CONCERTS & MUSIC
Mary J Blige
Friday, June 14 at 8 p.m.
KFC Yum! Center
The Blige has sold more than 50 million albums world wide.
She has been nicknamed the "Queen of HIp-Hop Soul"
KEM will be her special guest.
IU Southeast Orchestra Summer Pops Concert
Sunday, June 16 at 3 p.m.
Richard K. Stem Concert Hall of the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center on the IU Southeast campus, 4201 Grant Line Road in New Albany
$8 for adults, $5 for students, seniors, IU Southeast faculty & staff
The Music Department at Indiana University Southeast will present the IU Southeast Orchestra in a Summer Pops Concert on Father's Day.
Thursdays through Sundays from May 9th to June 16th
Mike Linnig's, 9308 Cane Run Road, Louisville
Local and regional acts will perform across the street from the restaurant beginning in May.
Fourth Street Live!: Hot Country Nights
All Concerts start at 7 p.m.
Over 21 unless accompanied by a legal guardian
Each summer for over a decade, Fourth Street Live! has hosted some of the biggest names and rising stars in country music, securing its spot as one of the region's favorite destinations for free country music concerts.
The summer of 2013 lineup features sizzling performances, like country newcomer Dustin Lynch who kicks off our summer concert series on May 31!
Returning Hot Country "Nighter" favorites include the award-winning husband and wife team, Thompson Square, country music chart-topper Randy Houser and Grammy-nominated and award-winning country artist Jamey Johnson!
Friday, June 14: Tate Stevens
Friday, June 21: Kasey mMsgraves
Friday, June 28: Randy Houser
Friday, July 5: Moonshine Millionaires w/ Rachel Timberlake
Friday, July 12: The Stickers
Friday, July 19: Brett Eldredge w/ Maggie Rose
Friday, July 26: Jamey Johnson
Friday, August 2: Love and Theft w/ Casey James
Friday, August 9: Craig Morgan w/ Charlie Worsham
THEATER, DANCE, & PERFORMANCES
The Louisville Festival of Magic, Illusion and the Unusual
The Brown Theatre
$17.50 to $52.50
The Gala show at The Brown Theatre, hosted by Mac King and Lance Burton, will feature performers Christopher Hart ("Thing" in the Addams Family), Max Maven (America's foremost mindreader), Michael Goudeau (the most successful juggler in Las Vegas history), Tina Lenert (Stage Magician of the Year at Hollywood's Magic Castle), and Arden James (Animated Illusionist).
Other shows include: "From The Dark," a magic show originally designed so that blind people could experience magic, now expanded so those with sight can participate; "The Secret Show," a show so secret we can't even tell you who's in it; Dana Daniels (star of Disney's Golden Horseshoe); "Sleight of Mind," an academic (but extremely entertaining) multimedia presentation by neurologists Dr. Susan Martinez-Conde and Dr. Stephen Macknik on the relationship between magic and the brain; and dozens more.
A portion of proceeds from the Festival will benefit Kosair Children's Hospital, one of the top children's hospitals in America.
Motherhood Out Loud
June 13-16, 20-23.
Thursday through Saturday curtains are at 7:30 pm.
Sunday matinees are at 2:30 pm
Victory Joy Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 West Main Street
$22 for general admission
$19 for students, seniors and groups of ten or more.
Motherhood Out Loud entrusts the subject of motherhood, in all of its many versions, to a dazzling collection of celebrated American writers, resulting in a joyous, moving, hilarious, and altogether thrilling theatrical play.
Utterly unpredictable, Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.
Motherhood Out Loud reveals with illuminating insight the humor, raw emotions and rocky roads experienced in life.
The Boys Next Door
Through June 16, 7:30 Friday - Sunday
Matinees at 2:30 on Sundays
The Henry Clay Theatre, 604 S. Third Street
$10.00 Students (under 25) and children
An Off-Broadway success, this very funny yet very touching play focuses on the lives of four mentally challenged men who live in a communal residence under the watchful eye of a sincere, but increasingly despairing social worker.
