Nelly is coming to Louisville’s Fourth Street Live! The legendary rapper, singer, songwriter and entrepreneur headlines an all hip-hop show August 3 that includes BSimm, Miles Arnell, Dj Havok, Dj Chris Stubbs and DJ Tank.

Tickets are $20 and are available through Ticketfly. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Nelly, who played the KFC Yum! Center in 2015, has been a major force in the world of hip-hop since his first record, Country Grammar, was released in 2000. Nelly has also found success as an actor, appearing in movies and on reality television.

Brandon Simmons, who performs as BSimm, is a Louisville native who has found national success since his first mix tape, SIMM CITY, was released in 2006. Miles Arnell brings his unique sound, a mixture of pop, soul R&B, funk and EDM, to the Fourth Street stage.

Fourth Street Live! also welcomes Dj Havok, from Minneapolis, plus Dj Chris Stubbs and DJ Tank, both familiar to Louisville audiences.

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Before hip-hop makes the scene, Fourth Street Live! welcomes Danny Dean and the Homewreckers for a special Live After Five free concert.

The American rockabilly band plays the free show on Thursday, August 2, starting at 5:30.

The band currently resides in Lexington, though it was formed in Los Angeles, earning a reputation as one of the pioneering neo-rockabilly groups in California. The band plays early 1950s suit-and-tie rock and roll with a modern ‘80s twist.

During the Live After Five events, bars and restaurants offer food and drink specials, giving guests another reason to stay downtown and have some fun at the end of the workday.

Pole vaulters in the middle of Fourth Street Live? Yes. In what has become a popular annual event, Vault in the Ville launches its seventh annual event July 27-29. Some of the country’s most talented vaulters will participate, along with local competitors.

What started as a simple pole vault exhibition has become an event to promote healthy lifestyles. And for the first time, Vault in the Ville is presenting a Louisville Warrior competition, a test of skills open to all ages. Competitors will run an obstacle course set up around the pole vault venue.

The weekend starts with a happy hour Friday night beginning at 5 p.m., with emerging elite competitors. Saturday night features the elite men. The competition continues on Sunday with the elite women featured in the afternoon.

Vault in the Ville is free to attend.

Fourth Street Live! is Louisville’s premier dining and entertainment district located in the heart of historic downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Boasting over 20 different venues varying in style, food and price, and transforming into the center of citywide festivals, premier events and select national concerts, Fourth Street Live! offers something for everyone!


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