Waterfront Wednesday – Frequently Asked Questions

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When is WFPK Waterfront Wednesday?
In 2015, Waterfront Wednesdays will be: April 22nd, May 27th, June 24th, July 29th, August 26th, and September 30th (er, double check me on the dates por favor. -R).

Is there a Waterfront Wednesday every Wednesday?
Sadly, no. Waterfront Wednesdays are a monthly event April through September and typically fall on the last Wednesday of the month (occasionally it shifts to accommodate Derby and holidays).

Is Waterfront Wednesday tonight?
It’s Tuesday, so no. Sorry.

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.

Who’s playing?
This May, Waterfront Wednesday will feature Civil Twilight, Jukebox the Ghost, and Small Time Napoleon. Check back here for future lineup announcements.

What kind of music?
Waterfront Wednesday has a great variety of bands over the summer. Check out songs from this month’s bands here.

What order/What time are the bands playing?*
6pm: Small Time Napoleon
7:30pm: Jukebox the Ghost
9pm: Civil Twilight
*Please note that all times are approximate and all Waterfront Wednesdays follow this 6pm/7:30pm/9pm schedule.

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

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.

Where is Waterfront Wednesday?
Waterfront Wednesday is held every 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.

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 (or whatever you want the hashtag to be -R)

What about parking? Is it free? Can I ride my bike? (should we put that question on its own? -R) Will the construction for the bridges ever be done?
We strongly suggest parking West of I-65 in the Witherspoon, Humana and surface lots. Increased bicycle parking will be offered in the event area, courtesy of Parkside Bikes. VIEW A MAP OF PARKING OPTIONS HERE.

Due to construction caused by the KY/IN Bridges Project, some streets immediately surrounding the event may be inaccessible. The construction will definitely be over some day.

Can I bring kids/Is this a family-friendly concert?
Absolutely! Waterfront Wednesday is an all-ages event.

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!

I’m interested in being a vendor at Waterfront Wednesday. Where do I find more information?
Festival Cuisine is a member of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance and regularly works with farmers, etc. and features KY Proud products. For more information, contact Adam Nugent at Festival Cuisine.

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 WFPK by stopping by their booth or calling 502-814-6500 the next day.
You can check to see if anything was turned into the Friends of the Waterfront by stopping by their booth or calling (502) 574-3768 the next day.

I want to book a band to play Waterfront Wednesday.
Please email our program director Stacy Owen, at sowen@wfpk.org.

I wish I’d gotten one of those awesome t-shirts you were selling!
And you can! Stop by our studio during regular business hours (Monday–Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm, cash only please) or check out our online store!

Sample WFPK Live Volume 9!

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It’s time for our spring membership drive, and you know what that means. We’ve got a brand new edition of the WFPK Live series, which is available when you make a pledge of at least $15 per month or $180 annually. Check out the track listing below to see what’s in store for you on WFPK Live Vol. 9, which has been made possible thanks to Murphy’s Camera.

1. Broken Bells – “Holding On For Life”
2. Bahamas – “All The Time”
3. Sarah Jaffe – “Lover Girl”
4. David Gray – “Back In the World”
5. Martin Sexton – “You (My Mind Is Woo)”
6. Joan Shelley – “Something Small”
7. Asgeir – “King And Cross”
8. Glass Animals – “Gooey”
9. Steelism – “China Plate”
10. Fly Golden Eagle – “Far Out”
11. Nicole Atkins – “The Worst Hangover”
12. St. Paul and the Broken Bones – “Like A Mighty River”

Donate now to get your copy of WFPK Live Vol. 9!

Watch Sold Out NYE Bash Online!

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Join us for an electrifying James Brown revue as we say goodbye to 2014 live from Headliners, 1386 Lexington Rd! WFPK DJs Matt Anthony and Woodrow on the Radio will be spinning wax, joined by Thirty Spokes for a live set. Carly Johnson, Butch Rice, Skyscraper Stereo, and The Tunesmiths will be there to help make James Brown proud! We’ll also have a photo booth and balloon drop; all for just $10 in advance, $12 at the door. We’ll also be video streaming live right here via Leocast!

