On the official website for Louisville, KY’s HullabaLOU Music Festival, there are two separate definitions given. One for hullabaloo, which is a noun that means “Great noise or excitement; uproar.” Then there’s one for HullabaLOU, which (according to the site) is a noun that means, “A three day summer music festival July 23-25, 2010 at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, KY.” They’re missing another definition, unfortunately. It’s another noun, and for HullabaLOU, and it’s something along the lines of “a three day summer weekend in hell, likely filled with upset stomachs and miserable headaches.”
Though that latter definition is certainly up for argument, few will contest when the line up sports such names as: Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, and Dave Matthews Band. But, do some digging and it’s actually an amicable line up, once you wade through the aforementioned muck. There’s Al Green, who everyone loves (and with good reason), The Black Crowes, and even the B-52s, who still know how to make cheesy look hip. That’s not all, either. Not only will Kansas and War be taking a break from the state fairs and racetracks, but so will the Doobie Brothers and Steppenwolf, too. And does anyone else think it’s ironic or comical that Michael McDonald is also on the same bill?
Tickets, available in all sorts of varieties, go on sale beginning Tuesday, December 1st via Ticketmaster.com.