March 23, 2015 Louisville, KY.  You’ve seen them on Leno, Kimmel and Conan, now you can see Thompson Square perform live at the Waterfront Jam Presented by the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign.  The FREE concert is set for Friday, April 24, at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville.  Special guest A Thousand Horses will open the show at 8 p.m. Admission is free with a 2015 Pegasus Pin.

Thompson Square has taken the country music industry by storm with a trio of hit singles including “I Got You”, “Glass”, and the No. 1 double-platinum-selling “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”. The married musical duo, Keifer and Shawna Thompson, have received two GRAMMY nominations and toured with the likes of Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, and Luke Bryan. Thompson Square offer fans an intimate concert experience that “Just Feels Good” and is sure to delight.

A Thousand Horses has an undeniable energy, fueled by smooth vocals and compelling lyrics. The Nashville-based band is a fresh fusion of classic sounds – that of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Rolling Stones, and the Allman Brothers with a distinct blend of country, rock, soul, and blues. Following the success of their chart topping single, “Smoke”, which set a record for the highest debut by a new act when it opened at No. 28 on the Country Aircheck radio chart, A Thousand Horses is set to release their first studio album, Southernality, in June.

The concert is sponsored by the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign and Miller Lite, along with Media Sponsor 97.5 WAMZ.

The Kentucky Derby Festival Waterfront Jam Presented by the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign will include live music on two stages at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville featuring over 30 local and regional bands and 7 national acts beginning Thursday, April 23.  Admission to all concerts will be FREE with a 2015 Pegasus Pin.  Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville is open from Thursday, April 23, to Friday, May 1.  Fest-a-Ville and Chow Wagon Hours are 11 AM – 11 PM, except Sunday 12 PM – 11 PM.

About the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign: The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers is a non-profit organization that seeks to prevent drunk driving by promoting the use of safe and sober designated drivers. It was established in memory of Navy Ensign John Elliott of New Jersey, who was killed by a drunken driver in July 2000, two months after graduating with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

About Kentucky Derby Festival: Since 1956, the Derby Festival has worked to bring the community together in celebration. The Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.

Thompson Square

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