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    There's not one, but two 90's summer concert series coming to Louisville this weekend. If you've been looking for a reason to rock that bright pink windbreaker and leather fanny pack again, the time is now.

     

    FRIDAY, JULY 8

    Poorcastle Festival

    Proceeds to benefit non-profit, all-local community radio Crescent Hill Radio WCHQ 100.9 FM and MERF, the Musician's Emergency Resource Foundation.

    When: Friday, July 8 at 5pm
    Where: Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Avenue
    Website: http://www.poorcastle.com
    Cost: $5

     

    Foxhollow Farm Sunset Concert Series Featuring the Moonlight Peddlers and The Hart Strings

    July's concert features The Moonlight Peddlers and The Hart Strings. Concerts take place the second Friday of the month, May – September. Dates are May 13, June 10th, July 8th, August 12th and September 9th. This is a family friendly event. Children 12 and under are admitted free, but must reserve a free ticket.

    When: Friday, July 8 at 6pm
    Where: Foxhollow Farm, 8905 HWY 329, Crestwood, KY
    Website: www.foxhollow.com
    Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

    Fridayfest Concert Series Featuring Billy Goat Strut Revue

    The FridayFest concert series has become increasingly popular and will return for its fifth year this summer at Highview Park. This is a series of six concerts offering a variety of music on Fridays, as well as various food vendors and children’s activities.

    When: Friday, July 8 from 6pm – 10pm
    Where: Highview Park, 7201 Outerloop
    Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO1Qf0Q0V1o&feature=youtu.be
    Cost: Free

     

    Summerland Tour with Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit and Sponge

    Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit, and Sponge will all be live to make this an extraordinary night. This is a 21+ event.

    When: Friday, July 8 at 8pm
    Where: Fourth Street Live!, 440 S. Fourth Street
    Website: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1156063?utm_source=fbTfly&utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent&utm_medium=1098158
    Cost: $15

     

    15th Annual Lebowski Fest

    Mark it 15, Achievers! Come celebrate 15 years of beautiful tradition at the 15th Annual Lebowski Fest in Louisville. Friday is Movie Party night! Music by Black Bear Combo followed by an outdoor screening of The Big Lebowski! Chairs and blankets are welcome.

    When: Friday, July 8 – Saturday, July 9, activity times vary
    Where: Executive Strike & Spare, 911 Phillips Lane
    Website: https://lebowskifest.com/fests/15th-annual-lebowski-fest/
    Cost: $15 in advance, $20 day of

     

    Creatures of the Night: Luna Moths and Chuck-Will-Widow

    Summer nights in Kentucky can be richly rewarding, full of surprise calls from night creatures, and mystery waiting to be revealed. Our Creatures of the Night series provides opportunities for you and your family to experience the sights and sounds of nature dramas that often go unnoticed. Journey via van into sections of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active.

    When: Friday, July 8 from 9pm – 11:30pm
    Where: Bernheim Forest, 2499 Clermont Road
    Website: http://bernheim.org/event/creatures-of-the-night-luna-moths-and-chuck-wills-widow/
    Cost: $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers

     

    Family Film Night on the Belvedere: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

    Bring out the entire family for this one! Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens), an eccentric child-like man, loves his red bicycle and will not sell it to his envious neighbor, Francis (Mark Holton). While Pee-wee visits his friend Dottie (Elizabeth Daily), the bike is stolen. Thinking his bike is at the Alamo, Pee-wee sets off on a trip, where he meets many remarkable people, including waitress Simone (Diane Salinger) and a motorcycle gang. Eventually, Pee-wee discovers that his bike is being used in a movie and tries to recover it.

    When: Friday, July 8 at 8pm
    Where: The Belvedere, 485 Main Street
    Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX9OCvQEQ30&feature=youtu.be
    Cost: Free

     

    Dr. Dundiff & Friends Album Release Show

    Louisville's largest Hip Hop Collaboration is back at it again! Dr. Dundiff & Friends are releasing their full length studio album at the Mercury Ballroom.

    When: Friday, July 8 at 8pm
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. Fourth Street
    Website: http://www.mercuryballroom.com
    Cost: $6 at the door, $8 online

     

    Fly Right

    This will be a full night of classic Hip Hop & some new school gems with this weeks guest Jeremy Wright of YLRS. DJ Dwight Johnson will be spinning all night.

    When: Friday, July 8 from 10pm – 4am
    Where: Meta, 425 W. Chestnut Street
    Website: http://metalouisville.com
    Cost: Admission is free

     

    Morecastle: the Official Poorcastle After Party

    After Poorcastle stop by Morecastle for some more live jams. This is a 21+ event.

    When: Friday, July 8 at 11pm
    Where: Highlands Tap Room Grill, 1058 Bardstown Road
    Website: http://www.highlandstaproom.com
    Cost: Admission is free

     

    SATURDAY, JULY 9

    Seven Sense Festival Fundraiser

    This event will feature The Zach Longoria Project, Kendra Villiger, The Thumps, OHLM, Otis Junior & the Jesse Lees. The lineup speaks for itself on this one. In addition, this is a fundraising event for the third annual Seven Sense Festival to take place on August 27 and features 40+ local, regional and national acts on four stages. This is a 21+ event.

