May 31, 2018

Farmer’s Market and Hot Country Nights make Fourth Street Live! the place to be

Whether it’s unwinding after work, picking up produce at lunch, participating in a charity event or seeing some of country music’s biggest stars, Fourth Street Live! has you covered.

If you work downtown, finding time before or after work to shop for fruits and vegetables can be next to impossible. But for those who can walk to Fourth Street Live!, picking up produce just got a lot easier.

The Fourth Street Live! Farmer’s Market has become increasingly popular among downtown workers and visitors alike. And, you can also stop in one of the complex’s lunch spots while you’re there.

Even if your office is not in walking distance, the venue offers free parking during market hours. Kentucky Double Dollars and SNAP are accepted as well.

You’ll find everything you need for a salad, snack or side dish, and can even find a piece of fruit to enjoy back at the office.

The Fourth Street Live! Farmer’s Market is open every Wednesday through October from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Live! After Five

On June 1, Fourth Street Live! gives you a good reason to linger downtown after a stressful work week. A free concert featuring local favorite Kirby’s Dreamland gets the weekend rocking and rolling.

The local band plays plenty of popular venues around town, and features Steve Clark on Vocals, Tony McElwain on Guitar, D M on Bass and Nick McElwain on Drums. Many of the Street’s bars and restaurants will have specials during the show.

It’s the first of three Live! After Five events. Watch for Cover Me Bad on July 6 and Danny Dean and the Homewreckers on August 3.

Charity walk and A Kid, A Cop and A Cause

More than 400 people are expected to be at Fourth Street Live! at 8 a.m. on Saturday June 9 for the 14th annual Walk and Roll event, a fundraiser for the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies.

Guests go on a leisurely 1.1 mile walk, but that’s not all. Participants enjoy great food, awards are presented, and there’s live entertainment.

The next day, starting at 10, members of the Louisville Metro Police Department will be paired with local foster kids in the popular “A Kid, A Cop and a Cause” event.

Officers will help kids assemble their own bikes and help them take a “test drive” on a special course at Fourth Street Live! This is the second year this event has taken place at the downtown complex, and this year 125 bikes are being donated to needy kids by Fourth Street Live! Norton Healthcare is also donating 125 bike helmets.

Hot Country Nights

If you don’t know Russell Dickerson and Billy Currington, you don’t know country music. Hot Country Nights has become one of the city’s biggest country music events, and features some of Nashville’s top musicians.

On June 16, the Street welcomes Russell Dickerson, a fast-rising country music star. His single, Yours, was released last October and reached #1 on Billboard’s Heat chart. Two years ago, he made his Grand Ole Opry debut. The 31-year-old Tennessee native has toured with Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett and Darius Rucker, and with Billy Currington, who follows him to the Louisville stage on June 22.

Minnesota native Jake Rose, who now lives in Nashville, opens the show. He will play his top singles, “Sleeves” and “Favor.”

Tickets to the show, which starts at 8 p.m., are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Get your tickets now at Ticketfly.com.

Billy Currington is a more established member of country music royalty, having enjoyed hit after hit since signing with Mercury Records in 2003. His string of #1 hits includes “We Are Tonight,” “Hey Girl, “Good Directions,” “Must Be Doin’ Something Right” and “People Are Crazy.”

The Georgia native has released six best-selling albums to date, and is touring all across America this summer. His most recent record, Summer Forever, was released in 2015 and includes the hits “Don’t it”, “Drinkin’ Town with a Football Problem”, “It Don’t Hurt Like it Used To”, and “Do I Make You Wanna.”

The opening act is Wild Feathers, a Nashville-based country rock band that released the album “Lonely is a Lifetime” in 2016.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Get them now at Ticketfly.com. The show starts at 8 p.m.

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