LouisvilleKY’s Second Edition of Fire Escape Sessions Announced at Louisville Slugger Museum

Louisville, KY – Announcing the second episode of the Fire Escape Sessions, a groundbreaking new music series to be held February 23, 2017, in the Gallery of Louisville Slugger Museum, thanks to the support of its owner, John Hillerich.

The creator and event organizer, Alec Betz, drew his inspiration from traveling the world after finishing nine years of deployments with the U.S. Army Special Forces and the U.S. Department of State.  Influenced by the speakeasies and nightclubs hidden in the alleys and hard-to-find spots throughout Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Paris, New York, and his hometown of Chicago, his intent is to “replicate what a show would have been like at one of Al Capone’s nightclubs, but updated with modern music and comedy.” While preparing for the inaugural episode, Betz crossed paths with the innovative team at Rabbit Hole Distilling (www.rabbitholedistilling.com).   This new distillery is captivated by the stories hidden in all of us that unfold over a glass of bourbon.  Coincidentally, Fire Escape Sessions engages with artists and invites them to share the unique details of their lives with an audience through intimate interviews.  With a mutual appreciation for tales of the road less traveled and a love of music, Rabbit Hole and Fire Escape Sessions joined together to deliver this one of a kind experience.

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The show features a variety of attractions including performances from some of the region’s top acts, set against the backdrop of a 1920’s Speakeasy.   What makes this video podcast so unique is that it is not recorded in a studio, or behind glass; rather, the event is interactive with the recording happening in front of a live audience.   The second edition of the Fire Escape Sessions will feature the talented singer/songwriter Kendra Villiger (kendravilliger.com) and the gritty, upbeat, Americana band Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters (nickdittmeier.com).  Hosting this hard-hitting show is the dynamic team up of Last Comic Standing funny-man, Matt Molchen (mattmolchen.com), and Thirty Spokes front-man, Chad Graham (thirtyspokesmusic.com).

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Other sponsors include The Nitty Gritty, LP Productions, Breaker Box Productions, Discount Smokes, Ladyfingers Catering, and The Slugger Museum & Factory. The podcast will be available for download on Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube.

Date & Time: Thursday, February 23rd

The doors open at 8:00 pm; show begins at 9:00 pm

Location: Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, 800 W. Main St.

Admission: Advance tickets are available online at EventBrite for $8 / $10 at the door