RootsFest in Irish Hill – Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events 11am – 4pm

All Local Art, & Craft & Non-Profit  Fair
Kids Craft Booth with Aerie Meredith, Artist Extraordinaire
Walden Theatre’s Guerrilla Theater starting at 12:30pm
WaterStep presents Safe Drinking Water for the Planet


11am Louisville Blues & the Blues Chasers
1:30pm Bluegrass Messengers
2:30pm Appalatin


Hot Vittles & Delicious Libations from Gary’s on Spring

RootsFest in Irish Hill is happening because of these fine folks

The Irish Hill Neighborhood Association in honored to partner with these companies who are helping bring the Roots Fest in Irish Hill together.


Councilman David Tandy, Louisville Metro Government, District 4
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh, Louisville Metro Government, District 9
Gary’s on Spring
Masterson’s Catering
Red Hot Roasters
Doo Wop Shop
Louisville Public Media


RootsFest in Irish Hill

Come down and groove to the First Annual RootsFest in Irish Hill. Live local music is on deck with the Appalachian-Latin fusion band, Appalatin along with Louisville Blues, Blues Chasers and old school bluegrass group, Bluegrass Messengers.

There will be fun for everyone including Local Art & Craft, Kids Craft Tent, Delicious Food from Gary’s on Spring, Four Roses Bourbon Tasting & Craft Beer.

Bring your lawn chair, the kids, the grandparents, your in-laws and your SHOES because funds raised will benefit WaterStep, formerly Edge Outreach. WaterStep trains individuals and organizations to provide safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Shoes, not just for dancing anymore, though it will be encouraged.

Schedule of events coming soon.

Call for Artists – FREE 10 x 10 booth space while supplies last

1st Annual RootsFest in Irish Hill

September 15, 2012 11am-4pm

Gary’s on Spring 204 S. Spring St

Art, Craft or Non-Profits

Send your contact information, category, & images of your work to

Please provide your own table and/or tent.

Plan to set up between 9am & 11am and tear down between 4 pm & 5pm.

Your participation includes the agreement to not hold the sponsors of the festival responsible for any personal injury, accident, damage, loss or theft of goods.

Irish Hill Festival is in the books

Thanks to everyone who came to the Irish Hill Festival. There was plenty of food, good music and a lot of conversation and catching up with friends.

A big THANK YOU goes to Baxter Avenue Baptist Church for hosting the Festival this year. It was a last minute put together, as our original plans fell through and we didn’t have time to get the proper Metro permits to hold it at Irish Hill Park or on one of the streets. The members of BABC did a wonderful job of getting everything setup, cooked and cleaned up afterwards. And it looks like the kids had a great time on the bouncy they provided!  You guys are tops.

Did you get a chance to check out EDGE Outreach’s water purifying system? It’s amazing how a little bit of salt and a car battery can produce three (!) things to make the lives of people in third-world countries so much better: Clean water to drink, chlorine and lye which are by products manufactured in the water purification process that can be used to disinfect medical equipment and kill mosquito larvae, reducing the risk of death from unsanitary conditions and malaria. If you need more information about EDGE, please visit their website: On their website, you can find locations to drop off old shoes, which they will use to fund their projects.

We welcome any feedback you would like to provide.  Use the comment section below or send us a private message (email:  Thanks for supporting the Irish Hill Neighborhood.