Filled with humor, the play is also marked by the compassion and understanding with which it peers into the half-lit world of its handicapped protagonists.
For phone reservations call (502) 585-5306
EVENTS, EXHIBITS & FUN
Stargazing with the Louisville Astronomical Society
Saturday June 15 starting at 9 p.m.
Blackacre Conservancy, 3200 Tucker Station Road, Louisville, Ky.
$5/members & $10/family, $8/non-member & $15/family
Don Spain and the L.A.S. will have their telescopes set up beginning at 9 p.m.
Join us as they guide us through the constellations and planets visible in the spring sky over Blackacre.
Without the ambient city light the night sky is simply amazing, you really won't believe your eyes.
Woodford Reserve's Father's Day Weekend
June 14-16, 2013
Take your father on a Bourbon Discovery tour to learn about the 5 sources of flavors and sample Woodford Reserve after the tour.
Take a piece of Woodford Reserve home with you from our retail store where we will free Woodford Reserve Bottle engraving, personalized barrelheads, finished Woodford Reserve Barrels and great gift packages for every father.
As a culinary treat, a special Picnic on the Porch lunch will be available throughout the weekend.
Picnic on the Porch
Friday, June 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 pm
Enjoy a Father's day inspired special meal at the Picnic on the Porch. We will be featuring bourbon bacon cheeseburgers with Woodford Reserve bourbon beer cheese, loaded potato salad, Woodford Reserve baked beans, beer braised bratwurst with pepper and onions and our featured Bourbon mustard. The Picnic on the Porch counter will be open from m on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday.
Father's Day Lunch
Sunday, June 16, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Celebrate Father's Day at the Woodford Reserve Distillery on Sunday, June 16th, 2013 with a brunch in the Dryer House.
Ouita Michel's culinary team will be preparing a gourmet lunch buffet featuring Layered Romaine Salad, Woodford Reserve chicken Bourbonnais, bourbon stave smoked prime rib of beef, loaded new potatoes gratin, grilled "dadatouille", fresh corn pudding, Midway School pie selection and two signature Woodford Reserve Cocktails.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 859-879-1953 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 17th Annual Louisville Feis Brings Irish Culture, Art and Dancing
Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Kentucky Exposition Center
Approximately 500 dancers ages five through 20 will compete in this celebration of Irish arts and culture.
Held in South Wing A, this event is free and open to the public. .
Dancers will compete in traditional Irish step dances.
There will be six stages of competition ranging from beginner level to championship level.
Competition will be divided based on ability level and age.
Dancers come from across the Midwest for this annual event.
Alongside the dancing competition, there will be an arts and crafts showcase.
Entries must have an Irish theme and categories include acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, as well as colored pencil and needlework.
For more information, visit http://www.louisvillefeis.com.
2013 Kentucky Derby Festival Yard Sale
Friday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Kentucky Derby Festival office, 1001 South Third Street in Old Louisville.
The event typically attracts large crowds, so patrons are encouraged to come early and pick up some great items at very reasonable prices.
$3 T-Shirts (or two for $5)
$10 Past Official Festival Posters
$2 Thunder Over Louisville Posters
Derby Festival Pin Wagon featuring 2013 metal event pins and balloon pins, and plastic Pegasus Pins® from 1973-2013
Christopher Radko collector's ornaments
And even more items that span the Festival's history, dating back to the 1970's
Indiana's Longest Cave, 11th in USA, Opening Day
Saturday, June 15 at 9 a.m.
1267 Green Acres Lane SW, Corydon, IN 47112
America's newest showcave is on the horizon.
Its visitor center, picnic, and outdoor recreation area is nestled on 10.8 acres outside historic Corydon, IN.
Amazing and Unique Features
The Binkley Cave System is Indiana's largest and the 11th longest in the United States.
