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KFC Yum! Center announces free Summer Plaza Series

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Soon, you'll be able to attend more free events at the KFC Yum! Center without stepping foot inside the venue.

Following the success of last summer's plaza move nights and this year's World Cup viewing parties, the KFC Yum! Center is launching a three-event Summer Plaza Series in collaboration with the Louisville Downtown Partnership.

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On Sunday, August 3, a Kid's Festival on the Norton Healthcare Plaza will feature jugglers, puppeteers, stilt walkers and a trapeze act from 2 to 5 p.m. Children will have the opportunity to participate in fun activities including face painting and mini golf.

On Sunday, August 10, the Soul Lounge 7th Annual Summer of Soul Series will stop by the Norton Healthcare Plaza for a free concert featuring 90 Degrees of Freezing, JD Green, Carri McMullen with jazz band Journey to Forever, and author Dana Stringer presenting In Between Faith. There will also be an open mic portion of the event, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m.

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On Sunday, August 17, the longest-running Live Salsa night is coming to the plaza. Start the night with a quick dance lesson from salsa instructor Gabe Scott featuring live music by the seven-piece Latin band Cosa Seria. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and is open to dancers of all levels, from beginner to advanced.

"We're excited to continue working with the Louisville Downtown Partnership to create exciting events on our plaza," said Dennis Petrullo, general manager of the KFC Yum! Center. "Our goal is always to provide the community with entertainment options that appeal to various audiences, and these events give us the opportunity to share this building with the community in a unique way."

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All three events are free; however, food trucks will be onsite offering a variety of food and beverages for sale.

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