Councilwoman Hamilton announces Music and Activities lineup for the 11th Annual District 5 Community Celebration

September 13, 2017

Louisville – The people of District 5 will get together for a homecoming celebration this weekend with two days of music, entertainment, fun, and the chance to honor the accomplishments of those who selflessly give to their community.

          Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and the District 5 Neighborhood Advisory Committee will host the 11th Annual District 5 Community Celebration on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th.

          “Every year our goal is to bring the community together to put a spotlight on the pride and unity we share in our neighborhoods and businesses throughout the district,” says Hamilton. “It is also one way of saying thank you to the volunteers who work to improve our quality of life and help others.”

          After a successful debut last year, the "Old School Friday Night Dance Party" will be back at the Amphitheater Bandstand in Shawnee Park. Then on Saturday, Shawnee Park will be filled with a wide variety of entertainment and activities for young and old.

          Here is the scheduled line up of entertainment and activities for the 11th Annual District 5 Community Celebration:


"Old School Friday Night Dance Party"

Friday, September 15th

Featuring line dancing

and the music of DJ Steven Edwards

Featured Performance:

“Positive Movement Band”

From Lexington, Kentucky

6:00PM TO 8:30PM


11th Annual District 5 Community Celebration

Saturday, September 16th

10:00AM-2:00PM - Youth activities & games

(Sack races, freeze tag, etc.)

 Poetry readings/spoken word


3:00PM-8:30PM - Featuring  

The Unlimited Showband

Louisville Connection

Tony Fish


Ville Affect

Positive Rap Talent Contest

On Saturday afternoon, a special ceremony will be part of the event to honor community volunteers with the Molly Leonard Community Service Awards as a way of showing appreciation for their dedication to the district.

 The late Molly Leonard was a strong community activist in the Portland Neighborhood and Portland Community Center was renamed “the Molly Leonard Portland Community Center” in her honor.


Molly Leonard Community Service Award Recipients 2017

Rebecca “Becki” Winchel

Carolyn Mack-Luton

Kristen Williams

Rep. Darryl T. Owens

Eboni Neal Cochran

Henrietta Wallace

Walter Perry

Donna McDonald

MeShorn T. Daniels

Clarence Yancey

Gregory Conley

Leon Woolridge

Johnnie Thornton

Lisa Pierson

Geraldine Ballengher

“This will be a great weekend for young and old alike and I want to encourage everyone to come out and join us,” says Hamilton.

For more information about the 11th Annual District 5 Community Celebration, contact Councilwoman Hamilton’s office at 574-1105.