Waterfront Wednesday

Schedule and Lineups

July 28 – The Mavericks (9 pm), Magnolia Boulevard (7:30 pm), McKinley James (6 pm)

August 11 – Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers, Villa Mure, CJ Sparks

August 25 – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Brooks Ritter, Genevva

September 8 – Dawn Richard, Bendigo Fletcher, Kiana & the Sun Kings

September 22 – Low Cut Connie, SlothrustWombo

Past Shows

July 14 – Houndmouth, The Jesse Lees,  Sam Filiatreau 

Enter To Win

One lucky winner will receive 2 tickets to see Moon Taxi on August 7 at the Iroquois Amphitheater, food tickets for 2 at the July 28th WFPK Waterfront Wednesday, and a WFPK swag bag!

By entering to win, you agree to receive emails from WFPK and all Waterfront Wednesday sponsors. You can opt-out at any time.



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.

Locate food, drinks, sponsor booths and more on our wayfinder map!

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.

Ride the Trolley
The Republic Bank Easy Ride Trolley De Ville will offer free trolley service located at the parking lot across from the Great Lawn and the Bats Stadium and will operate from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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!

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

Can I make a donation to Waterfront Wednesday?
Donate here to help keep this concert series free!

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 wish I’d gotten one of those awesome t-shirts you were selling!
And you can! Check out our online store!

How do I find…?
Check out our wayfinder map so you don’t miss a thing.

WFPK Waterfront Wednesday Wayfinder Map July 2021

Booth Locations:

  1. Toyota
  2. Passport Healthplan
  3. Moxy
  4. Available to sponsor
  5. Available to sponsor
  6. Louisville Water Company
  7. Louisville Water Company
  8. Friends of the Waterfront
  9. Louisville Public Media Membership
  10. 90.5 WUOL Education
  11. Phocus
  12. Available to sponsor
  13. Quest Outdoors
Stacy is the WFPK Program Director.