Louisville’s Summer in Music

By on May 1, 2013

By Lara Kinne–logo

Iroquois Amphitheater
Iroquois Park
There’s hardly a better place to hear live music than in the presense of a docile summer breeze. Iroquois Amphitheater located in Iroquois Park is nature’s venue. And it is a beautiful one. Throughout the summer, the amphitheater hosts weekly concerts and movie screenings free of charge.  It is a relaxed venue, an open-air construct with elevated seating that provides both comfort and visibility. Check out these big-name music events on the way.
The Paul Thorn Band/Jason Isbell
& the   400 Unit
June 7, 7:30 p.m. $20 adv.
Local Natives/Ex Cop
June  11, 8 p.m. $24 adv.
Brandi Carlile/The Lone Bellow
June 23, 7:30 p.m. $30-$40
Gregg Allman (of the Allman Brothers)
June 26, 7:30 p.m. $29-$55
Michael Franti/Spearhead/Saints
of Valory
July 19, 8 p.m. $25 adv.

The Big Four Lawn
Waterfront Park
Free concerts await at the waterfront, thanks to 91.9 WFPK’s annual concert series, Waterfront Wednesday, which kicked off earlier this month with Ra Ra Riot and A Lion Named Roar. The waterfront is also home to the Forecastle Festival, a three-day affair that falls in July, drawing more than 30,000 music fans to Louisville. So, take a squat on the Big Four lawn, feel the cool grass and gorge on food truck cuisine.

The Forecastle Festival
July 12-14, Single day-$60, weekend-$165
VIP packages also available
The remaining 2013 Waterfront Wednesday series is currently TBA. Keep up with upcoming events at louisvillewaterfront.com.

Louisville Secret Shows
Louisville Secret Shows challenges you to experience “secret” shows by following clues on their Facebook page. Once a show is booked, they announce the lineup, time and cost for admission via Facebook. But one significant detail is absent: the venue. This is where the challenge begins. Prior to the each show, they reveal 6-10 clues regarding the venue location; the final clue is printed in LEO Weekly two days before the show. Connect the dots and you will find the correct location.
‘Like’ Louisville Secret Shows:

Cardinal’s Choice
Sometimes the best events aren’t always publicized like a Bon Jovi billboard. Lucky for our readers, the Louisville Cardinal scrutinized the internet and found these gold nugget events.
Bill Callahan/Flat Foot/Shedding
Headliners, 1386 Lexington Rd.
May 2, 8 p.m. $15
Tibetan Freedom Concert feat.
Ben Sollee & friends,
Nawang Khechog
The Brown Theater, 315 W Broadway
May 20, 8 p.m. $22
Uncle Slayton’s, 1017 E Broadway
May 22, 8:30 p.m. $10
Xerxes/Daylight/Foreign Tongues
The Vernon Club, 1575 Story Ave.
May 23, 7:30 p.m. $10
Karass/Howell Dawdy/Alcohol Party
Zanzabar, 2100 S Preston St.
May 25, 9 p.m. $5
Father John Misty/Pure Bathing Culture
Headliners, 1386 Lexington Rd.
June 12, 9 p.m. $12 adv.
David Byrne and St. Vincent
The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St.
July 2, 7:30 p.m. $35-75

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