You can now experience it's amazing underground wonders:
25 minute boat ride on the underground rive
diverse ecosystems & thriving cave life
impressive Big Bone Mountain with real Ice Age bones
vast array of formations
Great heights and depths
5th Annual Flyover Film Festival
June 12 - 16
Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St
$12 per program or $50 for a festival pass
Flyover Film Festival is the signature event of the Louisville Film Society, a non-profit organization devoted to bringing independent, classic and international cinema to Greater Louisville.
For tickets and more information, visit www.flyoverfilmfestival.com
Wednesday, June 12th
7 p.m. Potter's Field - Q&A with director Edward Heavrin
7:45 p.m. Gatewood - Q&A with director Chris Iovenko and producer Tom Thurman
9 p.m. Ain't Them Bodies Saints - Q&A with director David Lowery
Thursday, June 13th
7:45 p.m. 12 O'Clock Boys - Q&A with director Lofty Nathan
9 p.m. Towheads
Friday, June 14th
7 p.m. Our Nixon - Q&A with producer Brian L. Frye
9 p.m. I Used to Be Darker - Q&A with actors & musicians Ned Oldham and Jack Carneal
11:30 p.m. The Anomoanon - (Live at Zanzabar) Ned Oldham and Jack Carneal with special guest
Saturday June 15th
5 p.m. Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton - Q&A with Director Stephen Silha
7 p.m. It Felt Like Love - Q&A with producer Laura Wagner
(preceded by Cavalier - introduced by director Steven Schardt)
9 p.m. The Rambler - Q&A with Director Calvin Lee Reeder
11 p.m. RoboCop: As Performed by Ultra Pulverize - live music performance
Sunday June 16th
1:30 p.m. City Strays - Q&A with director Mike Elsherif
3 p.m. Kuichisan
5 p.m. Maidentrip - Q&A with Director Jillian Schlesinger
The Indiana Reptile Breeders Expo
Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tri county Shrine Club, 701 Potters Ln, Clarksville, In.
Many people are discovering the joys and benefits of owning exotic pets.
Come to this show and find out why!
We will be offering a wide variety of exotics including:
Chameleons, Geckos, Spiders, Snakes, Turtles, Frogs, Along with many more exotic pets, supplies and feeders.
Come out and see a wide selection of exotic pets, as well as the equipment and information needed to provide proper care for your exotic.
Fun for the whole family!
June at the Zoo
Friday Night Movie Night
Featuring: "Hotel Transylvania "
Field opens at 6 p.m., movie begins at sundown in the Oasis Field
Enjoy a fun family movie under the stars at the Zoo!
Movie nights are free to Zoo members and a special admission of $5 after 5 p.m. for non-members includes pre-movie activities, games and Zoo exhibits open until dusk.
Be sure to bring your blankets and lawn chairs; snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.
June 15 & 16
Super Hero Weekend featuring Marvel's Iron Man Meet and Greet
NOON to 4 p.m.
Join special guest Iron Man for a heroic adventure unlike any other.
Dress as your favorite super hero and dash over to the Zoo where you can learn easy ways to help save the planet.
Iron Man will be available to have his picture taken with mini-super heroes so be sure to bring your camera!
Ford's Father's Day
Celebrate Father's Day at the Louisville Zoo with free general admission for fathers courtesy of Ford Motor Company.
WAKY Rock 'N' Roll Reunion Concert
1 p.m. in the Oasis Field
Get ready for a trip back in time as the best of the 60s and 70s Louisville bands get together for one huge concert at the Oasis Field presented by WAKY radio.
Bands include: Epics, Wulfe Brothers, Doo Wop All Stars, Sherri Edwards, Caribou, Crushed Velvet, Wayne Young and The New Legends, Elvis Impersonator Don Goodfleisch and more.
Guests may bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. No tents or canopies allowed.
