A new festival coming to Western Kentucky will raise money for several local charities with a 5K, beer garden, kids' zone, vendors, and live music. Promising to turn the town into a "Paradise City" with Paradise Kitty, an all-female Guns N Roses tribute band set to headline the evening, you don't want to miss it. Our own Kat Mykals had the opportunity to chat with Frontwoman, Jenna Syde, and drummer, Rachel Rine. Keep scrolling to listen to the interview.

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Superhero 5K to Kick Things Off

The Boys & Girls Club of Henderson will host the Superhero 5K run and walk beginning at 5 pm on Saturday, May 21st. With its superhero theme, the 5K will kick off in downtown Henderson at Red Banks Park located at 6th Street and Merrit Drive. Once the 5K is over, you're encouraged to stay for the inaugural Summerfest! [Keep reading to learn more about this free community event]

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Run or Walk - TIme It or Don't

The 5K is open to all ages, with optional timing for those who are more seasoned runners looking to break their personal bests. For the rest of us, you can run or walk at a pace that suits you best with no worries about time.

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Register for the 5K

Registration for the 5K is just $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 17 and under. Participants are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superheroes and proceeds from the 5K will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson. You can learn more and register for the Superhero 5K, here. Once the race is through, don't forget to stick around for Summerfest

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Inaugural SummerFest Headed to Henderson

There is no doubt that we love a good outdoor festival around here at 103 GBF and you add in live music, delicious food offerings, and the opportunity to give back to local charities and we are 100% here for it! With plans for a beer garden, local food, kids' activities, vendor booths, and live music, Henderson, Kentucky's first-ever SummerFest is right up our alley and 103 GBF is proud to be the exclusive media partner for the event.

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Speaking of Live Music, Welcome to the Jungle!

Any good outdoor festival worth visiting must have live music and the lineup for SummerFest has a great lineup, including an all-female Guns N Roses tribute band called Paradise Kitty. These women are phenomenally talented and have previously played venues like Counts Vamp'd in Las Vegas and Hollywood's iconic Viper Room, as well as the Monsters of Rock Cruise. In a post shared on Facebook, SummerFest organizers shared more about Paradise Kitty.

Comprised of veteran L.A. based drummer, Rachael Rine, frenetic frontwoman, Jenna Syde, and a revolving cast of some of the best female string players on the Sunset Strip, Paradise Kitty is poised to kick in your door, and blow the roof off with their authentic Axl, Slash, Duff, Izzy, and Steven loving hearts. Welcome to the new rock-goddess-infused jungle, boys and girls. Paradise Kitty is coming to your town and it will be crazy.

 

Why Guns N Roses?

I had the opportunity to talk with Paradies Kitty founding members Jenna Syde and Rachel Rhine. They shared details about their upcoming travels as well as why they chose to perform as a tribute to Guns n Roses as opposed to some of the other big 80s metal bands. Listen to the full interview below to find out!

 

 

Local and Regional Favorites Too

In addition to Paradise Kitty, local and regional favorites, Lindsey James Williams and Annabel Whitledge will both be performing that evening as well, with all the concert performances being free to attend.

 

Three Friends and a Vision

The vision of three friends and Henderson residents, SummerFest will feature live music with a focus on raising awareness and money for area non-profits, including  Audubon Kids Zone, Healing Reins of Kentucky, and The Chloe Randolph Organization will be the beneficiaries of the inaugural event. While Summerfest is completely free to attend, the public is encouraged to make donations through the SummerFest website that will then go to these charities.

When & Where

The Innaugural SummerFest is happening in Henderson, Kentucky, on Saturday, May 21, 2022, and will take place in downtown at the intersection of Water Street and 2nd Street. The food trucks, beer garden, kids' activities, and 5K will kick off at 5 pm, CST with the free concert beginning that evening at 7 pm. To learn more, visit SummerFestKY.com.

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