2013 is the first year for the Fresh Fest in Louisville Kentucky. This event is similar to the original Fresh Fest of the 80’s with groups like Run DMC, Whodini, Fat Boys etc. being that it will embody old school hip-hop but it’s not the same. Fresh Fest will not only showcase old school hip hop, but R&B groups from the 90’s and beyond. This is the first time for today’s generation to see groups and solo artists that shaped today’s hip hop and R&B to where it is now. Headlining the first annual Louisville Fresh Festival is Naughty By Nature! A respected and known multi-platinum group that has a sound that transcends music genres and 2013 marks their 20 year anniversary! Also performing is “The Alumni.” The Alumni is a rap collective of hip-hop artists from the ‘90’s which are Chubb Rock, Monie Love, Dana Dane, Kwame & Special Ed. Hosting this inaugural event is former Yo! MTV Rap’s host and now Sirius/XM show on Backspin 46 is Ed Lover! Louisville is honored to have them perform at this festival launch on August 4th 2013 on the Belvedere. Gates will open at 5pm EST. and show starts at 6pm-11pm. With a expected crowd 1500+ patrons, we are looking to make this an annual event that is family oriented and can continue with your support. There will be food, alcohol & vendors for the event. Louisville Metro is in support of this event and this is a community event open to the public. The Fresh Fest as it grows, will donate to charitable organizations with your support.