(Lizi Hagan-Production Simple) PRESS RELEASE:
My Morning Jacket may have traveled all across the globe, but there is always an unmistakable, unique aura at their hometown gigs.
Their 2008 performance at Waterfront Park proved that no matter how massive a Louisville MMJ show is, it manages to feel intimate. The band, also, always includes locally-based performers at their events, ensuring that a truly communal sentiment is present.
With this in mind, the group is thrilled to announce that on October 29 they will be joined by the illustrious Louisville Youth Orchestra (LYO) at the soon-to-be-opened KFC Yum! Center; and Louisville’s own Wax Fang will be opening the evening.
The band will continue its practice of donating $1 from each ticket. In this case, the proceeds will go to the Louisville Youth Orchestra Continuing Education Scholarship, which raises money for at risk youth to be able to attend school.
My Morning Jacket is also proud to announce that they will be continuing the tradition of creating a “Local Louisville Village” inside the KFC Yum! Center to provide locally-based business and non-profits a presence at their show.
“My Morning Jacket has continued to honor their roots and support their hometown in a variety of ways,” said Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson. “That they are going to be among the first to play the new arena, involve the Louisville Youth Orchestra and bring local businesses and non-profit organizations to their show, is something we can all take great pride in celebrating along with them.”
The LYO was founded with the mission to provide high quality musical experiences and the opportunity of performing for the benefit of the Louisville community and its young musicians regardless of race, creed or economic circumstances. It is one of the oldest and largest youth orchestra in the U.S.
The KFC Yum! Center is a new, multi-purpose 22,000 seat arena located in downtown Louisville. When it opens in October, it will become home to the University of Louisville Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs.
My Morning Jacket, with the Louisville Youth Orchestra and Wax Fang, goes on sale Saturday, August 14 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 800-745-300. Tickets are $45.00, Reserved and General Admission. The show is All Ages.
A limited amount of cash-only General Admission tickets will be available from August 12 at 10 a.m. until August 13 at 10 p.m., while they last, at the landmark Louisville music retailer, Ear X-Tacy Records, in celebration of the store’s 25th anniversary and new location at 2226 Bardstown Road in the Highlands, opening July 30.
The show is presented by 91.9 WFPK and produced by The Messina Group/AEG Live and Production Simple.