We had a thoroughly successful and fun day at The Buy Local 1st Fair! Last Sunday, Louisville's finest small local businesses came together in the spirit of friendship and solidarity. We met lots of great people, and made lots of new friends. We even made a little bit of money! So thanks to everyone who stopped by, and I hope I see you in class.
Don't forget, Americana World Festival is Saturday, June 2nd. Festival-goers will enjoy a full day of performances, food, and fun. Entertainment this year will include the local band Mercy Academy; hip-hop group CPHR DVN; the Coco Yam Band; Native American musician Michael Jacobs; a Bollywood dance troupe; belly dancers; a traditional Burundian drumming ensemble and more. A “Kids Zone” will feature games and activities for children, such as face-painting and bounce houses, until 8 p.m. A variety of food and beverages will be sold by on-site vendors. International crafts and other goods will be available for purchase from local artists and vendors. Several community organizations and nonprofits will be on hand as a service to the public. There will also be a raffle for prizes from several local businesses. The raffle grand prize will be $500 cash. Raffle tickets cost $1 each and can be purchased in advance at participating ValuMarket locations and at the festival on the day of the event at the Americana booth.