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Actors Theater of Louisville

9-9:15pm at the Kentucky Center

Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Actors Theatre produces innovative theatre that broadens minds, enlivens souls and inspires community. Their Professional Training Company is focused on practical, experiential training designed to help young theatre professional’s transition from an academic degree to a real-world career. 

Alley Theater

2-10 pm on Main Street

The mission of the Alley Theater is to produce progressive theater and to provide an affordable venue for both traditional and experimental artists. The Alley Theater strives to include the entire community in its audiences and on its stage. The Arts Caravan is a collaborative touring arts center focused on promoting awareness of current social issues through education and cultural expression in order to ignite community engagement.

Barefoot Best Friends

3-4:30pm at Louisville Slugger

The Barefoot Best Friends is currently the sister duo of Emmaly and Christina Saliga, accompanied by their old man when he’s lucky. They play traditional mountain music with a twist. Through banjo, fiddle, guitars, percussion, and their voices, they are able to bring an enthusiasm that is seldom seen outside of Appalachia. Though classically trained on violin and piano, the sisters (18 and 16 years of age) love of this old time Kentucky music will get you dancing (or so they hope). To the sisters, born and raised in Kentucky, the music holds a reverence for the earth around us and brings all people together. They hope you feel that too!!

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Billy Goat Strut Revue

10pm-midnight on the Main Stage

Picture a smoky bar in early-to-mid 20th century New Orleans, filled with musicians playing the songs of Billie Holiday, Sidney Bechet, Bessie Smith, Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong and Cab Calloway, with cabaret dancers on tables dancing the Lindy. Add a dash of Kentucky flavor and you have BOURBON JAZZ.

 
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Bob Batch Comedian

8:45-9:15 pm Bristol Conference Room
9:45-10:15 pm 611 Building        

Bob Batch’s comedy challenges conventional wisdom and forces audiences to look at the world from his own skewed perspective. While many comedians present a negative outlook on life and commiserate with their audience, Bowers is a hilarious force of positivity.

Braylyn Resko Stewart

2pm-midnight on Main Street

No stranger to creativity artist Braylyn Stewart has independently gained success that most self-made artist spend lifetimes to strive for. He was accepted into the Visual Arts program at DuPont Manual High in Louisville Kentucky. There he was exposed to literally every different media of art from textiles to photography Braylyn has experience in them all. After graduating in 2003 with a diploma in Visual Arts, he set his sights on the local art scene. Exploding into the gallery district with his aggressive live aerosol paintings to his contemporary canvas hanging in the galleries themselves. His artwork has been featured in numerous galleries in downtown Louisville’s gallery district where monthly art shows are featured in the Trolley Hop. Over the years Braylyn has also painted over 70 public and private business murals in the Louisville area as well as traveling to music fest where he paints live during performances such as Forecastle, Rothbury, Underground Sounds and Detroit Electronic Music fest to be a few.

CirqueLouis

6-10pm on Main Street

Vision: To provide our community experiential circus arts through exceptional training and professional contemporary circus theatre. Mission: To foster the celebration, preservation and growth of the Circus Arts through creative community performance, and through our Circus Strong Academy and Social Circus programs, provide alternative and artistic physical activity promoting trust, confidence and compassion. Purpose: Promote physical, mental and emotional wellbeing by providing fun and challenging active education to students of all ages and abilities and provide inspiring unique performance art to our community.

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Damaged Goods

7-8pm in the Bristol Conference Room

Formed in 2010, Damaged Goods has been a staple in Louisville's soaring and vibrant arts scene for six years. In that time, they have performed for sold out venues all over the country, including stops in Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Nashville, Toronto, San Francisco and Grand Rapids. They've entertained students on the campuses of U of L, Bellarmine, WKU and EKU and locally, they can be seen monthly at The Bard's Town Theater in Louisville's historic Highlands neighborhood. Performing improv comedy in the style of Whose Line is it Anyway?, Damaged Goods takes your suggestions and turns them into comedy gold!

 
 
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Dave Caudill

2 pm-Midnight, on either ends of Main Street

Louisville artist Dave Caudill creates works for public, corporate and private collections. His larger public works are found at Louisiana’s Rip Van Winkle Gardens, East Tennessee’s Horizon Center park, the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts and the University of Louisville School of Music. He is also one of the few sculptors in the world who have created an environmental undersea sculpture. Dave’s sculptures will be used to create resolution trees where you can attach your resolutions as leaves and they will blow away in the wind making a fresh start for 2017.

