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Grassroots Gala 2010
Grassroots Gala 2009

Two (2) FREE tickets for members who join by 9/9/10
Become a member of Center For Neighborhoods for $12 today! - Click here.

$15 at the door

Center For Neighborhoods is announcing the second year for the Grassroots Gala.  All neighborhood associations are invited to participate!


Event Details

  • Saturday - September 11th, 2010
  • Location - TARC Union Station,
    10th and Broadway
  • 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM

* UofL plays Eastern KY on 9/11 at 3:30 PM at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Come tailgate with us at the Gala before the game! We have the food and beer!


Download the event poster - PDF



  • Taste of Neighborhoods
  • Neighborhood Booths
  • BBC Community Beer Garden
  • Keep Louisville Weird Raffle


  • John Gage - 12:00 PM
  • Tom Owen - 1:00 PM
  • Twisted Sisters - 2:00 PM

The Grassroots Gala is a gathering and celebration of Louisville neighborhoods showcasing their individual character and unique assets, and all things local. 

Taste of Neighborhoods
Enjoy over a dozen delicious samples from local restaurants and caterers. Free offerings will be available throughout the Gala. Attendees can peruse the neighborhood booths while snacking on Louisville’s finest edibles.

Get involved!

Restaurants and Catering Companies - We are still accepting participants and donations. We ask that you provide approximately 100 samples. Your business will receive signage at the event, 2 free tickets to the Gala, and you will be listed on the website.

Please contact Lisa Dettlinger for more information at 589-0343 or

Neighborhood Booths
Neighborhood booths highlight each neighborhood in many different,
creative ways. This is your opportunity to learn about all the neighborhoods in our community, reconnect with old friends, meet new ones and expand your network. Examples of past booth themes include:

  • Photos and archives
  • Conduct surveys
  • Feature a neighborhood “jewel”
  • Promote upcoming events
  • Focus on an important issue


Get involved!

Neighborhood Associations and Non-Profit Groups - We are still accepting applications for booths. Your organization must be a member of Center For Neighborhoods. You will receive 4 free tickets to the event, booth space, and will be listed on the website.

Please contact Lisa Dettlinger for more information at 589-0343 or

“Keep Louisville Weird” Raffle
We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA). Thanks to our generous sponsor (LIBA), items from LIBA member businesses will be raffled continuously throughout the event until all have been claimed. A minimum of three items per hour will be raffled (i.e. every 20 minutes). Listen for your number or check the raffle board to see if your winning number has been drawn. $5.00 per chance; must be present to win.

Get involved!

We are seeking sponsors for the event, as well as donations for the raffle. If you would like to become a sponsor of the Grassroots Gala, please contact us to inquire about various sponsorship levels.

Call Lisa Dettlinger at 589-0343 or email


BBC Community Beer Garden
Our local brewery, BBC, will offer two refreshing beverages on tap in the Community Beer Garden located in the outside pavilion of TARC. Relax with neighbors and friends in the garden, purchase an ale and “take a stroll” through Louisville neighborhoods.

Volunteer needed for the Gala!  CFN is looking for Team captains and general
volunteers to help in the following areas or committees:  Set up, Admission
table, Taste Of Neighborhood booth, Media Assistance, Community Beer Garden,
Raffle booth, Recycle and Litter or  Tear down

Team captains

  • Assist throughout the whole day of the event by overseeing a specific area (11:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
  • Receive official Gala poster (suitable for framing)
  • Receive a CFN t-shirt or Tote Bag and sticker
  • Receive FREE admission to the Gala
  • Receive 2 FREE beverage tickets


  • 2 hour shift between the hours of 10:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Receive FREE admission to the Gala
  • Receive 2 FREE beverage tickets

Call Lisa Dettlinger at 589-0343 or email to sign up.

Together, we can make this event FUN and successful!  We need volunteers to help organize before, during and after the event.  Please consider becoming a member of the Grassroots Gala Steering Committee!

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!


Additional Information, Contact:
Lisa Dettlinger
Membership Coordinator and Development


610 S. Fourth Street, Suite 609, Louisville, KY 40202   |   Phone: 502-589-0343   |   Fax: 502-589-0616   |