Hip History is back and better than ever in 2017! Step into a Kentucky Fried evening of fun with live music, arts, crafts and culture featuring sights, sounds, and flavors from the Bluegrass State.
The toe-tappin’ fun will begin as you enter the Great Hall to the sweet sounds of real Kentucky rhythm and bluegrass. 2016 Rockygrass Band Contest winners, The Wooks beautifully weave mountain music, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, rock, and jam band music and are as comfortable in a Kentucky horse country barn as they are under the spotlight on a stage.
During musical breaks stick around to test your KY IQ for Kentucky Bingo. Hilliard Lyons, KFC/Yum, Goodwood, Louisville Water and Cellar Door Chocolates are all contributing great gear for our prize packages. If you have the biggest KY brain or the luckiest KY Bingo card, you’ll head home with the best prize.
Kick back in the saloon of our Prohibition and Kentucky: Spirits of the Bluegrass exhibit where the beer nerds from Goodwood Brewing Company will teach you tricks of their trade and offer samples of some of the favorites on their menu. Learn the succulent secrets of Chocolatier Erika Chavez-Graziano, who will tantalize your taste buds with her delicious offerings. Then satisfy your sweet thirst at Louisville Pure Tap’ Quench water bar with ice cold flavored water from the Louisville Water Company. All three will highlight how they manage a booming business with environmental responsibility.
It wouldn’t be the Green Edition without agriculture, art, and entertainment and the special guests on our 3rd floor won’t disappoint. Author Sally VanWinkle Campbell, (Great-Grand-Daughter of Pappy Van-Winkle) and photographer Thomas Hart Shelby (descendent of Kentucky’s first and fifth governor, Isaac Shelby), will weave stories about Kentucky’s family farms that illustrate deep connections to heritage and a fierce determination to preserve it for future generations. They’ll also be glad to answer questions about our first-floor photo exhibit inspired by their book titled Saving Kentucky: Greening the Bluegrass.
If you don’t yet know Farmer Brown Tha MC you’re in for a brilliant blend of down home Kentucky farm education with some serious street cred’. Trevor Claiborn is one of the 2% of American farmers who are African-American and he raps about everything from fertilizer to tilling to chicken legs. Claiborn will have you shaking-a-leg to his catchy raps while your knowledge of Kentucky agriculture climbs the charts.
Farmer Bree Pearsell from Rootbound Farms will educate and inspire as she shares New Roots mission to develop a just and thriving food system in Louisville metro communities by improving education and access to fresh and local food for urban residents. Experience Rootbound’s exceptional produce and learn how they aim to build food justice into the business.
With the Frazier’s location at 9th and Main Street and a dedicated mission to enrich our community, we are pleased to partner with Neighborhood House, breaking the cycle of poverty for children and families in the Portland community of Louisville, KY.
Bring a can of vegetables (at least 14 oz) as a donation to the Neighborhood House food bank, and receive $5 off your admission - good for adults, members, and children ages 5-17. Children under 5 are free. If you purchase a ticket at the discounted price and are unable to bring your jar when the day comes, it's not a problem - that will just be $5 at the door. One food bank discount per ticket.
All ages are invited to take in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Kentucky.