    When: Saturday, July 9 from 8:30pm – 1am
    Where: The New Vintage, 2126 S. Preston Street
    Website: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1235225?utm_medium=api&utm_medium=1098158
    Cost: $10

     

    We Love the 90’s Part Deux​

    The legend behind the hit single "Ice Ice Baby" will be in town! In addition to Ice C&C Music Factory and the Quad City DJ's will be performing. Don't miss this 90 extravaganza.

    When: Saturday, July 9 at 8pm
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. Fourth Street
    Website: www.mercuryballroom.com
    Cost: $42

     

    Second Saturday Family Day

    Meet and make art with the man behind Frazier’s brand new exhibit, Julius Friedman: Fifty Year Retrospective. An internationally celebrated artist, Julius has fans and friends all around the world, but we are going to focus on art he has created for groups here in his hometown of Louisville.

    When: Saturday, July 9 at 11am
    Where: Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main Street
    Website: http://fraziermuseum.org
    Cost: Admission is included with price of regular museum admission.

     

    Chuck Palahniuk at Carmichael’s Bookstore

    Carmichael’s is very excited to announce that we will once again be hosting legendary author Chuck Palahniuk for a signing of Fight Club 2, a graphic novel. Palahniuk has penned the sequel to Fight Club and it is only available in graphic novel format, featuring cover art by artist David Mack.This event is a signing ONLY; Chuck will not be reading or performing. In addition to signing copies of Fight Club 2, Chuck will sign two additional items (another book or a piece of memorabilia) and will happily pose for photos with fans.

    When: Saturday, July 9 at 3pm
    Where: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue
    Website: www.carmichaelsbookstore.com
    Cost: $30

     

    14th Annual Virgil Christian Tribute Polo Match

    This is a fun, casual, and family friendly event spectating the oldest equestrian sport. Food trucks will be available and live music will follow the match. There will also be a kid friendly area with bouncy houses and snow cones.

    When: Saturday, July 9 at 4pm
    Where: Oxmoor Farm, 720 Oxmoor Avenue
    Website: https://www.maryhurst.org/product/virgil-christian-polo-match/
    Cost: Admission is $15 for adults over 12 years old. Tailgating spots will be sold on the field for $75 each.

     

    South Points Buy Local Fair

    Join the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) for the first ever South Points Buy Local Fair! We’ll feature South Louisville Independent businesses, live music, an international food court, craft beer, and much much more!

    When: Saturday, July 9 at 4pm
    Where: Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road
    Website: http://www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/SouthPointsBLF
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    CirqueLouis Presents a Midsummer Night’s Circus

    CirqueLouis is dedicated to bringing exceptional cirquetheatre to the Louisville community. Based on William Shakespeare's most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night's Circus follows four lovers and a group of amateur entertainers into the magical world of a Big Top. This circus-within-a-circus spectacle features CirqueLouis' outstanding troupe of acrobats on the stage and in the air as well as live music by Aby Laby Land in this unique theatrical circus production.

    When: Saturday, July 9 at 7pm
    Where: Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road
    Website: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1145613/tfly?utm_medium=1098158
    Cost: Tickets start at $12

     

    Nitro Circus Live

    Direct from sell out shows across the globe, the world's greatest action sports show, Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus Live, is coming to Louisville! Featuring 30 of the world's best extreme athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX and anything you can imagine with wheels! Plus a host of ridiculous contraptions being launched 50ft into the air, by the crazy Nitro daredevils.

    When: Saturday, July 9 at 6pm
    Where: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
    Website: http://www.ticketrocket.co/event/details/86135/nitro-circus-live-louisville?utm_source=CFC_Nitro_Circus_FB_LOU_EVENTS_00&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=LOU
    Cost: Ticket prices range from $19 - $89

     

    Future Promotions Boxing

    This is sure to be an action-packed night of pro boxing and entertainment brought to you by Future Promotions. Some of the top prospects from the Midwest will be headed to Louisville.

    When: Saturday, July 9 at 7pm
    Where: Expo Five, 2900 7th Street Road
    Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saturday-night-fights-tickets-25620417358
    Cost: $25

     

    SUNDAY, JULY 10

    Bring It! Live

    In addition to audience participation, Bring It! Live will feature a new competition storyline and an action-packed finale in what promises to be a stunning night of dancing sure to impress both diehard Bring It! followers and new fans alike.

    When: Sunday, July 10 at 7pm
    Where: Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main Street
    Website: http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/select-tickets?performanceID=14403&pageID=9346cab5-31a0-6cc4-9a84-ff00001988fd
    Cost: Tickets start at $29.75

     

    Another Mule

    In the late 1970s and early 80s here in Louisville, KY, Another Mule was the band to notice. They had the best range of songs for dancing and musical enjoyment. They had the best writers who developed their styles right before our eyes. And most importantly, they had the best band chemistry going. These guys formed a true ensemble. Their gift to us was solid music played well and delivered with wit, charm and true respect for musical heritage and the audience.

    When: Sunday, July 10 at 7pm
    Where: Willow Park, 1402 Willow Avenue
    Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9sV2gaeye0&feature=youtu.be
    Cost: Free

    Image: Mtv.com

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