What does a music venue really mean to a community? That’s a very difficult question to answer, but one that I want to try and tackle. Smaller venues have a tendency to attract fair-weather business owners, especially when the capacity of the venue isn’t 25,000 people where so many people go and word of mouth helps things grow much more quickly. As soon as a small venue begins losing money, most close up shop and disappear as a small blip on the musical map. Others though, help musicians and communities grow and as time goes on are sometimes taken for granted. When those things happen, it breaks my heart. As the hair band Cinderella put it, “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone.”
The value placed on a smaller venue though, that has helped foster the arts over a 20 year period, in my humble opinion, is immeasurable. Which brings me to my point, I want to talk to you about the Spillway Bar & Grill located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. (more…)
With less than a month until the inaugural Bourbon & Beyond Festival, Danny Wimmer Presents is excited to announce the official schedule of music performances, experiences and additional events, workshops, tastings and partners that has been added to the exceptional line up that is making this festival unlike any other. Taking place for the first time on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 in Louisville, Kentucky, Bourbon & Beyond is a showcase featuring outstanding musicians, the best bourbons, master distillers, national and local chefs, bartenders, and many other artisans. It is an incredible all-in-one bourbon, food and music festival that celebrates the craftsmanship, soul and spirit of Louisville like no other. (more…)
With Summer winding down, you and your family are likely looking for a quick and easy day trip to get in some last minute family time. We’re here to suggest the Louisville Zoo. Why? I’m glad you asked. (more…)
Capture Kentucky is proud to present a new series that we’re calling, “On The Road”. While our main focus will always be all the things that make our Commonwealth so great, we will be posting articles that feature things we see and do within our travels outside our home.
In this first installment, we took the short trip across the mighty Ohio River into Cincinnati. It’s there where we made our way to The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. While the majority of the Museum is under a long renovation, the Children’s Museum and the traveling Smithsonian exhibit that features Star Wars and the Power of Costume are both open for business.
This article is all about the latter. Star Wars and the Power of Costume is an exhibit, that on its surface may seem a bit pricey, but I’m here to tell you and show you that it is money well-spent. Even if you are just a casual fan of the Star Wars franchise or if you happen to be a die-hard fan, rest assured there is something there for everyone. The best part? No Jar Jar Binks! Haha (more…)
Paris, KY is a small town with a huge heart. Its location is nearly perfect if you want to take in the beauty of Central Kentucky. You can be in Lexington, Georgetown, Winchester, Mt. Sterling or Cynthiana within 20 minutes. Bourbon County is home to some the most beautiful scenery you will ever experience. Main Street has been revived and is a vibrant example of small-town America. The courthouse is one of the most majestic in our Commonwealth. There is a beautiful covered bridge, a family-oriented drive-in theater and horse farms galore. Look no further than this year’s Kentucky Derby for proof, as five horses had ties to Bourbon County.
If you’ve ever made it to Thunder Over Louisville, you’re well aware that it is very crowded most years. No way around it, 500,000 people take up a lot of real estate. If you’ve never been, you simply HAVE to enjoy your first one at Waterfront Park. But, if you’d like something different to occupy you during the day, while also providing a seat, clean restrooms, less crowded concessions and the ability to come and go between your seat amd Waterfront Park. The Louisville Bats provide the PERFECT addition to your day. (more…)
Spring has sprung and it’s time for the diamonds to shine. The brightest diamond in Central Kentucky happens to belong to the Lexington Legends. Lexington’s Class A Minor League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. This weekend, the Legends played host to the West Virginia Power, Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The WV Power have become a natural rival for the Legends, as their fanbases are close enough that they often travel to each other’s stadiums to take in the action. On this weekend though, the teams added a little historical flavor to the mix. With both states having resident’s of both the Hatfield’s & McCoy’s, the families that lay claim (more…)