The Voice Contestant Dave Moisan

7:45-8:30pm at the Kentucky Center

Dave Moisan is an independent American pop artist hailing from Louisville, KY and shows us that the city has more to offer than horses and bourbon. “Dave just oozes catchy hooks, great melodies, and clever lyrics” says WFPK Radio Louisville. His upbeat, pop-grooves have been streamed globally by the millions, and have found their way onto national television and movies. Channeling influences as varied as Daft Punk, Maroon 5, and even Chicago, the ebullient sound of Dave Moisan has been spreading positive vibes wherever he appears, leading MTV Music partner ourstage.com to say; “His feel-good pop will get you in a good mood, no matter what.”His most recent album "Heavyweight" will do nothing short of that. Climbing into the TOP 100 of the iTunes Pop Charts with its debut, the album has already found quick success. "This record carries an easygoing mood that will rub off on people [...and his] groovy new song 'Animal' will leave listeners strutting." says UPROXX.

heidijoy stenson

2:30-4:00pm at KMAC

Heidijoy Stenson is a Louisville-based singer/songwriter who plays the piano and accordion. She enjoys writing and performing for audiences who appreciate the transparency and tone of her writing. As a member of several musical projects, including The Moonlight Peddlers, The Wildflower Chronicles, and Damsel&Chap, Heidijoy's truest passion is connecting and empowering musicians to make a tangible difference in the community through organizing musical charity events as Co-director/Co-founder of the Louisville Musician Service Coalition. Her hope, is that she utilizes her passion for music, and love for people, as an avenue to connect people and to cultivate a sense of community.

 
 

Joe Autry

2-11:30 pm on Main Street

Joe Autry is an award winning multi-disciplined Sculptor, Yoga Practitioner and Instructor at Yoga East of Louisville. He has sculptural experience working with Stone, Metals, Wood, Ice, Sand and Salt/Sylvinite.  

kentucky shakespeare

8-9pm in the Bristol Conference Room

Founded in 1949, Kentucky Shakespeare — a not-for-profit, charitable organization and professional theatre — is the oldest, free Shakespeare festival in the United States. Designated the Official Shakespeare Company of the Commonwealth, Kentucky Shakespeare serves over 80,000 annually through the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park in the summer, educational outreach touring programs, and special community programming throughout the year.

Louisville Ballet

7:30-7:45pm at KMAC

Louisville Ballet, led by Artistic & Executive Director Robert Curran, is committed to making. moving. art. Louisville Ballet is the State Ballet of Kentucky, offers dance to an audience of more than 50,000 people each year and has earned a national reputation as one of the country’s leading ballet companies. Founded in 1952, the Company has over 70 world premiere ballets to its credit and a repertoire of over 150 works by choreographers such as Marius Petipa, George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Lucas Jervies, Adam Hougland and Val Caniparoli. Louisville Ballet’s education programs reach over 12,000 school children annually through student matinee performances and on-site lecture demonstrations.

Louisville Dance Series

8:30-9pm at the Kentucky Center

Louisville Dance Series is a curated performance series featuring a unique selection of area dance companies and inspiring artists, exposing audiences to Louisville's vibrant and eclectic dance community.

 

Louisville Lions Dance Team

5-6pm on Main Street, Peoples’ Procession

The Louisville Lion Dance Team, founded by Ryan Ho, started out performing for the Ten Thousand Buddhas Summit Monastery, located in Corydon, IN since 2005. Before that, Ryan Ho and Kevin Le started lion dancing with some friends in college as a member of VSA and at the St. John Vianney Church in 2004. In 2007 the team collaborated with Tu An Temple with performances for the Lunar New Year celebration within the Vietnamese Community. The following year LLD began performing outside of the Vietnamese Community, with Asian Family Day at the Speed Art Museum being the first. Today, LLD has grown to a team of enough members for two lions in a single performance. We bring a fresh and youthful perspective to the traditional lion dancing in the Vietnamese style. It's a time-honored belief that a lion dance performance brings good luck and fortune while fending off evil spirits.

lunares flamenco

6-7:15pm at the Kentucky Center

Lunares is a premier flamenco music, song and dance ensemble with over 30 years of professional performance experience. As a group, and individually, they have performed for audiences across the nation and throughout the world They have shared the stage and collaborated with flamenco legends, opened for world music festivals in Chicago and other illustrious venues. King's and Jones's original scores have been performed by world-class orchestras and symphonies, such as the San Diego Symphony and the Mansfield Orchestra of Ohio, to name a few. Ponzio created and directed Chicago's critically acclaimed flamenco music and dance company SOLEO, as well as has opened for the acclaimed Chicago Flamenco Festival, sharing the stage with Juan Carmona, Pitingo, Carmela Greco and more.

malcom McLaughlin open mic

7-10pm in the Bristol Courtyard

Malcolm has been a prominent fixture on the Louisville music scene for well over a decade performing in bands like the Elms, Jet Lawrence, Four, The Villebillies, Bottom Sop, and more. This Lou Years Eve he will host an open mic with other familiar local musicians in the Bristol Courtyard on Main Street!

