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The Hangout Music Festival Lineup Announcement Monday Jan. 12

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 9, 2015

Your hammock is waiting…

The 2015 Hangout Music Fest lineup will be announced Monday, January 12.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EST / 9:00 a.m. CST.

Check out for information about General Admission, VIP and Super VIP weekend tickets. Whichever you choose, we strongly recommend you buy a ticket bundled with a shuttle pass.

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Iconic Rock Band KANSAS To Premiere Documentary Celebrating 40 Years Miracles Out Of Nowhere

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 9, 2015

February 2nd, 2015
At The 30th Annual Santa Barbara
International Film Festival

Film Reveals the Untold Story of the
Great American Progressive Rock Ban

Watch The Miracles Out Of Nowhere
Trailer Here:

January 9th, 2015 – Miracles Out Of Nowhere, the documentary film on KANSAS and the band’s incredible career will see its worldwide premiere at the 30th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) on Monday, February 2nd. The festival holds a vast array of films representing 54 countries, 23 world premieres and 53 US premieres, tributes with the year’s top talent, panel discussions, and free community education and outreach. The festival begins Tuesday, January 27th and continues through Saturday, February 7th, 2015.

Tickets and packages for the festival can be purchased here:

Miracles Out Of Nowhere producer and former manager, Budd Carr explains:

“It is an honor to have our KANSAS band documentary Miracles Out of Nowhere selected to premiere at the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. As a long time Santa Barbara resident it will be especially exciting for me celebrate the bands 40th Anniversary as part of the SBIFF’s 30th Anniversary year.”

Carr is recognized as one of the film industry’s top talents in the field of Film Music Supervision and best known for his work with Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone. He began his professional career as a music agent representing acts including The Cream, James Taylor, Carole King, Crosby-Stills-Nash and Young, and Eric Clapton.

2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the release of KANSAS, the band’s debut album. To commemorate the occasion, the classic KANSAS lineup reunited, for the first time in more than 30 years; at the place their incredible journey began, Topeka, Kansas! There, they relived the incredible untold story of one of the most successful American rock bands of their era. Returning to monumental career landmarks in their hometown, as well as sharing untold memories ranging from touring to songwriting and recording, the band shares how the smash hit “Dust in the Wind” was just a passing comment away from never being recorded! Viewers will hear the band tell stories about recording in the studio next to John Lennon, a backstage fight with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, and how the words “free beer” changed their lives forever! Miracles Out of Nowhere presents KANSAS in a way they have never before been seen.

“It was a pleasure and an honor to be given the opportunity to tell the world the amazing story of the band KANSAS in our new film Miracles Out Of Nowhere,” states director Charley Randazzo. “It is an inspiring journey of friendship, musicianship and perseverance that will resonate with people of all walks of life. Their songs and music were and still are “rock classics”, and it’s nice to know this film will expose to the masses six of the nicest and most talented guys I have ever worked with.”

Randazzo has produced, directed and edited music videos, concerts and documentaries for such musical superstars such as Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, P Diddy, N’ Sync, Prince, The Backstreet Boys, Billy Ray Cyrus, Shania Twain, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.

The documentary features interviews from legendary Queen guitarist and former tour mate Brian May, acclaimed producer Brendan O’Brien, Rolling Stone journalist David Wild, and more. Featured prominently is country icon Garth Brooks, who counts KANSAS, alongside The Beatles and the Eagles, as one of his greatest inspirations. These extraordinary new insights are coupled with rare and unseen footage, including live performances and candid, fan-shot footage of the band on the road. Miracles Out of Nowhere offers an unprecedented look at the incredible ascent of KANSAS, a story that will appeal to new fans and veteran enthusiasts alike.

Miracles Out Of Nowhere will be officially released on March 24th, 2015 and is available for pre-order at this link: You can also pre-order Miracles Out of Nowhere on Amazon.

