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Opening for Bruno Mars and Temptation Review!

Press Release: The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, Southern Sirens Join Lineup Concert is September 20 at the Kentucky International Convention Center LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (August 21, 2014) … In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the legendary “Rumble In The Jungle” boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, the Muhammad Ali Center is proud to announce the opening acts for CONGO14 Louisville - Ali Center Benefit Concert Featuring Bruno Mars sponsored by Horseshoe Southern Indiana. The event is set for 5:00pm on Saturday, September 20 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville. As announced, Bruno Mars, who is an 18-time Grammy nominee and two-time Grammy winner, will be performing a full set of hits from his Moonshine Jungle tour – including “Grenade,” “If I Were Your Man,” "Just the Way You Are," "Locked Out of Heaven," “Treasure,” and many others. The Temptations Review, featuring Dennis Edwards (original member of the Temptations), Paul Williams Jr. (son of original Temptations member Paul Williams), David Sea, Mike Patillo, and Chris Arnold, will perform as a much-anticipated opening act. The Temptations Review will entertain attendees with the familiar sounds of Motown, including numerous hits recorded by the Temptations during the group’s hay day. Southern Sirens, an all-girl Folk/Americana trio based in Louisville, completes the star-studded lineup. Southern Sirens, composed of Anna Blanton, Emmy Bodner, and Kelsey Lee, was conceived by the philosophy that by harnessing their ‘girl power’ they could create and transform music that women could relate to. Tickets to the CONGO14 Louisville- Ali Center Benefit Concert Featuring Bruno Mars are now on sale. Discount tickets are available for military families, students, and educators. Show your ticket stub and receive free admission to the Ali Center! Tickets are available at the Kentucky Exposition Center Ticket Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Purchase yours by calling 1-800-745-3000 and online at www.ticketmaster.com. The concert venue (Kentucky International Convention Center) provides an intimate setting. Each seat is no more than 170 feet away from the stage, so every seat is good one! This performance is one of the last three sites of Bruno Mars’s Moonshine Jungle Tour! For more information on the second annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards to be held September 27 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, visit alicenter.org/awards. Tickets purchased for the awards ceremony, which are priced at $1000, include admission to the Bruno Mars concert. The Ali Center is located at 144 North Sixth Street in downtown Louisville. Parking is available on side streets or in the PARC garage located below the Ali Center. For questions, please call 502.584.9254 or visit http://alicenter.org.

Whirl Wind May!

We had a FABULOUS time at Abbey Road on the River this past Memorial Day Weekend. Weather was perfect! We thoroughly enjoyed our intimate concerts at the Ali Patio. Thanks to everyone who came to hear us! So the second week of May was intense for us! We made the Top 70 for ABC's Rising Star Season 1 and were flown out to L.A. Wednesday-Friday for a final audition to be on the TV show. Unfortunately we didn't make the final cut, but it was still a great experience. On Saturday, May 17th (day after we returned from California), we drove down to Paducah, KY for the Lower Town Art & Music Festival and had a fabulous time there. The crowd was great and we sold lots of merch. We had a number of people asking for cds, which we don't have yet so that's been added to the top of our to-do-list! We also had a blast playing the cocktail hour at Ferdinand's Ball on May 1, an annual fundraiser supporting Old Friends, a non-profit farm that rehabilitates thoroughbreds whose breeding and racing career have come to an end.

Such an exciting month and more exciting endeavors ahead!!

Monkey Wrench Show

We had our first full 'public' show this past Saturday and couldn't have been happier with the turn out! Based on the door cover we had at least 50 people pack the Monkey Wrench. We also got to share the stage with two fabulous local bands The Hart Strings and the Whiskey Riders. They were a joy to work with and were great at helping us promote the event. Local bands supporting other local bands like it should be. It was a positive experience for us, and we look forward to honing our music and sound even further! On another note we play for the Gonzofest Press Conference tonight!!

Mid-America Trucking Show VIP Event

We had a great gig last night performing at Bluegrass Brewing Company for a Trail King Industries VIP Event for the Mid-America Trucking Show. We played three hours of covers ranging from Carrie Underwood to Shinedown to Old Crow Medicine Show to The Beatles to Bonnie Rait giving them our Southern Siren flair. The audience was great and even asked for an encore. We played 'Radioactive' by Imagine Dragons which was a big hit. It was a great night. If you know any corporation who needs to add some Southern flavor to their event send them our way!

Abbey Road on the River Feb64 SUCCESS

We had a great time performing as part of the variety show for the Ed Sullivan/Beatles 50th Anniversary Reenactment in the Bomhard Theater at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. It was a sold out show of 650 people! Playing for that size crowd with so much energy was amazing and we are so blessed to have had that opportunity. We look forward to playing at the May version of this Festival on the Belvedere and hope to see some of your faces again in the crowd. We're looking forward to a fantastic year!