Louisville’s Westport Middle School has turned to world-renowned electric violinist Mark Wood to help “electrify” the school’s music program. Best known for his work with the Trans-Siberian-Orchestra, since 2001 Mark has helped schools develop music programs through his Electrify Your Symphony program. Electrify Your Symphony! (EYS) is a music education phenomenon that FIRES UP students, teachers, and local communities by injecting a high voltage dose of energy and much-needed funding into a school’s music education program. This intensive experience boosts student self-esteem and motivation, increases school-wide, family and community engagement, and helps raise money for participating schools.
Electrifying stages since 2015, Westport’s ground-breaking electric orchestra – the Rock N’ Warhawks introduces the kids to a variety of music in an electric setting. Students play on electric instruments and experiment with all of the sounds that these instruments can produce.
With his newest album debuting in the Billboard Top 10, and his latest single in the top 10 at radio, Ben Rector is feeling Brand New! The singer-songwriter's newest album marks a return to the spirit of his youth, when he was a music-crazed teenager playing guitar in his Tulsa bedroom. Don’t miss Ben Rector live on The Biggest Tour I Have Done So Far Tour!
The Louisville Winds was founded in 2011 by Nan Moore to create an opportunity for adults who love band music to continue playing their instrument in a concert setting. Members of this true community band represent a variety of vocations including; current and retired music educators, attorneys, bankers, and business executives.
In its reasonably short history, this approximately 60- member volunteer ensemble has worked with numerous guest soloists, guest conductors, guest clinicians, and composers. Additionally, Louisville Winds has performed three times at the Kentucky Music Educators Conference and the 2019 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.
A community favorite, the ensemble has developed a large following for its annual holiday and summer parks concerts. Louisville Winds charges no admission for concerts, but rather relies upon donations to cover operational expenses.
Fresh off their 18 month 50th Anniversary Tour, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status.
With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles", multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate.
Their 1972 groundbreaking "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of "Mr. Bojangles" was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2014 "Fishin' In the Dark" was certified platinum for digital downloads by the RIAA.
Today, NGDB (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter) continue their non-stop touring in their 52nd year together. Recent tour stops included Stagecoach, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and many more. On September 14th, 2015 they played to a Sold out Crowd at The Historic Ryman Auditorium with some close friends to film a 50th Anniversary Special which began airing on PBS starting March of 2016. The TV special earned a 2016 Emmy award for Special Event Coverage at the Mid South Regional Emmy Awards.
Multiple Grammy® nominee has sold over 23million albums to date, which includes 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits. She has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and won three Academy of Country Music for Top Female Vocalist. Martina has been awarded 14 Gold Records. Nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records, and two Triple Platinum Awards. Martina was awarded the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award and Music Business Association’s prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts on behalf of domestic violence. Martina has released two cookbooks–the first, Around the Table, a full-color illustrated collection of her favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu planning advice, and themed décor inspiration. She released her second book, Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life, in October 2018. Most recently, Martina was honored with the Cliffie Stone Icon Award at the ACM Honors event for her impactful contributions to country music.
Born in Texas, Trey Anastasio got his start in college as the frontman of legendary jam band Phish, performing at local house parties for fellow classmates. The band rose to fame in the late '80s with their cult debut Phish (The White Tape), and eleven more albums followed over the course of their three-decade career. During the band's run, Anastasio released ten solo records, including an orchestral album and a collaboration between Primus' Les Claypool (bass) and Police's Stewart Copeland (drums) called Oysterhead. Not only has he had an expansive collection of hits, but he's also dabbled in chamber music and scoring for theater, composing a number of orchestral pieces and penning music for the Broadway musical Hands on a Hardbody.
All Iroquois Amphitheater My Morning Jacket tickets/bundles for the June 24th date have sold out, they went very quickly. There are still Waterfront Park tickets available for June 25th and can be purchased by clicking here.
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After releasing seven studio albums between 1996 and 2011 with his rock band Staind, singer, songwriter and guitarist Aaron Lewis went solo -- and he went country. His first country album, The Road, hit stores in 2012 and was embraced by fans, reaching No. 7 on the country album charts. With Staind on hiatus, he made his debut on the stage of Nashville's famous Grand Ole Opry in 2013, a year that also saw him headline the Jagermeister Country Tour. Even when Staind was active, Lewis toured clubs extensively with his acoustic guitar, mixing in Staind material with his newer country-leaning songs. The country material -- such as his hit "Country Boy" -- dominated his setlists in 2013, but fans who bought tickets did see Lewis play some Staind favorites as well, including "So Far Away," "It's Been Awhile," and "Outside." Lewis was born in Vermont and raised in Massachusetts, and began playing solo acoustic concerts at age 17. Staind broke out in 1999 with the help of a live version of "Outside" that Lewis sang with Limp Bizkit during the 1999 Family Values Tour.