From the beginning, KANSAS was fascinating in its unconventional approach to rock stardom. The sextet, composed of drummer Phil Ehart, bassist Dave Hope, keyboardist/guitarist Kerry Livgren, violinist/vocalist Robby Steinhardt, vocalist/keyboardist Steve Walsh, and guitarist Richard Williams were unlikely candidates for mainstream success in every way. After an improbable pairing with rock impresario Don Kirshner, the man behind the Monkees who signed and financed KANSAS on his Kirshner label, their relentless drive to succeed eventually resulted in instantly recognizable iconic hits like “Carry On Wayward Son,” “Dust in the Wind,” and “Point of Know Return.”

KANSAS has released eight gold albums, three 6x platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, The Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and the million-selling single “Dust in the Wind.” Albums and singles by KANSAS could be found on the Billboard charts for more than 200 weeks during the 1970s and 1980s. “Dust in the Wind” and “Carry On My Wayward Son” can still be heard on today’s radio.

About Santa Barbara International Film Festival:
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG® Australia, is dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, SBIFF offers 200+ films, tributes and symposiums that range from American indie films to world cinema and everything in-between. With its commitment to cultural diversity and powerful storytelling, SBIFF transforms beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, CA into a rich destination for film lovers, which attract more than 85,000 attendees. SBIFF is committed to providing free children’s education and community outreach programs through its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies, AppleBox Family Films, 3rd Weekend and educational seminars. The Festival is set to run January 27 – February 7, 2015. For more information, please visit

2015 Wanee Music Festival April 16-18

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 8, 2015

  2015 Wanee Music Festival April 16-18

Announces One Of Our Best Line-Ups

Widespread Panic (Fri. & Sat.)

Gregg Allman ¤ Gov’t Mule

Earth, Wind & Fire

Cheap Trick

Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band ¤ Butch Trucks & Very Special Friends

The Word featuring: Robert Randolph, John Medeski, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson & Chris Chew ¤ Hot Tuna Electric ¤ JJ Grey & Mofro

Oteil & Friends ¤ Galactic ¤ Zappa Plays Zappa ¤ Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne ¤ Yonder Mountain String Band

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk ¤ Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes featuring Doyle Bramhall II ¤ Raw Oyster Cult ¤ Dragon Smoke

The Revivalists ¤ Home At Last – The Nth Power Performs Steely Dan¤ Tea Leaf Green ¤ Bobby Lee Rogers Trio ¤ Pink Talking Fish

Eric Lindell & Company ¤ Royal Southern Brotherhood

Twiddle ¤ Natural Child ¤ Jacob Jeffries Band ¤ Juke

Party With the Wanee Happy Hour Bonus

Wednesday, April 15!

Advance and VIP Tickets

On Sale Now!


Widespread Panic takes the headliner reins for one of our best line-ups ever and brings their raucous jamband excitement to what has now become one of the most popular Festivals in the country.  THE 2015 WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL–now in its 11th year–returns once again Thursday April 16th through Saturday April 18th to the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Tickets for the Festival are on sale now through Tickets Today and


In addition to Widespread Panic playing both Friday and Saturday nights, the rest of the line-up includes: Gregg Allman ¤ Gov’t Mule ¤ Earth, Wind & Fire ¤ Cheap Trick ¤ Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band ¤ Butch Trucks & Very Special Friends ¤ The Word featuring: Robert Randolph, John Medeski, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson & Chris Chew ¤ Hot Tuna Electric ¤ JJ Grey & Mofro ¤ Oteil & Friends ¤ Galactic ¤ Zappa Plays Zappa ¤ Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne ¤ Yonder Mountain String Band ¤ Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk ¤ Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes featuring Doyle Bramhall II ¤ Raw Oyster Cult ¤  Dragon Smoke ¤ The Revivalists ¤ Home At Last – The Nth Power Performs Steely Dan ¤ Tea Leaf Green ¤ Bobby Lee Rogers Trio ¤ Pink Talking Fish ¤ Eric Lindell & Company ¤ Royal Southern Brotherhood ¤ Natural Child ¤ Twiddle ¤ Jacob Jeffries Band ¤ Juke. It’s a live music dream come true!




