Nulu Festival brings business to East Market Street


On September 24, the East Market District held the Third Annual Nulu Festival at East Market St. from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. The festival featured local bands and booths promoting local East Market businesses. Nulu stands for “new Louisville” and represents the East Market District.

Local acts including The Pass, The Broken Spurs, Kyle James Hauser, Leigh Ann Yost, and Peter Searcy preformed throughout the day.

Booths for Shine Yoga Studio, Keep Louisville Weird, Bluegrass Grill & Bar, and many other businesses featured samples, brochures, food, clothes and/or other products to purchase.

“I’ve been here only fifteen minutes and already I’ve sold three or four shirts. I think this has been a success for us,” Pamela Thomas, a volunteer for the Keep Louisville Weird booth, said.  

“We’ve sold a lot of food and we’ll probably run out if we continue to sell like we have been. It’s a good opportunity for advertising our restaurant,” Melissa Smit, the owner of Bluegrass Grill & Bar, said. 

“I heard about the festival from my friend’s mom and decided to check it out.  I liked seeing the different booths and seeing what they had to offer,” Kate Stottman (10) said,  

Activities for kids were also available. A bubble car, bubble wands, hula hoops, and sidewalk chalk was accessible.

Sienna Summers is a sophomore in CMA at duPont Manual. 

Sienna Summers is a sophomore in CMA at duPont Manual.