Louisville’s WorldFest offers music, food, culture, on Labor Day weekend [Attractions]

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WorldFest 2012

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WorldFest is Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the Belvedere, located at Fifth and Main Streets. Admission is free with international food, spirits, beer and crafts available for purchase. WorldFest features continuous live music, including headliner acts Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Parking is available on nearby streets, and is free after 6 p.m. and all day Sunday. Several parking garages and lots are also nearby. Please bring canned food for Dare to Care.

Naturalization Ceremony

Friday, Aug. 31, 1:30 p.m., Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater.

Parade of Cultures

Saturday, Sept 1, 12 p.m.

Parade begins near Metro Hall at 6th Street, west on Jefferson to 5th Street, then goes north on 5th to WorldFest on the Belvedere, ending at the Main Stage on the West Lawn.

worldfest sponsors 1.jpgCooking Up Cultures -- Sponsored by ValuMarket

Taste free samples of foods of the world

  • Friday, 5 & 7pm
  • Saturday, 1, 3, 5 & 7pm
  • Sunday, 1, 3 & 5pm

Chef Nancy Russman teams with area chefs including Brian Morgan from Eiderdown, Matt Durham of the Seelbach Hilton, Will Eaves from Lotsa Pasta, Melissa Carpenter from Valu Market.

2012 WorldFest Schedule

Friday, Aug. 31

FOUNTAIN STAGE

  • 10:30 am-11:45 am - Recorded International Music
  • 11:45 am -1pm - Desperados Steel Band (Carribean)
  • 1pm – 5pm – Recorded International Music
  • 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm – Swing 39 (French)
  • 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm - Acoiris Latino (Mexican)
  • 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm - Nachale Bollywood Dance (East India)
  • 7:30 pm – 9pm - Groove Masters (Afro American)
  • 9:30 pm – 11pm- The Ark Band (Reggae)

worldfest sponsors 2.jpgMAIN STAGE

  • 10:30 am- 5pm – Recorded International Music
  • 5pm – 5:45 pm – Al Hamsa (Mideastern)
  • 6pm – 7pm – Big Poppa Stampley & Voodoo Gumbo (Americana)
  • 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm – Alma Gitana (Latin)
  • 9:15 pm – 11pm – Delhi 2 Dublin (World Mix)

FIESTA LATINA STAGE

  • 5pm – 6pm – Most Wanted (Cuban Reggaeton singers)
  • 6pm –7pm – Mario Cardenas (English and Spanish ballads)
  • 7pm – 9pm - Efecto H (Spanish rock)
  • 9pm - 11pm- Pesadilla (New Mexican Cumbia)

GLOBAL VILLAGE- (BELVEDERE OUTLOOK)

11am – 6pm

NATURALIZATION CEREMONY- (KENTUCKY CENTER, BOMHARD THEATER)

1:30 pm

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCE EXPO- (GALT HOUSE WEST)

1pm – 5pm

WORLD OF DISCOVERY- (BELVEDERE OUTLOOK)

4pm – 7pm

Saturday, Sept. 1

FOUNTAIN STAGE

  • 10am- 11am - Recorded International Music
  • 11am – 11:30 am – Mexican Lindo (Mexican)
  • 12 pm – 12:45 pm – PARADE OF CULTURES
  • 1PM – 1:30 PM – Organization of Chinese Americans
  • 1:30 pm – 2 pm - Imani Dancers (Africa)
  • 2 pm – 2:30 pm – Chinese Dance with Cheryl Pan (Chinese)
  • 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm – Louisville Argentine Tango Society (Argentine)
  • 3:30 pm – 4pm – The Athenians (Greek)
  • 4 pm – 4:30 pm – Guru Vandana Academy (East Indian)
  • 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm – Smitha Paily Dance (East India)
  • 5:15 pm – 6pm – Cloigheann (Irish)
  • 6:15 pm – 6:30 pm – Long Phanh Nyugen (Vietnamese)worldfest sponsors 3.jpg
  • 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm – River City Drum Corp (African American)
  • 7:30 pm – 9pm – The Nyugen Brothers (Vietnamese)
  • 9:30pm – 11pm Cosa Seria (Latin)

