Public Meetings set for planned Sixth Street Bike Lanes in Louisville Thursday, Aug 27 2015 

Louisville, Ky.  (August 27, 2015) – Two public meetings are scheduled to share and receive feedback on plans to add bike lanes to Sixth Street from River Road south to Zane Street. The project is intended to improve the bicycle network by re-configuring lane widths and on-street parking between River Rd and Broadway, and reducing travel lanes between Broadway and Kentucky to provide a buffered bike lane. The project is tentatively set to get underway during the week ofSeptember 28.

Shared lane markings are to be added from Kentucky Street to Zane St.  This project will provide a direct link for cyclists between the River Walk multi-use trail and buffered bike lane on Kentucky St. More details are available here on the Bike Louisville website. The public meetings are as follows:

One of the changes between River Rd and W Main St.: reduce the width of the existing north-bound, south-bound and two-way left turn lane in order to add a 5’ south-bound bike lane and 2’ buffer.

One of the changes between River Rd and W Main St.: reduce the width of the existing north-bound, south-bound and two-way left turn lane in order to add a 5’ south-bound bike lane and 2’ buffer.

Monday, September 14 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

444 S 5TH Street. First Floor Conference Room


Friday, September 18 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Old Louisville Information Center in Central Park

It’s getting closer! Tickets for University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Scrimmages on Sale Sept. 2 Thursday, Aug 27 2015 


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will compete in a pair of public Red-White intrasquad scrimmages in the KFC Yum! Center in October on Oct. 3 and 17.  Game times will be set when the Cardinals’ football games on those days are determined so as not to conflict with each other.

Tickets, priced at $10 each, will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street. The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Tickets will also be on sale at each of the Cardinals’ three home football games in September.

UofL basketball

Cardinal fans may purchase tickets by visiting Ticketmaster online at, calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster Ticket Center, including statewide Kroger locations. Convenience fees are applied with Ticketmaster orders.

A limited number of tickets are available for UofL students to each scrimmage at no charge. Student tickets — no more than two for each scrimmage — must be obtained with a valid student ID in advance beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the UofL ticket office.

Despite losing four starters including a pair of NBA Draft picks, optimism is high for Louisville, which posted a 27-9 record last season and reached its fifth NCAA Elite Eight in the past eight years. In addition to an incoming top ten freshman class, UofL bolstered its roster with a pair of senior graduate transfers in 6-6 guard Mangok Mathiang , who was the nation’s fourth-leading scorer at Drexel last season (21.4 ppg) and 6-2 guard Trey Lewis, who led Cleveland State with a 16.3 scoring average and made a school-record 96 three-pointers.

A pair of 6-10 front court returnees gained experience in international competition over the summer as sophomore Chinanu Onuaku won a gold medal as a member of the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship Team, while junior Mangok Mathiang competed with Australia and led the 2015 World University Games in rebounding.

New Louisville companies recognized for innovative strategies Thursday, Aug 27 2015 


photos from Vogt Awards Twitter Page

(Louisville, KY) –The Community Foundation of Louisville (CFL) and Greater Louisville Inc’s (GLI) EnterpriseCorp announced the winners of the 2015 Vogt Invention & Innovation Awards at a news conference Thursday. The awards target the manufacturing and hardware sector to help startup ideas and products develop into a viable and successful businesses in our region. The Vogt Awards reward entrepreneurs by investing in companies committed to economic growth and job creation.

The Community Foundation’s Vogt Invention and Innovation Fund has supported the Vogt Awards for more than 15 years. In that time nearly $2.5 million has been awarded to 50 companies. The program is administered by Greater Louisville Inc’s EnterpriseCorp, an economic development agency focused on entrepreneurial assistance.

“For the past fifteen years, we have had an impressive group of applicants and winners. This year is no different,” says Susan Barry, President and CEO of CFL. “This Vogt Awards encourages and rewards exciting and innovative ideas that will make a difference for years to come.”

The 2015 winners are:

Hue Innovations

Hue Innovations

  • Hue Innovations LLC – developed MiColor that creates all colors of nail and gel polishes, with various finishes on demand, for nail salons reducing wasted polish and enhancing customer satisfaction,, Mimi Pham and Balaji Venkatesh.
Inscope Medical

Inscope Medical

  • Inscope Medical Solutions LLC – developed an innovative technology that optimizes intubation, improving the high-risk procedure’s efficiency, speed and safety – saving lives and lowering costs to healthcare providers,, Maggie Galloway, Dr. Mary Nan Mallory and Adam Casson.
Stinger Equipment

Stinger Equipment

  • Stinger Equipment – created the DL-22 dustless 22-inch saw that safely cuts large blocks in a single pass eliminating fatigue, dangerous cuts and exposure to lung cancer caused from silica dust,, Dustin McGehee.


