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Opening Acts Announced for CONGO14 Louisville – Ali Center Benefit Concert Featuring Bruno Mars, Sponsored by Horseshoe Southern Indiana

The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, Southern Sirens Join Lineup Concert is September 20 at the Kentucky International Convention Center

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the legendary “Rumble In The Jungle” boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, the Muhammad Ali Center is proud to announce the opening acts for CONGO14 Louisville – Ali Center Benefit Concert Featuring Bruno Mars sponsored by Horseshoe Southern Indiana.

The event is set for 5:00pm on Saturday, September 20 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville.

As announced, Bruno Mars, who is an 18-time Grammy nominee and two-time Grammy winner, will be performing a full set of hits from his Moonshine Jungle tour – including “Grenade,” “If I Were Your Man,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Locked Out of Heaven,” “Treasure,” and many others.

The Temptations Review, featuring Dennis Edwards (original member of the Temptations), Paul Williams Jr. (son of original Temptations member Paul Williams), David Sea, Mike Patillo, and Chris Arnold, will perform as a much-anticipated opening act. The Temptations Review will entertain attendees with the familiar sounds of Motown, including numerous hits recorded by the Temptations during the group’s hay day.

Southern Sirens, an all-girl Folk/Americana trio based in Louisville, completes the star-studded lineup. Southern Sirens, composed of Anna Blanton, Emmy Bodner, and Kelsey Lee, was conceived by the philosophy that by harnessing their ‘girl power’ they could create and transform music that women could relate to.

Tickets to the CONGO14 Louisville- Ali Center Benefit Concert Featuring Bruno Mars are now on sale. Discount tickets are available for military families, students, and educators.  Show your ticket stub and receive free admission to the Ali Center! Tickets are available at the Kentucky Exposition Center Ticket Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Purchase yours by calling 1-800-745-3000 FREE and online at

The concert venue (Kentucky International Convention Center) provides an intimate setting. Each seat is no more than 170 feet away from the stage, so every seat is good one!  This performance is one of the last three sites of Bruno Mars’s Moonshine Jungle Tour!

For more information on the second annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards to be held September 27 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, visit Tickets purchased for the awards ceremony, which are priced at $1000, include admission to the Bruno Mars concert.

The Ali Center is located at 144 North Sixth Street in downtown Louisville. Parking is available on side streets or in the PARC garage located below the Ali Center.  For questions, please call 502.584.9254 or visit



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