Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Aug 18 - KY Humane Society Clear the Shelter event

Ready for a new “fur-ever friend”? This Saturday the Kentucky Humane Society is waiving adoption fees on all adult cats and charging just $25 for select dogs during the national CLEAR THE SHELTERS adoption event August 18.

The event is part of NBC’s and Telemundo’s fourth annual CLEAR THE SHELTERS animal adoption drive, presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Cat’s Pride. Last year, more than 80,000 pets were adopted from over 900 shelters across the country on that day.
KHS is waiving the adoption fees, but not the adoption process; after their application is approved, adopters can take their newest family member home that day. Jefferson County adopters pay a $10.50 licensing fee, and donations are gratefully accepted.
The KHS East Campus at 1000 Lyndon Lane is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Feeders Supply adoption centers are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at Clarksville (Ind.), Dixie (Valley Station), Fern Creek, Hikes Point, Pewee Valley, Preston, North Dixie, Springhurst and St. Matthews. Adoptions will stop about one hour before the centers close. Adopters should bring a leash for dogs and carriers for cats, or purchase at the adoption location.
Cats at the Purrfect Day Café are not part of this special. The Steedly Drive location is no longer an adoption center and does not have pets for adoption.
“We are thrilled to help families find their next furry family member during this national adoption event,” said Robin Vincent, KHS Shelter Operations Director. “Summer is the busiest time of the year for animal shelters, and the faster we find great adopters, the more animals we can help.”
All KHS dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. All KHS adoptions include a starter bag of Hill’s Science Diet, as well as a coupon book from Feeders Supply.

Nov 11 - Pianist Nada and The New Albany Community Orchestra at The KY Center

Pianist Nada and The New Albany Community Orchestra

Sunday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.

The Kentucky Center

501 W. Main St., Louisville 40202

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Proceeds benefit the New Albany Community Orchestra

Pianist Nada believes in the importance of making music available to everyone in the community, regardless of social or financial status. As such, she will be performing in what promises to be a heartwarming concert along with the New Albany Community Orchestra.

Founded on the premise that everyone should be able to participate, the New Albany Community Orchestra attracts players of all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to professional musicians.

Instruments and lessons are provided for those that cannot afford them, and music is simplified to make sure it lies within the ability of each player.

In this program of popular classics, the orchestra shows what is possible when all are given equal opportunity and encouragement.

The orchestra is joined in the second act by Nada in a performance of Mozart's well-loved Piano Concerto no. 21 (Elvira Madigan).

Special Offer! The Kentucky Center is the official ticket service for this event. Use promotion code EARLYBIRD55 online, by phone at (502) 584-7777, and at our Drive-Thru (M-F, 11am - 6 pm).

Promotion expires 10.28.2018. Promotional discount cannot be applied to tickets already purchased for this event nor combined with any other offer.

Pianist Nada Loufti
Originally from Beirut and now a U.S. citizen, Pianist Nada entered the Paris Conservatory at the age of seventeen and was the first woman from the Middle East to win First Prize in Piano. Nada’s core repertoire ranges from Mozart to Prokofiev, and in the past few years she has focused her attention on the solo and concert works of Johannes Brahms.

Sept 9 - Louisville Orchestra Free Preview Concert

FREE Preview Concert Sunday, September 9

Louisville, KY (8.14.18)… The Louisville Orchestra will present its FREE Season Preview concert at Iroquois Amphitheatre on Sunday, September 9 at 7PM. Led by guest conductor, Joseph Mechavich, the program will feature highlights from the upcoming Louisville Orchestra season including works by Mozart, John Williams, Leonard Bernstein, and Brahms. This is a free and ticketless event thanks to the generosity of LG+E.
Two of Kentucky Opera’s Studio Artists, tenor Thomas J. Capobianco and baritone Sean Michael Plumb, will sing pieces from Kentucky Opera’s upcoming presentation of The Magic Flute (September 21 + 23).
The Louisville Ballet will be on hand to tell people about their upcoming season along with the Audience group to share information about the arts across the community!

Star Wars Trivia Night

On Wednesday, September 12, join UpTempo (the LO’s young professionals group) for their kickoff event: Star Wars Trivia Night hosted by the Trivia House at Gravely Brewing at 7PM. This is a fun way to meet and mingle with the UpTempo members, learn about membership benefits, and win some fun prizes in the process. Music provided by the NuLou String Quartet. Show your Star Wars smarts and may the force be with you!!

ALL IN Vinyl Release

The following week, Wednesday, September 19 at 7PM the LO celebrates another exciting season extra, the Louisville Orchestra’s #1 best-selling album, ALL IN will be released on vinyl and we’re having a party thanks to our friends at Gravely Brewing and Crosley turntables. Music provided by the NuLou String Quartet. The event is free and open to the public.
ALL IN vinyl album will be available for $40 and CD’s are also still available for $20.
Gravely Brewery is located at 514 Baxter Ave.

