As if some of the city’s finest restaurants and bars weren’t reason enough to get down to Fourth Street Live!, this list of upcoming events is. Included are the hottest country music concerts, a celebration of recent basketball glory at U of L, a place to find fresh fruits and vegetables and a fun and entertaining event for the whole family.
Hot Country Nights
You can’t listen to a country music station long without hearing a Billy Currington hit, and the Georgia native will play them all in the middle of Fourth Street on Friday, June 22. His string of #1 hits includes “We Are Tonight,” “Hey Girl, “Good Directions,” “Must Be Doin’ Something Right” and “People Are Crazy.”
His most recent record, Summer Forever, was released in 2015 and includes the hits “Don’t it,” “Drinkin’ Town with a Football Problem,” “It Don’t Hurt Like it Used To,” and “Do I Make You Wanna” (which reached #1 on the Country Airplay chart last August).
The opening act is Wild Feathers, a Nashville-based country rock band that released the album “Lonely is a Lifetime” in 2016. Tickets to the show are $20 in advance through Ticketfly.
On August 10, Grainger Smith will perform hits from his 2017 record “When the Good Guys Win.” Smith gained additional fame recently when he performed his hit “Happens Like That” on the TV series “The Bachelorette.” Tickets to Grainger Smith are available on Ticketfly for $11.
Cardinal basketball fans have a special place in their heart for Russ Smith, Peyton Siva, Luke Hancock and other members of the contingent that beat Michigan in the 2013 NCAA Tournament championship game.
On June 29, many of these players will come to Fourth Street Live! to celebrate the team’s accomplishments with fans, sharing their stories of a magical season in which the Cards won the Big East Tournament and finished with a 35-5 record.
There will be opportunities for autographs and photos during the event. Ticketholders will also be eligible for prize drawings that include championship and team memorabilia. General admission tickets to the team’s Five-Year Reunion Celebration are $20, and there are VIP and sponsorship opportunities available.
The first year of Fourth Street Live’s Farmer’s Market is already a big hit with downtown workers. There’s no better way to make good use of the lunch hour than by shopping for fresh fruit and vegetables at what has become the city’s favorite mid-week market.
Every Wednesday, through Oct. 11, local farmers bring their best produce to the Fourth Street Live! Farmer’s Market. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the venue offers free parking for shoppers.
There’s no need to wait for the weekend, or to head for the suburbs, to find fresh vegetables and fruits. You’ll find everything you need for a salad, snack or side dish, and can even take a piece of fruit to enjoy back at the office.
Kentucky Double Dollars and SNAP are accepted.
Family Fun Day
Bring the whole family, including those with four legs, to Fourth Street Live! on June 30 for the first-ever Family Fun Day. There will be a full schedule of activities suitable for little ones and furry friends alike.
It’s always fun to bring the family pet to a big event, especially with the opportunity to interact with other animals.
For $5, guests get an all-access wristband. Proceeds benefit The Arrow Fund, a nonprofit with a mission to provide veterinary care and support to animals who have been victims of extreme torture, abuse, and neglect.
From 1:00 through 5:00, activities include a magic show, balloon animals, a bounce house, face painting, a photo booth, Sno-cones and yes, even a doggie kissing booth.
Make a day of it by planning a visit to a Fourth Street Live! restaurant before or after the Family Fun Day.