Kyle Meredith with… Guster (in virtual reality!)

Ryan from Guster talks with Kyle Meredith about their new record, Evermotion.

This video was shot with virtual reality cameras (just for fun). It works best on your phone, but you can also move around the camera from your desktop. If you are on your phone, the camera will move with your motion. There is a performance at the end, so stay tuned after the quick blackout.

Tuesday Featured Artist: Jukebox The Ghost

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

Jukebox the Ghost is a band of musical survivors, a decade-strong trio that has carefully considered how to make a lasting statement while grinding out more than 150 shows a year. With their new self-titled album, Jukebox the Ghost unmistakably makes that statement…in the form of a big, lovable pop record. WFPK Presents the band at Headliners Tuesday night and they’ll be stopping by our studios in the 5 O’clock hour as well. Listen for their music all day long!

More information: Official Site | Wikipedia | AllMusic | Facebook | Twitter

Waterfront Wednesday Lineup & Frequently Asked Questions

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Who’s playing?
April 27 – 1200, Liz Vice, and Rayland Baxter
May 25 – The Howling Tongues, Paul Thorn and Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters
June 29 – Hayes Carll, Dylan LeBlanc, Brenda
July 27 – Brett Dennen, Lucius, and Kaleo
August 24 – TBD
September 28 – Nada Surf, OJR and Howell Dawdy

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.

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 – Brenda
7:30pm – Dylan LeBlanc
9pm – Hayes Carll

*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!

Kyle Meredith with… San Fermin

Ellis Ludwig-Leone talks about his dark songwriting on the band’s sophomore record, Jackrabbit, his abrupt lifestyle change, the new song No Devil, and their next record.

Kyle Meredith with… Lissie

Lissie talks with Kyle Meredith about her LP, My Wild West, moving to Iowa, and Bernie Sanders.

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!