This event always sells out, so order your tickets soon! They go on sale this Friday.

Holiday Specials 2014

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Listen for special holiday programs from Little Steven, Sound Opinions, your favorite WFPK hosts and more! And tune in New Year’s Eve day for our “Top 100 Albums” of 2014 Countdown sponsored by Music Go Round, buying, selling and trading used musical instruments and equipment, for 19 years. Full details below!

FRIDAY, DEC. 12
–WFPK WEEKLY FEED WRAP UP Part 2 (8-9pm)
Host Kyle Meredith takes some time to look back at favorite editions of the show. This week listen for interviews with The Black Keys, Conor Oberst, and the legendary John Cale.!

SATURDAY, DEC. 13
–LITTLE STEVENS UNDERGROUND GARAGE PRE-CHRISTMAS  (7-9pm)
Steven recommends all kinds of cool affordable gifts and shares music from Keith Richards, Darlene Love, the Kinks, and Cheap Trick!

THURSDAY, DEC. 18
–SOUND OPINIONS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR (8-9pm)
Jim and Greg welcome back their favorite bearer of holiday music cheer, collector Andy Cirzan, to share his latest compilation of eclectic and eccentric seasonal tunes. This year, it’s a “Holiday Pop Parade.”

FRIDAY, DEC. 19
–LIVE LUNCH HOLIDAY SHOWCASE (Noon-1pm)
Holiday music from Louisville’s own Greg Foresman, Danny Flanigan and Alan Rhody!

–WFPK WEEKLY FEED WRAP UP Part 3 (8-9pm)
Host Kyle Meredith takes some time to look back at the most worthy songs of the year and shares favorite interviews with  Sean Lennon, Dwight Yoakam, and Deltron 3030!

–A SOUND CLASH CHRISTMAS WITH MATT ANTHONY (9-midnight)
Matt sprinkle in some holiday music on this edition of the Sound Clash with a special tribute to James Brown in the 11 O’clock hour.  The “Godfather of Soul” passed away on Christmas Day in 2006.

SATURDAY, DEC. 20
— RELICS CHRISTMAS W/Duke Meyer (4-7pm)
Holiday music from the Relics era featuring the holiday messages The Beatles sent to their fan club members.

–LITTLE STEVENS UNDERGROUND GARAGE CHRISTMAS  (7-9pm)
It’s our favorite time of year in the Underground Garage. It’s time for our annual Christmas A Go-Go show, the wildest Christmas party in town, baby.

–BLUES PARTY CHRISTMAS (10pm-12am)
Holiday blues you can use from BB King to Charles Brown!

 –A ROADHOUSE CHRISTMAS WITH WOODROW ON THE RADIO! (12-6AM)
From Otis Redding to Bob Wills, Woody will be spinning the Christmas platters that matter!

SUNDAY, DEC. 21
–A VERY JAZZY CHRISTMAS  (8am-3pm)
Join WFPK jazz hosts Danny O’Bryan, John LaBarbera and Matt Anthony for holiday jazz greats old, new and in-between! Plus, Dick Sisto reveals more picks for best albums of the year on The Inner Ear at 11am!

–WORLD FORCE REGGAE CHRISTMAS (3-5pm)
Christmas edition with Ibuka and Benny!

— ROOTS & BOOTS HILLBILLY HOLIDAY WITH MICHAEL YOUNG (5 – 8pm)
Listen for Christmas songs from contemporary Americana artists, stars from country music’s heyday, and singing cowboys of old.

— SUNDAY NIGHT BLUEGRASS WITH BERK BRYANT (8-11pm)
A Bluegrass Christmas Special with The Country Gentleman, Berk Bryant.