$195 + Applicable Fees (Limited time Advance – Price will increase later) Includes: 3 nights of Primitive Camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.).  Music from 12:30PM on Thursday (April 16). Full days of Music on Friday & Saturday (April 17 & 18)



$499+Applicable Fees: Limited Availability – Includes: (1) VIP 3-Day pass to the festival with music starting at 12:30PM on Thursday, Special concert viewing area at Peach and Mushroom stages, 3 nights of primitive camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.), Wanee 2015 VIP T Shirt, Commemorative Wanee 2015 Laminate, Private Restrooms, Commemorative Wanee 2015 Poster, Catered Lunch and dinner on Friday & Saturday, Complimentary snacks and soft drinks, Discounted beer, Access to Wanee 2015 VIP only Pre Party


Tickets for the 2015 Wanee Music Festival are on sale now at: Tickets Today or   The Festival will be held Thursday April 16th through Saturday April 18th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.


3-Day Tickets also include as a bonus the fabulous Wanee Wednesday Happy Hour Celebration April 15th from 3PM to 1AM with an exciting roster of great musical acts.  Come early and be happy!




Last year the Festival strengthened its position as one of the top live music events in the country with great music and great times for the many thousands of fans attending.  It was the best year to date. This year is sure to sell out so get your tickets early!


Wanee Music Festival is a joint venture between the Allman Brothers Band and Live Nation.


Look for more upcoming announcements at:



Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 8, 2015






 This year, Bonnaroo is inviting the fans to announce the bands

while they get to watch

a sneak peek of the Skrillex SuperJam Documentary

and more great performances from The Farm

 Fans will be instructed to follow these 3 steps:

 1) Call 1-844-ROO-2015 from 6-9PM EST to find out one artist on the lineup.

 2) Share that artist on Instagram, Twitter or Vine. 

Use #bonnaroo so the whole world can see it.

 3) Watch highlights from The Farm, including a sneak peek of the Skrillex SuperJam Documentary as the most creative fan announcements are chosen from social media to be on the BLAM! Feed at

Happy (almost) BLAM! Day!







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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 7, 2015
JANUARY 27-31, 2015
Do502 is proud to introduce a new tradition to the Louisville entertainment and music scenes. FREE WEEK! Louisville bands, venues, and promoters unite to celebrate the new year and all things awesome about Louisville music. FREE WEEK is a series of free shows beginning Tuesday, January 27 running throughout the week, ending on Saturday, January 31.
The FREE WEEK Kick Off Party presented by LEO Weekly on Tuesday, January 27 at Haymarket Whiskey Bar (331 E. Market Street) launches everyone into FREE WEEK. This event is RSVP-only and will feature performances by two of Louisville’s most riveting, experimental artists, Cher Von and Shedding. RSVP via Do502 HERE
Night one of FREE WEEK begins at The New Vintage (2126 S. Preston Street) with performances by Coliseum, Xerxes, ParlourThe Foxery, and Black God. Doors are at 8pm – Show at 9pm and it’s absolutely FREE. More information HERE including artist profiles, videos, and event specific poster/image.
Night two of FREE WEEK is at Zanzabar (2100 S. Preston Street) with performances by A Lion Named Roar, Discount Guns, Lydia Burrell, Satellite Twin, and Six Bells. Doors are at 8pm – Show at 9pm and it’s absolutely FREE. More information HERE including artist profiles, videos, and event specific poster/image.
Night three of FREE WEEK takes place at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road) with performances by The Hot Wires, Graffiti, Black Birds of Paradise, and New BravadoDoors are at 8pm – Show at 9pm and it’s absolutely FREE. More information HERE including artist profiles, videos, and event specific poster/image.
FREE WEEK closes out at Mercury Ballroom (611 S. 4th Street) with performances by 1200, Jalin Roze, Touch AC & The Smoke Shop Kids, and ShadowpactDoors are at 8pm – Show at 9pm and it’s absolutely FREE. More information HERE including artist profiles, videos, and event specific poster/image.
FREE WEEK is sponsored by LEO Weekly and WFPK and presented by the hardworking promoters, venues, and artists listed above.
An all encompassing event calendar for FREE WEEK is located at
 #HowWeLou | #FreeWeekLou
From Trolley Hop and WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday to The Flea Off-Market & Downs After Dark; Louisville’s possibilities to discover a new favorite band, the tastiest food truck, or recognize that the Louisville Ballet isn’t just for AARP members is endless. Do502 not only allows you to find and promote events, but also share favored events with friends within Do502 or through various social media platforms. Signing up is quick and easy and gives you access to awesome and numerous giveaways for tickets and exclusive events! Do502 is a dynamic, evolcing and powerful source for Louisville with opportunities to discover #HowWeLou within our “Neighborhoods” breakout to our constantly growing list of Badass Shows For $12 Or Less! Users of Do502 will also be able to follow our select group of “Sluggers,” experienced concert/event/social tastemakers like “The Bar Belle” Sara HavensWFPK “After Dark” Host Sean Cannon and New2Lou’s Stacey Servo.
Connect to Do502 via TwitterFacebook and Instagram

