LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville School of Music’s annual Music in May Festival is back with a diverse lineup of performances in venues throughout the community.

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville School of Music’s annual Music in May Festival is back with a diverse lineup of performances in venues throughout the community.

    The festival allows the school to demonstrate its commitment to outreach and bring music to the wider public via partners such as the Kentucky Derby Museum and Frazier History Museum.

    “These musical events are our gift to our partners and the city at large,” said Michael Ramach, director of UofL’s Opera Theatre and festival organizer. “They demonstrate the depth and range of our talented students, alumni and faculty.”

    Performances include:

    2 p.m. May 12, Sunday Showcase, Speed Museum

    The Guitar Ensemble headed by Stephen Mattingly will perform as part of the Speed’s Sunday Showcase.

    7-9 p.m. May 16, Musical Theater Open Mic Night, University Club

    The School of Music will host a live, musical theater sing-along to popular show tunes.

    2 p.m. May 18, “The Kentucky Derby in Music,” Kentucky Derby Museum

    UofL’s Music Therapy Program and Kentucky Derby Museum will present an interactive program.

    3 p.m. May 19, The Brass Band of Louisville Concert, School of Music’s Comstock Hall

    The Brass Band of Louisville will perform.

     5:30 p.m. May 23, Night at the Bats, Louisville Slugger Field

    UofL’s Steel Drum Band will play along with members of the UofL Marching Band.

    8 a.m. May 27, Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike and Paddle, Waterfront Park

    Members of the Brass Band of Louisville will perform a send-off for participants.

     Click here for a full schedule of events. For more information, call 502-852 6907.                         

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    Niki King Jones is positive she has the best job at the University of Louisville, serving the communication needs of the departments of fine arts and theatre, the School of Music, University Libraries and Alumni – all the fun, creative stuff. Before coming to UofL in 2015, Niki held communication positions in both private and nonprofit sectors in Louisville, Ky., including at Heaven Hill Distilleries and the Jewish Community of Louisville. For 10 years prior, she was a reporter at various newspapers across the country, most recently The Courier-Journal. Niki graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in journalism and has a masters degree in community and leadership development from the University of Kentucky.