  • Sunstrand – supplier and processor of value-added bio-material for domestic polymer composites using a proprietary line of bamboo and applied to hemp, kenaf, flax and jute offering increased potential to decrease weight and green-up plastics,, Trey Riddle.
TriBlue Engineering

TriBlue Engineering

  • TriBlue Engineering Corporation – created a sour gas processing unit which allows natural gas processing plants to remove unwanted CO2 and H2S from their lines,, Hunter Gerlach and Joseph Alexander.


The 2015 Vogt Invention & Innovation Award recipients each receive a $20,000 development grant that provides participation in a 10-week Lean Start-Up course by Nucleus: Kentucky’s Life Sciences and Innovation Center, appointment of professional mentors selected for compatibility to the project, and prototype development through the University of Louisville’s J.B. Speed School of Engineering. This includes advanced software, additive manufacture & 3D rapid prototyping, micro/nano technology and more. Winners also have access to GE Appliance industrial design and FirstBuild Microfactory, University of Louisville’s Rapid Prototyping Center and Micro/Nano Tech Center, LVL1 Hackerspace, and the Louisville Mini Maker Faire.

In addition, each recipient receives the opportunity to participate in Vogt Demo Day on November 17, 2015, where they will make presentations to regional investors and compete for a $100,000 award toward the further development of their project.   

The late Henry V. Heuser Sr., a native Louisvillian and founder of the Henry Vogt Machine Company, created a $5 million endowment at CFL to support local entrepreneurship shortly before his death in 1999. Whenever Henry had an idea about how to make something better, quicker, or easier, all he had to do was walk out to the shop floor to assess its viability and commercial potential. His legacy is the establishment of an award that allows engineers and entrepreneurs access the same kinds of resources.

“The Greater Louisville region continues to advance its manufacturing and hardware sector,” said EnterpriseCorp’s Director Lisa Bajorinas. “The Vogt awards spotlight our startups and fast growth companies through Henry Heuser Sr.’s vision.”

Vogt Awards

For more information about the Vogt Invention & Innovation Awards, go to

About Community Foundation of Louisville

Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Louisville is the largest charitable foundation in Kentucky with $430 million in assets and more than 1,350 charitable funds.  Each fund has its own name and charitable purpose as defined by its donors.  In 2014, these funds made over 8,000 grants totaling $45 million to local, national and international nonprofits. A community foundation is unique in that it works with the donors and community partners to leverage collective knowledge, creativity and resources for greater impact than anyone can working in isolation.  For more information, visit


About Greater Louisville Inc.

Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce is where regional business leaders come together to drive job and wealth creation.  GLI is the region’s largest business leadership organization dedicated to connecting and growing businesses. The organization serves as the voice of the business community, leading the efforts to drive economic growth, fostering entrepreneurship, supporting development of a skilled and talented workforce and advocating on issues that impact the competitiveness of the region.


About EnterpriseCorp

EnterpriseCorp is GLI’s entrepreneurial arm. Robust start-up activity and an abundance of fast-growth, entrepreneurial companies is a sign of a flourishing regional economy. EnterpriseCorp is dedicated to nurturing and strengthening this important segment by encouraging risk-taking, cultivating new sources of capital and creating an infrastructure ready to assist these ventures.  For more information, visit or

Louisville’s Actors Theatre kicks off the season with August Wilson’s Seven Guitars Thursday, Aug 27 2015 

Louisville, KY – Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are thrilled to kick off Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 2015-2016 Season with August Wilson’s Seven Guitars directed by Colman Domingo (author of the 2015 Humana Festival premiere Dot and Tony Award nominee for his role in The Scottsboro Boys). The cast will feature; Joniece

Abbott-Pratt (The Good Negro at the Public Theater), Joaquina Kalukango (Holler If Ya Hear Me and Godspell on Broadway), Forrest McClendon (The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway), J. Alphonse Nicholson (Dominique Morisseau’s Aumtun’s Harvest at Lincoln Center Theater), Harold Surratt (Susan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home from the Wars at the American Repertory Theater), Sharon Washington (Dot at Actors Theatre, Humana

Festival 2015 and The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway), and Bowman Wright (King Hedley II at Arena Stage).