See The Impractical Jokers at The Louisville Palace Saturday 1/15

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 7, 2015

The Tenderloins who are in the middle of their truTV Impractical Jokers “Where’s Larry?” Tour which will be making a stop in Louisville, KY at the Palace Theatre on January 11th 2015.

The creators, executive producers, writers and stars of TruTV’s hit show, Impractical Jokers, now entering its fourth season, The Tenderloins perform a mix of stand-up, never-before-seen hidden camera videos and stories. Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James Murray and Brian Quinn have entertained each other for years with the most hilarious practical jokes they could imagine. These real-life best friends challenge each other to the most outrageous dares and uproarious stunts ever caught on their hidden camera and now they’re bringing their hilarity to the Palace Theatre on January 11th.

Show has HUGE numbers and is premiering their 4th season this January. They’ve done a number of major TV appearances including “Conan,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and “The Today Show” to name a few. You can view some highlights by clicking the following hyperlinks – Seth Meyers<>, Conan<>, 

Band Lineup announced for Louder Than Life

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 8, 2014





Louder Than Life
The band lineup has been announced for the debut LOUDER THAN LIFE festival—featuring music, whiskey and “gourmet man food”—coming to Louisville Champions Park Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 in Louisville, Kentucky. The powerful lineup includes Kid Rock, Judas Priest, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Volbeat, Papa Roach and many more.

In addition to presenting top rock bands on three stages, the weekend destination festival will feature the finest local Louisville food and drink experience: bourbon exhibitions, gourmet man food, local craft beers and more.

The band lineup for LOUDER THAN LIFE is as follows:

Saturday, October 4

Judas Priest, Korn, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Limp Bizkit, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman, Steel Panther, Pop Evil, Memphis May Fire, Fuel, Otherwise, Thousand Foot Krutch, Nonpoint, Miss May I, Flaw, Wilson
Sunday, October 5

Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Buckcherry, In This Moment, Hellyeah, Chiodos, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Butcher Babies, Avatar, Crobot, Monster Truck, Islander
Festival creator Danny Wimmer says, “Louisville is known for a lot of things. But I don’t think people realize what a great rock town this is. When I first came to Louisville, I fell in love with the city, its diverse food, its bourbon and its culture. It screamed ‘LOUDER THAN LIFE’ and I felt this was the perfect destination for this kind of rock festival,” Adds Wimmer, “I’ve created the LOUDER THAN LIFE festival to highlight and celebrate the ‘Culinary Capital of Bourbon Country.’ And of course, the culture of rock & roll and bourbon go hand in hand!”

“We’re so excited to have the LOUDER THAN LIFE festival come to Louisville and I can’t wait for the world to try our great local food, which got its start with the birth of the cheeseburger in our city over 80 years ago,” says Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen adds, “Louisville is a city we enjoy performing in and the fans always create a great atmosphere for a Volbeat show. We look forward to October. It will be a great time for all.”

