NABC is teaming with our friends at Against the Grain and BBC to provide the beer concession for Louisville Loves Mountains on Friday, May 17. Here’s the official press release.
Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, Heine Brother’s Coffee, and Carmichael’s Bookstore to host 5th Annual Festival to benefit Kentucky Mountain Communities
Louisville Loves Mountains Festival will be held May 17th on Longest Ave at Bardstown Road from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
An impressive list of local artists and musicians are teaming up with Heine Brother’s Coffee and Carmichael’s Bookstore and the social justice group Kentuckians For The Commonwealth for an evening to celebrate Kentucky’s mountain beauty and heritage.
The fourth annual Louisville Loves Mountains Festival will be held Friday evening, May 17th from 4–10 p.m. A section of Longest Avenue at Bardstown Road – adjacent to Heine Brothers and Carmichael’s stores – will be blocked off to create an outdoor space for the festivities. In the event of rain the festivities will be moved to The Green Building at 732 East Market Street.
The music lineup includes Troubadours of Divine Bliss, Potluck Ramblers, Hog Operation, River City Pipe Drummers, Beady, Slow Charleston, and an outdoor dance party with Hay DJ.
The event will feature educational booths on issues affecting Appalachia with a focus on the impacts of mountain top removal mining.
The festival celebrates the unique natural beauty and ecological importance of Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains and mountain communities. The headwaters of three major rivers that feed into the Ohio River are in eastern Kentucky, and its forests are among the most diverse hardwood forest in North America.
The region also is the source of coal that is burned locally to generate electricity, creating a major source of Louisville air pollution. Some of that coal is mined using mountaintop removal, a highly destructive form of mining that Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is working to end.
Proceeds from the festival will support these efforts and efforts to explore new economic opportunities for the region. The festival is free and open to the public. There will be local food, beer, activities, and music.
All participating vendors are donating a percentage of their sales to Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and their work to end mountain top removal mining and Appalachian transition.
KFTC is a 31-year-old non-partisan, member-run social justice organization working to ensure the voices of Kentuckians are heard and respected in our democracy. Call 502-589-3188 for more information.