MAIN STAGE

  • 10 am - 11am– Recorded International Music
  • 11am – 11:30 am -Angleterre Morris Dancers (England)
  • 12 pm – 12:45 pm - PARADE OF CULTURES
  • 1pm – 1:45 pm - Louisville Pipe Band (Irish)
  • 1:45 pm – 2pm - Plena Rhythms (Latin)
  • 2pm – 2:15 pm - Louisville Lion Dance Team (Vietnamese)
  • 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm - Ahel El Nagam Dance Troupe (Mideastern)
  • 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm- Louisville Performing Arts ORFF Students
  • 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm - Kyene Drummers (African)
  • 4:15 pm -5pm - Dance Intermix (Belize)
  • 5pm - 5:45 pm - Michael Jacobs (Native American)
  • 6pm – 6:45 pm - Flamenco Louisville (Spanish)
  • 7pm – 7:45 pm – Salsa Rhythms Band (Latin)
  • 8pm – 8:45 pm - Coco Yam (World Mix)
  • 9:30 pm – 11pm - Funkadesi (World Mix)

FIESTA LATINA STAGE

  • 5pm – 7pm – Zumba (Learn how to Zumba and other tropical dances)
  • 7pm – 9pm - Legna y Yoi (Music originated after the Cuban Revolution)
  • 9pm – 11pm - Mariachi Nacional (Mexican folk music)

GLOBAL VILLAGE- (BELVEDERE OVERLOOK)

11am – 6pm

WORLD OF DISCOVERY- (BELVEDERE OVERLOOK)worldfest sponsors 4.jpg

4pm – 7pm

Sunday, Sept. 2

FOUNTAIN STAGE

  • 11:30 am 12:30 pm – Recorded International Music
  • 12:30 pm –1:30 pm – Bosnian American Students (East Europe)
  • 1:30 pm – 2pm – Flamenco Talk (Latin)
  • 2:15 pm – 3pm – Derby Boys Irish Band (Irish)
  • 3:15 pm - 4pm - McClanahan School of Irish Dance (Irish)
  • 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm – Native American Dance Troupe (Native American)
  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Legna & Yoisel (Latin)
  • 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm – Appalatin (Latin & Appalachian Mix)
  • 7:45 pm – 9pm – Maestro J 0 (African American jazz)
  • 9:15- 11pm Ambikaila featuring Russell Cadogan

MAIN STAGE

  • 11am – 12pm - Recorded International Music
  • 12pm – 1pm – Robert Tincher
  • 1pm – 1:45 pm – Ruric Amari (Mideastern)
  • 1:45 pm 2:30 pm - Men of Thunda (Tribal)
  • 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm - Misha Fegin (Russian)
  • 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm - Duo Divertido (Latin)
  • 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm – Son of the Widow (World Mix)worldfest sponsors 5.jpg
  • 6pm – 6:45 pm - The Rheingold Band (German)
  • 7pm – 8pm - Dublin City Ramblers (Irish)
  • 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm – Azucar Tumbao ( Spanish)
  • 9:30 pm – 11pm – Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul (Irish)

FIESTA LATINA STAGE

  • 5pm – 6pm - Grupo Peru (Peruvian Folk)
  • 6 pm – 7pm – Plena Rhytm (Puerto Rican Folk)
  • 7pm – 8pm – Arcoiris (Mexican Folk)
  • 8pm - 9pm- Borincuan (Salsa from Puerto Rico and Cuba)
  • 9pm – 11pm- Cosa Seria (Salsa)

GLOBAL VILLAGE- (BELVEDERE OVERLOOK)

12pm – 5pm

WORLD OF DISCOVERY- (BELVEDERE OVERLOOK)

12pm – 5pm

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At various times I have been a student, a soldier, a college Political Science teacher, a political campaign treasurer, and legal adviser to Louisville's Police Department and Board of Aldermen. I now practice law and share my political opinions with anyone who will listen.
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