Actors Seven Guitars

Actors Seven Guitars

Seven Guitars will preview September 1 and 2, open on September 3 and run through September 20 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium as part of the Brown-Forman Series.

Tickets are available online at 502.584.1205, online at, or in-person by visiting the Actors Theatre box office (316 West Main Street, Louisville, Ky., 40202).

After serving jail time on a trumped-up vagrancy charge, blues musician Floyd Barton sets out to win back his girl and reclaim his pawned guitar, hoping to make a new hit record. Set in 1948 in the backyard of a Pittsburgh apartment house, Seven Guitars follows Floyd’s circle of friends and neighbors—the play’s seven voices—as they spin a rich tale of the deck that’s stacked against them, what they’ve lost and all they dream. This lyrical play is part of August Wilson’s Century Cycle, which charts the African-American experience through each decade of the 20th century. Actors Theatre’s production of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars will be directed by celebrated actor, director and playwright Colman Domingo. He returns to Actors Theatre following the premiere of his play Dot in the 2015 Humana Festival. Dot is subsequently headed to the Vineyard Theatre where it will make its New York debut under the direction of Susan Stroman.

Domingo’s directing credits include; the musical A Band of Angels for New York City Children’s Theater (Off Broadway Alliance Award: Best Family Show), Exit Cuckoo at The Working Theater, Single Black Female at New Professional Theater, and No Parole at Cherry Lane. Domingo has also directed for Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center and Lincoln Center Director’s Lab among others. As a playwright his work includes Wild With Happy, which has garnered productions at The Public Theater, Center Stage and TheatreWorks, and A Boy and His Soul, which played at The Tricycle Theatre (London), Brisbane Powerhouse (Australia), Vineyard Theatre (New York) and Thick Description (San Francisco), among others. Additionally, Domingo is a noted film and television actor. He was recently cast in a recurring role in AMC’s upcoming The Walking Dead companion series, Fear the Walking Dead, and has appeared on Broadway in The Scottsboro Boys, Passing Strange, Well and Chicago. Film credits include roles in Academy nominated films The Butler and Selma.

Seven Guitars will reunite Domingo with his The Scottsboro Boys co-stars actors Forrest McClendon and Sharon Washington, who have been cast as Canewell and Louise respectively. They will be joined by Joniece Abbott-Pratt (Vera Dotson), Joaquina Kalukango (Ruby), J. Alphonse Nicholson (Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton), Harold Surratt (Hedley), and Bowman Wright (Red Carter). Full cast bios are included below.

The creative team for Seven Guitars includes William Boles (Scenic Design), Kara Harmon (Costume Design), Kathy Perkins (Lighting Design), Christian Frederickson (Sound Design), and Jon Spurney (Original Music and Composition, and Music Director).

Seven Guitars is made possible in part by Brown-Forman, Kentucky Arts Council, Fund for the Arts, and production sponsors D.D. Williamson & Co. Additional support for Actors Theatre’s educational outreach is provided by Yum! Brands Foundation through their sponsorship of Actors Theatre’s Student Matinee Series.

If you go:

September 1 – 20, 2015

August Wilson’s Seven Guitars

Part of the Brown Forman Series

Actors Theatre of Louisville

316 W. Main St, Louisville KY (Pamela Brown Auditorium)

Tickets are on sale priced from $25.

Discount rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 502.585.1210.

Box Office: 502.584.1205

The Community Conversation

Thursday, September 11, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Immediately following the 8 p.m. performance. A dynamic dialogue on cultural issues inspired by the stories on our stages.

Open Captioned Performance

Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 3 p.m.

Audio Described Performance

Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

Conversation with the Artists

September 13, 2015

Immediately following the 2.30 p.m. performance.

Enjoy an engaging post-show chat led by a member of our artistic staff.

Mayor Fischer’s “Lou’s Brews Bike Tour” rolls Saturday Wednesday, Aug 26 2015 

LOUISVILLE, KY  – Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) team up to host “Lou’s Brews Bike Tour” Saturday, August 29 to celebrate local breweries

The tour will stop at five breweries giving riders a chance to explore the unique locations and speak with the brewers.

