Friday, October 14, 2011

2nd Annual Gonzo Fest in honor of Hunter S. Thompson, Saturday October 15, 2011


2nd Annual Gonzo Fest in honor of Hunter S. Thompson, Saturday October 15, 2011

Blasting off with a Pre-Gonzo art opening with live local music on October 14th!

Announcing the Second Annual Gonzo Festival! Join us as we pay tribute to the life, work, and legacy surrounding one of America's greatest alternative writers, Louisville's own native, Hunter S. Thompson.

The Gonzo Fest will take place on Saturday, October 15 from 2:00pm to 11pm at The Monkey Wrench located at 1025 Barret Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204.

General Admission tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of the event. Limited VIP Rooftop access tickets are available for $30. This is a non-refundable rain or shine event. All discounted advance ticket purchases will receive a $5 discount -- for both General Admission and VIP tickets. Tickets are available at The Monkey Wrench. Must be 21 years old to attend.

This will be a celebration featuring some of the best live local music & national recording artists, poets, authors, visual artists and more. Headlining this year's Gonzo Fest are national recording artists from
Athens, GA recently seen on the David Letterman show, The Whigs. The music lineup also includes The Broken Spurs, Fresh Millions (Austin, TX), Scott Carney from Wax Fang, Cougar Express, Nerves Junior (voted best album of the year), David Wax Museum (Boston, MA), Tyrone Cotton and Lydia Burrell.

Special guests in attendance will be Kentucky's Congressman, John Yarmuth. Lt. Governor candidate Dea Riley, plus Kyle Meredith from
WFPK will emcee the entire Second Annual Gonzo Fest.

Gates will open at 2pm. Music, food and festivities will start at 3pm. Local and regional craft breweries such as the BBC, Kentucky Ale, New Albanian and more will be in attendance. In honor of the event, we'll be featuring Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Ales. "Good people drink good beer"--Hunter S. Thompson. We also want to thank this year's sponsors Four Roses Bourbon and Red Bull, who will be providing
drink specials.

If you can't wait until October 15th to 'get your gonzo on', celebrate with us on Friday night, October 14th at The Monkey Wrench for the Gonzo Art opening! All art will be based upon the life and inspiration of Hunter S. Thompson, and will be on display throughout the weekend. Some of the artists include: Andy Cook, Carol McLeod, Evan Lebowitz, and Alexander King -- all of whom worked together last year on the "Hunter's Louisville" mural painted on the wall of the Monkey Wrench. There will also be live music provided by the local sensations The Murals, Son of the Widow, and DJ Geo.

Please take a look at highlights from last year's event & promotion for this year:

Contact: Dennie Humphrey
The Monkey Wrench
1025 Barret Avenue
Louisville KY 40204
(502) 583-2433
Find us on Facebook: The Monkey Wrench

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