Friday, August 18, 2017

Aug 24 - Beargrass Creek Film Screening & Photography Exhibit

Please join The Kentucky Waterways Alliance at the Louisville Free Public Library for a Beargrass Creek photography exhibit and film screening. Photographs by John Nation will be displayed a the Louisville Public Library in the Bernheim Gallery from through the 30th. We will also have a film screening of Beargrass: The Creek in our Backyard and reception on Aug. 24th from 6:30-8:00 pm. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. We hope you will join us in celebrating Beargrass Creek!

Event details and updates can be found here.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Sept 9 - CQ Jam for WaterStep

Music Festival Returns to Waterfront for 5th Year
"5th Annual CQ Jam for WaterStep" to be Held at Captain's Quarters on September 9
Louisville, KY (August 11, 2017) - The 5th Annual CQ Jam for WaterStep will be held at Captain's Quarters Riverside Grille, at 5700 Captain's Quarters Road in Prospect, onSaturday, September 9 from 2pm to Midnight. The fundraiser will benefit WaterStep, the local organization that works to save lives around the world with safe water, and will feature a performance by "The Gators" with lead singer of the Legacy Platters Lonza Bartlett and Motown artist AJ Mullins. The event has expanded to bring 10 full hours of music and entertainment to the waterfront, with doors opening at 2pm. The suggested donation is $20 per person. For more information, call (502) 568-6342 or
Also appearing will be Kentuckiana's newest and hottest bands including "The Dons" with a fast-paced and colorful set of great cover songs and family fun for all ages. Local singer-guitarist Jeff Walter will open the show, and The Moon Dogs, The Slyk Band and Louisville's Rockin' Rotary Band will also perform.
The Platters were one of the most successful vocal groups of the rock-and-roll era with 40 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 from 1955 to 1967, including 4 number one hits. The Legacy Platters were formed in the early 1990's and now Lonza Bartlett has taken the center stage with this legendary group.
The Gators Show, formed by Bartlett and Mullins, is something very unique, especially if you like to dance to Michael Jackson, Prince, Bruno Mars, and Earth Wind and Fire. The Gators bring this renowned show north from Florida where it received critical acclaim. Joining Bartlett and Mullins on stage is instrumentalist Jordon Henry, who has developed a reputation as the one of the most skilled and versatile performers in the country.  
"Having The Gators and their line up of singers and performers means this will be one of the best entertainment shows in Louisville this season," says Andrew Masterson of Captain's Quarters. "We are so fortunate and excited to host this event and have them be a part of it."
New to the event this year will be performances by the Fleur-De-Lis Academy of Ballet of Louisville, performing to afro-Cuban, salsa, jazz, and modern styles of music throughout the day. Fleur-De-Lis Academy Director Ariadne McAuley noted, "We are excited to showcase the talents of our instructors and students at this amazing event on the Ohio River. WaterStep is such an important cause and we are proud to join in the efforts to make this a great event."
Attendees are also encouraged to bring their gently used shoes to the event to donate to WaterStep. The nonprofit's shoe program not only generates funds for the organization, but it also keeps tons of waste out of landfills by repurposing the shoes. Any size, style, and condition of shoes are accepted. 
The CQ Jam is presented by Huffman Automotive, with additional support from Overhead Door of Louisville, Paradigm Yacht Sales, Harrods Creek Boat Owners Association, Louisville Magazine, BrightStrokes Painting, and McDonald's of Prospect.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sept 21 - Oct 1 - Clifton Roots, Jazz & Heritage Festival

Aug 18 & 19 - Seven Sense Festival

 Seven Sense Festival is offering patrons more in 2017. More music. More beer. And with the addition of Friday night, more time to enjoy it all. Seven Sense has released their daily lineup, which includes Patrick Sweany, Larkin Poe, Diane Coffee, Howell Dawdy and Quiet Hollers.

2017 is the fourth year of their annual “tastemaking festival” and will feature more than 50 local, regional and national musical acts, performing at two outdoor stages and two indoor locations. Seven Sense will take place at Swiss Park on Friday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm (outside) and will continue until 2:00am inside Swiss Hall and Zanzabar. Doors open on Saturday at noon and will continue until 2am inside Swiss Hall. Seven Sense Festival is all ages until 11:00pm, 21+ after 1:00pm. Patrons are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets.