“Our team, along with the CVB, just released a new physical and virtual map that spotlights 14 Louisville area breweries,” Fischer said. “This ride is a great way for us to put it to use and encourage others to celebrate the food and beverage scene that continues to make Louisville attractive for residents and visitors.”

Lou's Brews

The tour will begin at Great Flood Brewing, 2120 Bardstown Road, at 10 a.m. and stop at Apocalypse, Goodwood and Against the Grain breweries. Falls City Brewery will be the final stop at approximately 2 p.m. – a street festival, free and open to the public, at the 10th street location will provide a rewarding end to the ride.

This is the first of three rides to explore all 14 craft breweries in Louisville and Southern Indiana including:  Against the Grain, Akasha, Apocalypse, Monnik Beer Co., Cumberland Brews, Donum Dei Brewery, Falls City, Flat 12 Bierwerks, Goodwood, Gordon Biersch, Great Flood, New Albanian and various locations of BBC.

“Lou’s Brews” maps and information are available at

culinary louisville

Louisville City FC takes on Orlando City on home turf Tuesday, Aug 25 2015 

Louisville, KY.,  — For the first time ever a Major League Soccer club will come to the Bluegrass State to take on Louisville City FC. First year MLS side Orlando City SC visits Slugger Field bringing their core group of players for the 7:30 PM showdown tonight at Louisville Slugger Field.

Rookie sensation and first overall pick in the MLS Draft Cyle Larin, former MLS Cup Champion Aureillen Collin, as well as a number of other national and international stars have made the trip to the Derby City.

Louisville City is coming off of a 3-1 victory over the Charleston Battery on Saturday. A match where the two most proficient scorers for City filled the score sheet. Matthew Fondy opened the scoring in the 45th minute, giving the hosts a huge boost heading into the locker room. Magnus Rasmussen doubled the advantage midway through the second half, and Fondy slotted the third goal past the keeper moments later for his 18th goal of the USL season.

louisville fc

Orlando City played Saturday evening in Canada. A 5-0 loss to Toronto FC was made possible when Rafael Ramos was sent off for a rough tackle in the 36th minute with the teams even at 0-0.

Both teams go into Tuesday night’s match with a lot to play for still in their respective leagues. Louisville City FC is trying to solidify a first round bye in the USL playoffs and try to catch Rochester for the league title. Orlando City is in the middle of a tight playoff race, where only five points separates five teams for the last spot in the Eastern Conference post season bid.

The festivities for Louisville’s biggest summer sporting event begin on Monday with Orlando City hosting a practice open to the public at Louisville Slugger Field from 3 PM to 4 PM. Following the open training session, U.S. Men’s National Team star, Brek Shea will have a meet and greet with fans from 4 PM to 5 PM.

Tickest for Tuesday’s match are still available and can be purchased by visiting

For fans in Orlando, the match will stream live on Louisville City FC’s YouTube page.

Louisville’s WorldFest Offers Four Days of International Food, Music, Culture on Labor Day Weekend Friday, Aug 21 2015 

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, will span the Labor Day weekend for its 13th year, with four days of international food, music, dance and culture on Louisville’s Belvedere, downtown.

Exciting international music will come from more than 70 bands and performers while more than 30 food vendors and nearly 150 booths provide a global sampling of cuisine and culture.

Headliner music acts will include PALO!, Funkadesi, Tee Dee Young, Cosa Seria, Cocek! Brass Band,the Ark Band, The Ton Drum Circle and Azucar Tumbao. Many local and regional world music performers will offer a wide variety of music and dance styles and beats.


Admission to WorldFest is free all four days.

Hours are:

Friday, Sept. 4, Saturday, Sept. 5, and Sunday, Sept. 6

11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 7

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

“Cities that embrace and encourage their international citizens and cultures will thrive, have a stronger quality of life and attract new growth and jobs,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “WorldFest is a great event for exploring and celebrating Louisville’s many faces and cultures and it has become a Labor Day weekend destination for locals and visitors alike.” In addition to music, food and dancing, other highlights include:

  • The Global Village is a kaleidoscope of Louisville’s culture where you can interact with representatives of more than 20 nations.  All nine of the Sister Cities will be represented again this year alongside a special new exhibit of the seven Celtic nations and food demonstrations.  Thanks to Dell Courtney and her for organizing and enhancing the Global Village.
  • The Passport to the World gives children a hands-on global experience without leaving home.
  • The WorldFest Hospitality Tent which will be open to the public throughout WorldFest.
  • The Stella Artois Biergarten will be open by the Overlook Stage.


