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 the good life at our park.

IMPORTANT UPDATE; Louisville Public Media and Waterfront Park Cancel Remaining WFPK Waterfront Wednesday Season

After careful consideration, 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville and Waterfront Park have decided to cancel the remaining two 2021 WFPK Waterfront Wednesday shows. 

“This was a difficult decision, especially because it felt so good to be together with our community after more than a year of lockdown and pandemic isolation,” said Louisville Public Media President Stephen George. “At this critical moment in the pandemic, we need to prioritize the safety of the artists, staff and the public.”

“We are grateful we were able to produce four amazing Waterfront Wednesdays this year,” said Deborah Bilitski, Executive Director of Waterfront Park. “We regret that we are unable to finish out the season and look forward to seeing everyone in 2022.”

We appreciate the artists, event sponsors and the tens of thousands of people who came out to the shows this season. 

We encourage everyone who is able to get vaccinated.

We appreciate our sponsors for their support. We want to thank Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare, Republic Bank, Toyota, Bulleit Bourbon, Patron Tequila and Miller Lite for sponsoring the 2021 WFPK Waterfront Wednesday season. Special thanks to Louisville Metro.

Schedule and Lineups

July 14 – Houndmouth(9 p.m.) The Jesse Lees(7:30 p.m.) Sam Filiatreau (6 p.m.)

July 28 – The MavericksMagnolia BoulevardMcKinley James

August 11 – Gary Brewer and the Kentucky RamblersVilla MureCJ Sparks

August 25 – Christone “Kingfish” IngramBrooks RitterGenevva

September 8 – Dawn RichardBendigo FletcherKiana & the Sun Kings

September 22 – Low Cut Connie, Slothrust,  Wombo

Waterfront Park and Louisville Public Media

Waterfront Park and Louisville Public Media first partnered in 2002 to produce an innovative concert series that showcased local and emerging national recording artists. Today, the event attracts several thousand people each month.

Move, groove, and live it up by the waterfront amidst a family-friendly atmosphere. Local food trucks, a cash bar, and other food options will be available. The lawn opens at 5 pm and music beings at 6 pm.

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More Information

Where is Waterfront Wednesday?
Waterfront Wednesday will be held twice a month at the Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge.

I’m coming from out of town – how do I get there, what should I put in my GPS?
The Waterfront Development Corporation folks have exact GPS coordinates and directions from every, well, direction.

Parking Information
Waterfront parking map is available here.
Parkside Bikes is also returning this year with bike parking on-site.

Is there handicap parking?
All of Waterfront’s parking lots (green, orange, Lincoln, silver, tan, red and turquoise) offer 4-6 handicap parking spaces . The red lot is closest to the Big Four Lawn, but used for production, and is full by 5pm . If you desire you can have someone pull in and drop you at the entrance to the red (production) lot, then find another place to park.

Is there a Waterfront Wednesday every Wednesday?
No, but with the delay due to COVID-19, this season we WILL have TWO shows each month July, August , and September.

Can I bring my kids?
Absolutely! Waterfront Wednesday is an all-ages event. However, parents should be aware that like any rock concert, there may be profanity or adult themes from time to time.

How much are tickets?
Waterfront Wednesday is a ticketless event and free to the public! We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and our members for making it possible to keep Waterfront Wednesday free. For more information on becoming a member, click here.

What time can I get there?
The lawn opens at 5pm.

Can I watch the concert from the bridge?
Absolutely! It’s a great place to listen and has a beautiful view. Be sure to tag any of your photos on social media #wfpk and #waterfrontwednesday.

What time is the concert over?
Set lengths and start times are approximate, but usually the festivities are winding down between 10pm and 10:30pm.

Can I bring lawn chairs?
Sure thing.

Can I bring my dog/ferret/parrot?
No pets allowed, sorry. Please leave the furry and feathered kids at home.

What else can’t I bring?
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.

Is there food and/or beer and/or alcohol and/or nonalcoholic drinks at Waterfront Wednesday?
Yes. Upscale festival food, local food trucks, and don’t forget to visit the bar!

I’m interested in being a vendor at Waterfront Wednesday. Where do I find more information?
For more information, contact John Grantz

Can I bring my own food?
As long as you don’t bring it in the aforementioned and prohibited glass or coolers, sure thing.

Can I bring my own beer?
I see what you did there. Still nope.

I see rain/wind/tornadoes from Oz predicted in the weather report. Is there still a concert?
Waterfront Wednesday is a rain or shine event, and we’ve typically had beautiful weather over the years! But occasionally especially heavy rain or lightening has caused us to run on a delayed schedule, and in the event of a particularly bad storm, cancel. The safety of our attendees as well as our bands and workers always takes priority, and in the case of inclement weather, keep an eye on our Facebook page.

I lost my keys/sunglasses/credit card/license/sweater/water bottle/you get the idea/ at Waterfront Wednesday, help!
You can check to see if anything was turned into the Merchandise Booth (to the left of the stage) or by calling WFPK at 502-814-6500 the next day.