Your pre-Kentucky Derby 150 event guide

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky Kentucky Derby season is upon us, and that means the city of Louisville is preparing to celebrate. We’ve put together a list of notable events happening over the next month to help get you in the Derby spirit leading up to the Run for the Roses! Caesars Foundation of Floyd […]

Beam Suntory, University of Kentucky commit to advancing global spirits industry, continue strategic partnership

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Beam Suntory, a global leader in premium spirits, has renewed its strategic partnership with the University of Kentucky James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits to help strengthen Kentucky’s signature industry for generations to come. The continued partnership between Beam Suntory and UK will ensure the Institute continues to offer unparalleled […]

Lexington Sporting Club season tickets on sale as club prepares to move into its new home

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky Lexington Sporting Club has officially made season tickets available for purchase for its 2024 season after announcing its intention to build its much-anticipated stadium at a site off of I-75 in Lexington. Season tickets start at $225 for LSC’s men’s USL League One team, with many options for seating available. […]

Kentucky to the World presents “Carol Wyatt: 35 Years of TV Animation and Film”

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Legendary film animator Carol Wyatt is returning to Kentucky for an exclusive live program as part of the Republic Bank Foundation Speaker Series. Kentucky to the World is excited to welcome the Louisville native home to the Commonwealth for the event on November 1, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at the […]

Lexington Sporting Club announces new state of the art stadium near I-75

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington Sporting Club on Tuesday announced that the club will build its soccer-specific stadium in Lexington, marking a monumental step forward for the club, soccer in central Kentucky and the City of Lexington. “We are so excited to build our new home right here in the beautiful city of […]

Soak up the summer: seasonal festivals and fairs across Kentucky

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Woodland Art Fair, Aug. 19, 2017, Photo by Amy Wallot Summer is festival season in the Commonwealth! Check out what’s going on across the state for the next few weeks. – Louisville Louisville Street Food Festival July 22-23 Don’t miss the first ever Louisville Street Food Festival at Fourth Street […]

Celebrating in the Commonwealth: Fourth of July events across Kentucky

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Photo by Amy Wallot, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Looking for a way to spend the holiday weekend? We’ve compiled a list of Fourth of July celebrations all across the state. Louisville Riverview Independence Festival – July 1 Watch the Ohio River come to life with food, live music and fun […]

Louisville Orchestra finishes May segment of statewide “In Harmony” tour

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Music Director Teddy Abrams and members of the Louisville Orchestra concluded the May leg of “In Harmony – The Commonwealth Tour of the Louisville Orchestra” with performances in Prestonsburg, Pikeville and Harlan. The performances celebrated the Commonwealth and were arranged by Kentucky native composer Valerie Coleman, composer-in-residence Lisa Bielawa and […]

Famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma takes part in historic show with Louisville Orchestra inside Mammoth Cave

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky World renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and members of the Louisville Orchestra, led by Music Director Teddy Abrams, performed inside Mammoth Cave on Saturday, April 29. The music piece entitled “Mammoth” celebrated how natural environments, like caves, can provide artistic inspiration. The music performed during this special event was created especially […]

U.S. News ranks Lexington and Louisville among the top 150 places to live

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Both Lexington and Louisville made the 2023 U.S. News list of the Top 150 “Best Places to Live in the U.S.” Lexington is ranked No. 34, with Louisville ranked No. 75. Lexington scored an overall rating of 6.5 out of 10, based on the city’s quality of life and job […]

On the road: Louisville Orchestra to travel state for “In Harmony – The Commonwealth Tour”

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky The Louisville Orchestra announced will embark upon a two-year musical journey across Kentucky beginning in May, playing for audiences throughout the Commonwealth as part of “In Harmony – The Commonwealth Tour of the Louisville Orchestra.” These concerts will include full orchestra performances as well as bring orchestra musicians for intimate, […]