April 28, 2014. Louisville, KY. – American funk and R&B band, Ohio Players, will headline the Kentucky Derby Festival’s concert on Tuesday, April 29, at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Los Angeles-based band the Original Lakeside will also perform. The concert begins at 8 PM; admission is a 2014 Pegasus Pin.
The Ohio Players are best known for their hits “Fire” and “Love Rollercoaster.” The Ohio Players use real instrumentation and no computers to keep fans dancing. “This is your Night” is their newest single. Contributing sponsors of the show are B96.5 FM and MAGIC 101.3.
The FREE concerts continue with Sam Roberts Band with LEAGUES is Wednesday, April 30. Nearly 30 free concerts with local and regional talent will also be featured on the Miller Lite Music Stage inside the Chow Wagon at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville.
Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront runs through Friday, May 2. The venue will once again be located at Waterfront Park. Fest-A-Ville is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This ultimate entertainment experience offers national concerts, family fun, food vendors, a children’s inflatable playground, midway rides and more. Kroger is title sponsor of the event, with contributing sponsor Miller Lite.
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.