Spring has officially arrived which means The Kentucky Derby is right around the corner, only three weeks away (5/7)! Next weekend (4/23) is Thunder Over Louisville, which officially kicks off the Kentucky Derby festivities. There are a ton of events and festivities leading up to Derby, more than we can list in our e-newsletter, but don’t worry we’ve got you covered. We’ll be posting a ton of great events on our online event calendar at new2lou.do502.com and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, so give us a follow.
Speaking of events, we’ll see you tonight at our spring social at the The Hub Louisville! Event is FREE, but make sure you RSVP in advance so we can save a spot for you. What else is on the radar? Friends, Flugtag, GonzoFest! We’ve handpicked the best events below just for you who are New2Lou.
Wednesday (4/13) New2Lou Spring Social - We’ll see you tonight at our Spring social at The Hub Louisville, the brand new modern neighborhood bar and restaurant located on historic Frankfort Avenue. Haven’t been? We’re here to help (wink). We’ll be mixing and mingling with the coolest newbies in town along with AMP apartments, the Crosley Cruiser AND the Red Bull Flugtag team! It’s going be a straight up par-tay. FREE w/ RSVP.
Thursday (4/14) Louisville Bats - It’s that time of the year again folks, baseball season! And lucky us, we are not only home to THE Louisville Slugger (the world-famous bat), but also home to the Louisville Bats (our semi-pro baseball team). Grab a friend and cheer on the home team at Lousville Slugger Field! Game starts at 6:35 pm and tickets start at $12. It’s also thirsty Thursday ->$1 beer happy hour (wink).
Friday (4/15) #FlugtagFridays - You heard the big news right? THE Red Bull Flugtag is coming to Louisville on August 27th! To celebrate Do502 and Red Bull are launching #FlugtagFridays because…why not? Grab a drink, learn more about the Flugtag, enter to win cool prizes, and sign up to make history! Deadline to sign up is May 1st. Come fly with us or enter your own team to compete. We welcome the competition. #bringit
Friday (4/15) Smashing Pumpkins - If you were old enough to listen and appreciate rock music in the 90s, you know and appreciate the Smashing Pumpkins. The were groundbreaking music gods and one of the major alternative rock bands of the early ’90s. And luck us, they are back on tour and making a pit stop at the Louisville Palace! Tickets start at $39.50 and starts at 8 pm. We’ll see you there!
Saturday (4/16) #B315 – A Louisville Ballet Fundraiser - The creative folks at Do502 are partnering up with the Louisville Ballet to not only raise funds, but provide a fun kinetic, visual and physical event for you, win-win. Admission is $25 per person and includes full, twelve-hour access to all workouts and live performances. Enter to win a pair at new2lou.do502.com. Activities start at 11 am and continue through 11 pm.
Saturday (4/16) GonzoFest Louisville 2016 - Grab your party pants folks, this is going to be a big one. GonzoFest, Louisville’s annual celebration of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, returns to Waterfront Park’s Big Four Lawn and will be jam-packed with all kinds of weird fun. Tickets are $20. Enter to win a pair at new2lou.do502.com. Party starts at 1 pm. After party with The Sundresses, Discount Guns, The Wans starts at 8 pm.
Saturday (4/16) - Sunday (4/17) Louievolve Hip Hop & Arts Festival - Forward Radio is teaming up with local artists to showcase the growth of the local music scene and its importance in the community. Two day music and arts festival complete with dancers, DJs, MCs, spoken word and graffiti artists at Tim Faulkner Gallery. Doors open Saturday at noon and stay open until 2:00 a.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 for a two day pass.
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Tuesday (4/19) The Dandy Warhols - Mark your calendars folks! The Dandy Warhols, American rock band from Portland, Oregon, are coming to the Mercury Ballroom Tuesday, April 19th! Want to go to the show? We’re here to help! We’ve got a pair of tickets just for you! Enter to win at new2lou.do502.com. Show starts at 8 pm. Tickets are $20. Good luck!
Saturday (4/23) Thunder Over Louisville - For many of you this will be your first Thunder, but don’t worry newbie we’ve got your back. We’ve posted up our top tips and insider info just for you who are New2Lou. More info in our Thunder Over Louisville Tips blog! AND lucky you, we’re giving away a VIP experience too! Enter to win at new2lou.do502.com.
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