Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Learn More about Kentucky All Through August

The KentuckyShow! is playing all August long at the Kentucky Center, and even lifelong residents will learn something new about the state at this event. The show will play on the hour every Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, and on Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Living in Kentucky

The KentuckyShow! is completely unique. It’s a large-screen production featuring music and images. Movie star and Kentucky native Ashley Judd narrates the story. The show takes a close look at the one-of-a-kind culture, music, history and spirit of Kentucky.

Children 5 and under attend the show for free. Seniors and children under the age of 18 cost just $5. For adults, the price is $7 per ticket. The show itself lasts just 32 minutes, so even young kids won’t get too antsy during the presentation.

The Kentucky Center is located at 501 West Main Street, in the heart of one of downtown Louisville’s most historic neighborhoods.

In Downtown Louisville

The Kentucky Center is nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, near Waterfront Park and the Great Lawn. It’s in the West Main District of downtown Louisville, an area that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This part of the city has the largest group of buildings with cast iron facades anywhere in the country outside New York’s famed SoHo neighborhood. This part of Main is also where you’ll find the famous “Museum Row,” a center of culture for the city.

A few miles east of West Main, you’ll find the Phoenix Hill neighborhood. This area was settled prior to the 1850s, which makes it even older than the Civil War. Phoenix Hill has something for everyone, including its own arts and entertainment district. Many family-owned businesses are in the commercial district, mixed right in with larger corporate interests and industries.

Phoenix Hill has its own Neighborhood Association. Go to the historic part of the community to find the Farmer’s Market, where anyone can purchase fresh vegetables. The area is famous for its shotgun houses and newer, large residential housing complexes.

Learn more about Phoenix Hill, and the rest of the state, at the Kentucky Center this August. This one-of-a-kind show is a must-see for all residents of Kentucky. 

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Eat Like a New Yorker August 8

New York City is famous for its street food, but you don’t have to go that far to find delicious eats from various vendors. Louisville has a pretty nice street food scene, too, and you can taste it for yourself on August 8. Go to the Phoenix Hill Tavern to enjoy food, games and fun for the whole family.

Eating Local

Live music will play outside while you shop through different food trucks all parked outside Phoenix Hill Tavern. This is a well-known Louisville nightspot in the Phoenix Hill neighborhood, and this is a family-friendly event. Games help keep everyone busy, and there’s a beer garden area for the adults.

The event begins at 5 pm and goes until the food trucks close down for the night. Black Rock Grille, Boss Hog BBQ, Holy Mole, Longshot Lobsta, Traveling Kitchen and many others will gather to give you a wide variety of stuff to eat. The beer garden will feature local beers, but you’ll find the name-brand labels as well.

Show up early, and you can spend some time exploring Phoenix Hill before the food is served.

Around the Hill

Phoenix Hill is just east of downtown Louisville, close to all the city’s major attractions. Phoenix Hill has its own unique character and a sort of self-sustaining charm. In the community, you’ll find a medical district, arts district, many small businesses, even an entertainment district. Phoenix Hill has its own historic district where many gorgeous homes are located. Teddy Roosevelt once spoke in the park next to the Phoenix Hill Brewery, a building that was closed in 1919 due to Prohibition.

The community has a thriving neighborhood association that has helped bring lots of new homes to the area. The association has created a sense of community in the Phoenix Hill area, where locals enjoy regular events and activities. In additional to other events, the neighborhood association hosts a regular farmer’s market where locals can purchase fresh food.

Visit Phoenix Hill in August to see unique and historic Louisville homes, and taste local cuisine in a relaxed, fun setting. No matter when you go, it’s always a good time to see a new Louisville neighborhood. 

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !