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 the 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 these events, ensuring that a truly communal sentiment is present. With this in mind, the group is thrilled to announce that on October 29th they will be joined by the illustrious Louisville Youth Orchestra (LYO) at the soon-to-be-opened KFC Yum! Center. Louisville’s own Wax Fang will be opening the evening as well.
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 to have a presence at their show.
My Morning Jacket has continued to honor their roots and support their hometown in a variety of ways,” Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson said. “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 US. To find out more about the LYO please visit www.lyo.org.
The KFC Yum! Center is a new multi-purpose 22,000 seat arena located in Louisville, Kentucky. 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 14th at 10am at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com 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 for sale FOR ONE DAY ONLY on August 12th at 10am 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 30th.
The event is presented by 91.9 WFPK and produced by The Messina Group/AEG Live and Production Simple.