Louisville, Ky. —The Parklands of Floyds Fork, one of the nation’s largest and most ambitious public park projects, will host three major touring acts at its first ticketed concert event. Creekside Jam, a Parklands Benefit, will feature Grammy Award®-winning artists Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Sam Bush and Rhonda Vincent for an authentically Kentucky summer concert experience.
The concert is set to take place on Friday, August 1, 2014 and will directly benefit The Parklands of Floyds Fork, a 4,000 acre, 20-mile long, donor-supported public park system in Jefferson County.
The concert will feature America’s masters of bluegrass and newgrass with performances by Kentucky’s very own 14 time Grammy® winner Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, “newgrass” innovator and legend, and four time International Bluegrass Music Assoc. Mandolin Player of the Year, Sam Bush, and Rhonda Vincent, crowned the “new queen of bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal.
For the first time, The Parklands will utilize the Humana Grand Allee, located in Beckley Creek Park, as the host site. The Humana Grand Allee (pronounced al·lée) is located near 1411 Beckley Creek Parkway. Guests at this family-friendly event are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the sights and sounds of the evening.
“The Humana Grand Allee was built to host festivals and serve as a community gathering place. We’re thrilled to offer a fun, family-friendly concert blending world-class park design and world-class music. America’s great parks have great soundtracks. The Creekside Jam authentically links a great Kentucky park and great Kentucky artists,” said Scott Martin, Parks Director for The Parklands of Floyds Fork.
In addition to a night of award-winning bluegrass, park supporters will also enjoy a variety of food and beverage vendors.
Tickets for the event will be available online beginning Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10 a.m.. Ticket prices range from $40 for Parklands members and $55 for non-members, to day of show tickets available for $65. Children under 10 will be admitted free with an adult paid admission. Tickets are available at www.theparklands.org/creeksidejam.
A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $100. VIP tickets include access to preferred parking and an exclusive VIP lounge featuring private restrooms, bars, comfortable seating, complimentary food and beverages.
The Parklands of Floyds Fork is made up of four large parks, each named for tributaries of Floyds Fork. Beckley Creek Park, Pope Lick Park, Turkey Run Park and Broad Run Park comprise the system, a $120 million project fully funded by a public-private partnership of local private donors, federal, state and city governments. The Parklands welcomed over 800,000 visitors to the park system in 2013. This first-time event will welcome thousands of park supporters as well as many new visitors to The Parklands for the first time. Organizers plan for the concert to become an annual celebration and fundraiser for the parks.
All event proceeds support The Parklands of Floyds Fork's annual fund, helping preserve the current and future trees, trails, landscaping, facilities, and programming in The Parklands, allowing each visitor an unparalleled experience. As a donor-supported public park, 21st Century Parks relies on the community's support to annually maintain The Parklands of Floyds Fork. Memberships, facility sales, programming revenue, an endowment, and fundraising events, such as Creekside Jam, help to raise the over $1 million needed annually to maintain this extraordinary public greenspace.
For those interested in joining The Parklands of Floyds Fork as an annual member, visit www.theparklands.org/member. Annual membership begins at $35, and includes access to Parklands member-only events, free and discounted Parkland programming, and discounts at local Perks Partner stores. Donations are 100 percent tax-deductible.
The Parklands of Floyds Fork is a nearly 4,000-acre donor-supported public park system under development within the Floyds Fork watershed in eastern and southeastern Louisville. One of the largest and most ambitious metropolitan park projects in the nation, The Parklands is a dream realized by 21st Century Parks, a nonprofit organization established to create and preserve new unexcelled parks that serve as city-shaping infrastructure. The Parklands project is now 35 percent open, currently operating and programming the first two of four parks in Eastern Jefferson County. The entire system is on schedule to be completed in 2015. 21st Century Parks is responsible for fundraising, land acquisition, construction, and long-term operations of the new park system. Community members may contribute to the annual fund by becoming a Parklands Member. Learn more at http://TheParklands.org/member.