Journeys to Freedom: (Un)Known Project River Cruise is an immersive river excursion commissioned by IDEAS xLab and written and directed by artist Sidney Monroe Williams (they/them) that will take place aboard the Belle of Louisville.
While floating along the Ohio River between Kentucky — a slave state — and Indiana — a free state — participants will be immersed in the stories of two families seeking to escape enslavement by boat.
When boarding the Belle for the river cruise, each guest will receive a color-coded passport and be assigned a persona for the event. The passport will give different passengers access to various spaces throughout the boat as the performance progresses. Poker and blackjack, vendors from MELANaire Marketplace, and food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the cruise.
The VIP Experience welcomes guests onto the Belle before General Admission boarding begins to enjoy cocktails in the Captains Quarters with leaders of the (Un)Known Project, which uses art installation and experiences to honor the names and tell the stories of Black enslaved people in Louisville, Ky and beyond.
Learn more about (Un)Known Project at unknownprojecttrail.com
Tickets are $45 for adults & seniors; $150 for VIP.