Waterfront Wednesday – Frequently Asked Questions

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When is WFPK Waterfront Wednesday?
In 2016, Waterfront Wednesdays will be: April 27, May 25, June 29, July 27, Aug. 24, and Sept. 28.

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).

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?
The artists for April are 1200, Liz Vice, and Rayland Baxter.

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 – Rayland Baxter
7:30pm – Liz Vice
9pm – 1200

*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.

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.

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.

What about parking? Can I ride my bike? Will the construction for the bridges ever be done?
Due to the bridge construction, we strongly suggest parking West of I-65 in the Witherspoon, Humana and surface lots. There’s a free trolley sponsored by Republic Bank, that runs from Witherspoon to the Big Four Lawn between 6-10:30pm. Increased bicycle parking will also be offered in the event area, courtesy of Parkside Bikes.
VIEW A MAP OF PARKING OPTIONS HERE.

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.

There is also a free golf cart service provided via Wheel Fun Rentals that goes to every parking lot in Waterfront Park, as well as up on the bridge. No set schedule, but you can call Jeff for a ride at 502-751-1117. (Tipping the driver is greatly appreciated)

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!

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Winter Wednesday Feb. 10

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The last WFPK Winter Wednesday of the season will be February 10th with The Saint Johns and Justin Paul Lewis! This free concert series takes place once a month and runs November through February at the Clifton Center.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., music begins at 7:30 p.m. WFPK and Clifton Center members will receive preferred seating. Come early for the pre-concert reception to save yourself a seat and grab a drink before the show!

WFPK Winter Wednesday Jan. 13

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The next WFPK Winter Wednesday of the season will be January 13th with Gabe Dixon and Brooke Annibale! This free concert series takes place once a month and runs November through February at the Clifton Center.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., music begins at 7:30 p.m. WFPK and Clifton Center members will receive preferred seating. Come early for the pre-concert reception to save yourself a seat and grab a drink before the show! More info is available for directions and everything else you need to enjoy WFPK Winter Wednesday at wfpk.org. WFPK Winter Wednesday is presented by 91.9 WFPK and the Clifton Center and is first come, first seated and FREE to all.

This season’s sponsors include Sweetwater Brewing Company, Quest Outdoors and Commonwealth Bank and Trust. Special thanks to the Clifton Center.

WFPK continues our long-time partnership with Yum! Brands Foundation to raise awareness for Dare to Care Food Bank. Please bring a canned good or other non-perishable item to be collected at the door!

Watch the Sold Out NYE 2015 Bash!

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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! LISTEN FOR THE BROADCAST OR WATCH OUR STREAM RIGHT HERE BEGINNING AT 9PM!






Join us for a Prohibition Era Dance Party as we say goodbye to 2015 live from Headliners! WFPK DJ’s Matt Anthony and Woodrow on the Radio will be spinning wax.  Billy Goat Strut Revue is our house band and will be joined by guest vocalists Zach Longoria and Carly Johnson. Burlesque troupe, Vaudeville Louisville will be there too! Tickets are just $20 in advance, $25 at the door and on sale now. We sold out early last year, so order your tickets now!

8:00pm – Competition winners, Warren Erath and Collyn Justus will provide a beginner friendly swing dance lesson.  No partner required.
9:00pm – Broadcast begins with WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio and DJ Matt Anthony. Check out the go go dancers on our live stream!
10:30pm – Billy Goat Strut Revue takes the stage. They’ll be joined by Zach Longoria and Carly Johnson on guest vocals AND provide live music for the burlesque show with Vaudeville Louisville!
Midnight – Balloon Drop…DJ’s second set.

Pictured Events will be there throughout the evening for your photo taking fun. Get a big group together, or snuggle with your sweetie. Keep all the memento photos you want; they’re free with the price of admission!

About Billy Goat Strut Revue
A fun and exciting new genre of music that travels a centuries-old path down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, through the bourbon trail, from Derby City to the Chocolate City and back. THIS IS BOURBON JAZZ! More at their Facebook page.

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