What The LOU Fest Announces Changes To Venue, Schedule

Jul 28, 2022 at 3:16 pm
A previous Ohio Valley Wrestling event.
A previous Ohio Valley Wrestling event.

Earlier this summer, Germantown vintage store What The LOU announced that it would be hosting a new three-day festival, What The LOU Fest, this Friday, July 29, through Sunday, July 31. The festival was slated to run as a free community event on Spratt Street and Goss Avenue, and it would feature wrestling, music, comedy, drag, and burlesque.

But last night, What The LOU announced a few major changes: the festival will now operate only on Saturday and Sunday, and it will take place entirely inside Davis Arena, the Ohio Valley Wrestling headquarters, at 4400 Shepherdsville Road. 

What The LOU owner Kris King told LEO that many of the acts (including, of course, the wrestlers) will be performing from the ring, but some will be performing on the ramp instead to make setup easier. Some of the stands inside Davis Arena will be cleared of chairs to make room for vendors and guests.

King declined to discuss the issues that created the changes on the record, but he acknowledged the challenges that can come with organizing a first-year festival.

“We always knew that the fine details would be the toughest part since we’ve never done this before,” he said. “It’s definitely a learning process, and it’s something that is gonna help us grow, something we learn from, something that’s gonna help us come back stronger next year.”

You can follow What The LOU on Facebook or Instagram for updates. In the meantime, here’s the new schedule for the weekend.

SATURDAY, July 30

SUNDAY, JULY 31

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