TUESDAY, DEC. 23
–e-Town Holiday Special (8-9pm)
Husband-and-wife team Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist return to eTown as the Ohio-based duo Over the Rhine for this special holiday show. Also joining us is up-and-coming country/rock singer, songwriter and musician Max Gomez.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24
–A WINTER’S TALE  (10am-noon)
WFPK Program Director, Stacy Owen, hosts two hours of wonderfully chilly weather songs. Listen for music from Fleet Foxes, The Rolling Stones, White Stripes and more!

–LITTLE STEVENS UNDERGROUND GARAGE CHRISTMAS (12-2pm)
It’s our favorite time of year in the Underground Garage. It’s time for our annual Christmas A Go-Go show, the wildest Christmas party in town, baby.

–LIVE LUNCH HOLIDAY SHOWCASE (2-3pm)
This special encore features holiday music from Louisville’s own Greg Foresman, Danny Flanigan and Alan Rhody!

–A CHRISTMAS POTPOURRI W/LAURA SHINE (3-6pm)
Listen for Laura’s mix of vintage and new holiday music to wrap presents by or cook your holiday feast to.

–WORLD CAFÉ CHRISTMAS EVE (6-8pm)
A performance and interview with Judith Owen and Harry Shearer. They’ll play songs from their annual holiday sing-along tour, newly renamed “Christmas without Tears.” In the second hour, it’s a rebroadcast of Tracey Thorn’s 2012 holiday performance and interview surrounding the release of Tinsel and Lights.

–SIR MICROCOSM HOLIDAY SPECIAL (8-9pm)
Jim James and Dave Givan take you on a holiday trip through time and space…

UnwrappedTHURSDAY, DEC. 25
— “CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED with Michael Young (6-10AM)
Wake up with Michael Young’s crazy collection of Christmas tunes from the ridiculous to the sublime. All styles, all genres. Anything goes!

–RELICS CHRISTMAS w/Duke Meyer (10am-1pm)
Holiday music from the Relics era featuring the holiday messages The Beatles sent to their fan club members.

–A WINTER’S TALE (1-3pm)
WFPK Program Director, Stacy Owen, hosts two hours of wonderfully chilly weather songs. Listen for music from Fleet Foxes, The Rolling Stones, White Stripes and more!

–THE SOUL OF CHRISTMAS with Matt Anthony (3-6pm)
The host of WFPK’s Friday Night Sound Clash and Jazz Pulse brings you a holiday mix as only he can!

–WORLD CAFÉ CHRISTMAS (6-8pm)
A holiday performance and interview with Over The Rhine focusing on their new album, Blood Oranges in the Snow. In the second hour listen for mini-interviews and live songs from several artists who appear on New West’s new compilation, An Americana Christmas.

–SOUND OPINIONS (8-9pm)
Jim and Greg look back at 20 years of the groundbreaking alt-country label Bloodshot Records. Plus a review of the long-awaited new album by hip hop artist Divine Styler.

ShovelsNewport–HIGHLIGHTS FROM NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 2014 (9pm-1am)
Ready for something other than holiday music? We’ll flash back to summer and sample performances from this year’s festival from Shovels and Rope, Nickel Creek, Dawes and Band of Horses.

FRIDAY, DEC. 26
–WFPK WEEKLY FEED WRAP UP Part 4 (8-9pm)
Kyle takes some time to look back at favorite songs of the year and features some of his favorite interviews of the last few months including Damien Rice, Cage the Elephant, & Les Claypool.

SATURDAY, DEC. 27
–LITTLE STEVEN’S UNDERGROUND GARAGE NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL (7-9pm)
Little Steven sums up all the wonderful things that happened this past year; including Steven’s list of the “coolest movies and books”.  We’ll also run down the Top 20 Coolest Songs In the World 2014 and then some!

SUNDAY, DEC. 28
–THE INNER EAR YEAR END SPECIAL (11am-noon)
Dick Sisto shares more of his favorite jazz releases of the year.

–ROOTS AND BOOTS YEAR END SPECIAL (5pm-8pm)
Michael Young shares his top Americana albums of 2014!