Free Preview Concert || 9.9.18 || 7PM || Joseph Mechavich, conductor || Iroquois Amphitheatre || 1080 Amphitheatre Rd.
Star Wars Trivia || 9/12/19 || 7PM || UpTempo Kick-Off Event || Gravely Brewing || 514 Baxter Ave.
Bernhardt Conducts John Williams || 9.15.18 || 8PM || Bob Bernhardt, conductor || Kentucky Center || 501 W. Main St.
ALL IN Vinyl Release Party || 9.19.18 || 7PM || Gravely Brewing || 514 Baxter Ave.
Bernstein at 100 || 9.29.18 || 8PM || Teddy Abrams, conductor || Kentucky Center || 501 W. Main St.
Music Without Borders: Kentucky Strings || 10.11.18 || 7:30PM || Teddy Abrams, conductor
Tessa Lark, violin, || Robert Simonds, violin || Anne Richardson, cello || Adath Jeshurun || 2401 Woodbourne Ave.
Music without Borders: Kentucky Strings || 10.12.18 || 7:30PM || Teddy Abrams, conductor
Tessa Lark, violin, || Robert Simonds, violin || Anne Richardson, cello || Kentucky Country Day Theater || 4100 Springdale Rd.
Neighborhood Series: Kentucky Strings || 10.13.18 || 7:30PM || Teddy Abrams, conductor
Tessa Lark, violin || Robert Simonds, violin || Anne Richardson, cello || Ogle Center at IUS || 4201 Grant Line Rd.
Halloween Spooktacular || 10.20.18 || 11AM || Bob Bernhardt, conductor || Brown Theatre || 315 W. Broadway
The mission of the Louisville Orchestra is to change lives throughout our entire community as only the Louisville Orchestra can – by promoting a culture of music through outstanding performances + education. Our sponsors believe in this mission: The Louisville Orchestra receives funding from the Fund for the Arts, The Kentucky Arts Council, and the Association of the Louisville Orchestra.
To learn more about becoming a donor, contact Leslie Antoniel at 502.587.8681

Monday, August 13, 2018

Aug 17 & 18 - Ribberfest BBQ & Blues

This Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18, it's the Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues Festival in Madison, IN.

Friday's Schedule
Junk Box – 6:00 pm
Dawn Tyler Watson – 8:00 pm
Walter Trout – 10:00 pm

Saturday's Schedule
Jordan Wilson – 11:30 am
King Bee and The Stingers – 1:30 pm
John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band – 3:30 pm
John Nemeth & The Love Light Orchestra – 5:30 pm
Eric Gales – 7:30 pm
Ronnie Baker Brooks – 9:30 pm

More information is available online at

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Aug 31 - Sept 3 WorldFest

August 31 - September 3, 2018

WorldFest receives Kentucky Travel Industry Association's, Judge's Recognition Award for its Fall Top 10 Festivals and Events. 

The International Festival and Event Association named  Louisville the top Festival city in North America in 2010 and 2015.    WorldFest was one of the events recognized in the award.  

WorldFest was named a Top 20 Event for the summer and fall by the Southeast Tourism Society in both 2010 and 2011. 

Food, crafts & entertainment from all over the world right here in downtown Louisville!
WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, celebrates its 16th anniversary with four days of expanded world food, music, dance, culture and education this Labor Day weekend. 

"Cities that embrace and encourage their international citizens and cultures will thrive, have a stronger quality of life and will attract new growth and jobs,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. 'WorldFest is a great event for exploring and celebrating Louisville’s many faces and cultures and we always look to make it more vibrant, diverse and educational. So, it’s exciting to add many new features and attractions for the 16th Annual WorldFest.” 

With over 100 languages spoken in the Louisville public schools and 35 percent of the city’s population growth over the past 16 years coming from international residents from over 150 different countries throughout the world, Louisville is more culturally diverse than ever before. 

This event would not be possible without the support from our amazing sponsors! 

Admission to WorldFest is free all four days of Labor Day weekend.

(WorldFest is located at the Belvedere at 5th and Main Streets)

Friday-Sunday 11am-11pm
Monday 11am-8pm

If You Go: 

WorldFest runs through Labor Day weekend. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. except Monday, which runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Belvedere, at Fifth and Main Streets. Admission is free with international food, spirits, beer and crafts available for purchase. Parking is available on nearby streets, and is free after 6 p.m. and all day Sunday and Monday. Several parking garages and lots are also nearby. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

September Flea Off Markets

We'll return to Fresh Start's lot on Sept 7-9

Two September Flea Markets

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Shelby St. for the July & August Flea Markets. We hope to return there in 2019. For September, though we'll return to Fresh Start's lot, and to the Highlands for the third installment of The Louisville Art & Craft Market.
Sept 7, 8 & 9, we return to Fresh Start's lot at 1007 E. Jefferson Street for the Sept Flea. Just sign up below and you can expect to vend--there is no jury process for these regular Fleas at Fresh Start.Friday is half-price to vend (with purchase of other days), and you can sign up by clicking here for the sign-up form forSept 7-9.
On Sept 22-23 we'll host the third Louisville Art and Craft Market inthe Highlands (1228 E. Breckinridge St.). Again, this is a juried event featuring handmade arts and crafts, plus some vintage and some vinyl. Please fill out an application and email us a few pictures of your wares to apply and be considered. Here is the application for the Sept 22-23Louisville Art & Craft Market.
If you can't make it as a vendor, then we hope you can come down and do some shopping, eating and drinking at some events. Below are all the dates scheduled (so far) for 2018. To sign up or learn more, click on any of the dates below or go to

We hope to see you soon!

*WEEK 1, DECEMBER 1-2, 2018 @ TBA*
*WEEK 2, DECEMBER 8-9, 2018 @ TBA*
*WEEK 3, DECEMBER 15-16, 2018 @ TBA*
*Sign-up forms for these not available until Summer