Join Norton Commons for their Sundown Street Parties, hosted by Tea Station Chinese Bistro. Enjoy live music, food and drinks in the beautiful Norton Commons Town Center. Street parties are located just east of the intersection at Norton Commons Blvd. and Meeting Street.
When: July 16, 6:30 - 10 p.m. Where: Norton Commons Town Center, 10712 Meeting Street, Prospect, KY 40059 Website Cost: Free!
GILT Designer Outlet
The Gilt Designer Outlet will house a selection of Gilt's top designer brands - from men's and women's apparel and accessories to home goods, kids goods and more - all at up to 90% off retail prices. There will be thousands of items on sale at the shop. Zac Posen, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka John Varvatos, Ben Sherman and Missoni are among the top brands that will fill this temporary 26,000 square-foot- brick-and-mortar retail space.
When: Thursday, July 30 - August 15 - opens 10 a.m. Where: GILT Designer Outlet, 4600 Shelbyville Rd. Louisville, KY 40207 Website Cost: Free!
The Alabama Shakes with Belle Adair
Enjoy The Alabama Shakes and Belle Adair at the Iroquois Amphitheater!
When: July 30, 7:30 - 10 p.m. Where: Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road, Louisville, KY 40214 Website Cost: $45-$55
Cracker with Happy Chichester
Hard-edged rock music and twangy country music are both styles that Cracker’s two co-founders, David Lowery and Johnny Hickman, have embraced to some degree on nearly every one of their studio albums over the last two decades. On Berkeley To Bakersfield, however, instead of integrating these two genres together within one disc, they’ve neatly compartmentalized them onto their own respective regionally-titled LPs. Check out Louisville.com's interview with Johnny Hickman of Cracker here.
When: July 30, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Where: Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206 Website Cost: $20
From Lemons to Lemonade Block Party
Join The Center For Women and Families for an old fashioned summertime block party. Enjoy a free glass of lemonade, grab a bite to eat from the Food Trucks, stroll the booths and enjoy musical stage performances as the center celebrates its return to its 2nd street home and partners with its non-profit neighbors to highlight the amazing community work taking place all around The Center.
When: July 31, 12 - 3 p.m. Where: Center for Women and Families, 927 South 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40203 Website Cost: Free!
The Benefits Firm Annual Golf Scramble
Proceeds from the scramble will benefit Kosair Charities and the West End School. This afternoon scramble has a tee time of 2 p.m. with registration between 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Breakfast and/or lunch is available during the registration period, with snacks and drinks served throughout the scramble. Your registration fee includes greens fees, golf cart, lunch, refreshments on the course and a dinner reception. There will also be an after party at a location to be determined. Prizes are awarded for Top Three Teams, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin. Don’t have a foursome? Don’t worry! You can register as an individual player or as a team of two or three.
When: July 31, 2 - 7 p.m. Where: Nevel Meade Golf Course, 3123 Nevel Meade Drive, Prospect, KY 40059 Website Cost: $125 per player
Varanese Brings Bourbon to the Beach
Varanese Restaurant is partnering with Maker's Mark and taking bourbon to the beach in conjunction with the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop. The event will include an outdoor tiki tent, drink specials and beach decorations. The tropical drink specials include a Pineapple Basil Smash with honey roasted pineapple, basil, tea, agave nectar and Maker's Mark for $8 and a Summer Shandy with Maker's Mark, orange juice, a lager or light beer, ginger beer and an orange slice for $8. Attendees will be able to ride free trolleys during the hop, running along Frankfort Avenue from Cannons Lane to River Road.
SONICBernheim is a site-specific lecture/performance series exploring the relationships between sound, music, and nature. This audio event takes place in nature by the light of the second full moon of the month! The program features a short lecture by people exploring different aspects of sound followed by experimental sound performances by regionally acclaimed sound artists.
Reach Out is hosted by Willie 94.1 and the Glasgow Shrine Club. This event has free activities for kids, rain or shine. The parade will kick off at 8:30 a.m. (CST), and activities will begin at 9:00 am (CST), and all proceeds raised benefit Kosair Kids. Most activities will be held indoors in the air-conditioned convention center. New activities for 2015: Mini Cheerleading, Mini Basketball Clinic, Live Auction, Silent Auction, Womanless Beauty Pageant, Antique Tractor and Car Show, Karaoke, Kids Activities, Cake Walk, Scavenger Hunt, Hearts for Kids, Zaxby’s Wing Chomp, Hot Wheels Race, Mascots 15-Minute Door Prize Giveaways and Kids’ Prize Giveaways. There will be prizes such as an XBoxOne, XBox360, 12 bicycles, four tricycles, two portable basketball goals and much more!
When: August 1, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Where: Cave City Convention & Visitors Bureau , 502 Mammoth Cave Street, Cave City, KY 42127 Website Cost: Free Admission!