According to Danny Wimmer, “The list of whiskeys, craft beers and food partners for LOUDER THAN LIFE is growing daily,” and already includes:

Bourbon, Whiskey & Other Spirits:

Angel’s Envy, Basil Hayden’s, Benchmark, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Eagle Rare, Evan Williams, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark, Red Stag, Town Branch Bourbon, Willett, Woodford Reserve and more.
Beer & Wine (Local/Artist Inspired):

Bluegrass Brewing Company (American Pale Ale, Altbier Amber Ale, Dark Star Porter and IPA), Alltech Lexington (Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Kentucky Ale and Kentucky IPA), West Sixth (West Sixth IPA, Deliberation Amber and Lemongrass American Wheat), New Albanian (Black & Blue Grass, Hoptimus Imperial Indian Pale Ale, Elector and Beak’s Best Bitter), Falls City Beer (English Ale, Hipster Repellant IPA and Fall Seasonal), Sterling Beer, Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer, Mastodon’s Black Tongue, Motörhead’s Bastards Lager and more.
Restaurants (Local and/or As Seen On Food Network):

Down One Bourbon Bar, Highway 61 Roadhouse, Iron Barley, Lil Cheezers, Longshot Lobsta, Momma’s BBQ, Monkey Wrench, Peyton’s Bourbon Cupcakes, Rye, Side Bar at Whiskey Row, Sivori Catering (burgoo), Spinelli’s, and more to be announced.
Celebrity Chef Appearances:

Chris Santos, Vic Vegas, Tom Coghill, Bill Kunz and more to be announced.

LOUDER THAN LIFE FESTIVAL set for Louisville Oct 4 and 5

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 8, 2014




Louisville, Ky. — June 25, 2014 — LOUDER THAN LIFE, the weekend rock music and camping fest set for October 4 and October 5, 2014 at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky, announced today its food and drink lineup, which will include bourbon and other spirits, craft beer, gourmet man food and artist-inspired beverages. The inaugural food, drink, and rock fest will celebrate the region’s food, bourbon and craft beer industry, while honoring Louisville’s history as the birthplace of bourbon. LOUDER THAN LIFE was recently dubbed the “ultimate man food experience.”

Festival creator Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents said, “I created the LOUDER THAN LIFE festival to highlight and celebrate the ‘culinary capital of bourbon country.’ And, of course, the cultures of rock & roll and bourbon go hand in hand!”

Wimmer adds, “Louisville is famous for a lot of things, but many people don’t know what a great rock town this is. When I first came to Louisville, I fell in love with this city, its diverse food, its bourbon and its culture. It screamed ‘LOUDER THAN LIFE,’ and I was quickly convinced this is the perfect destination for this kind of all-encompassing festival.”

More than 70 vendors, along with celebrity chefs Chris Santos, Vic Vegas, Bill Kunz, and Tom Coghill will showcase their wares while more than 30 bands, including Kid Rock, Judas Priest, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Volbeat, Papa Roach, rock three stages over two days and nights.

Weekend and single day General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale now at, and at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Wimmer also reports that the, “list of whiskeys, craft beers and food partners for LOUDER THAN LIFE is growing daily.” Mike Maloney, Special Events for the Office of the Mayor of Louisville, believes the festival is poised for greatness:

“Louisville has a great music scene, great food and is the birthplace of bourbon,” says Maloney. “Some interesting facts about the Louisville region that people may not be aware of: 95% of the world’s bourbon is produced in Kentucky and Louisville has a vibrant craft beer scene as well.”

“All bourbon is whiskey, not all whiskey is bourbon.”

Angel’s Envy (Louisville, Ky.)
Basil Hayden’s (Clermont, Ky.)
Benchmark (Frankfort, Ky.)
Buffalo Trace (Frankfort, Ky.)
Bulleit (Lawrenceburg, Ky.)
Eagle Rare (Franklin County, Ky.)
Evan Williams (Bardstown, Ky.)
Jim Beam (Clermont, Ky.)
Knob Creek (Clermont, Ky.)
Maker’s Mark (Loretto, Ky.)
Red Stag (Clermont, Ky.)
Town Branch Bourbon (Lexington, Ky.)
Willet (Bardstown, Ky.)
Woodford Reserve (Versailles, Ky.)


“Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.”

Bluegrass Brewing Company (Louisville, Ky.):
American Pale Ale
Altbier Amber Ale
Dark Star Porter
Falls City Beer (Louisville, Ky.):
English Ale
Hipster Repellant IPA
Fall seasonal
Sterling Beer (Louisville, Ky.):
Sterling Beer
Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. (Lexington, Ky.):
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
Kentucky Ale
Kentucky IPA
West Sixth Brewing Company (Lexington, Ky.):
West Sixth IPA
Deliberation Amber
Lemongrass American Wheat
New Albanian Brewing Company (New Albany, Ind.):
Black & Blue Grass
Hoptimus Imperial IPA
Beak’s Best Bitter


Must be 21 years or older to enter!

Copper and King’s American Brandy (Louisville, Ky.)
Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Experience
Jack Daniel’s was officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866. The Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the oldest registered distillery in the United States, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Jack Daniel’s encourages its friends to drink responsibly.

Make sure to come by the Jack Daniel’s experience to get your tour of the history of the distillery, education on how they make their famous whiskey, merch, games, food items and other interactive exhibits. Keep checking the website for more information and additions.

Germantown Presented by Jägermeister
The history of the Germans in Louisville began in 1787. In that year, a man named Kaye built the first brick house in Louisville, Kentucky. The Blankenbaker, Bruner, and Funk families came to the Louisville region following the American Revolutionary War, and in 1797 they founded the town Brunerstown, which would later become Jeffersontown, Kentucky. Further early immigration of Germans took place as they slowly followed the Ohio River after arriving in the United States, and many settled in Louisville.

In the 21st century, one third of Louisville’s population claims German ancestry. The Kentuckiana German Heritage Society was started in 1991 to preserve Louisville’s German heritage. The German-American Club Gesangverein, which was founded in 1878, also remains. Since 1977, Louisville has maintained a relationship with Mainz, Germany, with the two cities officially town twinning in 1994. Every October, a two-day Oktoberfest is celebrated.

Jägermeister is proud to present GERMANTOWN, which will feature celebrity Jäger Chef and restaurant owner Chris Santos, who will be judging the best gourmet man food items. Don’t miss some of the other activities in Germantown, which features the best bartenders in Louisville, Jäger Challenges, Jäger mixology, shots, food, signings and more!

Mastodon’s Black Tongue Double Black IPA
Mastodon’s Black Tongue Double Black IPA
Iron Maiden’s Trooper Premium British Beer
Iron Maiden’s Trooper Premium British Beer
Motörhead’s Bastards Lager
Motörhead’s Bastards Lager
Motörhead Vodka
JUST ANNOUNCED! Motörhead Vodka
Slayer’s Reign in Blood Red Cabernet Sauvignon
JUST ANNOUNCED! Slayer’s Reign in Blood Red Cabernet Sauvignon


Chris Santos Chris Santos — Throughout his career, Santos has appeared as a guest chef on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and has been a long-running judge on the Food Network’s most popular series, Chopped. Santos has also worked as a food stylist and consultant on movie sets including No Reservations starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Hitch, starring Will Smith. Outside of his chef whites, Santos’ involvement in boxing was well documented in the book An Unforgiving Sport by Muhammad Ali’s biographer, and he also pens his own articles for Eastside Boxing. His other loves — rock n’ roll and tattoos — have been featured in Inked and People Magazine, amongst others.
Vic Vegas Vic Vegas, a self-trained restaurant chef, worked his way up the culinary ladder from dishwasher to Executive Chef at Las Vegas hotels such as companies as MGM Inc. Monte Carlo, Station Casinos, Binion’s Hotel, THE SBE Sahara-House of Lords Steakhouse, and many local restaurants around Las Vegas in a 20 year span.
Bill Kunz Bill Kunz owns Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen which features Cajun, Creole, and barbeque cuisines. The Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen is located in Webster Groves, Missouri. He is well traveled and is well aware of the cuisines unique to many cities in the U.S. He and his friend Tom Coghill take trips together to find new types of foods and new cuisines. They travel together to different cities and pick the locals brains about popular and authentic restaurants in the area.
Tom Coghill Tom Coghill opened Iron Barley, his south St. Louis institution, in 2003. He used to be the head chef at Frazer’s Brown Bag. Gourmet lauded the restaurant before its second birthday. Iron Barley was featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives in 2008. The Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food featured Coghill’s “Monte Cristo hot dogs.”


