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Cherokee Park, considered Olmsted’s most scenic work, focuses on the landscape experience of traversing from stream valley to ridgeline while Shawnee Park is fitted out for a variety of activities that bring people together, including a formal flower garden, a bandstand, and a great lawn for sporting events.

Big Rock Jazz and Blues Fest

Big Rock Jazz and Blues Fest
October 06, 2013 02:00 PM - October 06, 2013 07:00 PM

For the 14th year, folks will gather, on the first Sunday of October, in the Big Rock area of Cherokee Park to listen to some wonderfully lively jazz and blue bands! This year Olmsted Parks Conservancy will host this annual event for the first time! They are excited to be part of this free community event. The opening act will be Tee Dee Young, followed by Everett Greene and Unit West!

Big Rock and music have a long shared history. The Gaulbert Pavilion in the Big Rock area of Cherokee was built in memory of George Gaulbert by his wife and daughter in 1909.  A few years later Mrs. Gaulbert was upset because there was music and dancing on Friday nights at the pavilion. In honor of Mrs. Gaulbert, we will enjoy wonderful music and dancing, but on a Sunday afternoon!  

Plan to bring a picnic blanket or a chair and plan to spend the afternoon enjoying this free outdoor concert! Don’t forget to “like” the Big Rock Jazz and Blues Fest Facebook page to keep up with the latest news about the festival.

Event Date: October 6, 2013
Event Time: 2:00-7:00pm
Location: Big Rock Area of Cherokee Park
Park Boundary Road and Valletta Lane

Parking at Adath Jeshurun (2401 Woodbourne Ave) with Free Shuttle service from Mint Julep Tours and TARC!

You can support this free community event, SUPPORT NOW or call Liz DeHart at 456-8125.

Big Rock Area of Cherokee Park
Park Boundary Road and Valletta Lane, Louisville, KY