Special Event Street Closures

Monday, June 2, 2014

M. L. King Blvd between Broad St. and Georgia Ave. and Market St. between East 8th St. and East 10th St. will be closed from 5:30 p.m. to midnight on Friday, June 6 for the Nightfall Concert Series.  The 800 block of Cherry St. will be closed at M. L. King Blvd and will only be accessible from East 8th St. There will be limited handicapped parking in the 900 block of Georgia Ave. on the Miller Park side on the meters covered with Orange "reserved" bags.

Churchill Downs Circle between 2648 and 2556 will be closed from 5 p.

m .until 11 p.m. on Saturday June 7 for the Derby Downs Block Party.

Reggie White Blvd between West 19th St. and the entrance to the Skate Park will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 8 for the Chattanooga Market.

M. L. King Blvd between Georgia Ave. and Peeples St., Lindsay St. between Patten Pkwy and East 1st St., Houston St. between East 8th St. and East 10th St., King St. between East 10th St. and M. L. King Blvd, Foster St. between East 10th St. and M. L. King Blvd, Mabel St. between East 8th St. and M. L. King Blvd, Douglas St. between East 8th St. and East 10th St. and University St. between East 8th St. and East 10th St., will be closed from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Monday June 9 for the Bessie Smith Strut.

In order to view a map of these closures, click here.


STRFKR Plays At Track 29 June 14

STRFKR will perform at Track 29 on Wednesday, June 14.   Review for STRFKR: Volume 2 of their three part Vault Series is out July 7 on Polyvinyl Records. Salvaged from the hard drive of a dying laptop, the 64 tracks that make up STRFKR’s three volume Vault series are completely unreleased material never before shared outside of the band. Ranging from fragmental ... (click for more)

Back Alley Presents End Of World Comedy "It's A Disaster"

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