The showers may rain down on the start of June, but fail we shall not to dance, sing and find love to different tunes around town tonight.
There is much abuzz around town, and I am here to point the directionless toward their destined weekend fun.
Or at least try to.
So here are some of the weekend’s most intriguing events.
If you have yet to attend any of the recent street festivals (Louisville Loves Mountains, Flea Off Market, etc.), you are missing out on some of the weirdness which makes Louisville so cool. The Grassroots Gala starts around four in the afternoon on South Fourth Street in between Broadway and Chestnut. The event will host live music, a gathering of food trucks, and booths for those promoting community awareness and lots of awesome Louisvillians striving to make a difference.
Check out what many local organizations are trying to achieve in Louisville. Activism, communities and involvement are keys to any city’s growth.
If you just want a fun place to walk around hand-in-hand with your date, this is the event to start your weekend. Local Louisville food is to die for and the food trucks will be in full force, with my favorite, Hole Mole, leading the charge. If you think Qdoba is good, you will die and go to heaven when you sample the tacos from Hole Mole.
One can always count on music being provided and there are some pretty cool bands playing today. Leigh Ann Yost is a charm to watch. King Kong will close the night out with some funky-blues rock that Louisville seems to love so much.
So come on out and experience what this city is all about! Below are links of inspiration.
No matter one’s age, you are bound to get a high off the funky vibes by Space Capone. The most glaring comparison would be to the great and late Michael Jackson. With a sensual falsetto voice, ten-piece band (horn and brass section!) and a groove straight from Funkytown, Zazoo’s is sure to have an eruptive dance party.
Funny Bones will kick things off around ten, debuting their new outfit and lots of new songs. You will find me sporting a wild hat, and making ridiculous dance moves. So please do come chitchat.
The night is sure to catch fire.
• Elizabeth Cook, Saturday at Uncle Slayton’s, Satuday, June 2
Singer songwriter Elizabeth Cook is a fireball with the pen. Her provocative lyrics are matched only by the soul in her voice. A wily veteran of the Opry house, Elizabeth is sure to light us up for some REAL country music.
Her sound is country music that reflects the blues and beauty of rural life in America.
She’s got enough power and punch to impress the fells and enough suave to make all females feel proud to be a woman. If you are proud of the south, the country, and those who toil … this is your show to attend on Saturday.
Doors open at 8 PM with Tim Carroll kicking things off.
• Cosa Seria Latin Band with Appalatin, Headliners Music Hall, Saturday June 2
If you like Latin music, salsa dancing or beautiful women, I am sure you will be fully accommodated at Headliners Saturday night with the fever pitch of two great Latin bands in Cosa Seria and Appalatin.
Cosa Seria is a Latin-hip hop and instrumental group from Louisville. A local culture shock all should experience. The beats are good, and you don’t have to hear about bling, Lamborghinis and girls in bikinis. Bi-Linguals will love it!
I have seen Appalatin many a time, and have yet to be disappointed. It is so awesome to experience the eclectic sounds of Latin/flamenco/bluegrass music that have somehow been produced right here in Louisville. The band plays frequently and is an advocate for local support, the environment and dance. Come feel the fire of Yani and the boys Saturday, and I promise you a good chance of finding romance.
Doors open at 8 PM for a bargain $5 at Headliners Music Hall.