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31
–TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 2014  (8am-6pm)
WFPK music hosts spend the day counting down WFPK’s favorite albums of the year! (Sponsored by Music Go Round, buying, selling and trading used musical instruments and equipment, for 19 years.)

–WORLD CAFE YEAR END SPECIAL (6pm-8pm)
Highlighting Best of Year album/song picks, some of the music you may have missed, some picks for the year to come, and David will pay tribute to some of the musicians that passed away in 2014.

NYEphoto–WFPK NEW YEAR’S JAMES BROWN REVUE (9pm – 1am)
DJs Woodrow On The Radio and Matt Anthony live from Headliners with Thirty Spokes taking the stage at 10:30 for a live set on the radio to ring in the New Year! You can attend this event…more info here.

THURSDAY, JAN. 1
— AMERICAN ROUTES JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE (10am-noon)
It’s a two-hour tribute in song and story to the Man in Black. We’ll hear from his family, friends and associates on the contradictions–preacher, outlaw, loving family man, rockabilly rebel–that made the man. Voices include Rosanne Cash; son John Carter Cash; sister Joanne Yates and more!

–“HANK WILLIAMS, SR. SPECIAL” with Berk Bryant (Noon – 3pm)
New Year’s Day tradition honoring the great Hank Williams, Sr. with rare recordings, interviews, and the expertise of Mr. Berk Bryant on the day Hank died.

–LITTLE STEVEN’S UNDERGROUND GARAGE NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL (3-5pm)
Tune in for the Underground Garage New Years show, where we sum up all the wonderful things that happened this past year; including Steven’s list of the “Coolest movies and books”.  We’ll also run down the top 20 “Coolest Songs In the World” this year and then some. Come join us for the world’s only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio!

–WFPK WEEKLY FEED WRAP UP Part 4 (5-6pm)
Kyle takes some time to look back at favorite songs of the year and features some of his favorite interviews of the last few months including Damien Rice, Cage the Elephant, & Les Claypool.. 


Thanksgiving Programming 2014

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We’ve got a musical recipe for your Thanksgiving Day on 91.9 WFPK, as we re-broadcast some of our favorite Live Lunches of the year and more!

6-9am – Duke Meyer
Listen for Alice’s Restaurant in the 8am hour!

9-10am – Bob Dylan and the Band: The Complete Basement TapesBasementTapesCD
In 1967, Bob Dylan got together with The Band in upstate New York. It took eight years for some of the music to come out officially, but in that time, the legend of The Basement Tapes grew. Listen for interviews with Garth Hudson and more with highlights from the full release of The Basement Tapes.

10am-Noon – American Routes: John Prine Special
Join us for a two-hour visit with John Prine as he walks us through his life–from urban Illinois backwards to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky–and catalog. For over 35 years, the singer and guitarist has written and performed songs which present a slightly off-kilter and darkly humorous look at working class America.

Noon-6pm – Live Lunch Marathonalexwright
12:00 – Alex Wright
1:00 – Jukebox the Ghost
2:00 – Deanna Bogart
3:00 – Asgier
4:00 – Willie Watson
5:00 – St. Paul and the Broken Bones

6-8pm – World Cafe
Tough Love is the second record from English singer-songwriter Jessie Ware.

8-9pm – Sound Opinions
Rock legend and Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot in the studio to discuss his decades long career and why he made a decision to stop caring about sales and popularity and just focus on innovative music.

9pm-1am – FPK’s After Dark With Sean Cannon
9pm – The Weekly Feed Preview – a song making waves across the internet.
11pm – Late Night Wars – We play the best late night TV performance of the week

1am–2am – Night Visions
An eclectic mix of independent and under-represented dance, electronica, rock and pop music from around the world.

 

Tuesday Featured Artist: Reggae Tuesday

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Listen for a song from our Tuesday Featured Artist every hour from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In honor of Sunday’s Reggae Block Party at Headliners, it’s Reggae Tuesday! We’ll be spinning our favorite reggae tunes all Tuesday long.