No alcoholic beverages or glass bottles permitted, but concessions will be available.
The concert is free with your Zoo admission or Louisville Zoo membership.
June 16-July 16
Opening reception, June 16 from 2-4 p.m.
JCC Patio Gallery, 3600 Dutchmans Lane
What happens when two groups of artists across generational lines are asked to finish each others work?
Twenty-two artists, 11 representing established artists from the Artists' Breakfast Group and 11 from a younger collective of artists representing the Louisville Artists Syndicate were brought together by curator Stacey Reason to answer that question.
Crowne Plaza Louisville
June 14 - June 16
VinylFest brings together vinyl enthusiasts, album artists, musical artists, music-related movies, vendors and much more at Crowne Plaza Louisville.
It all starts with a Friday Night Pre-Show on June 14th and is packed with entertainment and activities through Sunday, June 16th.
The popularity of vinyl records continues to grow among people of all ages and VinylFest will draw visitors from across the country.
VinylFest is also proud to present a concert from R&B musician Blessing Offor.
Born in Africa, Blessing came to the U.S. at a young age.
He found his love in music with influences from every end of the music spectrum.
Blessing has performed at the Kennedy Center and as the opening act for such legends as The Temptations, Average White Band, Tower of Power, and New Orleans Blues legend Dr. John.
Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Froggy Saturday Schedule
10:15 a.m. - Brief presentation
10:45 a.m. - Walk to the pond and explore with Dr. Frog
12:00 p.m. - Brief presentation
12:30 p.m. - Walk to the pond and explore with Dr. Frog
Dr. Frog, aka Bill Dean, Ph.d., will be entertaining our visitors this Saturday.
Everyone likes to hear him talk about frogs and toads and to see him step in the muck of the Frog Pond.
He doesn't hesitate to get dirty because that's how he teaches the rest of us about amphibian egg masses, tadpoles, and all sorts of froggy forms.
Dr. Frog's presentation will introduce us to the many unique calls of our local frogs.
Then, he will lead the group to the Frog Pond to scoop up little wigglers, tadpoles, and all sorts of mysterious under-water creatures.
As always, there will be FREE froggy crafts for kids in the Nature Center.
Youth Science Summit
Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kentucky Science Center
Middle and High school students aged 11-18 get the change to talk about hot topics in science, interact with leading professionals in speed mentoring sessions and hands-on industry labs, and to advocate for advancements in science, technology, engineering and math.
Lanier Civil War Days
June 15, 16, 2013; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
601 W. First St., Madison, In.
$3 per adult; $1 per child
Experience the life and culture of Civil War-era Madison, Ind., during Lanier Civil War Days.
Watch re-enactors recreate Civil War battles, visit with Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee, listen to period music; see Victorian-era artisans demonstrate their skills, enjoy period food and drink and play historic games.
66th All American Angus Breeders' Futurity
June 15-16, starts at 9 a.m. each day
Kentucky Exposition Center, West Wing and West Hall
This event is free and open to the public.
The All-American Angus Breeders' Futurity is hte longest running registerd angus show in the breed.
In its 66th year, the show will feature more than 200 cattle showing in juniors and open divisions.
Muhammad Ali Center hosts Dad for Free
Sunday, June 16
144 N. 6th Street
To celebrate the commitment that fathers have to their children, it is the hope that families will make a visit to the Center to spend the day learning about a Louisville icon and father of 9, Muhammad Ali.
Crothersville Red White & Blue Festival
June 13, 14 & 15, 2013
The 38th Crothersville Red White & Blue Festival kicks off June 13 for a flag waving salute to Old Glory and military service veterans.
This year's event is June 13-15 held at the school grounds.
There will be a variety of food ranging from locally prepared FFA porkburgers, walking tacos, shaved ice, pulled pork BBQ, elephant ears, Amish homemade ice cream, bloomin onions, polish sausage, pineapple whip ice cream, Mexican food, lemon shake ups and fish will be served at the fire house on Moore Street.
