Downtown Elizabethtown was in full swing on Saturday night as the Hardin County Rotary AM Club held their sixth annual Roktoberfest concert in the Quince Alley parking lot.
Free and open to the public, the event featured performances by local band Forging the Fable and Tennessee-based cover band The Remedies. Rotary Club members had also set up a stall, selling beer and wine, and several food trucks were also on site.
According to Eric Brandenburg, president of the Hardin County AM Rotary Club, all proceeds from the Rotary Club booth will benefit local charities and fund scholarships for local students. He said the club donates to organizations such as Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, Mission Hope for Kids and Greenspace.
A six-piece group, The Remedies presented a diverse repertoire on Saturday, spanning artists ranging from Steely Dan to Steve Earl to Salt-N-Peppa. Todd Scholar, keyboardist and vocalist of The Remedies, is a graduate of East Hardin High School.
Mary Flowers of Vine Grove spent much of the night dancing to music with friends she brought along. She said she enjoyed going out dancing to live music in Louisville and that it was nice to attend an event closer to her home.
“It’s local and nice,” she says. “We like it.”
Brandenburg said he was happy with the turnout on Saturday night, especially given all the other area concerts that have taken place this weekend, such as the Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival, Hills N ‘Holler Music Festival in Glendale and Louder Than Life in Louisville. He said the weather was also right for a great evening of outdoor entertainment.
“I have to say we couldn’t have asked for a better day,” he said.
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