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Alternative to Thunder Over Louisville

Thunder Over Louisville is Saturday April 23,2016. This event kicks off Kentucky Derby Festival and brings hundreds of thousands of people to downtown Louisville for the air show and the nation's largest fireworks display. For people that don't want to deal with the crowds and traffic snarls that go with them, you can enjoy The Bard's Town, located in the Highlands, at 1801 Bardstown Rd. 

The Bard's Town has an evening full of events scheduled for April 23, 2016. At 6:00 pm and again at 8:00 pm, live music is performed by Brazukas, the Band from Brazil, presenting An Evening in Brazil. Brazukas is a quartet from different regions of Brazil and is formed by current and form students of U of L's jazz program. They perform both traditional and modern Brazilian music.

At 7:30, the play "Stupid F@cking Bird is being performed. This play, written by Aaron Posner, and won the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical. The play is a contemporary, comedic reinterpretation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Stupid F@cking Bird stages battles between young and old, and the past and the present.

End your evening with Karaoke from 10:00 pm - 2:00 am. Karaoke is presented by Groucho from Groucho's Bar.

The Bard's Town not only has the lounge, where the jazz music will be featured, and the theater itself, but also offers a restaurant with a full menu. The venue was started to promote local artists and playwrights. In fact, the cooks and servers are asked to be creative and have passion in the theater, music, and art. When The Bard's Town opened, there was no venue for live theater. 

Avoid the inevitable crowds that will be found in downtown Louisville on April 23, 2016 and enjoy an evening of jazz, theater, and nonprofessional singers by going to The Bard's Town. Tickets for Brazukas are $12.00 and can be purchased here. Advanced tickets, for the play are $16.00, for adults ($15.00 for seniors 65 and older and $14.00 for students) and can be purchased here. At the door, tickets are $18.00, $17.00, and $16.00.

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