunity at First Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located at 1503 Rangeland Road (T.J. Middle School in the W.D. Bruce Building – door #24).  Call 313-4700 for more information.Sodexo, a food-service agency, will provide on-the-spot interviews for positions with Jewish Hospital, Our Lady of Peace and University of Louisville Hospital. Bring your resume and be prepared for an interview. This is one of Sodexo’s busiest hiring seasons. Stop by if you are looking for employment that can lead to a full-time or part-time position.

Oct. 14, and 28, Kentucky Health Career Center Outreach
A KentuckianaWorks Health Career Center professional will provide valuable information to help increase your occupation potential; Training funds for in-demand occupations, Resources for individuals seeking advance healthcare careers; resume writing provided, career assessments, Interview planning  success, Computer essentials, Work-based learning opportunities and more.

  • Oct. 14, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Road (T.J. Middle School in the W.D. Bruce Building – door #24), 10a.m. – 1 p.m. Call 313-4700 for more information.
  • Oct. 28, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Road (T.J. Middle School in the W.D. Bruce Building – door #24), 10a.m. – 1 p.m. Call 313-4700 for more information.

Oct. 9 and 15, A Healthy Journey for Two Educational Baby Shower at two locations.
For more information, contact Mendy Mason at 502-341-5400.  A Healthy Journey for Two is an educational baby shower open to any expectant mother.  The class will include a range of information and resources, as well as free baby items, gift cards, prizes, and snacks.  Hosted by Centerstone and KIDSNow.  Fathers are welcome but must be registered.

  • Oct. 9, Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Oct. 15, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Rd., 1 – 3 p.m.

Oct. 17, The Center for Women and Families Outreach at First Neighborhood Place, 12 – 3 p.m.
Located at1503 Rangeland Rd (T.J. Middle School in the W.D. Bruce Building – door #24).  For more information, contact Nayelyi Sanchez, Domestic Violence Advocate at (502) 581-7270.  Staff with the Center for Women and Families will be on-hand to give an overview of their services which include trauma-informed advocacy and support for qualified families and individuals with supportive services, emergency shelter, sexual assault services, housing, children’s services and more.

Oct. 24, Trunk or Treat at Carter Traditional School/DuValle Education Center parking lot 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Located at the backside of 3610 Bohne Ave.  For more information call 313-4635. This annual Halloween event provides a safe and fun environment for the entire family with trick or treating in a line-up of vehicles with trunks full of goodies.

Oct. 28, Trunk or Treat Halloween Health and Safety Fair at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 6 – 8 p.m.

Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place.  Call 363-1483 for more information.  Join the Third Annual Trunk or Treat and Health Fair guaranteed to surprise and delight kids of all ages.  Free health related items, candy, movies, treats and games.  Dress in your favorite costume and join the fun.

Louder Than Life kicked off its three day run yesterday as the final festival in the Danny Wimmer Presents Tri-Festa concert series.  Heavy metal fans were treated to the performances of Motionless in White, A Day To Remember, Phil Anselmo and the Illegals, Gwar, and many more. The night ended with headliner performances given by Staind and Slipknot. Saturday’s event will feature, among many others: Suicidal Tendencies, Stone Temple Pilots, Dropkick Murphys, Ice Cube, Godsmack and the night ends with a Guns N’ Roses performance scheduled for three full hours.

This weekend will also feature local bands with Oldham County’s Knocked Loose at 6:40 today and Louisville’s own White Reaper on the Oak Stage tomorrow at 2:25PM. The final day includes performances by Sum41, Three Days Grace, In This Moment, Breaking Benjamin, Marylin Manson, Rob Zombie and Disturbed.

Weather this weekend is clear but hot. If working your way into the throngs of crowd surfing, mosh-pitting people doesn’t appeal to you, there is plenty of space allocated for blankets and chairs to enjoy some personal space with your music. The festival likewise features the food, bourbon and beer selection seen at the previous Tri-Festa events, Bourbon & Beyond and Hometown Rising, including some band collaborations, such as Blackened, a whisky that was made in collaboration between master distiller Dave Pickerell and Metallica or their Enter Night beer from Stone Brewing. New to Louder Than Life, there is a stand featuring a whiskey by Slipknot – No. 9 Iowa Whiskey. If you walk around with a keen eye, you may even find a hidden speakeasy with an air conditioned area with a drink menu featuring Angel’s Envy.

