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Photo By CHRIS HUMPHREYS | The Voice-Tribune

Photo By CHRIS HUMPHREYS | The Voice-Tribune

Thunder Over Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center
The KFC Yum! Center River Bash presented by Miller Lite will celebrate Thunder Over Louisville  from 1 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, April 21. The event will feature a “Thunder Day Buffet” feast from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., cash bar and live entertainment from The Louisville Crashers. Tickets are $100 reserved or $800 for a table of eight, with guests able to come and go as they please throughout the day. Children ages 2 and under are free. For reservations, call 502.367.5150 or e-mail For more information, visit

Against the Grain Brewery will close its doors on Saturday, April 21, for a private and relaxing experience to all who purchase the AtG Thunder Package 2012. The package will include a ticket into Louisville Slugger Field seating area section 101-106 for both the baseball game and a perfect seat to watch the largest fireworks display in the country. Also featured is access to the concert on the field, an exclusive all day access to one seat in Against The Grain, vouchers for your choice of, both, two appetizers, two entrees, and five well liquor or house made beer drinks. Package is available for $200 plus tax for adults and $175 plus tax for children. For tickets and information, e-mail or call 502.515.0174.

Thunder at Louisville Slugger Field
The Louisville Bats will face the Indianapolis Indians at 2:05 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. The purchase of a game ticket to Louisville Slugger Field will grant a reserved seat to see the fireworks show, air show, baseball game and postgame concert by Journey Unauthorized. Tickets range from $20 to $35. The Bats are also offering the ability to spend Thunder Over Louisville inside Thunder Town, a shared tent right outside of Louisville Slugger Field. Fans who purchase tickets to the tent will enjoy all-day access to and from Louisville Slugger Field, an all-you-can-eat buffet, baseball game tickets (standing room only), concert tickets, field access passes, clean and private restrooms, inflatables for kids and more. Cost per person is $60. Field passes are available for the postgame concert and Thunder Over Louisville fireworks show for $5. For information, visit

The Kentucky Derby Festival Boomtown Presented by Tumbleweed Southwest Grill will be held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Tumbleweed Southwest Grill on the Waterfront, 1201 River Road. Outside activities will include a kids fun zone, food, Thunder sound system and more. Admission is free. For information call 502.618.8323 or visit

Thunder Over Louisville at Haymarket Whiskey Bar
The New Vintage Showcase will present a Thunder Over Louisville Dance Party with R&B/funk/soul band Junk Yard Dogs at Haymarket Whiskey Bar, 331 E. Market St. The event is for ages 21 and older. For information, call 502.442.0523.

Thunder Lounge
The second annual Thunder Lounge, roof-top party on East Washington Street and North Brook Street will be held from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The event is for ages 21 and over. Tickets are $100 and will include drinks, lunch and dinner. The first 50 people who buy tickets online will get a parking pass in the attached garage. DJ Ryan Coxx will provide music throughout the evening. Following Thunder Over Louisville, PRIME Lounge will host the Official Grey Goose & Red Bull Thunder After-Party with music by DJ K-Dogg. For tickets and information, visit

Thunder Over Louisville party at the Jeffersonville Bristol Bar and Grille
The fifth annual Thunder Over Louisville party at the Jeffersonville Bristol Bar and Grille, 700 W. Riverside Drive, will be held Saturday, April 21. Doors open at 3 p.m. with the appetizer buffet beginning at 4 p.m. and dinner served from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dessert and a gourmet coffee station will follow from 8:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. The price is $180 per seat; $170 per seat at the patio tables and limited view tables; and bar stools are priced at $130 per seat. For reservations and information, call 812.218.1995 or visit

Thunder in the Conservatory
The Galt House Hotel will host Thunder in the Conservatory, which will offer both an unbeatable view from its location at Fourth Street and River Road and real value for the money. Tickets for the April 21st event are $125 per person, and include parking, a BBQ Buffet, a wristband for access in and out of the Galt House Hotel, and access to the facilities. A cash bar is available. The private seating area is open from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.; the buffet is available from 5 to 9 p.m. For tickets, call 502.589.5200, ext. 4216. There are also a limited number of guest rooms available for Thunder Over Louisville weekend. For reservations, call 502.589.5200.