Kentuckiana’s BIGGEST Boat and RV Sale

Kentuckiana’s BIGGEST Boat and RV Sale, the Progressive® Insurance Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow® returns to the Kentucky Exposition Center January 24 through 28. Come see what's new for 2018—Shop more than 500 boats and RVs and 200 exhibitors all under one roof. See and board boats for every lifestyle and activity—More than 100,000 sq. ft. packed with pontoons, fishing boats, cruisers, wakeboard boats, runabouts, PWC and more. Shop the area’s BIGGEST selection of RVs—Nearly 130,000 sq. ft. of 5th wheels, travel trailers, motorhomes, toy haulers, pop up trailers, ATVs and motorcycles. Browse more than 15,000 sq. ft. of marine and outdoor equipment and services, plus marinas, travel displays, outfitters, fishing and hunting resorts and campgrounds. 


  • New this year—See Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel show off her amazing skills.  
  • Take a virtual boat out for a spin! The America’s Boating Club’s Boating Simulator lets you test your boating skills and practice docking, pivot turns and more. 
  • Deal yourself in for fun at the show’s first ever Poker Run with a Twist on Friday, January 26. Register from 6 to 7pm in the South Wing B Lobby to play. Players are also invited to the After Party featuring the band Mary Mary playing live from 9 to 11 pm.  
  • NEW! Save time and money on your next RV adventure. John Holod’s RV Adventure Video seminars cover everything you need to know—all you have to do is get excited and go! Sessions include Alaska, Route 66, Rocky Mountain, and Northeast Coast RV adventures.  
  • Meet Malibu and Ronix Wakeboard Pro, and former World Wakeboard Association World and USA Champion Chad Sharpe.  Chad will be special guest of Nick’s Boat Dock, Booth 4095, Friday from 6pm–8pm, Saturday Noon to 3pm and 6pm–8pm and Sunday from 11am–2pm. 
  • Meet Bassmaster Elite Pro Timmy Horton.  Timmy will be the special guest of Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association on Saturday from 10am to 1pm. 
  • Get set for all your boating, fishing and hunting adventures with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. Buy your 2018 fishing, hunting and sportsman’s licenses and elk permits, see the latest gear, and more.
  • Discover the fun of stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and other paddle sports—take a demo ride at the Paddle Sports Pool hosted by Canoe Kentucky. Discover the fun of stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and other paddle sports—take a demo ride at the Paddle Sports Pool hosted by Canoe Kentucky. 
  • Watch pro-­‐boarders defy gravity as the demonstrate flips, twists and other stunts at the Wakeboard Trampoline Wall hosted by Nick’s Boat Dock  
  • Bring the family! Kids will love the FREE catch-­‐and-­‐release fishing at the Trout Pond  
  • Attend D.I.Y. workshops on boat and motor maintenance, repairs and upgrades at Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center

The Progressive® Insurance Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow® 

  • January 24 through 28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center 
  • Open 5pm to 9pm Wednesday;
  • Noon to 9pm Thursday & Friday;
  • 10am to 9pm Saturday; and
  • 10am to 5pm Sunday 

Ample parking is available at the Kentucky Exposition Center lot, just $8 daily.

Americana Made Music ShowAmericana Made

Americana is contemporary music with an ‘old spirit.’ It’s new music that relies heavily on traditional country, roots-rock, folk, and bluegrass. Join me Saturday nights from 10 to Midnight to hear today’s best singer-songwriters, folk acts, and string bands.

If you don’t know them already, I’ll introduce you to artists like Old Crow Medicine Show, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Lucinda Williams, James McMurtry, The Avett Brothers, Justin Townes Earle, Nikki Lane, Buddy Miller, Robert Earl Keen, Rodney Crowell, The Wood Brothers, Robert Ellis and many more.

A little about Shawn

For me, one of the greatest joys in the world is hearing a great new song for the first time. That started when I got my first portable radio for Christmas at age eight. That radio and I couldn’t be separated.

I spent hours emulating the disc jockeys I heard on St. Louis radio stations. The cassette deck allowed me to record myself introducing songs and interviewing imaginary guests. Some of those embarrassing tapes are still in my garage. In college, I finally had a chance to work ‘on air’ for real, and it was a blast!

Today, I love music as much as ever. And, while radio is not a full time career for me, I’m thrilled to host my very own show, playing music that I love – Americana.