In addition to live music, patrons will enjoy food from Momma's Mustard, Pickles & BBQ, Holy Mole, Country Loves Breakfast, Celtic Pig, Red Top Gourmet Hotdogs, Sno’ What, Smok’n Cantina, and Steel City Pops, as well as craft beer and specialty cocktails, local arts & craft vendors, yoga, aerial arts, photo booths and more.

Proceeds from Seven Sense Festival benefit Boys & Girls Haven, as well as Louisville's Musician’s Emergency Resource Foundation (MERF).  A select amount of advance passes for both Friday and Saturday are available now for $15. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 per day. Click here to purchase tickets. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Sept 16 - National Jub Band Jubilee

The National Jug Band Jubilee is back for it's 13th year, happening on Sept. 16, 2017 at the Brown Forman Amphitheater on Louisville's Waterfront from noon-11pm! Join us for a day of FREE family fun, with music,
kids activities, jug band workshops, dancing,
food, beer, wine, and more!
This year's festival is being headlined by
Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, with Tuba Skinny
and many others!
Visit for the full lineup and information about the history of Jug Band music in Louisville!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Aug 19 - Musical Unity, Old Louisville LIVE in Central Party

The Old Louisville Neighborhood Council’s free performing arts series is back this August and September in Central Park. Old Louisville LIVE offers something for everyone with its diverse lineup of music, live entertainment, and family-friendly activities. All concerts are held at the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater in Central Park. Food and drink will be available for purchase. The full schedule of performances is below.

Old Louisville LIVE Remaining Performance Schedule:

Wed.-Sun. August 9-14, 8:00-10:00 p.m.              The Louisville Ballet/KSF “Shakespeare in Dance”
Saturday, August 19, 5:00-10:00 p.m.     Jecorey Arthur “1200” and Friends
Saturday, September 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m.                  The Mike Tracy Brazilian Jazz Ensemble
Friday, September 22, 7:00-10:00 p.m.                  The Louisville Crashers
Saturday, September 23, 8:00-11:00 p.m. Quiet Hollers and Frederick the Younger

For the latest updates about Old Louisville LIVE visit Old Louisville Neighborhood Council’s website or follow us on Facebook at Old Louisville Neighborhood.

Friday, July 14, 2017


OPEN Community Arts Center will host the opening reception for Louisville photographer’s Rebecca Rose and Jennifer Greb on September 29, 2017. Greb’s work features powerful portraits of her subjects transformed by the forest, while Rose's reveals the symbiosis between plants and humans.

The reception will begin at 6 p.m. on 2801 South Floyd Street, Suite 100, Louisville, Kentucky. The reception will feature an immersive installation that will only be on display for the evening. The exhibit will be on display until November 1, 2017.

Greb’s and Rose’s show is a part of the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial, a regional festival occurring in over 60 venues throughout the Louisville, Lexington and Southern Indiana area from September 22 through November 11, 2017. Through exhibits, receptions, workshops and educational opportunities, the Biennial celebrates the medium of photography in all of its richness and variety, and its ability to touch and enrich our lives.

Photo: Jennifer Greb.

About OPEN Community Arts Center

OPEN Community Arts Center is an artist's salon featuring local, regional, national and international artists of all mediums -- including visual, aural and performance -- with a unique voice. The 2,500-sq. ft. gallery provides a forum for artists to develop their vision, then present their work to the public.

We are the first step in the art world. You only need to OPEN the door.

OPEN is open from noon to midnight daily, and is located across the street from Cardinal Stadium at 2801 South Floyd Street, Suite 100, Louisville, Kentucky 40209.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Sept 9 & 10 - September Art Fair at Mellwood Art Center

  2017 September Art Fair Press Release

On September 9th and 10th, the annual Fall Art Fair returns to the Mellwood Center with more than a hundred artists and craftspeople selling work of the highest quality.  Again this year, artist-participants will set their booths inside our largest event room and outside in our upper parking lot.  The 9th consecutive edition of the Fair will also feature beer, wine, and bourbon tasting; expanded food offerings; exciting hands-on activities for children and families; live music into the evening both days; and dynamic demonstrations by potters, painters, dancers, and more.
 As always, visitors to Mellwood’s September Art Fair enjoy access to the wide variety of resident artists, retail shops, and eateries permanently located in our 340,000 square-foot facility.  With fun inflatables for younger attendees, ample parking, and easy access, the September Art Fair is the best place in town to discover unique holiday gifts, your favorite new artist, and a year-round hub for artisan-made items and cultural events.  We look forward to seeing you and your family the weekend AFTER Labor Day.