Wednesday, June 12, 2103
5pm -10pm Derby City Amusements Bracelet Night, discount tickets sold at, The Peoples Bank in Crothersville for $12
Thursday, June 13
4:00 Baby contest registration, main gym
4:30 judging for baby contest begins
5:00 Booths Open
5:30 RWB Prince & Princess Contest
6:00 Baby winners announced
6:00 Register for Talent Show, at Disabled Veterans booth
6:30 38th RWB opening Ceremonies, "Remembering Howie"
7:00 VFW 1083 Ladies Auxiliary Cake Walk
7:00 The Itis Band
7:30 RWB Talent Show, Robert Becker of 96.3 is MC
8:30 Hillbilly Rush Band
Friday, June 14
"FLAG DAY" wear RED to salute "Old Glory"
5:00 Booth open
5:00 Disabled Veterans Balloon Launch
5:00 Wendy Lynn Adams
5:30 Ugly Woman Contest
6:00 Country Kickers, line dancers
7:00 VFW 1083 Ladies Auxiliary Cake Walk
7:00 Spare Change Band
7:45 Fiddle Contest
8:00 Lasting Hope Band, by elementary playground
8:30 Grandview Junction
Saturday, June 15
6:30am FFA Breakfast
8:00 Jimmy Stewart Memorial 3/3 Basketball tourney, main gym
8 to noon Photo Contest
8:30 5K Run/Walk, CHS Class 2016
8:30 Corn Hole Registration
9:00 Booths Open
9 to 11am Pie and Cake contest
9:00 SNAPfitness, Family Fitness Workout
10:00 Corn Hole tourney
10:00 to Noon Jackson Co. Sheriff, Fingerprint Identification
12:00 Pet & Bike Parade
12:00 RWB Parade registration
1:00 Wendy Lynn Adams
2:00 Stars & Stripes, line dancers
3:00 KO"s Martial Arts Demonstration
4:00 38th RWB Festival Parade, Walter Mosley, Parade Marshall
5:30 Pie and Cake raffle
6:00 Brian Fink
7:00 The Paul Boggs Band
8:00 Southern Comfort
8:45 Raffle Drawings from vendor booths
Tactile Art by Moonlight and Shaffner
Through August 2
A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, June 8, from 1 to 4 pm.
The Arts Council of Southern Indiana, 820 East Market, New Albany, In.
(ACSI) will open a new exhibit featuring handmade felt pieces by Ardis Moonlight and handmade baskets by Dennis Shaffner on June 7 in the Arts Council's Pat Harrison Gallery.
The reception will also feature the Ed Adams Fellowship finalists and the New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools Best of Show work in the second floor gallery, a display of small greenhouses by Greenwind Symphony in the Arts Council's garden, and a dedication of the Little Free Art Library.
The reception is part of the Trolley Hop and runs concurrently with Art on the Parish Green, June 8 and 9th at St. Paul's on Market Street in New Albany.
"Movies Under the Stars"
The film is part of the summer program of free events.
The concession stand is open for the movie.
As part of the 75th Anniversary celebration, the Metro Council approved $22,750 in Neighborhood Development Funds in March for free community events at Iroquois Amphitheater.
Joining Butler as sponsor are Council members Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), Dan Johnson (D-21) David Yates (D-25), Rick Blackwell (D-12), Mary C. Woolridge (D-3), David James (D-6), Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9), Cindi Fowler (D- 14), Kelly Downard (R- 16), Robin Engel (R-22), Stuart Benson (R-20), Brent Ackerson (D-26), Tom Owen (D-8) Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5). Jim King (D-10), and Attica Scott (D-1)
The 2013 June lineup for free events at the Iroquois Amphitheater is as follows:
June 17 - The Goonies
June 24 - O, Brother Where Art Thou?
