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Muhammad Ali Center to Host Inaugural ‘First Friday at the MAC’ in Partnership with First Friday Hop

James Lindsey (AKA Jalin Roze) and the Grand Nationals to Perform with Teddy Abrams

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (June 17, 2016) — The Muhammad Ali Center, in partnership with the Republic Bank First Friday Hop, launches the inaugural ‘First Friday at the MAC’ on Friday, July 1st from 5:00-9:00 p.m. The family-friendly block party inside the Center includes live music and dance demonstrations, mystery tours, and a kids’ activities space. All activities are free. Admission to the Center’s exhibits is $5 for adults and free for ages 18 and under.

The July 1st First Friday event features a live performance by local hip-hop artist James Lindsey, AKA Jalin Roze, and the Grand Nationals, with a special presentation by Louisville Orchestra conductor Teddy Abrams.

Other activities include:

  • Kids’ activities with Global Game Changers
  • Dance demonstrations
  • Face painting
  • Cash bar with “beverage gardens”*
  • Social Marketplace with local artists, vendors, and organizations
  • Local food trucks*
  • Mystery exhibit tours by Center volunteers
  • Admission to the Center’s exhibits*

*Additional cost

First Friday at the MAC will continue on August 5th and September 2nd. Stay up-to-date on attending food trucks, musical performances, and featured vendors, by checking out the event listings on our calendar and our social media sites, Facebook and Twitter.


The Muhammad Ali Center, a 501(c)3 corporation, was co-founded by Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie in their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The international cultural center promotes the six core principles of Muhammad Ali (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality) in ways that inspire personal and global greatness and provides programming and events around the focus areas of education, gender equity, and global citizenship. Its newest initiative, Generation Ali, fosters a new generation of leaders to contribute positively to their communities and to change the world for the better. The Center’s headquarters also contains an award-winning museum experience. For more information, please visit