Louisville, Ky. (April 25, 2016) – 91.9 WFPK announces the May 25th line-up and more about Louisville’s favorite summer concerts! WFPK Waterfront Wednesday is a monthly free concert series on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. To alleviate parking congestion caused by the KY/IN Bridges project, a free trolley service, courtesy of Republic Bank, will be offered.
The concerts take place on the final Wednesday of every month, April through September. Dates for the 2016 season are: April 27, May 25, June 29, July 27, August 31 & September 28. The Big Four Lawn “opens” at 5 pm, and the music begins promptly at 6 pm.
The May 25th installment of the summer series will feature Paul Thorn (9:00 pm, pictured above), The Howling Tongues (7:30 pm), and Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters (6:00 pm). Upcoming shows include Hayes Carll and Dylan LeBlanc (June), Brett Dennen and Lucius (July) and Nada Surf in September! Visit WFPK.org for the most updated information.
“Paul Thorn is one of my favorite artists. Talk about somebody with a powerful live performance. He’s funny, he’s funky, he’s sexy, he’s witty and he’s a great songwriter.
I love the energy. I figure he’s gonna grease the pan for me.” – Bonnie Raitt
“The Howling Tongues are fueled by the spirit of Southern rock n roll, reigniting a sound within the modern era. The entire band is so cohesive and master each instrument, creating booming pure rock. It’s only a matter of time until The Howling Tongues blow up and lead the way even further in the southern rock revival.” – Jimmy Shirley, musichostnetwork.com
Through relentless touring, Louisville’s Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters have become mainstays of the Midwest Americana scene. In fall of 2015, they set ten highway-tested, fine-tuned songs loose in the confines of LA LA Land Studios. The result is “Midwest Heart/Southern Blues”.
The April 27th WFPK Waterfront Wednesday, announced earlier this year, presents 1200, Liz Vice and Rayland Baxter.
Special thanks to Friends of the Waterfront.
About WFPK Waterfront Wednesday
The Waterfront Development Corporation (WDC) and WFPK first partnered in 2002 to produce an innovative concert series that showcased local and emerging national recording artists as heard on radio station 91.9 WFPK FM. Each free concert attracts large audiences to mingle, dance and enjoy the river in a family-friendly park atmosphere with a cash bar and upscale festival fare including: Rack House BBQ (bourbon inspired/fusion BBQ) including Beef Brisket Kimchi Tacos, Jerk Pork Sliders, Bourbon Barrel Smoked Chicken on a cornmeal dusted Kaiser roll as well as the traditional Southern BBQ offerings, slaw, potato salad, pulled pork, rib tips, The Big Four® Taco Stand featuring beef, pork & chicken tacos and quesadillas, The Burger Joint – Traditional All American Burger Joint. Burgers dressed to order, an “Original State Fair Corn Dog” stand, and the Mediterranean Cuisine Stand featuring beef, chicken, and fresh vegetables stuffed into pita, salads, grilled portabella mushroom sandwiches.
The event has become a thriving city institution, drawing thousands to Waterfront Park and helping Louisville secure an international award as a top city for festivals. In addition, the Southeast Tourism Society has named WFPK Waterfront Wednesday as one of their Top 20 Events. Previous acts include Old Crow Medicine Show, My Morning Jacket, Over the Rhine, Todd Snider, The Avett Brothers and many others.
Outside alcohol is prohibited. No coolers, no glass or pets allowed in the event area of the Big Four Lawn and the adjacent park areas.
Parking Information & Free Trolley Service
Due to construction caused by the KY/IN bridges project, some streets immediately surrounding the event area may be inaccessible. A map is available with parking locations. The Republic Bank Easy Ride Trolley De Ville will offer free trolley service between Witherspoon and the event site from 6:00p.m. until 10:00 p.m. We strongly suggest parking West of I -65 in the Witherspoon, Humana and surface lots.