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Every Outdoor Louisville Concert You Need to See This Summer

Updated On 05/30/2017 at 05:04PM EST Updated On 05/30/2017 at 05:04PM EST
U2 | Flickr/Darren Larson

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Event

Location

Jun 2 Fri

Old Crow Medicine Show Old Crow will perform “Blonde on Blonde.”

Iroquois Amphitheater

Old Crow Medicine Show Iroquois Amphitheater Old Crow will perform “Blonde on Blonde.”

Date

Event

Location

Jun 4 Sun

Candy Dulfer and the Rippingtons Part of the Summer Jazz and R&B Series.

Iroquois Amphiheater

Candy Dulfer and the Rippingtons Iroquois Amphiheater Part of the Summer Jazz and R&B Series.

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Event

Location

Jun 9 Fri

Mountain Deer Revival Free admission and suitable for the whole family.

Bicentennial Park, New Albany, Ind.

Mountain Deer Revival Bicentennial Park, New Albany, Ind. Free admission and suitable for the whole family.

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Event

Location

Jun 11 Sun

Wilco Wilco returns to Louisville with openers Kacy & Clayton.

Iroquois Amphitheater

Wilco Iroquois Amphitheater Wilco returns to Louisville with openers Kacy & Clayton.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 12 Mon

Glass Animals Part of the Iroquois Amphitheater Concert Series.

Iroquois Amphitheater

Glass Animals Iroquois Amphitheater Part of the Iroquois Amphitheater Concert Series.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 16 Fri

U2 Ireland’s rock heroes invade Louisville.

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

U2 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Ireland’s rock heroes invade Louisville.

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Event

Location

Jun 16 Fri

Sundy Best Presented by WAMZ.

Fourth Street Live!

Sundy Best Fourth Street Live! Presented by WAMZ.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 16 Fri

Thomas Wynn & the Believers The Orlando band rocks a free show in Indiana.

Bicentennial Park, New Albany, Ind.

Thomas Wynn & the Believers Bicentennial Park, New Albany, Ind. The Orlando band rocks a free show in Indiana.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 17 Sat

Vivian Green A concert by the R&B pianist chart-topper.

Waterfront Park Great Lawn

Vivian Green Waterfront Park Great Lawn A concert by the R&B pianist chart-topper.

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Event

Location

Jun 23 Fri

Stoplight Observations Southern rockers take the stage as part of this free concert series.

Bicentennial Park, New Albany, Ind.

Stoplight Observations Bicentennial Park, New Albany, Ind. Southern rockers take the stage as part of this free concert series.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 24 Sat

Louisville Philharmonia A free show for the entire family.

Iroquois Amphitheater

Louisville Philharmonia Iroquois Amphitheater A free show for the entire family.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 24 Sat

Joe Nichols Free, family-friendly event.

Jeffersonville RiverStage

Joe Nichols Jeffersonville RiverStage Free, family-friendly event.

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Event

Location

Jun 26 Mon

Dispatch and Guster Dispatch stops in Louisville as part of its America, Location 12 Tour.

Iroquois Amphitheater

Dispatch and Guster Iroquois Amphitheater Dispatch stops in Louisville as part of its America, Location 12 Tour.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 28 Wed

Waterfront Wednesday, feat. Pokey LaFarge, Robyn Hitchcock Free concert with as part of WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday series.

Waterfront Park Great Lawn

Waterfront Wednesday, feat. Pokey LaFarge, Robyn Hitchcock Waterfront Park Great Lawn Free concert with as part of WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday series.

Cage the Elephant | Sterling Munksgard/Shutterstock.com

Date

Event

Location

Jul 7-9

Poorcastle Local bands take the stage for three straight days, making music for charity.

Apocalypse Brew Works

Poorcastle Apocalypse Brew Works Local bands take the stage for three straight days, making music for charity.

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Event

Location

Jul 14 Fri

Cage the Elephant NeedtoBreath and others will also perform this day.

