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Councilman Johnson encourages everyone to enjoy Kentucky Music Weekend

Wednesday July 28, 2010

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

The Iroquois Amphitheatre is the place to this weekend, when music will fill the air as a great tradition returns for its 34 year. The Kentucky Music Festival will get underway with two days of music and artists from all over the country

“I want to encourage everyone to come out and enjoy good music with some of the most talented artists in our area,” says Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21). “This summer, many are rediscovering the Amphitheatre and this event truly showcases its state of the art setting.”

Johnson is a sponsor of the event this weekend. His office has helped provide funding for use of the Amphitheatre. The Louisville Dulcimer Society and the Louisville Country Dancers are also sponsors of the event.

Here is the line of Music for the weekend:

Friday, July 30th

John Gage
Bomar & Ritter
Donovan Howard
Whistlin’ Rufus
Anne McFie
Fresh Cut Grass
Stephen Seifert
Mitch Barrett

Saturday, July 31st

Jory Hutchens
Molly McCormack
February Sky
Rick Thum
The Sweetroots
Bing Futch
Kentucky Standard Band
Peter Madcat Ruth
Storefront Congregation

Music times 7:00pm to 11:00pm both days

The event also hosts many workshops and jam sessions for anyone who wishes to attend.

The Seventh Annual Kentucky State Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer Championship contests will also be hosted by the Kentucky Music Weekend This event will be held on Saturday beginning at 12:00 noon, with the first place winners receiving a new dulcimer or hammered dulcimer, trophy, plus entry fees to the Walnut Valley National Contests in Winfield, Kansas.

“So if you play and instrument, want to learn more about music or just want to kick back and listen, this is the place to be for the weekend,” says Johnson.

For more information about the Kentucky Music Weekend, contact the Iroquois Amphitheatre at 502-368-5865.

Dan Johnson (D) 21