Belle of Louisville Summer Events
Father's Day Bourbon & BBQ
Sunday, June 16th
This year's Father's Day cruise on June 16th will feature bourbon and BBQ, a new twist that fathers will appreciate!
New Dinner Cruises on the Spirit of Jefferson
The Spirit is adding a new Tuesday night dinner cruise to her schedule, featuring live entertainment by Tom & Ricky, who play a variety of musical genres.
Spirit of Jefferson Late-Night Theme Parties
On the first Friday of every month, June through December, the Spirit will offer a late-night theme party.
These cruises will board at 10:30 p.m. and cruise from 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Bicentennial Summer Concert Series
Through June 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Corner of Spring Street and Pearl Street, New Albany
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony before the concert.
The park commemorates New Albay's 200th birthday.
The concert series will continue with free, live music from local and regional acts each Friday night throughout the summer.
June 14 -Lucius
June 21 - Ballroom Blitz
June 28 - Quiet Hollers
"Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade"
Through June 16
The Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main Street
"Spirits of the Passage" is included in regular museum admission.
The 4,000 sq. ft. exhibition is in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and the turning point it represented for thousands of enslaved people at a pivotal point in the American Civil War.
It's the first exhibition of its kind to examine the entire history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade from the 16th through 19th centuries, while also presenting the most up-to-date research and discoveries to the public.
The Frazier History Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
For more, including a calendar of events and information on planning a school field trip, visit www.FrazierMuseum.org or call (502) 753-5663.
Big Leagues, Little Bricks
Through September 2
$11 for adults, $10 for seniors (60+), $6 children
An original exhibition at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory features amazing sculptures, portraits, and stadium replicas all built with LEGO® bricks.
The exhibition showcases renowned artist Sean Kenney, one of only 13 LEGO® Certified Professionals in the world.
Kenney's pieces in Big Leagues, Little Bricks include hip portraits of baseball superstars, dynamic conceptual sculptures of iconic baseball moments and a show-stopping replica of historic Wrigley Field.
Bluegrass Bourbon: By the Bottle/By the Ounce
Through June 16
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
The Museum and Louisville Clay will present an exhibition of ceramic bourbon bottles and shot glasses designed by artist around the country.
Through December 31
Kentucky Derby Museum
From elaborate costumes to port-o-potty racing and even a little mud wrestling, the Infield's character is only fully understood by those who are brave the revelry on the First Saturday in May.
The Kentucky Derby Museum will give visitors a taste of the wild and zany atmosphere of the Kentucky Derby Infield with our newest exhibit: THE INFIELD: The Most Festive 26 Acres In Sports.
"The Infield" exhibit will showcase the fun and enthusiasm that infield fans share during the races on the first Saturday in May.
Featuring life-size cut-outs for photo- ops, three video compilations of the odd and curious events often found in the action and historic events depicted through imagery on the walls--- the exhibit will mimic the immersion of the infield scene with vignettes of the festivities.
The Infield is part of a series of temporary exhibits offered by the museum, replacing the Urban Bourbon exhibit which showcased the history of bourbon in the city of Louisville.
Free Walking Tour of Downtown Louisville
Through November 3
Friday and Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Louisville Visitors Center, 301 S. 4th Street
PossibiliTours Walking Tours provide history and architectural anecdotes about Possibility City while exploring the heart of downtown on foot.
You'll explore Fourth Street, Whiskey Row, Museum Row on Main and the civic district.
Call 502-379-6109 for reservations.
COMMUNITY & HEALTH
Saturday, June 15 at 8 a.m.
S.N.I.P Clinic, 2445 Crittenden Dr.
100 male cats and kittens will be neutered.
The fee includes a free rabies vaccine for male cats 4 months and older.
Advance registration is required, call 636-3491
Ohio River Sweep
Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to noon
The clean-up for the Ohio River and its tributaries brings thousands of volunteers to the riverbanks to collect tons of trash a debris.
