The second annual Seven Sense Festival took over the 2100 block of Preston Highway for what can easily be described as a pretty dope event. With four stages going all day long, forty Louisville and regional acts had the opportunity to play for the constant crowd. Each of the stages – two traditional stages inside of Zanzabar and New Vintage, respectfully – as well as outdoor ones at each ends were chalked full of some quality musicians. For us, this is about as good as it gets – a day full of music at two of our favorite hangout spots.
Here were some of our major highlights:
Quiet Hollers’ emotional return to Louisville
Louisville band, Quiet Hollers returned from a short tour and had a pretty emotional homecoming. Not only was the band happy to be home to family and friends, they had also experienced a recent personal loss – good friend Andrew Vititoe, a Louisville musician close to members of the band, passed away that week. As they began the song, “Wheels,” front man Shadwick Wilde told the large crowd to hush up and he definitely had tears in his eyes as they finished.
Gil Landry knows where Fort Wayne, IN is?
The former Old Crow Medicine Show member has been out on his own for a while now, recently coming to Louisville to open for Dawes. His Seven Sense set was the last on the outdoor Courier Journal stage and as he began, he mentioned having been in Fort Wayne the night before. WAIT! NO ONE KNOWS WHERE FORT WAYNE IS! I caught them briefly after and asked how my hometown treated them…I mean, at least they’ve been there?
I’m HYPED for Waterfront Wednesday
I believe this was the first time I’d seen Scott Carney live. I was a sweaty mess by this point in the day, but I couldn’t just leave to find shade and miss this set. All I know is this upcoming (and final) Waterfront Wednesday featuring Carney’s Wax Fang is going to be fantastic.
Lou <3’s Nashville
Nashville based bands were on display this weekend (as well as the next weekend at MoonTower in Lexington) and I liked what I saw. Turbo Fruits, Fly Golden Eagle, Gill Landry are all acts we’ve heard of before and enjoyed seeing again on the block. A new find that caught me by surprise was Desert Noises. These young guys had a lot of spunk and were definitely fun to watch. Plus, as is usual, long hair makes for some good rocking.
All for a good cause
The whole purpose of this street party extravaganza was to raise funds and awareness for the Boys and Girls Haven of Louisville. This nonprofit organization helps abused, neglected and abandoned kids get on the right path towards success. Working with some kids that have had these services, I am very grateful for what the BGH does for our community’s kids.