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, […]

Yo-Yo Ma to join Louisville Orchestra for five-day immersive residency

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma will enter into a five-day immersive residency with the Louisville Orchestra in April, including two performances within the iconic caverns of Mammoth Cave. Yo-Yo Ma will join Louisville Orchestra music director Teddy Abrams and the full orchestra for a performance including Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 […]

Year in photos: Best Kentucky images from 2022

By Kaitlin Keane and Steven Richard, Building Kentucky From the flood relief efforts and responses in eastern Kentucky to marking the first project milestone at BlueOval SK, communities across Kentucky showed compassion, cooperation and connection above all in 2022. Peer through the moments that made C2 Strategic’s list of top photos from this year. Kentucky […]

What’s the best city for coffee lovers in Kentucky? Mandoe picks Louisville

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky There’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee – or an ice-cold latte – to kickstart your morning. And according to Mandoe, a digital signage company, Louisville is one of the best cities in the country for coffee. Louisville ranked No. 1 in the United States for best-value coffee, with […]

More than $20M granted to economic development projects in eastern Kentucky

By Office of Governor Andy Beshear During the annual SOAR Summit, Governor Andy Beshear and U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced $24.4 million in Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) Program funds would be allocated for economic development projects in nine eastern Kentucky counties. When completed, the projects in Clay, Elliott, Floyd, Knox, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, […]

Hungry for more: Kentucky’s food and beverage industry continues to thrive

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development After a record year in 2021 that saw Kentucky set all-time highs in investment and job growth, it is no surprise that many of the commonwealth’s major industries continue to thrive and build on its unprecedented momentum. One of the key industries seeing consistent growth and success is […]

Rare bourbon raffles benefit Louisville’s Coalition for the Homeless

By Alaina Scott, Building Kentucky The Whisky Chicks and Bourbon Brotherhood are thrilled to announce two rare bourbon raffles benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless: a full six-bottle Pappy Van Winkle flight, and the six bottle W.L. Weller collection. One lucky winner will be the owner of all six bottles of the coveted Pappy Van Winkle Collection: […]

Your guide to a FOMO-free Derby week experience

By Gian Prabhudas, Building Kentucky FOMO stands for “fear of missing out.” This is your guide to Derby week events in Kentucky so you don’t have to miss a thing. Every year, around 1.5 million horse racing fans, celebrities and Kentuckians visit Louisville for the Kentucky Derby. The first jewel of the Triple Crown and […]

Water Grows KY campaign kicks off at the James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Louisville Water Company kicked off its “Water Grows KY” campaign with a presentation at the Third Annual James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference, highlighting water’s vital and often unexpected role in Kentucky’s top industry sectors – agriculture, distilling and brewing, education, health care and manufacturing. In collaboration with the Kentucky […]