In the few short but busy years since Billy Strings began his professional career in 2013, no other newcomer to the bluegrass scene has inspired as much excitement. Whether he's picking on a guitar, a mandolin, or a banjo, he attacks his instrument with all the fury and finesse you'd expect from a heavy-metal guitar god, which is why it's not so surprising that this young dynamo is just as quick to cite the influence of Jimi Hendrix and Tony Iommi on his wildly exciting style as he is to hail more old-school heroes like Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs.
Born William Apostol in Lansing, Michigan, in 1992, Billy Strings knew his fate was sealed when his dad bought him his first guitar in an antique store for $30. His aunt gave him his equally useful nickname when she heard what he could do with it. Though Strings was an eager learner when it came to the bluegrass lessons he got from his dad - a singer, flatpicker, and Doc Watson aficionado who filled Strings' Michigan home with music and musicians - the teenage Strings immersed himself in hard rock and heavy metal, too.
The result is a uniquely powerful approach to traditional American music that Strings first showcased on 'Fiddle Tune X' - a 2014 collection of high-speed country classics recorded with mandolin wizard Don Julin - and a self-titled 2016 EP that followed his move to Nashville. As he honed his skills playing hundreds of gigs a year, acclaim from peers and critics duly followed. The International Bluegrass Music Association awarded him the 2016 Momentum Award for Instrumentalist of the Year. A year later, Acoustic Guitar and Rolling Stone both cited him as one to watch.
Released in 2017 with an array of friends and fellow pickers like Bryan Sutton and Molly Tuttle, Strings' debut album 'Turmoil & Tinfoil' matches stunning displays of his speed and dexterity with a wide-ranging style and sensibility. On songs like the nine-minute marvel "Meet Me at the Creek," he's able to connect some of the oldest and richest varieties of American roots music to heroes like Hendrix and the Grateful Dead, to Sturgill Simpson and other modern-day mavericks who are just as eager to blur the boundaries of bluegrass as Strings is himself.
The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour returns with an all-new production for 2022! An experiment gone wrong has sent the audience spiraling through time with no way of returning to the present. Join Kameron Michaels, Rose, Vanessa Vanjie, Yvie Oddly and all finalists from the upcoming 14th Season on a journey through iconic periods of history in hopes of finding your way back to 2022. Presented by Voss Events in collaboration with World of Wonder and VH1. Subject to change.
Louisville Jazz Fest hosted by Euge Groove featuring Norman Brown, Paul Taylor, Peter White and Euge Groove. Also performing are: Vincent Ingala, Eric Darius, and Jazz In Pink. Saturday at 2pm. August 20, 2022.
Almost four years after his first foray into unfamiliar concert territory with his highly-acclaimed Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic is pressing his luck again, this time with The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. The tour marks Weird Al’s long-anticipated return to the concert stage after his hugely successful Strings Attached Tour in 2019 where he performed each night alongside a full symphony orchestra.
Once again drawing from his back catalogue of 14 studio albums, Weird Al promises to deliver a different set list every night, with no two shows the same. As before, rather than focusing on the hits from his career, the show will feature Yankovic’s non-parody material – the somewhat more obscure pastiches and original songs that have largely escaped the pop culture radar but are adored by his long-time fans. And like the last Vanity Tour, he is leaving behind the high-octane theatrics that he’s known for and going bare-bones – no costumes, no props, no video screens… just Al and his band of almost four decades in smaller, more intimate venues, hanging out on stage, playing music.
“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time. A five-time Grammy winner, his 2014 release Mandatory Fun was the first comedy album in history to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. He is one of only five artists to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades, the other four being Michael Jackson, Madonna, U2, and Kenny G. On August 27, 2018 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce awarded Weird Al with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Legendary comedian Emo Philips has performed over 7000 stand-up comedy shows across the globe, including a two-week theater run in London’s West End. Career highlights include his acclaimed comedy album E=MO Squared and the hour-long HBO special Emo Philips Live at the Hasty Pudding Theatre. Emo is especially proud, however, of when he got to demonstrate the proper use of a table saw to Weird Al in the film UHF.
COVID-19 Entry Policy for "Weird Al" 8/27/22:
All adult guests must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the concert to enter and must present matching photo ID. Children under 12 must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours.