Kentucky Derby Festival
options available for viewing
Thunder Over Louisville
kicks of two weeks of Derby fun
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 2012) Do you Thunder?
If so, here are some options for attending this years Thunder
Over Louisville, set for April 21 in Louisville.
Miller Lite Presents the KFC Yum! Center River
Bash. The KFC Yum! Center River Bash presented by Miller Lite
will celebrate Thunder Over Louisville and feature live entertainment,
concessions and cash bar. Doors open at 1 p.m. at the rear entrance
on River Road.
Pegasus Parade is a hugely
popular event during the Kentucky
Derby Festival. View all the festival
events online at: www.KDF.org.
River Bash offers Thunder Over Louisville fans a great
way to celebrate all the festivities in a covered area off River Road.
The event will include a Thunder Day Buffet feast from 4-7
p.m., concessions, cash bar and live entertainment featuring local legends,
The Louisville Crashers.
Seats are available for $100, reserved, or $800 for a table of eight,
with guests able to come and go as they please throughout the day. Children
ages 2 and under are free. Seats are limited. For reservations, contact
Iris Brown at (502) 367-5150, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details
are available at www.kfcyumcenter.com.
Concert Lineup at Kroger's 'Fest-A-Ville on the Waterfront'
April 29: Christian rock acts Jonny Diaz at 5 p.m.;
Chris Sligh at 6 p.m.; and Building 429 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1: The RhythmFest show features George
Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at 9 p.m.
Wednesday, May 2: Walk The Moon will appear
with special guest Ha Ha Tonka at 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 3: AWOLNATION in concert at 9 p.m.
Derby Eve Jam on Friday, May 4: The Charlie Daniels
Band with guest The HillBenders at 8 p.m.
ThunderBlast 2012: Rock The Block!
Separated from the crowds, guests attending the Louisville Science Centers
annual family-friendly fundraising event, ThunderBlast,
will enjoy a full day of fun and a front-row, riverside view of Thunder
Over Louisville, the largest annual fireworks display in North America.
The event is scheduled from 2-11 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Guests will
enjoy a picnic-style meal and dining tent, a riverside view of the Thunder
Over Louisville air show and fireworks in a secure outdoor area reserved
for ThunderBlast guests only, indoor restrooms, indoor and outdoor kids
activities including special demonstrations on the Science Stage, a
Sound Garden, Inflatables, a giant chess board, and much more.
Guest also will have access to the Science Centers exhibit galleries
including, GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World,
presented locally by AT&T, plus additional food and beverage vendors.
Also available to ThunderBlast guests will be Guitar SMASH! Channel
your inner-Pete Townsend by demonstrating your strength and rock-ability.
For $25 you will receive one guitar, generously donated by Music-Go-Round,
to smash until your hearts content. You know youve always
wanted to, so cmon, get wild. Guests also will have the opportunity
to purchase additional IMAX tickets for shows occurring during the event
at the discounted rate of $4 each.
Member adult tickets are $65; non-member adult tickets are $85; children
ages 2-12 years are $40. To purchase tickets, call (502) 561-6100, ext.
6111. Please RSVP by Monday, April 16. No refunds or exchanges.
Parking is $10 per space and located in the Advocacy Parking Garage
at Eighth and Jefferson streets, which is two blocks south of the Science
Thunder at the Kentucky Center. Excellent viewing
is available at the Kentucky Centers north terrace at The Belvedere.
Tickets are $40 adults and $20 for children ages 12 and under. Children
16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets include a Derby
Doors open at 2 p.m.. The air show begins at 3 p.m. and the fireworks
show is at 9:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit: www.KentuckyCenter.org
or call 1-800-775-7777.
Thunder Over Louisville fans making last-minute plans for
a place to park their RV, pitch a tent or park their car have an option
thats close to the action. Metro Parks is selling passes for Thunder
weekend at Eva Bandman Park, 1701 River Rd., for the third consecutive
Eva Bandman Park is located along the Ohio River near Frankfort Avenue,
less than a 10-minute stroll from the eastern edge of Waterfront Park.
RV parking is available beginning Friday, April 20, for $200. All parking
spaces can accommodate a 40-foot vehicle with an awning.
Tent campers bringing tents may stay in Eva Bandman Park on Friday and
Saturday nights for $50. This includes space for one car, not necessarily
next to your tent. Additional cars are $15 each.
Parking on Saturday, April 21, will be available at Eva Bandman Park
as long as space permits at a cost of $20 per vehicle. Cash only, paid
at time of arrival.Visit www.Metro-Parks.org/parks/bandman
or call (502) 456-8157.
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