Outdoor Concerts around Louisville, KY


Outdoor concerts make for great family fun, no matter the type of music.
Outdoor Concerts Louisville

Outdoor concerts are typically free events and open to the public. Louisville is known for having a great music scene! Every spring and summer, several outdoor venues across Louisville and Southern Indiana host a variety of concerts. Here is a list:

WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays on the Big Four Lawn WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays are equivalent to summer fun in the city. These FREE concerts on the Big Four Lawn are the perfect way to experience Waterfront Park. The first concert is April 27th.


Music on the Terrace at the Paddock Shops Thursdays 6:30-8pm. FREE No information for 2022

Sunset Concert Series at Westport Village Select Thursdays, 6 – 8pm. FREE. No information for 2022.


Beechmont Summer Concert Series Shows will be held each Friday for six weeks from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm, starting June 3, and ending July 8. The Concert Series is designed as a free, outdoor musical experience at the gazebo (corner of Southern Parkway and West Woodlawn Avenue) with artists/bands from the Louisville Federation of Musicians (Local 11-637). 

6-3-22 – Swing 39 (Swing/Jazz)
6-10-22 – Hora Certa (Latin)
6-16-22 – Hog Operation (Bluegrass)
6-24-22 – Todd Hildrich Trio (Jazz)
7-1-22 – Donnie & The Thrillers (Rock)
7-8-22 – John Gage (Folk)

Foxhollow Farm Sunset Concert Series Select Fridays of the month 5-9pm, May-September. Cost will be $40 for adults (includes drinks and admission), cheaper for teens, and free for children under a certain age. More details to come.

FridayFest at Highview Park Fridays 6-10PM on select dates. FREE. 

Jeffersonville Riverstage Concerts Check their events calendar. June-August, starting June 3rd. FREE, opening band starts at 7pm with headliner starting at 8:30pm.

June 3 – The Crashers

June 10 – A1A: Jimmy Buffett Tribute

June 17 – Motown Tribute: Sheryl Rouse & Friends

June 24 – The Newbees: 8 Track Flashback

July 1 – The Rumors

July 8 – Back 2 Mac: Fleetwood Mac Tribute

July 15 – Tuesday’s Gone: Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute

July 22 – Jeff Goes Country: Scotty McCreedy & Clayton Anderson

July 29 – Radiotronic

August 5 – Thunderstruck: AC/DC Tribute

August 12 – The Juice Box Heroes

Jeffersonville Concerts in Warder Park Fridays 7pm, will start Friday, June 3, 2022

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Douglass Loop Farmers Market Live music at the Saturday morning farmers’ market. 10-2pm. FREE. 

Jeffersontown Farmers’ Market Concerts Live music at the Saturday morning farmers’ markets. Market is open 8am-12:30pm. Check their Facebook page or HERE for event information and updates. FREE. 

Norton Commons Music By the Water Concerts at the amphitheater. May-August, select Saturdays. FREE



Cherokee Triangle Summer Concert Series Willow Park, Typically Sundays 7-9pm beginning Memorial Day weekend with the last concert on the Sunday before Labor Day. Read our Review here. FREE. Information pending for 2022.

Middletown Spring & Summer Concert Series 2022 at Wetherby Park various Sundays 5:30-7:30pm. FREE. (5/15, 6/12, 7/10, 8/14, 9/18)


Various Dates

Cherokee Triangle Art Fair – Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st. 

Louisville Youth Orchestra – Sunday, May 1st at the Iroquois Amphitheater. Free with a Pegasus Pin

KingFish Louisville – Various dates throughout the summer of live music!

The Evenings of Note – Oxmoor Farms, May 14th, gates open at 5:00pm and concert starts at 6:00pm

Louisville Winds – May 21st, Iroquois Amphitheater, doors open at 6:30pm, show begins at 7:30pm, FREE

Abbey Road on the River – two-day summer kick-off event to take place THIS Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-30th. 

Forecastle 3 day music festival at Waterfront Park, May 27-29, Admission fee.

The Juggernaut Jug Band – June 12, Riverside, Farnsley-Moremen Landing. 1:30-3:00pm

The Deep Roots Music Fest – June 18th, Will feature national and local musical acts including the legendary Billboard Chart-Topping group Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers taking the stage performing a fusion of American-Roots style music all their own called “Brewgrass”. Other acts performing include America’s Got Talent finalists Linkin’ Bridge, former lead singer of Foreigner – Johnny Edwards, and up & coming Outlaw Country artist CJ Sparks. Iroquois Amphitheater

Kentucky State Fair Concerts Check their website for FREE concert dates with paid fair admission. Concerts requiring a paid admission are also scheduled. The fair runs 8/18-8/28.

Iroquois Park Amphitheater Summer Concerts
Check their events calendar for upcoming artists and other events. Most of the concerts require an admission fee. Various dates & times.

Hometown Rising Country music and bourbon festival, Cancelled for 2022

Bourbon & Beyond 4 day music festival at KY Expo Center grounds, September 15-18, Admission fee.

Louder than Life 4 day music festival at the KY Expo Center grounds, Sept 22-25, Admission fee.

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