Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Big Weekend in Louisville

Big Weekend coming up in Louisville. It’s a great time to stay close to home and enjoy the fun.

Things start happening on Friday as our downtown merchants celebrate with a “Jingle Bell Jubilee” Open House that continues through Saturday as we kick off the holiday season. Shop with our local merchants and register for $500 in “Louisville Bucks”.

Sunday is Veteran’s Day and our community honors our veterans on Saturday. Local veterans are invited to a breakfast/brunch at 8:30 am at the Winston County Partnership/Chamber of Commerce office on Park Street sponsored by the Pilots Club. The parade will begin at approximately 9:45 AM at the Chamber office, then proceed left up South Church Street, right onto Main Street and end in front of the Courthouse. The program will begin at 10 AM with the LHS Band playing the National Anthem.

Spend the rest of your day at Legion State Park in Louisville at the 1st Annual Legion State Park Music Festival. The event kicks off with a 5K run/Walk at 10:00 am. The 5K starts at the Louisville Coliseum and the finish line is at the historic lodge inside the park.

Music kicks off at 10:00 am as well with a variety of acts in multiple venues throughout the park. There will be food vendors throughout the day, shuttle services inside the park and a special program
just for the kids starting at 11:00 am.

Music for all tastes will be available from Bluegrass, Gospel, Old Time Country and more modern Grunge Blues and Rock. Performers include the award-winning Reed Brothers, Alan Sibley, Wells Family, Shank & Main, Clay Mercer, Chuck Luke, Estes Switch, Chunky Bluegrass, Wes Stapp & Ken Sanders, Alan Winters, Jeanne Jones & Friends and Tracy McCully.

There will even be a jam session or two so everybody can get in the act. Bring your instrument and join in or sing along.

The day concludes as we salute our veterans once again. Tracy McCully will perform patriotic 
selections in honor of those who served as the event closes with a fireworks display over Lake Toppasha. To find out more about the Festival, visit their website at or visit their Facebook page.

Get out – enjoy the Fall weather, honor our veterans and get a start on that Christmas shopping – right here at home. See you Saturday.