Boutique Buzz

The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass Continues Growth, Adds Two New Stores for Summer Shoppers

Kentucky’s foremost fashion center, The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, added two new stores to its ever-expanding selection of top-tier retailers this month. Book Warehouse and PUMA opened on May 17 and May 23, respectively.

The new offerings brought the total number of shops to 94, adding to the wealth of exclusive retailers within the center.

“The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass has become the destination for fashion-minded shoppers looking for the best offering in the area,” said Debbie Griesinger, general manager at The Outlet Shoppes. “With the addition of Book Warehouse and PUMA, we’re adding to the unique selection of shops that cater to everyone in the family. Book Warehouse provides engaging options for readers of every age and interest. And PUMA builds on our impressive array of athleisure and athletic options for families.”

Book Warehouse offers a broad range of books for all tastes, interests and ages, with everything from cookbooks to children’s books, romance, science, history and more. The 3,402-square-foot store is located next door to the new PUMA location, adjacent to American Eagle.   

PUMA is one of the world’s leading sport lifestyle companies developing fashionable footwear, apparel and accessories. The 3,960-square-foot store offers the brand’s sports performance and lifestyle labels with products in categories such as football, running, motorsports, golf and sailing. Its family of brands include PUMA, Cobra Golf and Tretorn.

These two new stores – open for Memorial Day weekend – build on The Outlet Shoppes’ commitment to providing shoppers with a one-of-a-kind experience. In the last year, Tory Burch, True Religion, Le Creuset, Calvin Klein and Bath & Body Works have all opened their doors.


Westport Village Announces Summer Concert Lineup

Westport Village and 106.9 Play have released the lineup for their Concerts in the Village series that will be held one Friday night a month from June through September. The free concerts will take place outdoors in the Village, located at 1315 Herr Lane, accompanied with food, drinks and games. The concerts will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.

Westport Village has partnered with a non-profit for each concert and attendees are encouraged to participate. Concert goers will also have the chance to shop “secret deals” at participating Westport Village shops on the day of each concert for those who attend. Each concert is partnered with a non-profit, encouraging attendees to get involved.

Every concert night, giveaway items will be awarded throughout the show by Westport Village retailers. Follow @shopwestportvillage on Instagram and @WestportVillage on Facebook or visit www.westportvillage.com for more details.

Parking and the concerts are both free to the public.                           

June 8 – Hot Brown Smackdown  – Norton Children’s Hospital “Splash N’ Dash”

This year, Westport Village is bringing back the Louisville natives Hot Brown Smackdown due to their upbeat, energetic set that had the crowd dancing at last year’s show. This fun band showcases unique instruments such as the mandolin, banjo and saxophone. Through playing mostly bluegrass polyphony, soul and groove tunes, Hot Brown Smackdown ensures a fun time for all. Friends from Norton will be on-site offering a discounted registration fee for “Splash N’ Dash,” a walk/run supporting the health of kids at Norton Children’s Hospital.

July 20 – The Newbees featured performance – Norton’s “Bike to Beat Cancer”

Westport Village is incredibly excited to host the Newbees, a 12-piece ensemble featuring both strings and horns. As seen performing on the main-stage at Abbey Road on the River, the Newbees are a high-energy, rock ‘n’ roll band formulated by powerful vocals, rich harmonies and improvisation. Concert-goers can expect to hear outstanding Beatles renditions, rock covers and original songs. Friends from Norton will offer attendees free registration for their great event,  “Bike to Beat Cancer,” a ride to support cancer prevention initiatives.

Aug. 10 – Kudmani – YMCA’s “Back-to-School Backpack Drive”

Kudmani, a top hits cover band, is back again for Westport Village’s “family night” concert. This local, family-friendly wedding band features a variety of genres for all ages. Children at this event will have the opportunity to have their faces painted by a local artist. Friends from YMCA will attend this event to collect back-to-school supplies to help children in our community.

Sept. 7 – Radiotronic – Dreams with Wings

Rocking music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today, Radiotronic is a cover band from Louisville, that will have you smiling from beginning to end. With a five-star review from Weddingwire, Radiotronic is known for their excellent stage presence and memorable songs that will take you back in time. This final concert will be partnered with Dreams with Wings, an organization working to improve services, programs and community inclusion for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.