Louisville Metro Clean-up sites:
Carrie Gaulbert Coxes Area, 3730 River Road
Eva Bandman Park, 1701 River Road
Hays Kennedy Park, 7003 Beachland Beach Road (pick up supplies at the Juniper Beach Location)
5516 Juniper Beach Road
Harrods Creek Road Fire House Area
Riverview Park, 8202 Greenwood Rd.
Shawnee Park Area, 4501 W. Broadway, Riverwalk entrance at Ball Field Parking Lot
Clark County: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Falls of the Ohio State Park
Charlestown State Parl
FOOD AND FUNDRAISERS
Smokin' on The River BBQ, Blues and Brews Festival
Jeffersonville at the corner of Spring Street and Riverside Drive.
Watch professional BBQ teams vie for the championship trophy and share in a purse of over $8,500.
See the amateurs compete in the Backyard division to see who reigns supreme.
Listen to music as you stroll down the river smelling the smoke of the BBQ and the gentle rush of the water.
Beer Garden open during the event for those 21 and over.
Pig Toss Corn Hole Tournament
Brew and BBQ Tasting Tent
This Little Pig Play Area
Bourbon by the Bridge
June 15, 2013 from 5 to 8:00 p.m.
$75 per person or $140 per couple
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the River Region will host Bourbon by the Bridge, a premiere bourbon tasting to raise funds for abused and neglected children in family court.
This one-of-a-kind fundraiser takes place at the base of the newly opened Big Four Bridge, and is sponsored by Chase Bank and Kosair Charities.
The tented event features a jazz band, catered hors d'oeuvres from Jarfi's, and bourbon from Brown-Forman, Castle Brands, Four Roses, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Maker's Mark, and Angel's Envy-food, fun, and spirits in all support of a great cause.
Relay for Life Cancer Benefit
Saturday, June 15 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Scriber Station, 697 Elm Street, Eminence, Ky.
There will be live bands including the Misfits, Silver wings and Nobody'z Bizzness.
All funds go to Cancer research and care.
Cops on Doughnut Shops
Saturday, June 15
9596 Taylorsville Rd from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
3000 Bardstown Rd. from 7 a.m. to midnight
Officers will be raising money to help benefit Special Olympics Kentucky.
26th Annual Men Who Cook
Saturday, June 15 at 6 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Louisville East, 1325 Hurstborne Pkwy.
$35 in advance, $40 at the door
This signature fundraising event will feature the culinary offering of over 40 of Louisville's finest amateur and professional cooks, competing in one of six categories for the judges, or audience of 400.
The Pi Lambda Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Derby City Tea Rose Foundation host the event.
Palmyra Fish Fry and Car Show
Saturday, June 5 starting at 11 a.m.
Behind Palmyra Fire Department
The Holy Smokers will serve Fish, Ribeyes, hamburgers and hot dogs along with sides and homemade desserts.
The Palmyra Fire Department Car Show will start at 10:30 a.m.
Graeter's Ice Cream 4th Annual Father's Day Ugly Tie Day
Sunday, June 16 from noon to 11 p.m.
All Louisville and southern Indiana Graeter's locations.
All dads who wear an ugly tie to Graeters on Father's Day will receive a free scoop of ice cream in a sugar cone or cup.
MSE Father's Day Cookout
Saturday, June 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
8225 Whipps Mill Road
Adults $10, 7-13 years-old $5, six and under eat free
There will be BBQ ribs, brats, god and traditional sides and fun.
"Eat it! A Celebration for Joe Gadansky"
Saturday, June 15, 5 PM - 4 AM
$10, $20 with buffet
The Gadansky family, The Bard's Town, and the many friends of Joe Gadansky present a fundraising celebration of the life of Joe Gadansky, with the proceeds from the event going to Joe's two young daughters via the Sophia and Emma Gadansky Family Trust.
Joe Gadansky, known for his culinary excellence around town, including Club Grotto, was the inaugural chef at The Bard's Town.