The event is held at the Highland Festival Grounds, located within the Kentucky Exposition Center.  While parking is $20 per vehicle, which is the same as the parking at the Champions Park, all of the parking is on pavement and the traffic management to exit is much smoother than previous year’s venues. Free shuttles are available which will take attendees from the parking lot to the festival entrance.

Tickets are still available for today and tomorrow, pricing starts at $95. Attendees are encouraged to read what can and cannot be brought into the festival grounds (there are strict rules on bag sizes and types).  Chairs and blankets are permitted, but only in designated areas. Since it is so hot, attendees are encouraged to bring a factory sealed water bottle (less than 20oz) into the festival or an empty reusable water bottle of any size. The Louisville Water Company provides water stations to fill and refill your bottles on site.  Continue reading

Hometown Rising Wraps Up First of Three Fall Music Festivals in Trifesta Series

Day One of the inaugural Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival is in the books with big crowds turning out at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center.

Fans were treated to country music staples including Pikeville native Dwight Yoakam, Trace Adkins, and Tim McGraw; established acts like Little Big Town, Frankie Ballard, and Jimmie Allen; and rising stars including Lindsay Ell, IMAJ, The Cadillac Three, and Taylorsville native J.D. Shelburne.

In addition to the three main stages full of talent, the festival also features dozens of festival merchandise vendors, a wide variety of bourbon labels to try, great food offerings from standard festival fare to gourmet offerings as well as dance lessons and performances.

The two-day party continues this afternoon for the final day featuring headliners Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Brett Young, and Jake Owen; as well as Poison frontman Bret Michaels and Lo Cash on the main Barrel and Oak stages. All three stages, including the Boots & Bourbon stage will be rocking all afternoon until 6PM, when the action moves to the main stages.

Dance lessons, including line dancing, east coast swing, and two-stepping, as well as barn dance mixers, bourbon history lessons also continue throughout the festival grounds.

The three weekend long Trifesta series continues next weekend with the three-day Bourbon & Beyond blend of bourbon, food and music – featuring headlines such as the Foo Fighters, John Fogerty, Robert Plant, Hall & Oates, Zac Brown Band, and ZZ Top.

The series wraps up September 27-29 as Louder Than Life returns to Louisville, bringing with it such heavy metal titans as Slipknot, Godsmack, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and Guns N’ Roses. The colossal lineup also features Ice Cube, Dropkick Murphys, Stone Temple Pilots, Gwar, Crystal Method, and many more feature acts.  Continue reading

The full schedule of music performances for Bourbon & Beyond is now available. The third year of the unique destination event expands to three days, Friday, September 20, Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 at the newly created Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center.

Bourbon & Beyond’s music lineup includes a unique mix of rock, roots, bluegrass and folk acts led by Foo Fighters, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, the Zac Brown Band, John Fogerty, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and ZZ Top, among many others. In total, nearly 50 artists will play on three stages over the course of the weekend, including two side-by-side main stages and a bluegrass stage curated by the genre’s leading authority, The Bluegrass Situation. In addition, the World’s Largest Bourbon Festival also celebrates the craftsmanship behind award-winning spirits, master distillers and world-class chefs. Bourbon author, expert, and Amazon Prime host (Bourbon Up) Fred Minnick has curated one-of-a-kind tastings and seminars celebrating Louisville’s world-renowned distilleries, while culinary curators Edward Lee (The Mind of A Chef) and Anthony Lamas (Seviche) have teamed up to arrange special food experiences.

The schedule of bourbon workshops on the Kentucky Gold Stage and culinary experiences on the Better In The Bluegrass Stage is below. Visit BourbonAndBeyond.com for full details.

A limited number of Bourbon & Beyond exclusive VIP packages, General Admission tickets, camping and hotel packages, as well as special event tickets are still available at www.BourbonandBeyond.com.

