A new festival coming to Western Kentucky will raise money for several local charities and it promises to turn the town into a "Paradise City" with an all-female Guns N Roses tribute band set to headline the day's festivities.

Inaugural SummerFest Headed to Henderson

There is no doubt that we love a good outdoor festival around here and you add in live music, delicious food offerings, and the opportunity to give back to local charities and we are 100% here for it! With plans for a beer garden, local food, kids' activities, vendor booths, and live music, Henderson, Kentucky's first-ever SummerFest is right up our alley.

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Speaking of Live Music, Welcome to the Jungle!

Any good outdoor festival worth visiting must have live music and the lineup for SummerFest has a great lineup, including an all-female Guns N Roses tribute band called Paradise Kitty. These women are phenomenally talented and have previously played venues like Counts Vamp'd in Las Vegas and Hollywood's iconic Viper Room, as well as the Monsters of Rock Cruise. In a post shared on Facebook, SummerFest organizers shared more about Paradise Kitty.

Comprised of veteran L.A. based drummer, Rachael Rine, frenetic frontwoman, Jenna Syde, and a revolving cast of some of the best female string players on the Sunset Strip, Paradise Kitty is poised to kick in your door, and blow the roof off with their authentic Axl, Slash, Duff, Izzy, and Steven loving hearts. Welcome to the new rock-goddess-infused jungle, boys and girls. Paradise Kitty is coming to your town and it will be crazy.

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Local and Regional Favorites Too

In addition to Paradise Kitty, local and regional favorites, Lindsey James Williams and Annabel Whitledge will both be performing that evening as well, with all the concert performances being free to attend.


Three Friends and a Vision

The vision of three friends and Henderson residents, SummerFest will feature live music with a focus on raising awareness and money for area non-profits. According to a post made on Facebook, Audubon Kids Zone, Healing Reins of Kentucky, and The Chloe Randolph Organization will be the beneficiaries of the inaugural event and the public is encouraged to make donations through the SummerFest website.

When & Where

The Innaugural SummerFest is happening in Henderson, Kentucky, on Saturday, May 21, 2022, and will take place in downtown at the intersection of Water Street and 2nd Street. The food trucks, beer garden, kids' activities, and 5K will kick off at 5 pm, CST with the free concert beginning that evening at 7 pm. To learn more, visit SummerFestKY.com. Keep scrolling to

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