President James and Three Chord Bourbon invite the neighborhood to the 2022 Garvin Gate Blues Competition

October 5, 2022

Louisville – Take part an out of doors celebration of blues and the humanities on the 27th Annual Garvin Gate Blues Competition on Saturday, October 8. This can be a free arts and music occasion that includes nationwide and native performances. The competition is positioned at Oak Avenue and Garvin Place, between 4th and 6th Streets in historic Previous Louisville.  Along with dwell music and leisure, there may also be a wide range of food and drinks distributors.

“I’m excited to have the Garvin Gate Blues Competition again in Previous Louisville, so our metropolis can come collectively and revel in some nice Blues, without cost,” says Metro Council President David James (D-6). “I invite everybody to come back out on October 8th to take pleasure in this superior Blues Competition.”  

The headliners this 12 months embody Stella Vees, Ben Levin Trio and Sheryl Rouse & The Bluez Brothers. Music is scheduled to start at 1:00 PM.

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“The Garvin Gate Blues Competition is about greater than blues music,” says Howard Rosenburg, Govt Director of St. James Courtroom Artwork Present. “Folks from throughout come to “The Gate” to expertise an Previous Louisville custom not like another. We’re bringing the neighborhood collectively, and we couldn’t be extra excited to return this October.”

Thanks to the presenting sponsors FMS, Louisville Metro Council President David James and Three Chord Bourbon. Extra sponsors embody Amelia Pape, Cindy Sue French, Cort Duggins, Schooling Directive, Hope for Leaders, Hope LLC, Information Plus, Kentuckiana Blues Society, Larry Lewis, Final Fall, Lis Ann Swigart, Louisville Public Media, Margie Eckert, Mike Lynch/Ann Hubbs, RT Lawrence, Photo voltaic Options, Titos Vodka, and West Sixth.

2022 Lineup on Saturday, October 13

Amenities Administration Providers Stage

  • 1:00-1:45    Tailfin Cadillacs
  • 2:15 -3:00    Laurie Jane & The 45s
  • 3:30-4:15    Da Mudcats
  • 4:45-5:45    Miller & The Different Sinners (sponsored by Three Chord
  • Bourbon)
  • 6:15-7:00     Tee Dee Younger Band
  • 7:30-8:15    Stella Vees
  • 8:45-9:40    Ben Levin Trio
  • 10:00-11:00 Sheryl Rouse & The Bluez Brothers
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Information+ Stage

  • 1:50-2:10    Zeno Jones
  • 3:10-3:30    Zeno Jones
  • 4:20-4:40    Zeno Jones
  • 5:50-6:10    The Divine 5 that includes Sylvia Walters
  • 7:05-7:25    The Divine 5 that includes Sylvia Walters
  • 8:20-8:40    The Divine 5 that includes Sylvia Walters

Avenue Closures

  • Oak from 4th to sixth Streets
  • 1200 block of Garvin Place
  • 1100 block of Garvin Place, from Oak Avenue to alley (behind Genscape)

Free on avenue parking is offered on surrounding streets, and bicycles are welcome. You possibly can lock up anyplace within the occasion space.

For extra info, please contact President James’ workplace at 574-1106 or Howard Rosenberg at 502-445-4193. You might also go to the web site at

Concerning the Garvin Gate Blues Competition

The Competition grew from out of doors jam classes within the parking zone of the Rudyard Kipling in 1988. The music turned standard, and the neighborhood needed to develop the occasion. On the identical time, the Garvin Gate Affiliation enlarged their boundaries and reformed because the Garvin Gate Neighborhood Affiliation. They have been seeking to host an annual occasion, and the partnership was created. Now 27 years sturdy, the competition attracts a multiracial and intergeneration viewers.

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