WorldFest features the largest collection of international and ethnic restaurants, vendors and exhibitors at a single event in Kentucky.

Three stages of globe-trotting music and dance entertainment will have continuous performances ranging from African drumming to reggae to Indian, Celtic, Arabic, Latin, Caribbean music and more.

The festival includes a colorful Parade of Cultures at noon on Saturday and a naturalization ceremony Friday at 1 p.m., where over 200 immigrants will become full U.S. citizens.

WorldFest was honored in 2010 when Louisville was named the top city in North America for festivals and events by the International Festival and Events Association. In 2011, it was named a Top Ten Fall Festival by the Kentucky Travel Industry Association.


WorldFest is presented by ValuMarket.

Signature Silver Sponsors: Kentucky Lottery, Passport Health Plan and Stella Artois.

Supporting Bronze Sponsors: Anthem Medicaid, Ford and CareSource.

Contributing Sponsors: BB&T, Bellarmine University, D. D. Williamson, and Louisville It’s Possible Here.

Signature Media Sponsors: Al Dia, WLKY, Outfront Media and WFPK. For more information about WorldFest,

IF YOU GO: WorldFest is Friday, Saturday, Sunday andMonday of Labor Day weekend. Sept. 4-6 hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Belvedere, at Fifth and Main Streets. Admission is free with international food, spirits, beer and crafts available for purchase. Parking is available on nearby streets, and is free after 6 p.m. and all daySunday. Several parking garages and lots are also nearby.Naturalization Ceremony Friday, Aug. 29, 1 p.m., Muhammad Ali Center

Parade of Cultures   Saturday, Aug. 30, 12 p.m. Parade begins near Metro Hall at 5th & Jefferson streets to 5th Street, then goes north on 5th to WorldFest on the Belvedere, ending at the Main Stage on the West Lawn.


WorldFest Schedule 2015


DATE: Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

11:45 am –  1:00 pm   Desperado Steel Band                                     (Island/Calypso)

5:00 pm  –   5:45 pm   Paula Yarobrough                                           (R&B/Soul music)

6:00 pm   –  6:30 pm  Acoiris Latino                                                   (Mexican Dance)

6:30 pm  –   7:15 pm  Nachale Bollywood Dance                               (East Indian Dance)

7:15 pm  –   8:00 pm  PMA – ‘Positive Mental Attitude’                     (Reggae)

8:15 pm –    9:00 pm  Big Poppa Stampley & Voodoo Gumbo           (Americana)

9:30 pm –  11:00 pm  The Ark Band                                                    (Reggae)

Date: Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015  

12:00 pm –   1:45 pm  PARADE OF CULTURES

1:00 pm   –   1:30 pm  Chinese Dance with Cheryl Pan                      (Chinese Dance)

1:30 pm   –   2:00 pm  Imani Dance Company                                    (African/American Dance)

2:00 pm   –   2:30 pm  Newcomer Academy                                       (World Mix)

2:30 pm   –   3:15 pm  Liam’s Fancy                                                    (Irish/Celtic)

3:15 pm   –   4:00 pm  Halau Hula                                                      (Hawain/Tahitian)

4:00 pm   –   4:45 pm  The Athenians                                                 (Greek Dance)

4:45 pm   –   5:30 pm  Native American Dance                                  (Native American Music)

5:30 pm   –   6:15 pm  Shakira                                                            (Mideastern Dance)

6:30 pm   –   6:45 pm  Smitha Paily Dancers                                      (East Indian Dance)

7:00 pm –    8:00 pm  River City Drum Corps                                    (African-American Percussion)

8:00 pm –    9:00 pm  Dick Sisto & the Latin All Stars                        (Latin Jazz)

9:30 pm – 11:00 pm   Azucar Tumbao                                               (Latin Salsa)


DATE: Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm  Misha Feigin                                                      (Gypsy Soul)

1:30 pm    – 2:00 pm  Flamenco Talk (Spanish Dance)

2:00 pm    – 3:00 pm  Derby Boys Irish Band                                      (Irish)

3:15 pm    – 4:00 pm  McClanahan School of Irish  Dance                 (Irish Dance)

4:15 pm    – 5:15 pm  Guilderoy Byrne                                               (Celtic)

5:30 pm    – 6:15 pm  Galen Abdur – Razzo                                         (Jazz)