Down One Bourbon Bar (Louisville, Ky.)
Highway 61 Roadhouse (St. Louis, Mo.)
Holy Mole Taco Truck (Louisville, Ky.)
Iron Barley (St. Louis, Mo.)
Lil’ Cheezers (Louisville, Ky.)
Longshot Lobsta (Louisville, Ky.)
Momma’s Mustard, Pickles & BBQ (Louisville, Ky.)
Monkey Wrench (Louisville, Ky.)
Peyton’s Bourbon Cupcakes (Bloomfield, Ky.)
Rye (Louisville, Ky.)
Sidebar at Whiskey Row (Louisville, Ky.)
Sivori Catering [Burgoo] (Louisville, Ky.)
Spinelli’s (Louisville, Ky.)
Sponsors for LOUDER THAN LIFE include Monster Energy Drink, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, F*ck Cancer, Crazy Dave’s Music, UBER, Muhammad Ali Center, Crowne Plaza, Galt House, Spinelli’s, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Original Makers Club, Louisville Metro Parks Foundation and more.

LOUDER THAN LIFE is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy’s Fort Rock Festival, Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion, Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival, Epicenter—Southern California’s Rock Festival, Rockwave, The Big Ticket, Chill On The Hill, and Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour.

Champions Park is located at 2050 River Road in Louisville, KY, less than three miles from downtown.
About Danny Wimmer Presents:

Since 1995, DWP has created, developed and produced events from the club level to some of the largest North American festivals. Founded by industry veteran Danny Wimmer, DWP produces some of the largest festivals in the rock and alternative landscapes. Never satisfied with the status quo, Danny Wimmer Presents strives to create memorable and fulfilling concert experiences leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions.

About Monster Energy:

Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots, and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality.


Miley Cyrus at KFC Yum Center

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 10, 2014

No matter how you feel about Miley Cyrus, she puts on one of the most high energy shows of the year. Her fans make the atmosphere  incredible and what a stage show! For a photographer it does not get any better!Here are some of the more family friendly shows. Want more click on the link below:






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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on June 9, 2014

LOUISVILLE, KY – (June 9) – Paul McCartney has confirmed that he will, however reluctantly, heed medical advice to rest up just a bit longer to fully recuperate from the virus that forced the postponement of his recent dates in Japan and Korea.

I’m sorry but it’s going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again. I’m feeling great but taking my docs’ advice to take it easy for just a few more days. Look forward to seeing you all soon.”—Paul McCartney

The Out There world tour will now resume July 5 in Albany, NY, and the June 14-26 shows in Lubbock, Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Nashville and Louisville have been rescheduled to October.

Tickets for the June 26th show at KFC Yum! Center will been honored for the new date of Tuesday, October 28th.

The Out There tour, as always, features music from the most beloved catalog in popular music, as Paul performs songs spanning his entire career–as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle. The set list will also include material from Paul’s most recent studio album

NEW, a global hit upon its release last year. The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity; in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived; music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives. The last decade has seen Paul and his band perform in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, and even broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years–Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums)–the show never disappoints. The tour also uses state of the art technology and production to ensure the entire audience has the best possible experience. With massive screens, lasers, fireworks, unique video content and, of course, the best songs in the world, a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul’s shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.

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