The music schedule for Bourbon & Beyond is as follows (subject to change):

Friday, September 20

Barrel Stage

Oak Stage

9:20 PM

Foo Fighters

7:55 PM

John Fogerty

6:40 PM

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

5:25 PM

The Flaming Lips

4:10 PM

+Live+

2:55 PM

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

2:10 PM

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of Real

1:25 PM

Blackberry Smoke

12:40 PM

The Record Company

12:00 PM

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

11:30 AM

Pearl

The Bluegrass Situation Stage

5:20 PM

Greensky Bluegrass

3:45 PM

Mipso

1:40 PM

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys

11:45 AM

Amythyst Kiah

Saturday, September 21

Barrel Stage

Oak Stage

9:30 PM

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters

8:05 PM

Daryl Hall & John Oates

7:00 PM

Trey Anastasio Band

5:55 PM

Alison Krauss

4:50 PM

Grace Potter

3:55 PM

Jenny Lewis

3:05 PM

Squeeze

2:15 PM

Del McCoury Band

1:40 PM

Samantha Fish

1:05 PM

The White Buffalo

12:30 PM

Maggie Rose

11:55 AM

Patrick Droney

The Bluegrass Situation Stage

4:20 PM

The Travelin’ McCourys

2:55 PM

Fruition

1:25 PM

Cedric Burnside

12:05 PM

Ben Sollee

Sunday, September 22

Barrel Stage

Oak Stage

8:40 PM

Zac Brown Band

7:25 PM

ZZ Top

6:20 PM

Leon Bridges

5:15 PM

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros

4:20 PM

Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul

3:25 PM

Kurt Vile And The Violators

2:40 PM

Margo Price

1:55 PM

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

1:20 PM

Whiskey Myers

12:45 PM

White Reaper

12:10 PM

Southern Avenue

11:35 AM

Caroline Jones

The Bluegrass Situation Stage

4:15 PM

Dustbowl Revival

2:40 PM

Birds Of Chicago

1:20 PM

The Lil Smokies

11:50 AM

Front Country

The culinary experiences and bourbon workshops, along with the Derby Dance Hall schedule, are as follows:

Friday, September 20

Better In The Bluegrass Stage (culinary)

Kentucky Gold Stage (bourbon)

12:00 PM

Edward Lee

11:35 AM

Welcome

1:30 PM

Jose Salazar & Matt Abdoo

12:40 PM

Beer Drinker’s Bourbon

3:00 PM

Michael Voltaggio & Adam
Sobel

2:05 PM

How Highball Can You Go?

4:30 PM

Justin Sutherland & Ben Jaffe
(Preservation Hall Jazz Band)

3:50 PM

Whiskey Women

5:05 PM

Bourbon Disrupters

6:05 PM

What Is A Master Distiller?

Derby Dance Hall

12:30 PM

Charleston Lesson

1:20 PM

Jitterbug Performance

1:30 PM

Jitterbug Lesson

2:50 PM

Foxtrot / West Coast Swing Performance

3:00 PM

Foxtrot Lesson

4:05 PM

Cha Cha Performance

4:25 PM

Cha Cha Lesson

6:35 PM

West Coast Swing Performance

6:45 PM

Music And Open Dancing

Saturday, September 21

Better In The Bluegrass Stage (culinary)

Kentucky Gold Stage (bourbon)

1:05 PM

Graham Elliot

11:25 AM

Bourbon Storytime

2:30 PM

Tiffani Thiessen

12:25 PM

Barrel Finish Vs. Traditional Bourbon

4:00 PM

Brooke Williamson

1:35 PM

Whiskey’s Dark Past

5:30 PM

Kelsey Barnard Clark & Sara
Bradley

3:00 PM

The Barrel

4:45 PM

The Van Winkle Family

Derby Dance Hall

12:25 PM

Jitterbug Performance

12:35 PM

Jitterbug Lesson

2:10 PM

West Coast Swing Performance

2:20 PM

Foxtrot Lesson

3:00 PM

East Coast Swing Performance

3:10 PM

East Coast Swing Lesson

4:45 PM

West Coast Swing / Foxtrot Performance

4:55 PM

West Coast Swing Lesson

6:35 PM

West Coast Swing Performance

6:45 PM

Music And Open Dancing

Sunday, September 22

Better In The Bluegrass Stage (culinary)

