Plus, a pop-up wine tasting at Canary Club.
 
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🎶 Life is short, buy the concert tickets
A photo of Bob Dylan singing at The White House in 2010.
Louisville is Bob Dylan’s only stop in Kentucky for his tour in 2024. | Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Wikimedia Commons
It’s always special when your favorite artist releases new music, but nothing compares to watching them perform live.

Although concert announcements are still dropping every day, this year’s slate already appears to rival last year with colossal pop, rock, R&B, and country tours on the horizon.

Here is a list of some of the most anticipated concerts and music festivals that are sure to be hot ticket events across the Louisville metro area.

Winter

Journey: “Freedom Tour 2024" | TOTO will be this legendary American rock band’s special guest.
  • Date: Saturday, Feb. 24
  • Venue: KFC Yum! Center
Bob Dylan | See this world famous singer-songwriter perform hits like “Blowin’ In The Wind” and “Like a Rolling Stone.”
  • Dates: Saturday, March 23 + Sunday, March 24
  • Venue: Louisville Palace
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AJR’s four-month tour will make stops in Boston, Seattle, Atlanta, and more.

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Photo by Elsi Delgado via Wikimedia Commons

Spring

AJR: “The Maybe Man Tour” | See this American indie pop band perform tracks from its latest album “The Maybe Man.”
  • Date: Saturday, April 13
  • Venue: KFC Yum! Center
Bad Bunny: “Most Wanted Tour” | See this Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican rapper and singer perform hits like “WHERE SHE GO” and “MONACO.”
  • Date: Monday, April 22
  • Venue: KFC Yum! Center

Summer

Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind, & Fire: “Sing A Song All Night Long” | Fans will be able to sing and dance along to hits from these musical greats.
  • Date: Wednesday, June 12
  • Venue: KFC Yum! Center
CeeLo Green | This five-time Grammy Award-winning rapper + singer is loved for hits like “Crazy” and “Fool For You.”
  • Date: Friday, June 28
  • Venue: The Amp at Log Still

Fall

Bourbon & Beyond Festival | Enjoy a bourbon, food, and music festival with performance by Zach Bryan, Dave Mathews Band, Tyler Childers, My Morning Jacket, and more.
  • Dates: Thursday, Sept. 19-Sunday, Sept. 22
  • Venue: Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Exposition Center
 
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Will you be headed to any of these concerts?

A. Yes, I have tickets to a bunch of these shows.
B. Maybe one or two.
C. No, I’m not interested in these performers/bands.
D. No, I don’t like attending live music events.
 
 
Events
 
Wednesday, Feb. 7
  • Last Call Trivia | Wednesday, Feb. 7 | 7-9 p.m. | Hi-Wire Brewing Louisville, 642 Baxter Ave., Louisville | Free | Bring your friends to test your collective knowledge and win prizes if you finish in the top three.
Thursday, Feb. 8
  • Golden Galentine’s Day Soiree | Thursday, Feb. 8 | 6-8 p.m. | Golden Aesthetic Atelier, 11421 Main St., Middletown | Free | Enjoy discounts, snacks, drinks, and prizes at this local aesthetic spa.
  • Love Hats | Thursday, Feb. 8 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | The Hat Shoppe, 4600 Shelbyville Rd. #214, Louisville | $150 | Create a custom hat with your SO or bestie by choosing a style and decorating it with embellishments like ribbons, feathers, and charms.
  • Dine Nashville: The Music City Way | Thursday, Feb. 8-Sunday, March 3 | Throughout Nashville | Cost of purchase | Experience Nashville’s diverse food scene through collaborative chef experiences, cocktail specials, Restaurant Week, and deals and discounts.*
Friday, Feb. 9
  • The Fusion “Celebrates Black History” | Friday, Feb. 9-Saturday, Feb. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Roots 101 African American Museum, 124 N. 1st St., Louisville | $25-$30 | Aspiring jazz musicians and educators are invited to take part in this gathering featuring several jazz performances.
Saturday, Feb. 10
  • Cake Pop Bites Decorating Class | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Rainbow Blossom Springhurst Wellness Center, 3608 Springhurst Blvd., Louisville | $45 | Learn how to make delicious cake pops in a fun and engaging environment with gluten-free, allergy-friendly, and vegan ingredients.
  • Hard Times Collective Valentine’s Market | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 2-7 p.m. | Whirling Tiger, 1335 Story Ave., Louisville | Free | Shop 45+ artisan vendors while enjoying a kissing booth-themed portrait station, food trucks + drinks, and a DIY Valentine station.
  • Palentine’s Day Cocktail Class | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 1-3 p.m. | Angel’s Envy Distillery, 500 E. Main St., Louisville | $65 | Invite your best pals along for a special celebration of friendship and the whiskeys that bind.*
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🏈 Super essentials for game day
A rotating gif of Super Bowl game day essentials, including tees that support Taylor and a slow cooker buffet.
It’s Super Bowl LVIII: Taylor’s Version. | Photos via Amazon
Ready for Super Bowl Sunday? Gear up for hosting, snacking, and cheering on Taylor’s boyfriend your favorite team with game day essentials.
 
