Rick’s City Cafe presents
The Hunter S. Thompson Tribute
Friday April 1st, 2005 9 till 11 pm
Frankfort honors Kentucky legend gonzo journalist master-writer visionary Hunter S. Thompson
July 2, 1960 (from Bermuda) 23 years old:
“If I could think of a way to do it right now, I’d head back to Louisville, sit on the porch drinking beer, drive around Cherokee Park for a few nights, and try to sink back as far as I could into the world that did its best to make me. It’s not hard to get tired of interminable palms and poinciana, and I could do at the moment with a single elm tree on a midnight street in the Highlands.”
Ron Whitehead produced the official Hunter S. Thompson Tribute at Memorial Auditorium in Louisville December 1996 featuring Johnny Depp, Warren Zevon, Douglas Brinkley, David Amram, Roxanne Pulitzer, Harvey Sloane, The Sheriff of Pitkin County, Hunter’s Mom Virginia, Hunter’s Son Juan, Gerald Tyrell, and others. Over 2000 attended the standing room only event.
On April 1st, 2005, Ron Whitehead will tell personal stories about Hunter, each will be followed by a connected song by edgy folk-mountain singer Sarah Elizabeth.
With Special Guests writer and humourist Ed Mcclanahan and journalist poet Danny O’Bryan.
RICK’S CITY CAFÉ
1227 127 South Frankfort, Kentucky
9 ‘til 11 PM $7
this special event produced to celebrate the life and work of Hunter S. Thompson…
Ron’s tribute to Hunter S. Thompson is online here at kintespace.com.