Lunchtime Jazz on Founders Square in June

The Cathedral Heritage Foundation is sponsoring a series of free jazz concerts on Founders Square, Fifth and Muhammad Ali Blvd., Wednesdays in June. The series, called Jazz in June Festival, will feature local jazz performers in concert.

The concerts will start at 12:40 p.m. and are free to the public. The first concert, on June 3, will feature Tanita Gaines and Bobby Lanz.

The June 10 concert will have Steve Crews and Soundchaser and the June 17 show will bring Mike Tracy's Jazz Quartet. Both of these concerts are co-sponsored by the Foundation and the Musician's Union Trust Fund.

The final concert, on June 24, will be by the Bellarmine Fusion Energy Ensemble, one of Bellarmine College's premier ensembles. The BFEE is comprised of two students, Ray Rizzo and Joseph Castriota; Bellarmine graduate Andres Olins; Rick Marlin of the Marlin Family; and Jeff Sherman, who is with the Jazz Studies program at Bellarmine.

In the event of bad weather, the concerts will be held at the Cathedral Heritage Foundation auditorium, 433 S. Fifth St.

Waterside Art and Blues Festival Line-up Announced

The seventh Waterside Art and Blues Festival, organized by the Louisville Visual Arts Association, is scheduled for the weekend of July 3 -5. Once again, the show will bring some familiar national acts to town. The three-day show will have music going on all afternoon and into the evening, beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The MainStage concerts will begin at 8 p.m. each night.

On Friday, the headliners will be Texas redhot Marcia Ball, whose set last year was interrupted by a power outage, the Beat Daddys and Curtis and the Kicks. Opening the afternoon part of the show will be Pinkerton and Norris, followed by Smoketown Red.

Saturday, the main acts will be the Legendary Blues Band, formerly Muddy Waters' band, harmonica whiz Charlie Musselwhite, and Pinetop Perkins, who will be backed by the Lengendary Blues Band. The openers in the afternoon will be Curtis Marlatt, then Pinkerton & Norris and the duo of Jim Rosen and John Burgard.

The Sunday show will feature the Metropolitan Blues All-Stars, Big Shoulders and Lonnie Brooks. The Rib Tip Kings will open the afternoon show, followed by MR2 Blue Band and da Mudcats.

Admission to the show is: $18 for a three-day pass; $7 combination Art/Blues Festival & Mainstage concerts; and $3.50 for the Arts/Crafts show and the regional blues.

For more information, call (502) 896-2146.