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OCTOBER 17-19, 2018  |  KENTUCKY EXPOSITION CENTER

GIE+EXPO Concert Series

Enjoy three nights of FREE concerts at Fourth Street Live! Downtown Louisville is the place to be after hours at GIE+EXPO!

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Wednesday Night Concerts

 

Tuesday, October 16
Headliner: The Crashers, 8 pm

Back at GIE+EXPO for a third year by popular demand, The Crashers, formed in 2008, have established themselves, both regionally and nationally, as THE band to see. They've performed all over the country, leaving crowds wanting more, from the Super Bowl (as the official pre-game band for NBC at Super Bowl XLVI) to rockin' it out as the backing band for national artists like Luke Bryan and Kid Rock.

 

Thursday Night CconcertWednesday, October 17
Opening Act: Kelleigh Bannen, 8 pm
Headliner: Colt Ford, 9 pm

Kelleigh Bannen's sound mixes country twang, pop hooks and southern storytelling into the same pot. Throughout a career that's included major-label singles, independent releases, Top 50 hits, and shows alongside icons like Hank Williams Jr. and Luke Bryan, she has consistently called her own shots. Kelleigh continues that streak with her new EP, "Cheap Sunglasses," which joins a catalog that already includes a career-launching indie album, "Radio Skies," and a handful of singles, from "Smoke When I Drink" to "Famous."

Colt Ford is bringing his groundbreaking hybrid of country, blues, rock and rap rhythms to GIE+EXPO. Having recently released his sixth studio album, "Love Hope Faith," he has built up a following that started with mud trucker events and graduated to arena status sharing the stage with the likes of Toby Keith. With five previous albums that have hit the top 10 on the Country Albums list, the singer has developed a sterling reputation among his fans for coming up with a narrative that they truly identify with.

 

Friday Night ConcertThursday, October 18
Opening Act: Mackenzie Porter, 8 pm
Headliner: Jana Kramer, 9 pm

Winner of Nashville North Star competition, MacKenzie Porter is a musician, actress and singer from Canada. After touring with her brother Kalan Porter (Canadian Idol winner) as a family band, MacKenzie launched her solo career in 2010 and her debut album, which includes "I Wish I'd Known" and "Never Gonna Let You," in 2014. She has opened for Kenny Chesney, Doc Walker and Trooper, among others.

In just a few years, Jana Kramer became one of country music's brightest new stars. Her platinum debut single, "Why Ya Wanna," rocketed to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2012 making her the most played new artist of that year. Since then, the Academy of Country Music has honored her with its Top New Female Artist Award, and she's been up for Female Vocalist of the Year. Kramer was already a star when she broke into country music, with a massive fan base she had built as an actress in numerous films and TV shows, including a two-year run on The CW's "One Tree Hill."

 

4th Street Live!About the Venue

Fourth Street Live! is Louisville’s premier dining and entertainment district featuring a mix of leading national and regional restaurants and clubs. A variety of great food and drinks abounds from pub-type food to more upscale eateries. Sample some famous Kentucky bourbon at Bourbon Raw or the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse. Grab a martini and dinner at Eddie Merlot's or have a few beers and a burger at Hard Rock Café. The Sports & Social Club offers tremendous sports viewing or a chance to perfect your bowling game. Located downtown, 4th Street Live! will become party central for GIE+EXPO.

Restaurants and bars located at 4th Street Live! include: Birracibo, Bourbon Raw, Brazeiros Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Guy Fieri's Smokehouse, Hard Rock Café, T.G.I. Friday's, Tavern on Fourth, The Sports and Social Club, Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse, PBR Louisville, The Marquee Bar, Tavern Hall and Tengo Sed Cantina. For more information or to make dinner reservations, visit www.4thstlive.com.

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GIE+EXPO is Sponsored By:

  • National Association of Landscape Professionals
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
  • Professional Grounds Management Society
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GIE+EXPO 2019 – October 16-18, 2019
GIE+EXPO 2020 – October 21-23, 2020
GIE+EXPO 2021 – October 20-22, 2021

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