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    As the biggest city-wide free event to ever hit the University of Louisville’s campus, Cardsfest was not surprisingly a total success.

    Because honestly, how could a free festival featuring delicious food from ten of the city’s best locally owned restaurants, free samples of locally made ice cream, live music from seven of the city’s best musicians, free tee shirts from local businesses and an art gallery full of local artwork not be successful?

    The event began at 5pm with the performance stage located near the clock tower on the West Plaza and the food vendors located inside the Red Barn, keeping the savory aromas flowing from each delicious table of food along with the hard working sponsors out of the August heat.

    Throughout the evening, hundreds of guests made their way to the festival, quickly cleaning the Red Barn out of food and freebies. The Ville Taqueria, one of Cardsfest’s most delicious sponsors, cleared several pans of freshly prepared food within the event’s first two hours. And by 7:30pm, Dairy Del was the only sponsor in the building that was still dishing out giant samples of its delicious birthday cake ice cream.

    Kela Ivonye, head of Arrow Food Couriers, was proud to be a participating sponsor at the event. His dedicated team at his local food delivery service was there along with Dairy Del to offer hundreds of printed tee shirts for free to those interested in their business. And by 7pm, there was only one tee shirt left.

    Along with the event’s impressive roster of restaurants and Arrow Food Couriers, other participating sponsors included Amped, Phone Falcon, and a number of educational groups affiliated with the University of Louisville.

    “We’ve had a great turnout,” exclaimed Cardsfest co-founder and Cardshirt Company president, Bob Muntis during the festival.

    Co-founder, Jecorey “1200” Arthur also noted the event’s excellent turnout between his surprise guest appearance during the set of another performing artist, and his own.

    If you missed Cardsfest 2015, have no fear. There’s a rumor going around that it’ll be back for another dose of awesomeness next year. But until then, you can follow the festival on twitter and visit the official Cardsfest website

    Photo courtesy of The Ville Taqueria. 

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