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Abramson Announces ‘Music in the Metro’ Series to Showcase Entertainment, City Parks

Thursday August 7, 2003

Mayor Jerry Abramson today unveiled details of a weekly concert series – “Music in the Metro” – that will give residents the opportunity to enjoy a variety of music each week in a different Louisville Metro Park.

The Music in the Metro series begins Sunday, Aug. 10 with a concert in McNeely Lake Park and continues each Sunday through Oct. 5. The McNeely Lake event will last from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and feature country rock band, Dalton.

All nine concerts are free. Food and drink will be on sale at each event as well. “Music in the Metro is all about making connections – connecting to other parts of our community that you may not be familiar with, connecting with other people you haven’t met yet,” Abramson said. “We’ll be connecting through all kinds of music and entertainment that can help us reach around these 381 square miles of our new city and realize that we are now truly one community.”
The concerts and activities also include WorldFest, an international music event on the Belvedere on Saturday, Sept. 6. In addition, a two-day City Stage of original music, produced by the Louisville Music Industry Alliance, will be held on Friday night, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27, at the newly renovated Iroquois Park Amphitheater.

The two-day event will last from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Sept. 26 and from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Sept. 27.

A full schedule of events is available on-line at Interested residents also can call MetroCall at 311 for more information.

“We’ve merged our governments. We’ve merged our police. We’ve merged our public works. And we’ve merged our two budgets,” Abramson said. “Now, it’s time to begin merging our hearts and minds as citizens of this one community. Music in the Metro is a great place to start – so let the music begin.”