The Walnut Street Revue Celebrating the Blues

LEGACIES UNLIMITED PRESENTS ‘JAMMIN’ WITH THE BLUES’

(Louisville, KY) Legacies Unlimited Inc. presents The Walnut Street Revue ‘Jammin with the Blues’ featuring Tee Dee Young, Kentucky’s newly crowned King of the Blues and 2022 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame inductee.  Also, performing will be The Walnut Street Blues Band.

The event will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, (KCAAH) located at 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd at 7:30pm.

Reserved tickets are $65 per person and $45 for general admission. You can purchase them on www.redpintix.com or you can also purchase them at Better Days Records.

Ken Clay, Founder of Legacies Unlimited, says “the blues is an essential style of music deeply rooted in the soul of Kentucky Music. We are happy to have with us the Walnut Street Blues Band and to celebrate with Tee Dee Young his recent induction into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.”

Tickets for The Walnut Street Revue are $65 for general admission and $45 for cabaret seating. (limited space)

Jammin’ with the Blues is presented by Legacies Unlimited in partnership with the KCAAH.  It is made possible through support from Christy Brown, the Owsley Brown II Family Foundation, Hardscuffle Inc., WLKY-TV and George & Mary Lee Fischer.

Please announce and/or post our event to your entertainment/event calendar.  To set-up an interview, please contact VIPP Communications at  info@vippcommunications.com.

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The VIPP Report: The Soul of Russell Arts & Cultural Festival will be held at the Heritage Center in the heart of the Russell Neighborhood

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(Louisville, KY) The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, (KCAAH) in collaboration with the Kentucky Music Heritage Foundation presents the Soul of Russell Arts & Cultural Festival August 24th & 25th.  The Soul of Russell Arts and Cultural Festival will be two amazing nights celebrating the blues and jazz tradition in Kentucky at the Heritage Center in Louisville.

On Friday, August 24th, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm local blues and jazz artists will perform Saluting Past Blues and Jazz Giants from Kentucky, showcasing artists: Tanita Gaines, Karan Chavis, Carla Reisert and the Midwest Creole Ensemble, will perform music remembering Mary Anne Fisher, Helen Humes, Sara Martin, Barrington “Boogie” Martin, William “Roach” Cochram, and special tribute to Bluesman Steve Ferguson.

On Saturday, August 25th from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm, the festival will take you back in history with Kentucky Music from 1840s through the 1920s.  At 1:00 pm it’s Gallery Talk: Doug Van Buren About the Exhibition by the Kentucky Music Heritage Foundation currently on display at KCAAH.  This conversation is scheduled to conclude around 2:15 pm (approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes).

From 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm its From Jug Band to Blues and Jazz.  Michael L. Jones and Keith S. Clements will facilitate a presentation and discussion about the rich history of Jug Band Music the origin of Blues and Jazz in Kentucky. These two presentations are free and open to the public.

Also, on Saturday evening, August 25th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm it’s the Soulful Sounds of Derby Town.  The evening will showcase some of Louisville’s rich talent featuring Robbie Bartlett, Marjorie Marshall, Paula Yarbrough, Ron Lewis “Mr. Wonderful” and The Villeffect Band.

This year’s mistress of ceremony for both evenings will be The Glamour Girl of Comedy Kimberly Vaughn.  The Heritage Center is located in the heart of the Russell Neighborhood at 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.  Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and/or $35 for both nights

 If you would like to setup an interview and/or covering this year’s Soul of Russell Arts & Cultural Festival contact VIPP Communications at 502-582-7216 or by email at info@vippcommunications.com.

For additional information visit the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage at http://www.kcaah.org  Follow us on our social media platforms: Twitter @kygriot/FB @kygriot.

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The VIPP Report: Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival

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The VIPP Report:  The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival announced their concert lineup.  Multi-Grammy award winning star Chaka Khan is scheduled to perform.  Khan’s catalog is so extensive with mega hits “Through the Fire” and “I Feel for You”.

Other artists performing will be Crystal Gayle, Toni Braxton, Chrisette Michele and Aaron Neville.

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is from Thursday, January 30th through February 1st at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium.  For additional information visit www.jamaicajazzandblues.com.

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