Gonzo Fest Louisville 2016

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Gonzofest Louisville says
GonzoFest Louisville, Louisville’s annual celebration of its most famous literary son, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson returns to Waterfront Park’s Big Four Lawn to celebrate the life, work and legacy of Louisville’s own Hunter S. Thompson on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

We've stacked this year’s lineup with national and local acts, including Fly Golden Eagle, Natural Child, Dr. Dundiff with Touch AC and Smoke Shop Kids, Wax Fang, Chrome Pony, Quiet Hollers, Frederick The Younger, Your News Vehicles, The Bottom Sop, Frogg Corpse & Mr. Stranger Present The End of The World!

In addition to music and spoken word performances, Tinderbox Circus Sideshow, the self-proclaimed “most mind- blowingly devilish backwoods troupe from the ground up” will be performing at the Gonzo Today Stage throughout the day.

Craft vendors, food, liquor, beer, will be available at the festival as well. GonzoFest Louisville 2016 will also feature a non-fiction literary contest and a satirical political portrait art contest. Submit literary entries to gonzoliterarycontest@gmail.com. Art entries must be sent to 4016 Summer Place New Albany, IN 47150. Literary and art entrties must be submitted by April 4, 2016.

The official GonzoFest Louisville after-party at The New Vintage begins at 11:00 p.m.; featuring The Sundresses, Discount Guns, The Wans, Trophy Wives, Donomaplus, and a special jam session with festival musicians. Present your GonzoFest Louisville 2016 ticket stub for free entry to the after-party ($10 at the door otherwise).

Proceeds from GonzoFest Louisville 2016 will support the creation of a life-size bronze statue of Hunter S. Thompson. Sculptor, Matthew Weir will be present during the festival. GonzoFest Louisville is sponsored by Falls City Brewing and Four Roses Bourbon.

Gates open at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online. Children 12 & under are free. Guests may purchase tickets at will call. Guests purchasing tickets at will call can show their current Louisville Free Public Library card to get $5 off.

Additional information, including details about the 2016 literary contest, vendor applications, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities can be found by visiting www.GonzoFestLou.com. For the latest news about this year’s festival fans can visit GonzoFest Louisville on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About GonzoFest Louisville:
GonzoFest Louisville is a literary and music festival honoring Hunter S. Thompson, as well as the lasting mark he has made on literature, art and music. Through poetry, spoken word, art and live music and more, GonzoFest Louisville celebrates the life and times of Hunter S. Thompson in his hometown. 2016 will mark the sixth year of the festival.
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