6:30 pm    – 7:30 pm  Lost Tribe Louisville                                         (Israeli music)

7:45 pm    – 9:00 pm  Appalatin                                                          (Appalachian/Latin Fusion)

9:30 pm   -11:00 pm  Tee Dee Young                                                 (American Blues)


DATE: Monday, Sept. 7, 2015

1:00 pm   –  1:30 pm  ArtsReach Dance Ensemble                             (African American Dance)

1:30 pm –   2:00 pm  Louisville Argentine Tango Society                  (Argentine Dance)

2:15 pm –    3:00 pm  Korean Pop  Dance Team                                (Korean Pop Dance)

3:15 pm   –  4:00 pm  The Juggernauts                                               (Americana Jug Music)

4:15 pm   –  6:00 pm  Drum Circle – The Ton Drum                          (Group Drumming)


DATE: Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

11:45 am  – 1:00 pm   The Zydewinders                                             (Zydeco Music)

5:00 pm   –  5:30 pm   Al Hamsa Belly Dance & Friends                    (Mideastern Dance)

5:30 pm   –  6:15 pm   Asly Toro                                                         (Venzuelan)

6:30 pm   –  7:15 pm   Swing 39                                                          (French Cabaret Music)

7:30 pm   –  8:15 pm   Across the Jordan                                            (Gospel Jazz Music)

8:30 pm   – 9: 15 pm   USK                                                                  (Eritrean/Ethiopian Wedding Music)

9:30 pm –  11:00 pm   Cosa Seria                                                       (Latin Music)

DATE: Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

11:00 am – 11:30 am     Angleterre Morris Dancers                          (English Dance Form)

1:00   pm –   1:45 pm     Louisville Pipe Band                                     (Celtic)

2:00 pm  –  2: 30 pm     Louisville Lion Dance Team                         (Vietnamese)

2:30 pm   –   3:00 pm     Gio “El Futuro”                                             (Latin Music)

3:15 pm   –   3:45 pm     Ruric Amari                                                  (Mideastern Dance)

3:45 pm   –   4:15 pm     Pati Kele                                                       (African Music/dance)

4:15 pm   –   4:45 pm     Belize Dance Intermix                                  (Belize Dance)

5:00 pm   –   5:45 pm     Batuque Trio                                                (Latin Jazz styles)

6:00 pm   –   6:30 pm     Flamenco Louisville                          (Spanish Dance)

6:45 pm   –   7:30 pm     Salsa Rhythms Band                                     (Latin music)

7:45 pm   –   9:00 pm     Afrophysicists                                               (World Mix)

9:30 pm –  11:00 pm  –   PALO!                                                           (Afro- Cuban Funk music)

DATE: Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm –    T.R.U.T.H, Studios                                           (World Music-dance- theater)

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm     Guru Vandana Arts Academy              (East Indian  Dance)

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm     TWAA-The West African Art of Dance            (African dance)

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm     Ut Gret                                                             (World Fusion)

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm     Keltricity                                                          (Celtic Music)

5:45 pm – 6:45 pm –   Squeeze-bot                                                     (American Underground)

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm     Alma Gitana                                                    (Latin Music)

8:15 pm – 900 pm      Liberation Prophecy                                        (World Mix)

9:30 pm – 11:00 pm   Funkadesi                                                         (World Mix)


DATE: Monday, Sept. 7, 2015

1:00 pm  –  2:00 pm  Gypsies of the Nile                                            (Mideastern Dance)

2:15 pm –  3:00 pm   Yaya Diallo and FOLI DOUMA              (West African music)

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm   The Misty Mountain String Band                      (American Folk music)

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm   Cocek! Brass Band                                             (Eastern European Brass)


Louisville Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Labor Day Friday, Aug 21 2015 

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – Thousands of cyclists, walkers, canoeists and kayakers will hit the streets and the Ohio River on Labor Day for the 22nd Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Sept. 7 at Waterfront Park.

“We’re always looking to improve and grow this incredibly popular event which has become a destination for cyclists, paddlers, walkers and others who just want a fun, high-energy start to their day,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “It’s a great way for families and friends to celebrate the holiday weekend.”

hike bike and paddle

Subway Restaurants is the title sponsor of Hike, Bike & Paddle, with presenting sponsors, Coca-Cola, Norton Healthcare and Neil Huffman Automotive Group. “SUBWAY Restaurants are proud to once again sponsor the SUBWAY Fresh Fit Hike,

Bike & Paddle events. The events give people an opportunity to lead healthy,

active lifestyles,” said Kevin Patel, Louisville Subway board chair.