 

Metro Parks Rec-On-The-Go Workshop

2-5:30 pm at the Kentucky Science Center

Make your shooting star for 2017 and display it in the People’s Procession

Myron Koch/Charlie Rivera Trio

6-10pm at KMAC

Myron Koch has been performing throughout the right half of the US for over 15 years and is in constant demand for studio & live sessions, since his mellow, sculpted tone brings both authenticity and sublime power to his projects. He has been fortunate enough to tour with numerous bands (his current being Hot Brown Smackdown and Vessel), and he has guest-spotted with many notable artists, including Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead), Keller Williams, Larry Keel, Garaj Mahal, Zoogma, Papadosio, Big Gigantic, The Lee Boys, Kofi Burbridge, Anders Osborne, Barefoot Manner, the Mantras, Marco Benevento and a long, unbridled list of other national artists. He is also a composer, photographer, videographer, producer, promoter, and graphic & web designer. Reach him at his website, www.MyronKoch.com

 

philharmonica string quartet

8-9pm in the 611 Building

Our mission is to provide an outlet for local musicians to produce high quality music together, to share our joy of music with our community and create life-long music lovers and patrons of the fine arts.

Porch Possums

9:15-11:30pm at the Kentucky Center

We like to play all kinds of music, but we generally work around bluegrass, folk, blues, gospel. We play music on the back porch, front porch, side porch, in the den, garage, kitchen, dining room, hallway, on a wagon, in church and the coal cellar. We just like to play and sing with friends and family.

small time napoleon

7-8pm in the 611 Building

Small Time Napoleon is the combination of new ideas and old sounds. Their interest in the jazz standards of the swing-era shine through in their voices, writing, and playing, while their ear for new sounds and ideas constantly drives them forward. The product of this pairing is what Kyle Ware of Insider Louisville has called “a mad science blend of western swing, hot jazz and folk,” which is “already starting to gel into something wholly singular.”

 

strive drum circle

3-5pm at Fort Nelson Park

Our mission is to provide Creative Wellness Education & Services to the Louisville community. We will make useful and meaningful programming available to all in an effort to foster affordable growth and learning for anyone who is striving for more in life. We opened our new Strive Center on March 19th, 2016. At the Center, we host our current programming (LifeRhythms!, In The Moment, and music therapy services), as well as workshops and classes on related arts and wellness topics.

Terry Kelley the Ballon Man

2-5pm at Frazier Museum

Family friendly entertainer. Magician, juggler, balloon Artist, yo-yo, puppets, and comedy.

 

turners circus

2, 3, & 4pm on Main Street

Turners Circus is dedicated to providing a safe and cooperative environment for families and individuals of all ages to enhance their physical and mental capabilities through guided development of skills and artistic expression with a focus on strength, grace and group involvement. Their shows are high octane entertainment featuring high flying acrobatics, juggling, ring work, and more!

 

Teatro Tercera Llamada

2:30 and 4:30 pm at Louisville Slugger

Teatro Tercera Llamada is a non-profit company with the purpose of presenting plays in Spanish for the Spanish-speaking community of the city of Louisville, KY and its surroundings.

wildwood

6-7pm on the Main Stage

Wildwood is six-piece country act from Louisville, KY. With years of inspiration drawn from artists like Brooks N Dunn, Vince Gill, and Toby Keith - the groups savvy neo-traditional style is one-of-a-kind alongside their modern, yet timeless, approach to songwriting and storytelling. Kevin Cumming's soulful and southern vocal tone sits nicely in tandem with Stacey King's pure harmonies which lend themselves well to singles like "Sorry Don't Mean A Thing" and "Whiskey" off of their 2015 debut "Leave The Light On".

Young Poets of Louisville

7-10pm in the Fenley Lobby

Young Poets of Louisville is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which provides a safe space for young people ages 13-19 to develop themselves through the written and spoken expression of poetry. Founded in July of 2015, YPL works to develop socially engaged and artistic leaders with literary, public speaking, and performance skills. The organization offers montly youth poetry slams, bi-monthly free writing workshops, the opportunity to compete in the Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival, and various other reading and performance opportunities.