LOUISVILLE, KY (March 10, 2015) – GonzoFest Louisville is exactly one month away. This year’s festival returns on April 11 to Waterfront Park’s Harbor Lawn to celebrate its fifth year of honoring Hunter S. Thompson.
Renowned Louisville sculptor, Matthew Weir has been selected as the statue artist for the life-size bronze statue of Hunter S. Thompson. Weir will be at GonzoFest Louisville 2015 to showcase his initial design for the statue. To help fund this project, the GonzoFest Louisville team has launched an Indiegogo campaign. They have also launched a viral video campaign to bring Bill Murray to this year’s festival.
On the eve of GonzoFest Louisville 2015, The Monkey Wrench is hosting a kick-off party, which will feature the debut of Nick Storm’s documentary about GonzoFest Louisville 2014. Following the documentary debut will be musical performances by The Moonlight Peddlers. Ron Whitehead, Cofounder of GonzoFest Louisville and Poetry Editor for Gonzo Today, will join the stage with Buffal0 to conclude the pre-GonzoFest Louisville festivities.
On Saturday, April 11, GonzoFest Louisville 2015 will offer an array of live music from Vessel, Graffiti, 1200, Twin Limb, Them’s Live, Thirty Spokes, and Small Time Napoleon, as well as spoken word performances by Ron Whitehead, Shakespeare’s Monkey, Frogg Corpse, Charlie Seller, V. Heidr Reinertsdatter-Horsager, Brandon Petty.
Additionally, GonzoFest Louisville is hosting an art and literary contest. All art contest submissions must be submitted by Monday, April 6 to The Monkey Wrench (1025 Barret Avenue). All mediums will be accepted. Entries must be Gonzo in nature. One submission per person. The literary contest consists of two categories: Prose and Poetry. Only one submission, one poem, and one prose piece per category. Both poetry and prose categories are limited to 1,000 words. Submissions should be Gonzo-orientated and shed light on Hunter S Thompson’s literary influence. All submissions must be emailed to email@example.com by Tuesday, March 31. Winners and prizes will be announced on stage at GonzoFest Louisville. Both the art and literary contest have a $5 submission fee with all proceeds going back into the festival and to the statue.
Advance tickets are on sale now for $10 and can be purchased at The Monkey Wrench, Revelry Boutique Gallery or online. Tickets will be $15 on the day of the festival. Visual art, literary readings, food, drink, craft vendors will make for a full day of celebrating the father of Gonzo journalism.
ABOUT GONZOFEST LOUISVILLE
A Louisville, KY festival honoring Hunter S. Thompson, as well as the lasting mark he has made on art, music, and literature. Through music, poetry, art, spoken word and more, GonzoFest Louisville celebrates the life and times of Hunter S. Thompson. This year’s festival will mark the fifth year of GonzoFest Louisville.
Lauren Hendricks | (502) 744-7679 | firstname.lastname@example.org