Hike Bike Paddle

“Coca-Cola is proud to be a Presenting Sponsor of the Mayor’s Hike, Bike and Paddle activity on Labor Day,” said Roy Potts, director, Public Affairs & Communications for the Coca-Cola North America. “We recognize the uniqueness of consumers’ lifestyles and dietary choices. All of our products can be part of an active, healthy lifestyle that includes a sensible, balanced diet, proper hydration and regular, physical exercise.”

“Norton Healthcare welcomes the continued opportunity to support the Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle event,” said Allison Ledford, director of Employee Wellness at Norton Healthcare. “Being part of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement dovetails perfectly with our mission to meet the healthcare needs of our community. It’s also a great reminder to our 12,000 employees and others throughout our area that healthy habits, lifestyles and choices are not only an investment in a stronger community. They can also be a whole lot of fun.”

“Neil Huffman Automotive Group is proud to be a Four Year sponsor of the Mayor’s Hike, Bike and Paddle Event for Labor Day Weekend. It is an event in which our employees can participate and enjoy with their families and it gives them a sense of pride.” says Dow Huffman, Managing Partner.

Paddlers will begin their adventurous five-mile course at 10 a.m., taking canoeists and kayakers through the McAlpine Locks and Dam to the Jaycees Boat Ramp in New Albany. TARC will offer a shuttle service for paddlers to retrieve their vehicles at the launch site.

Organizers are attempting a Guinness World Record for most paddlers in a lock system.

Paddling participants will launch their canoes or kayaks at the river ramp located at the Harbor Lawn of Waterfront Park. Paddlers can drop their boats off at the “Green” parking lot near River Road and Witherspoon St. from 7:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

Police and safety boats will be nearby during the paddling activity and all participants will have assistance if needed in launching their canoe or kayak. Safe paddling instruction and demonstrations will take place in the harbor area of the Great Lawn starting at 8 a.m.

For cyclists, a 15-mile route will leave Waterfront Park and go west through the Portland Stroll District to Shawnee Park, one of Louisville’s signature Olmsted-designed Metro Parks. Turnoffs will provide cycling routes as short as two miles.

The hiking route, which is wheelchair-accessible, will take walkers west along the waterfront, along portions of the Riverwalk and wharf to 10th St. and back. Walkers can bring their dogs on the hike, but must keep them on a leash and pick up waste, as required by law.

Both the walking and cycling routes will be marked with signage and will have plenty of water stops. The Louisville YMCA will lead the hike.  The Louisville Bicycle Club will provide “bike captains” to help cyclists obey the rules of the road. There will be an “inflation station” at Waterfront Park before the ride and bike marshals will join the route to assist cyclists with any equipment problems.  LMPD will provide traffic assistance at key intersections and the Louisville Metro EMS bicycle team will patrol the route.

Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba, Nia, pickleball and “Play Ball” demonstrations and group participation along with information stations will be offered starting at8:30 a.m. at Waterfront Park.

Free T-shirts will be available for the first 3,000 participants who complete a short survey and the Brain Injury Association will distribute 500 helmets to riders who don’t have one.

Participants are encouraged to be “green” and bring their own water bottles. Filling stations will be located in Waterfront and Shawnee Parks as part of Louisville Water’s Pure Tap To Go program.

This is the eleventh year for the events, which are held each Memorial Day and Labor Day. The events are part of the city’s Healthy Hometown Movement, created to encourage Louisville residents to be more active and make healthier lifestyle choices. For more information, go to

Additional support is provided by Lite 106.9, Outfront Media and Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling.

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If You Go:

Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle

Labor Day, Sept. 7, 8 a.m. at Waterfront Park

Starting point for cyclists and walkers is on Witherspoon Street near Preston St.  Paddlers will put in at the Ohio River ramp on the Harbor Lawn of Waterfront Park. Booths open at 8:30 a.m.offering paddling instruction and safety lessons, cycling information and assistance, yoga, tai chi, Zumba, pickleball, Nia and “Play Ball” demonstrations with group participation and more. On-street parking is available near Waterfront Park. All TARC buses are equipped with bicycle racks for cyclists who want to leave the car at home.