Forecastle Festival

Cage the Elephant Forecastle Festival NeedtoBreath and others will also perform this day.

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Event

Location

Jul 15 Sat

Sturgill Simpson LCD Soundsystem will also be playing day two.

Forecastle Festival

Sturgill Simpson Forecastle Festival LCD Soundsystem will also be playing day two.

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Event

Location

Jul 16 Sun

Weezer And you guessed it… PJ Harvey will accompany Weezer on day three.

Forecastle Festival

Weezer Forecastle Festival And you guessed it… PJ Harvey will accompany Weezer on day three.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 21 Fri

Bush The British rockers perform Downtown.

Fourth Street Live!

Bush Fourth Street Live! The British rockers perform Downtown.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 22 Sat

Jake Owen Country star Jake Owen tears up Fourth Street Live.

Fourth Street Live!

Jake Owen Fourth Street Live! Country star Jake Owen tears up Fourth Street Live.

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Event

Location

Jul 26 Wed

Waterfront Wednesday feat. Strand of Oaks Low Cut Connie also will perform as part of WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday series.

Waterfront Park Great Lawn

Waterfront Wednesday feat. Strand of Oaks Waterfront Park Great Lawn Low Cut Connie also will perform as part of WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday series.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 29 Fri

Jefferson Tarc Bus with The Mad Taxpayers As part of Coca-Cola's Summer Concert Series.

RiverStage

Jefferson Tarc Bus with The Mad Taxpayers RiverStage As part of Coca-Cola's Summer Concert Series.

The Oak Ridge Boys | Flickr/Gage Skidmore

Date

Event

Location

Aug 4 Fri

Jamey Johnson The singer of hits like “The Dollar,” as well as many more artists, will perform Downtown.

Fourth Street Live!

Jamey Johnson Fourth Street Live! The singer of hits like “The Dollar,” as well as many more artists, will perform Downtown.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 6 Sun

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band Part of the Iroquois Amphitheater Concert Series.

Iroquois Amphitheater

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band Iroquois Amphitheater Part of the Iroquois Amphitheater Concert Series.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 11 Fri

Derby City Jazz Fest Two full days of jazz in the Paddock area, featuring Maysa.

Churchill Downs

Derby City Jazz Fest Churchill Downs Two full days of jazz in the Paddock area, featuring Maysa.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 12 Sat

Chase Rice Country concert in the heart of Downtown.

Fourth Street Live!

Chase Rice Fourth Street Live! Country concert in the heart of Downtown.

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Event

Location

Aug 17 Thu

Belle & Sebastian With opening act Julien Baker.

Iroquois Amphitheater

Belle & Sebastian Iroquois Amphitheater With opening act Julien Baker.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 18 Fri

Ginuwine with Tony! Toni! Tone! R&B concert as part of the free Turf Concert Series.

Kentucky State Fair

Ginuwine with Tony! Toni! Tone! Kentucky State Fair R&B concert as part of the free Turf Concert Series.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 18-19

Dylan Leblanc A rock party in the streets with food and vendors.

Seven Sense Festival

Dylan Leblanc Seven Sense Festival A rock party in the streets with food and vendors.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 19 Sat

Blues Traveler ’90s hitmakers perform as part of the free Turf Concert Series.

Kentucky State Fair

Blues Traveler Kentucky State Fair ’90s hitmakers perform as part of the free Turf Concert Series.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 19 Sat

Moon Taxi With The Weeks and Los Colognes.

Iroquois Amphitheater

Moon Taxi Iroquois Amphitheater With The Weeks and Los Colognes.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 20 Sun

The Oak Ridge Boys Country legends perform as part of the free Turf Concert Series.

Kentucky State Fair

The Oak Ridge Boys Kentucky State Fair Country legends perform as part of the free Turf Concert Series.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 21 Mon

Zach Williams For King & Country opens this free show as part of the Turf Concert Series.

