Waterfront Wednesday


Enjoy happy hour at the bar from 5pm to 6pm with 1/2 price beer and cocktails.

Who’s Playing The 2019 Season?
September 25: Josh Ritter, Amanda Shires, Shake Anderson

Past Shows
April 24: Lucy Dacus, Darlingside, Mama Said String Band
May 29: Dylan LeBlanc, Adia Victoria, Bridge 19
June 26: Jukebox the Ghost w/Louisville Civic Orchestra, Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards), Electric Garden
July 31: The War and Treaty, Haley Heynderickx, Dave Ernst and the Early Favorites
August 28: John Paul White, Devon Gilfillian, C2 and the Brothers Reed

What time are the bands playing?* 
6:00 p.m. – Shake Anderson
7:30 p.m. – Amanda Shires
9:00 p.m. – Josh Ritter

*Please note that all times are approximate and all Waterfront Wednesdays follow this 6pm/7:30pm/9pm schedule.

90.5 WUOL Classical Corner is back!
Returning this year is 90.5 WUOL’s Classical Corner, our family-fun activity area led by Jecorey Arthur, WUOL’s Music Education Manager. This season’s Classical Corner will feature West Louisville Women’s CollaborativeRiver City Drum CorpSquallis PuppeteersKMAC MuseumCommonwealth Theatre CenterDrum SmartLouisville Academy of Music and more!

Classical Corner is free, all ages and accepts the Cultural Pass, but parents must accompany children. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. and go until 7:30 p.m.

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. Find your way around WFPK Waterfront Wednesday and win big on our Wayfinder Page!

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 and Trolley Service
Waterfront parking information is available here. The Republic Bank Easy Ride Trolley De Ville will offer free trolley service between the Old National Bank (at the corner of North Preston and East Washington) and the event site from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 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?
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).

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?

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 the Merchandise Booth (to the left of the stage) or by calling WFPK at 502-814-6500 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!

Stacy is the WFPK Program Director.