GLI Awards 2015 EnterpriseCorp Award at Signature Event in Louisville Thursday, Aug 20 2015 

(Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc’s (GLI) EnterpriseCorp awarded the 2015 EnterpriseCorp Award on August 19. The award was presented to Greg Langdon.  Langdon works with early-stage companies and related programs in Louisville, KY. He’s an active mentor with local accelerator programs including Velocity Indiana, XLerateHealth and Nucleus LaunchIt, and is a board member with GLI’s EnterpriseCorp and with Venture Connectors.

“The Signature Award recognizes an individual who has provided consistent leadership and exceptional support for Greater Louisville’s entrepreneurial community,” said President and CEO Kent Oyler. “Greg has done just that and much more.”


Greg Langdon was part of the executive team that led Efficient Networks from a venture-funded startup into a market-leading position in broadband Internet equipment, a successful initial public offering, acquisitions of several smaller firms, and subsequent sale to Siemens AG. Prior to Efficient Networks he held product development and system architecture positions in the telecom and computer industries. Langdon has a degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University.


“I’m very honored to be the recipient of this year’s EnterpriseCorp Award,” said award winner Greg Langdon. “Louisville’s entrepreneurs help ensure our city’s future prosperity, and I’m proud to work alongside EnterpriseCorp and other groups and individuals who support them.”

The 2015 Signature Event brought together the region’s entrepreneurial and fast growth business community at The Mercury Ballroom. The event featured Ross Baird, Executive Director of Village Capital, as the keynote speaker and celebrated the progress on building a sustainable innovative eco-system. The event also featured a Q & A session with Baird, Director of Investments at Access Ventures TJ Abood, and CEO of Capture Higher Ed Steve Huey.

About EnterpriseCorp
EnterpriseCorp is the entrepreneurial arm of Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) – the region’s leading economic development organization and the Louisville Regional Office for the Kentucky Innovation Network (KIN).  GLI’s EnterpriseCorp is dedicated to building a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem and culture for small, early and second stage fast growth firms. For more information, visit 

About Greater Louisville Inc.
Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce is where regional business leaders come together to accelerate business competitiveness, economic growth and job creation in the Greater Louisville region.  For more information, visit



Louisville’s Frazier Features Famed Southern Exposition at Metro Hall Thursday, Aug 20 2015 

Louisville, Ky., – From operas to orchestras, livestock to light bulbs, Louisville’s Southern Exposition was spectacular in every way. Starting this week at Metro Hall, the Frazier History Museum will showcase a time when the world traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to discover innovation through a world’s fair.  The Southern Exposition featured cutting edge technology illuminated by the magic of the incandescent light bulb, which allowed activities to go on well after sundown.

 As part of the Frazier History Museum’s partnership with Louisville Metro Government that began last year, visitors will see the Southern Exhibition at Louisville Kentucky. The exhibit will be installed on Thursday, August 20th at Metro Hall, the seat of Louisville metro government, at Sixth and Jefferson streets. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal weekday business hours.


 The 1883 Southern Exhibition was high-LIGHTED BY former Louisville resident Thomas Edison, who personally managed the installation of the recently invented incandescent light bulbs.  The 4,600 bulbs used at the fair outnumbered the total number of bulbs in all of New York City at the time.

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Featuring much more than electrically lit nighttime entertainment, the exhibit attracted people from all over the world to learn about agricultural machinery and technical innovation in the United States. U.S. President Chester Arthur ceremoniously started the festivities with the yank of a silken cord setting much of the modern machinery in motion.

 A second exhibit curated by the Frazier features an early facsimile of the Declaration of Independence and will remain on display indefinitely at Metro Hall.

 Both exhibits are displayed in alcoves that are situated on either side of the Grand Staircase inside the Jefferson Street entrance of Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson St.

 As part of its continuing 10th Anniversary Exhibition schedule, the Frazier is currently hosting The Lewis and Clark Experience through May 15, 2016. This exhibition takes visitors of all ages on an immersive and educational adventure that asks people to face some of the many challenges encountered by the famed Corps of Discovery.

 The Frazier History Museum just recently kicked off its new Hometown History Series with a retrospective on the unprecedented 100-year span of one of Louisville’s most prestigious companies, Doe-Anderson. The Power of Persuasion: 100 Years of Doe-Anderson traces the creative company’s history of serving as successful strategists and communicators for a long list of who’s who in local, regional and national advertising clients. The exhibit runs through February 14, 2016.

 For more information, go to

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