Kentucky Gold Stage (bourbon)

12:45 PM

Ouita Michel

11:15 AM

Welcome

2:05 PM

Rusty Hamlin & Coy Bowles
(Zac Brown Band)

12:05 PM

Manhattan Vs. The Old Fashioned

3:35 PM

Amanda Freitag & Tierinii
Jackson (Southern Avenue)

1:15 PM

Sweet Mash: The Whiskey Revolution

4:15 PM

Jamie Bissonnette

2:35 PM

Master Taster: How To Taste Like A Pro

4:15 PM

Executive Round Table

6:15 PM

Slavery In American Whiskey History

Derby Dance Hall

12:40 PM

West Coast Swing / Charleston Performance

12:50 PM

Charleston Lesson

2:40 PM

Jitterbug Lesson

3:20 PM

East Coast Swing Performance

3:30 PM

East Coast Swing Lesson

5:10 PM

West Coast Swing Performance

5:20 PM

West Coast Swing Lesson

6:05 PM

Music And Open Dancing

Festival doors open at 11:00 AM each day. Download the official Bourbon & Beyond mobile app through the Google Play and Apple stores. The app allows attendees to build their own schedules, learn more about the artists and personalities appearing at the festival, and get the latest information through push notifications.

Those looking to kick off the weekend early are encouraged to attend a number of exclusive events on Thursday, September 19:

  • The official Bourbon & Beyond Pre-Party featuring Pearl takes place at 9:00 PM at Fourth Street Live! in Louisville
  • The Bourbon & Beyond Supper Club at Seviche will offer a special menu that showcases what makes Chef Anthony Lamas’ food so unique
  • Chef Edward Lee will host the Expect The Unexpected Supper Club with friends at Falls City Market at the Omni Hotel
  • Bourbon & Beyond bourbon curator and author Fred Minnick will host the The Art of Bourbon at Speed Art Museum, a night of cocktails, a bourbon-inspired Kentucky Bison dinner and a live auction of extremely rare bourbons and one-in-a-lifetime experiences

Visit https://bourbonandbeyond.com/experiences for details and to purchase tickets.

The schedule of music performances is now available for Hometown Rising, the first-ever Country Music & Bourbon Festival, debuting Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center, combining two of Louisville’s cultural cornerstones — great music and incredible bourbon.

Hometown Rising’s music lineup will be led by country heavyweights including Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, and Little Big Town with additional appearances from Dwight Yoakam, Trace Adkins, Brett Young, Jake Owen, Bret Michaels, Frankie Ballard, and many more. In total, more than 30 artists will play on three stages, including two side-by-side main stages, over the course of the weekend. In addition, Hometown Rising will feature bourbon selections from nearly two dozen distilleries, a variety of food options inspired by Kentucky flavors, and onsite experiences from Jack Daniel’s, Kentucky Department Of Tourism (KDT), and many more.

A limited number of Hometown Rising exclusive VIP packages, General Admission tickets, camping and hotel packages, as well as special event tickets are still available at www.HometownRising.com.

The music schedule for Hometown Rising is as follows (subject to change):

