Support from Corporex & Kroger’s Wellness Your Way Festival will bring art & entertainment highlights to Northern Kentucky
Grouplove, the alternative rock band best known for its Billboard top-five charting songs, “Tongue Tied,” “Ways to Go” and “Welcome to Your Life,” will play a free concert the night of Saturday, October 12 in Covington’s RiverCenter parking lot. The concert is a collaboration between Kroger Wellness Your Way Festival, BLINK® and Corporex; builder and owner of RiverCenter. Opening acts for the concert will be announced soon.
“Thanks very much to Corporex and the producers of BLINK for collaborating with Kroger’s Wellness Your Way Festival to bring a free Grouplove concert to Northern Kentucky,” said Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health. “We look forward to sharing internationally known live music and the Kroger Wellness Your Way Festival, October 11-13, with fans of BLINK.”
Through the generous support of Corporex, a new mural will be created for BLINK by locally based Xylene, in collaboration with BLINK partner, The Agar. The mural will be animated through projection mapping by BLINK partner, Brave Berlin. The mural, a permanent addition to the community, will be across the street from Covington’s RiverCenter, on the tower of the north side of the TANK garage.
“Covington is my home, and the Cincinnati Region is my community,” said William P. Butler, chairman of the Board of Corporex Companies. “I look forward to everyone, from both sides of the river, sharing a moment of art and light while experiencing the urban core of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati through BLINK.”
A preview of what’s planned:
Covington will be one of BLINK’s most densely packed zones for art, light, music and food. More than 20 installations will be featured from the Roebling Bridge to Seventh and Madison not to mention dozens of activities and street performers. Northern Kentucky highlights scheduled for BLINK will include:
- The John A. Roebling bridge will connect BLINK’s route as a featured iconic landmark bathed in light and sound. Artists Brave Berlin of Cincinnati and MASARY Studios, a team of Boston artists specializing in urban interactive experiences will make the Singing Bridge “sing,” working with local lighting experts Vincent Lighting of Erlanger, Kentucky
- The Ascent will magically come to life, bathed in animated light on all sides with vibrant colors and patterns
- A mural celebrating Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. will be created, in time for BLINK, on the back of the U.S. Bank building at 6th and Madison
- BLINK will highlight two internationally acclaimed street artists through architectural projection mapping. Both sides of the Faile Mural on West 6th Street (projection by local media artist, Chris Glenn), as well as the London Police mural on 4th and Scott Street (projection by Brave Berlin)
- Another architectural projection mapping will animate the beautiful Hannaford Building. BLINK has commissioned Klip Collective – A pioneer and creative powerhouse in projection mapping from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Northern Kentucky University is creating a light installation that will actually sit on the Ohio River
- The World’s Largest Mobile Disco Ball, made in Kentucky, will return for BLINK – and find its home in Covington for a pop-up Disco Party.