The Garvin Gates Blues Festival
Four Roses Bourbon, The Garden Gate Neighborhood Association along with Councilman, David James, of the Louisville Metro Government present the 19th Garvin Gates Blues Festival beginning Friday, October 10th and continuing through Saturday, October 11th, 2014. They're so excited with anticipation, they even have a countdown ticker on their page. Which, at the time of this blog post was at 20 days, 22 hours, 49 minutes and 22 seconds, 21, 20, 19.... You get the idea! It's COMING!!!
This festival is always held the second week of October on the streets of Historic Old Louisville. Historic Old Louisville is the largest Victorian preservation neighborhood in the USA. Since the festival began in 1988, many of the top names in BLUES have performed here.
Proceeds, sponsorships and vendor sales from this FREE event benefit the Garvin Gate Neighborhood and the Old Louisville Preservation Project.
During the festival, Oak Street and Garvin Place will be blocked off to traffic while the bands perform on two stages. In addition to the entertainment, food and drink , there will be over 50 craft booths. What makes this festival unique is that the booths are open late.
This event attracts large crowds, so it's asked that dogs stay at home. Additionally, nearby street parking is available on a first come first serve basis. Also, no coolers, cans or bottles should come into the festival area. Supporting the vendors by purchasing your food and drink through them is what makes this free event possible. image by ARTxFM labeled for Reuse
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