Events

Every Outdoor Louisville Concert You Need to See This Summer

Louisville has become a hot spot for music, food, beer, and bourbon. Each summer, all of these converge to give the city a few months of nonstop concerts, festivals, and street fairs. And lucky for you, you’ll never miss out on the great ones, because we’ve got ‘em all right here in one calendar.

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow will perform “Blonde on Blonde.”

Candy Dulfer and the Rippingtons

Part of the Summer Jazz and R&B Series.

Mountain Deer Revival

Free admission and suitable for the whole family.

Wilco

Wilco returns to Louisville with openers Kacy & Clayton.

Glass Animals

Part of the Iroquois Amphitheater Concert Series.

U2

Ireland’s rock heroes invade Louisville.

Sundy Best

Presented by WAMZ.

Thomas Wynn & the Believers

The Orlando band rocks a free show in Indiana.

Vivian Green

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

Stoplight Observations

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

Louisville Philharmonia

A free show for the entire family.

Joe Nichols

Free, family-friendly event.

Dispatch and Guster

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

Waterfront Wednesday, feat. Pokey LaFarge, Robyn Hitchcock

Free concert with as part of WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday series.

Poorcastle

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

Cage the Elephant

NeedtoBreath and others will also perform this day.

Sturgill Simpson

LCD Soundsystem will also be playing day two.

Weezer

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

Bush

The British rockers perform Downtown.

Jake Owen

Country star Jake Owen tears up Fourth Street Live.

Waterfront Wednesday feat. Strand of Oaks

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

Jefferson Tarc Bus with The Mad Taxpayers

As part of Coca-Cola's Summer Concert Series.
The Oak Ridge Boys
The Oak Ridge Boys | Flickr/Gage Skidmore

Jamey Johnson

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

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Part of the Iroquois Amphitheater Concert Series.

Derby City Jazz Fest

Two full days of jazz in the Paddock area, featuring Maysa.

Chase Rice

Country concert in the heart of Downtown.

Belle & Sebastian

With opening act Julien Baker.

Ginuwine with Tony! Toni! Tone!

R&B concert as part of the free Turf Concert Series.

Dylan Leblanc

A rock party in the streets with food and vendors.

Blues Traveler

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

Moon Taxi

With The Weeks and Los Colognes.

The Oak Ridge Boys

Country legends perform as part of the free Turf Concert Series.

Zach Williams

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

Happy Together Tour

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

Whiskey Jam

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

Farenheit 17

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

Easton Corbin

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

Imagination Movers

Family-friend concert with the high-energy quartet.

Theory of a Deadman

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

Gov’t Mule and Blackberry Smoke

Part of the Iroquois Amphitheater Concert Series.

Matthew West, Colton Dixon, Hawk Nelson and Sarah Reeves

A co-headlining Christian concert wraps up the free Turf Concert Series.

Waterfront Wednesday, feat. James Lindsey, In Lightning

James Lindsey headlines as part of WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday series.

Kip Moore

Country crooner Kip Moore performs Downtown.

Louisville Orchestra

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

Bourbon and Beyond, feat. Steve Miller Band, Eddie Vedder, Band of Horses, Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and more

A star-studded concert as part of a two-day festival at Champions Park.

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.

Waterfront Wednesday feat. The Secret Sisters

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

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Kevin Gibson is a freelance writer based in Louisville.