So what’s on the radar? Bourbon, Back Porch & BoyzIIMen! We’ve handpicked the best events in Lou just for you who are New2Lou. Looking for more great events around town? Check out our New2Lou calendar at new2lou.do502.com. Never again will you find yourself out of the social loop. And don’t forget to give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; you’ll be glad you did!
Wednesday (8/19) Monthly Bourbon Series - Against the Grain, Maker’s Mark, and LCFC are joining forces to throw one Kentucky Kick-Ass Party! All are invited, fans of soccer, bourbon, and beer alike! Maker’s Mark will have two wax-dipped soccer balls and wax-dipped glassware up for grabs, as well as a “hat-trick” bourbon flight available for purchase. Party starts at 6 pm.
Thursday (8/20) - Friday (8/21) TechFestLou - Are you a techie? Well you should be AND you should go to this conference too. The who’s who of the Louisville tech community will be there along with a fantastic group of national and local experts and speakers. Tickets are $214 per day or $224 for both days. Discounts available for students.
Thursday (8/20) Rye Back Porch Sessions - Mark your calendar for RYE’s Back Porch Sessions summer music next Thursday! Grab a friend, a drink, and enjoy live music on RYE’s back porch.This month’s featured artists are Hot Wires, Graffiti and New Bravado. FREE to attend, but RSVP required. Music starts at 7 pm.
Thursday (8/20) - Sunday (8/30) Kentucky State Fair - Folks come to town from all over the region to showcase the best of the best: animals, dance, food, you name it. Enjoy great people watching and music concerts including Meghan Trainer, Barrels and Boots Festival, Kool & the Gang, and Boyz II Men. A must do!
Friday (8/21) New Albany Summer Concert Series - Why not mix it up a bit this Friday and take a trip across the river? Enjoy a FREE outdoor concert at Bicentennial Park in downtown New Albany (Spring Street & Pearl Street) from 6 pm-9 pm. Featured artist is Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. FREE and open to the public.
Saturday (8/22) Seven Sense Festival - FREE live music, craft beer, spirits, local food, and arts & crafts festival on Preston St. including The New Vintage, Purrswaytions and Zanzabar. The event features 40 bands, 7 craft breweries and is a charitable event for Boys and Girls Haven! Enter to win a VIP package at new2lou.do502.com. Good luck!
Sunday (8/23) Hummingbird Festival - A summer favorite at Yell Dell Botanical Gardens! Learn all about these amazing little birds, see them up close, and learn how to attract them to your place. Hummingbird plants will be for sale and there will be kid’s activities, refreshments, and tours. FREE with Yell Dell admission!
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Tuesday (8/25) Louisville City Football - Our boys are killing it in their first season. They are currently ranked #2 and poised to take the lead in the league! But before that happens, watch them take on Major League Soccer’s Orlando City (a super big deal)! Tickets start at $20. Game starts at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday (8/26) Waterfront Wednesday - Nothing says summer in Louisville quite like Waterfront Wednesday. What is it? FREE summer concerts on the last Wednesday of every month at the Big Four Lawn. Featured artists this month: Anderson East, Maia Sharp and Twin Limb. Music starts at 6 pm. Free and open to the public.
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