Music, Bourbon & Ideas

Man it’s cold out there, but don’t go packing your bags just yet.  This is highly unusual for Louisville and warmer temps will be back in our forecast before you know it.  What’s the best ways to stay warm in this unseasonably cold weather? Go out, socialize and meet new people, of course.  Chances are the Louisville venues, bars, restaurants are full or warm bodies and we’re guessing warmer than your place.  You just have to brave the cold weather on the walk or drive over.

What’s the the radar this week? A ton of great events worth braving the cold weather commute.  Music, cinematic classics, ideas, foodtrucks, beer and our awesome Bourbon 101 event.  Didn’t snatch up tickets to the event?  Don’t worry, we’ve got a few more fun events up our sleeve, so stay tuned.  Looking for more fun events this week?  Check out the links to local calendars on our events page.

Wednesday (1/23) Leigh Ann Yost and Kyle James Hauser - Come out and support one of Louisville’s finest newbies, musician Kyle James Hauser, who recently relocated from Denver, Colorado.  Kyle and local musician Leigh Ann Yost will be trading songs in one of Louisville’s best live music venues, Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar. Music starts at 8:30 pm.

Thursday (1/24) Louisville Orchestra NightLites- The Louisville Orchestra invites you to take a step back in time.  Enjoy highlights from cinematic classics brought to life through live music by the Louisville Orchestra.  Thursday (1/24), 6:30 pm at the Brown Theatre. Tickets are $20 and can be purchase here.

Friday (1/25) Idea Mornings - Are you an entrepreneur or creative at heart? Then this event is for you.  Aaron Marshall, creator of the awesome app Over, will speak about how to stay Lean when developing a Startup.  Coffee and snacks provided. 7:30 am at the iHub in Downtown Louisville. Free and open to the public.

Friday (1/25) New2Lou Bourbon 101 - Don’t know much about bourbon? Lucky for you, we’re here to help.  We’re co-hosting a Bourbon 101 event with the Hawthorne Beverage Group, leaders in leaders in the spirits consulting and marketing,  to get you in the know.  See you Friday and stay tuned for more New2Lou bourbon-inspired events in the near future.

Friday (1/25) Truckin’ Ain’t Easy - Foodtrucks Grind, Holy Mole, French Indo Canada and Lil Cheezers all in one place, Apocalypse Brew Works, 6 - 9 pm.  Yep, it’s going to be cold, but they promise fire pits, heaters and free s’mores, plus delicious beer, music and delicious specials. We recommend you dress warm and bring a “friend” to snuggle up with.

Saturday (1/26) Dirty Derby Magazine Launch Party - What’s the Dirty Derby? A new local magazine focused on the “real Louisville, the down and Dirty of what make this city rad.” Prize giveaways and live music from The TrustIron Bells and Discount Guns at Headliners Music Hall. $5 cover, 21 & over. Doors open at 8 pm, show starts at 9 pm.

Sunday (1/27) PosSOUPbility Anniversary Shindig - PosSOUP what? A picnic style event focused on community, creativity, and culinary goodness. During dinner, 3 innovators present their community-minded and creative projects and the audience picks the winner to receive 90% of funds collected that evening.  Location: First Unitarian Church. Admission: $10, cash only.

On the Radar

January 29 Fund for the Arts Campaign Kick-Off - Join the Fund for the Arts on Tuesday (1/29), noon - 1 pm at the Brown Theatre for free lunch and fabulous Arts Showcase. Event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.


January 29 Yo La Tengo & Calexico -  Indie rock band Yo La Tengo & Tex-Mex/indie rock band Calexico will be performing at the Brown Theatre.  Show starts at 8 pm.  Tickets are $23 and can be purchased in advance here.

January 29 Louisville Moth StorySLAM - Share your great story telling skills at the next Moth StorySLAM.  Place your name in the hat between 7 and 8 pm, storytellers will be randomly selected to present and a team of audience judges will decide the winner.  Location Headliners Music Hall and the theme is OUTGROWN. Tickets are $8 at the door.

January 29-February 3 UCI Masters World Cyclo-cross Championships - For the first time ever, the World Cyclo-cross championships will be held outside of Europe, right here in Louisville!  Here’s your chance to see top international athletes in action right in your own backyard. Volunteers are needed, so sign up today! Purchase tickets here.

March 1-3 Startup Weekend Louisville - Ready to test your entrepreneurial skills, pitch your idea(s) and team up with other creative folks here in Louisville? Join the global grassroots movement to learn the basics of founding startups and launching  successful ventures. Register by the end of this month to get the early bird discount.

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