Joe passed away in April, and "Eat it!" is both a celebration of the life of Joe, and also a fundraising event to help Joe's young family.
The event is packed to the brim with Louisville music icons, including Java Men, Emily's Garden, Relic, Totally Boss, and Ray Rizzo and the Eat It All Stars...plus sketch comedy from Derby City Dating Scene, and a DJ spinning all of Joe's favorite hits in between sets.
Hard Rock Cafe Celebrates Founder's day with Burger Badge Bash
Friday, June 14 at 11 a.m.
Hard Rock Cafe Louisville, 424 South 4th Street
Hard Rock will honor Louisville's Police, firefighters and EMTs, who will get a free burger for just a badge and "71" cents.
There will also be a retro 70's theme.
SPORTS, WALKS & RUNS
Step It Up For Epilepsy!
Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Please join the EFKY and the University of Louisville Hospital - KentuckyOne Health, the title sponsor of the 2013 Walk Around Kentucky for Epilepsy, as we kick off this year's Walk.
Participants with epilepsy will receive an official Walk "purple" t-shirt, proudly identifying them from other walkers, who will receive a "white" t-shirt. Refreshments, door prizes and fun activities will be available for walkers of all ages to partake in at each Walk site.
To assist in fundraising efforts, participants are encouraged to pre-register online at www.efky.org and create their own webpage in memory, in honor, or in celebration of a loved one with epilepsy/seizure disorder, as well as recruit family, friends, co-workers, etc., to join their effort to meet/exceed their fundraising goal.
Downs After Dark
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, June 22
Saturday, June 29
An exciting mix of music, food, fashion and racing excitement under the lights - is now in its fifth year.
Holders of shareholders passes or horsemen licenses and children age 12 and under (when accompanied by an adult) will be admitted free of charge.
No one under the age of 18 will be admitted to the track unless they are accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
The 2013 Spring Meet and Kentucky Derby and Oaks Week kicked-off with the night-time "Opening Night" celebration that attracted 21,038 fans despite rainy, breezy and cool weather.
The experience includes special dining packages; dancing to live music and special food offerings on the Jockey Club Suites and Clubhouse balconies; and food and drink specials on the new Paddock Plaza, located between the Paddock and Churchill Downs' Gate 1 entrance, with music throughout the evening by live bands and DJ's working on the Plaza stage.
Orb's Training Team to accept Trophies
Saturday, June 15 at 7:30
Members of the team that guided Phipps Stable and Stuart Janney III's Orb to victory in the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby are set to return to Churchill Downs to accept to engraved trophies earned by the winning owner, trainer, jockey and breeder in the "Run for the Roses."
Winning trainer Claude "Shug" McGaughey III and jockey Joel Rosario are among those scheduled to participate in the track's presentation of engraved Kentucky Derby trophies.
The solid gold Kentucky Derby winner's trophy is presented during ceremonies in the Derby Winner's Circle in the infield pagoda immediately following the race, but is returned to Churchill Downs for the engraving of the names of the winning horse and owner.
Smaller sterling silver versions of the winner's trophy are presented to the winning trainer, jockey and breeder, and those newly engraved trophies also will be presented Saturday.
Beechmont Open Air Market
Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to noon
Then every Saturday until the end of Summer
Wellington Ave. and Southern Pkwy.
The market will have fresh locally grown produce, eggs, handmade crafts and garden related items.
The Washington County Artisans & Farmers Market
Every Saturday until the end of October
Pekin, Indiana, at the Pekin Park
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, plants, and homemade crafts too numerous to mention will be offered for sale by area vendors.
New vendors have joined since last year making a large variety of goods to be offered for sale.
The Jeffersonville Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - noon
Chestnut & Locust Streets; The market's location is next to Wall Street United Methodist Church and catty-corner from the front door of Saint Augustine Catholic Church.
There will be live music every Saturday.