National Jug Band Jubilee in Louisville on September 15th
You might think of the TV show Hee-Haw when you hear the phrase "jug band", but this fun-filled festival lives right here in Louisville. The National Jug Band Jubilee will be providing excellent old-time jams in the Brown-Foreman Amphitheater at Louisville's Waterfront Park on September 15th. You and the family can come out for some old-fashioned excitement and classic music from noon until 11pm.
This is a FREE family music festival celebrating traditional jug band music. These humble musicians use jugs and a mixture of homemade instruments, like a washtub bass, to produce their unusual, but soothing sounds. The National Jug Band Jubilee will feature some of the country's best jug bands, informative jug band workshops, appetizing local foods, plus refreshing beer. There will also be unique jug band merchandise, plenty of kids' activities and entertainment for the little ones.
You might be surprised to learn that jug bands have historical ties to our own fair city. Back in the early 1950s, attorneys Fred Cox, John Randolph and John Harris started tracing the origins of jug bands and found ties to B.D. Tite and a man known only as Black Daddy in Louisville. These roots date back to the late 1800s, and possibly further, making Louisville an important part of jug band history.
Bring the family out on Sept. 15th to Waterfront Park and experience a piece of Louisville's history, while enjoying good food and fun music at the National Jug Band Jubilee.
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