Live History Play
Come join the young maid Mary on a journey through the Lanier Mansion, and help her solve a long-hidden mystery that leads to a surprising treasure. Part fact, part fiction, Live History is a unique way to tour one of the most impressive homes in Indiana. The one hour performances will be held at 10:30, 2:30, 5:30 and 7:30.
Make a big splash to help kids during the first-ever Kosair Children’s Hospital Splash ‘n’ Dash 5K Walk/Run. This is a family-friendly fundraising event supporting the life-saving care available through the three Kosair Children’s Hospital facilities, which treated more than 170,000 children last year. Runners and walkers can choose to splash their way through a 5K course or take part in the kid-friendly 1K course filled with fun and exciting splash zones.
When: August 1, 9 - 11 a.m. Where: Beckley Creek Park, 1400 Beckley Creek Park Way, Louisville, KY 40205 Website Cost: Registration is $25 per person/family.
STRIVEFEST 2015 at La La Land
La La Land is a place where dreams come true!! Strive is turning our favorite local recording studio into a wonderland of fun for all ages! Some of the fun will include: - instrument-making with Jim McGee, kids dance with Alexandercalls!, drum circle, face and body painting, with performances from Appalatin, Small Time Napoleon (w/ Meg Samples) and DJ Alli w/ live drums and horns (late night dance party!)
When: August 1, 2 - 10 p.m. Where: La La Land, 1139 Lexington Rd., Louisville, KY 40204 Website Cost: $5 under 12; $10 all others
GrateVille Dead – A Tribute to 50 Years & Jerry Garcia’s Birthday
Continuing the celebration for the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary and Jerry Garcia’s Birthday will be the inaugural festival “GrateVille Dead” with tribute sets from Louisville’s finest musicians. The festival will feature local musicians as well as the headlining #1 Bluegrass act hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, The Rumpke Mountain Boys.
3pm- Hot Iron Skillet
4:30pm- Louisville's Merry Pranksters
6pm- Dead Set One w/ members of Slow Down Johnny
7:30pm- Dead Set Two w/ Phiasco
9pm- Tribute to Jerry and The Grateful Dead featuring The Rumpke Mountain Boys
In addition to a day celebrating Jerry Garcia’s birthday with music, local vendors will be on-site with bourbon barrel wood burning, paintings, jewelry, clothing, silver work and more. Lil’ Cheezers and Momma’s Mustard & BBQ food trucks will be vending food. Long time fans of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, craft beer from Sweetwater, Goodwood and Cumberland Brews will be available for purchase.
When: Saturday, August 1 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. Where: Brown Foreman Amphitheater – Waterfront Park, 1601 River Road (Between the former Tumbleweed and the Louisville Rowing Club) Website Cost: Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day at the gate if available. Limited number of tickets will be sold. Advance Tickets available for sale at The Monkey Wrench, Goodwood Brewing and Cumberland Brews. This is a family-friendly event, children 10 and under are FREE!
Jamaican Independence Celebration
Come celebrate, eat some Jamaican jerk chicken, and dance to all the best reggae, dancehall, soca and more with Ras Blenda & DJ Mixa. There will be a full bar and a cash prize for best female Jamaican attire.
When: August 1, 11 p.m. - 3 a.m. Where: Shah's Mongolian Grill, 9148 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40299 Website Cost: $5 before midnight, 21+ food prices vary.
Nunnlea Bridal Open House
The Nunnlea Historic Home provides a park-like setting for both ceremonies and receptions. A variety of local wedding experts will be on hand to help you plan your special day. A more intimate atmosphere provides a less stressful bridal show environment.
When: August 2, 1 - 3 p.m. Where: Nunnlea Historic Home, 1940 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40220 Website Cost: Free for all guests!
Louisville Fresh Fest 3
The Fresh Fest is the defining old-school hip-hop music festival in Louisville Kentucky, held on The Belvedere, that combines the four elements of hip-hop culture: dance, art, dee-jaying and emceeing! This is the 3rd Annual Louisville Fresh Fest and will feature Rakim, Das Efx, Keith Murray and more! B-Boy crew KEF will be performing.
When: August 2, 4 - 11 p.m. Where: West Belvedere, River Road, Louisville, KY 40202 Website Cost: $30 / $40
Dancing with the Stars: Live!
Hosted by Dancing with the Stars All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft, the ‘Perfect Ten Tour’ is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to the Louisville Palace. Kicking off this summer, Dancing with the Stars: Live! features the faces you know and love including pro dancers Witney Carson , Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater, and troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber and Jenna Johnson. The dancers are unleashed in the 90-minute action packed live show, produced by Faculty Productions in association with BBC Worldwide, treating audiences to exciting and romantic performances, from choreography never before seen on the show, to some of the most memorable numbers from all ten years of Dancing with the Stars.
When: August 2, 7 - 10:30 p.m. Where: Louisville Palace, 625 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 Website Cost: $79.50 / $59.50 / $49.50 plus applicable fees (all seats reserved)
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