The 2012 version by Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, Heine Bros and Carmichael’s will, as in the past, attempt to raise awareness and funds to stop mountain top removal mining.
And to have a pretty dang good time doing it.
The street festival traditionally has closed off Longest Avenue at Bardstown Road in front of the Heine Brothers’ Coffee shop and Carmichael’s Bookstore for food, speeches and some awesome roots/Bluegrass/Newgrass music.
In the past, the event has included nationally known speakers including farmer/activist Wendell Berry.
Keynote speaker for the 2012 Louisvllle Loves Mountains is scheduled to be Erik Reece, author of “Lost Mountain.”
From the Amazon.com summary for “Lost Mountains”:
This year’s Kentucky Loves Mountains entertainment line up includes:
This event has had weather issues over the years.
This year, as last, the block party rain plan is to move the event to The Money Wrench restaurant and bar at 1025 Barrett Ave.
About KFTC: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is a statewide citizens organization working for a new balance of power and a just society. As we work together we build our strength, individually and as a group, and we find solutions to real life problems. We use direct action to challenge—and change—unfair political, economic and social systems. Our membership is open to all people who are committed to equality, democracy and non-violent change.