News Notes
 
Cause
  • The Sparking Change Mini-Grants Program is the Community Foundation of Louisville’s newest grant opportunity open to nonprofit organizations with operating budgets under $250,000. Through the program, three $1,000 grants are awarded to nonprofits monthly. Interested nonprofits can apply once a year + will be considered each month thereafter.
Community
  • Help the Parks Alliance of Louisville collect valuable feedback by completing this survey about living in your neighborhood + the recent opening of Alberta O. Jones Park. Bonus: You could win $250 in gift certificates to local Black-owned businesses.
Biz
  • More changes are coming to the downtown skyline. Fifth Third Bank announced that it will move from the 401 S. 4th Street Tower to become the anchor tenant at the multi-million dollar NuLu Yard development. The bank plans to remove its signage from the 4th Street Tower + relocate in 2025. (Louisville Business First)
Drink
  • Sip back and relax with Canary Club on Friday, Feb. 9, 7-8 p.m., for its Lovers Gonna Love pop-up wine event. The evening will feature five tastings with a French wine consultant + tickets are $40 at the door.
Read
  • Carmichael’s Bookstore is hosting best-selling author Gwenda Bond for a discussion about her new book “The Frame-Up” on Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. The book — featuring elements of romance, fantasy, and magical realism — comes out on Tuesday, Feb. 13 + you can pre-order it now.
Outdoors
  • Join Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest on Friday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. for Golden Eagles of Bernheim. Andrew Berry, the center’s director of conservation, will lead a presentation about a 15-year research project on golden eagles + why the winter raptors are attracted to Bernheim Forest. Registration is $10-$15.
Eat
  • Gear up for the big game with a spread from Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill. From taco kits to nachos, Salsarita’s has plenty of catering options. Pro tip: Use code 3AMIGOS for $5 off a Three Amigos bundle (valid online now through Wednesday, Feb. 14).*
Finance
  • Get trusted financial advice with Money Pickle, the service that connects you directly with experienced financial advisors to help with your investment + retirement planning needs (all through a complimentary video meeting). Take control of your financial future in 2024 by scheduling a free consultation.*
 
 
Community
 
Algonquin Park pool renovations are underway
A rendering of the Algonquin Park pool renovations with many children, adults, and families.
The Algonquin Park pool first opened in 1968. | Rendering by Brandstetter Carroll, Inc. via Louisville Parks and Recreation
On Tuesday, Feb. 6, city leaders announced that renovations to the Algonquin Park pool are underway. This comes after the popular West End pool was closed last summer “for building improvements.”

To finance the renovations, the city allocated over $9 million to the Algonquin pool as well as the Camp Taylor pool; the funds are a part of the city’s redirection of $20 million from the American Rescue Plan for Louisville parks and libraries.

Here are some of the things you can expect to see at the Algonquin pool when renovations are complete:
  • Family slide
  • Lily pad bridge
  • Zero-depth entry ramp
  • Climbing wall
  • Vortex
Additionally, free public Wi-Fi is being installed at Algonquin Park.


The pool renovations are expected to be complete by spring 2025, while the Wi-Fi could be in place by the end of the week.
 
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The Wrap
 
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From the editor
In case you missed it, Humana announced earlier this week that it plans to vacate its 26-story building on Main Street over the next 18-24 months. What do you think should happen to the building after Humana leaves? More offices? Affordable housing? A new community center? Tell us by commenting on this post.
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