Late night Thursdays are back and better than ever. Join us for the inaugural Bourbon and Botanicals music series, sponsored by Kentucky Artisan Distillery the Home of Jefferson’s Bourbon, Thursday nights from May 9th – July 25th (excluding July 4th). Bring your friends and family out to explore our beautiful botanical gardens, enjoy tastings of delicious bourbon from our next door neighbors Kentucky Artisan Distillery or purchase a selection of brews, wine, and snacks while enjoying live music from great local bands. We will have an informal plant walk at 5:30 p.m. each evening, with music starting at 6:30 p.m. The concert series is free to our members and included in general admission for non-members. Seating is limited so please bring a chair or blanket. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. This is a rain or shine event.
Flamenco Louisville is an inclusive, participatory community of dancers, musicians, teachers and aficionados who wish to keep the Flamenco experience present in our lives though we live far from Spain. Through classes, performances and juergas (flamenco parties), we share our passion with our home community of Louisville, KY and communities throughout the region. We are dedicated to the study and presentation of Flamenco Puro – the most traditional style of flamenco music and dance. Members of Flamenco Louisville have traveled together to study in Spain and teachers Diana Dinicola and Paula Collins travel regularly to study with their teachers in Seville and bring their knowledge home to share with the community. Flamenco Louisville performs authentic flamenco dance and music, bringing a little bit of Spain to the Metro area. Dancers in colorful costumes will perform lively and dramatic numbers with expressive arms and rhythmic footwork. Audience members will be asked to join in with words of encouragement (“jaleos”) and hand clapping (“palmas”). The performers you will see tonight have dedicated themselves to developing their skills as flamenco artists through intense study and practice, including travel to Spain and ongoing collaborations with excellent fellow-artists here in the US.
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Bourbon and Botanicals LINE UP
May 16th – Mama Said String Band
May 23rd – Corey Brumback Band
May 30th – Flamenco Louisville
June 6th – Two for the Show
June 13th – Charity Radcliffe
June 20th – Billy Goat Strut Revue
June 27th – Whiskey Bent Valley Boys
July 4th – We’re closed for Independence Day – no late night Thursday
July 11th – The Local Honeys
July 18th – Hot Brown Smackdown
July 25th – Hot Coffee Breakdown featuring Contra Dance calling by Chet Gray
Thank you to our Bourbon & Botanicals Sponsors:
Kentucky Artisan Distillery the Home of Jefferson’s Bourbon
Sally and Thorne Vail and their children Liz and Shep.