Saturday, September 14

Barrel Stage

Oak Stage

9:20 PM

Tim McGraw

8:00 PM

Little Big Town

6:55 PM

Dwight Yoakam

6:00 PM

Trace Adkins

5:10 PM

Frankie Ballard

4:20 PM

The Cadillac Three

3:35 PM

Jimmie Allen

2:50 PM

Lindsay Ell

2:15 PM

The Steel Woods

1:40 PM

Clare Dunn

1:05 PM

Noah Guthrie

12:30 PM

IMAJ

Boots & Bourbon Stage

4:10 PM

J.D. Shelburne

3:10 PM

The Sisterhood Band

2:10 PM

Raelyn Nelson Band

1:10 PM

Alice Wallace

Sunday, September 15

Barrel Stage

Oak Stage

8:20 PM

Luke Bryan

7:00 PM

Keith Urban

5:55 PM

Brett Young

4:50 PM

Jake Owen

3:55 PM

Bret Michaels

3:05 PM

LOCASH

2:35 PM

Drake White And The Big Fire

2:05 PM

Mason Ramsey

1:35 PM

The Wild Feathers

1:05 PM

Gabby Barrett

Boots & Bourbon Stage

5:40 PM

Everette

4:35 PM

Dillon Carmichael

3:35 PM

Jeffrey East

2:35 PM

Larry Fleet

1:35 PM

Hannah Ellis

12:35 PM

Kendall Shaffer

Festival doors open at Noon each day. Download the official Hometown Rising mobile app through the Google Play and Apple stores. The app allows attendees to build their own schedules, learn more about the artists and personalities appearing at the festival, and get the latest information through push notifications.

The festival’s centerpiece, Kroger’s Big Bourbon Bar presented by Louisville Courier Journal, will feature more than two dozen hand-selected bourbons from top distilleries, and a unique opportunity to enjoy bourbons and exclusive one-time specialty cocktails from 1792, Angel’s Envy, Barrell Bourbon, Coopers’ Craft, Elijah Craig, Four Roses, Jefferson’s, Jeptha Creed Four Grain Bourbon, Kentucky Peerless, Michter’s, Rebel Yell, Old Forester, Stonehammer and Wild Turkey.

Fred Minnick’s Mini Bar–hosted by the Hometown Rising bourbon curator, bourbon author/expert, and Amazon Prime host (Bourbon Up)–will showcase craft selections from Louisville’s world-renowned distilleries. Acclaimed Louisville whiskey bar The Silver Dollar will operate The Hunter’s Club, where attendees can find vintage bourbons dating as far back as the 1930s, as well as contemporary collectibles.

In addition to performances from top music artists and various onsite attractions, attendees at Hometown Rising will enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage offerings that celebrate menus and flavors inspired by Kentucky. Selections from local and regional restaurants were curated by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire.

As part of Danny Wimmer Presents’ innovative partnership and Kroger’s commitment to Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, 25 cents from every Hometown Rising ticket sold will be donated directly to Dare to Care Food Bank (www.daretocare.org). Dare to Care Food Bank works to ensure that no one in our community lacks enough food to live an active, healthy lifestyle, and Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative is their bold plan to end hunger in our communities and eliminate waste in their company by 2025.

Those looking to kick off the weekend early are encouraged to attend the official Hometown Rising Pre-Party featuring Raelyn Nelson Band on Friday, September 13 at 9:00 PM at Fourth Street Live! in Louisville.

That same night at the Hometown Rising Supper Club at Seviche, a special menu will showcase what makes Chef Anthony Lamas’ food so unique. Chef Lamas brings a genuine artistry to his award-winning cuisine, with elements of his Latin heritage, his Southern home, and his experimental spirit. Seviche showcases a brand-new take on the farm-to-table dining experience, with a rotating seasonal menu of the freshest local ingredients that perfectly complement Chef Lamas’ eclectic cultural influences. Visit https://hometownrising.com/experiences for details and to purchase tickets.

Hometown Rising partners include 291 Colorado Whiskey, 1792, Angel’s Envy, Balcones Distilling, Barrell Bourbon, Boone County Distilling, Bud Light, Catoctin Creek, Cooper and Thief, Coopers’ Craft, Eagle Nest Outfitters, Elijah Craig, Evan Williams, Four Roses Bourbon, Fxck Cancer, Jack Daniel’s, Jeptha Creed, Jim Beam, Kentucky Peerless, Kentucky Tourism, Knob Creek, Kroger, Larceny, Louisville Tourism, Maker’s Mark, Metro by T-Mobile, Michter’s, Mint Julep Experiences, Monster Energy, Rebel Yell, Robert Mondavi Private Select, Old Forester, Smooth Ambler Contradiction, Stella Artois, Stonehammer, Southern Comfort, The Music Experience, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Uncle Nearest Whiskey, US Marine Corps, Vendome, Wild Turkey, Woodford Reserve and Zyn.

The Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center are located at 937 Phillips Lane in Louisville, Kentucky.

Hometown Rising is produced by Los Angeles-based Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination rock music festivals in America. DWP events include Aftershock Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, Chicago Open Air, Epicenter Festival, Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville.

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