Kentucky State Fair

Zach Williams Kentucky State Fair For King & Country opens this free show as part of the Turf Concert Series.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 22 Tue

Happy Together Tour Artists from the ‘60s unite to perform the hits as part of the free Turf Concert Series.

Kentucky State Fair

Happy Together Tour Kentucky State Fair Artists from the ‘60s unite to perform the hits as part of the free Turf Concert Series.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 23 Wed

Whiskey Jam The free Turf Concert Series continues with Chase Bryant, Dylan Scott, and Chris Shrader.

Kentucky State Fair

Whiskey Jam Kentucky State Fair The free Turf Concert Series continues with Chase Bryant, Dylan Scott, and Chris Shrader.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 24 Thu

Farenheit 17 Three local artists join the bill as part of the free Turf Concert Series.

Kentucky State Fair

Farenheit 17 Kentucky State Fair Three local artists join the bill as part of the free Turf Concert Series.

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Event

Location

Aug 25 Fri

Easton Corbin A country concert featuring Kentucky native JD Shelburne, part of the free Turf Concert Series.

Kentucky State Fair

Easton Corbin Kentucky State Fair A country concert featuring Kentucky native JD Shelburne, part of the free Turf Concert Series.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 26 Sat

Imagination Movers Family-friend concert with the high-energy quartet.

Iroquois Amphitheater

Imagination Movers Iroquois Amphitheater Family-friend concert with the high-energy quartet.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 26 Sat

Theory of a Deadman Goldy Locks will also rock the state fair as part of the free Turf Concert Series.

Kentucky State Fair

Theory of a Deadman Kentucky State Fair Goldy Locks will also rock the state fair as part of the free Turf Concert Series.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 27 Sun

Gov’t Mule and Blackberry Smoke Part of the Iroquois Amphitheater Concert Series.

Iroquois Amphitheater

Gov’t Mule and Blackberry Smoke Iroquois Amphitheater Part of the Iroquois Amphitheater Concert Series.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 27 Sun

Matthew West, Colton Dixon, Hawk Nelson and Sarah Reeves A co-headlining Christian concert wraps up the free Turf Concert Series.

Kentucky State Fair

Matthew West, Colton Dixon, Hawk Nelson and Sarah Reeves Kentucky State Fair A co-headlining Christian concert wraps up the free Turf Concert Series.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 30 Wed

Waterfront Wednesday, feat. James Lindsey, In Lightning James Lindsey headlines as part of WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday series.

Waterfront Park Great Lawn

Waterfront Wednesday, feat. James Lindsey, In Lightning Waterfront Park Great Lawn James Lindsey headlines as part of WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday series.

Steve Miller Band | Randy Miramontez/Shutterstock.com

Date

Event

Location

Sep 8 Fri

Kip Moore Country crooner Kip Moore performs Downtown.

Fourth Street Live!

Kip Moore Fourth Street Live! Country crooner Kip Moore performs Downtown.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 9 Sat

Louisville Orchestra The orchestra plays a free, family-friendly concert in the park.

Iroquois Amphitheater

Louisville Orchestra Iroquois Amphitheater The orchestra plays a free, family-friendly concert in the park.

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Event

Location

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Event

Location

Sep 24 Sun

Bourbon and Beyond feat. Stevie Nicks, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Rodgers, Johnny Lang and more A star-studded concert as part of a two-day festival at Champions Park.

Champions Park

Bourbon and Beyond feat. Stevie Nicks, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Rodgers, Johnny Lang and more Champions Park A star-studded concert as part of a two-day festival at Champions Park.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 27 Wed

Waterfront Wednesday feat. The Secret Sisters The Secret Sisters headline a concert as part of WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday series.

Waterfront Park Great Lawn

Waterfront Wednesday feat. The Secret Sisters Waterfront Park Great Lawn The Secret Sisters headline a concert as part of WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday series.