Live Music Lou’s Can’t Miss: July 2 – 8

BbHappy holiday weekend! America! Beer! Fireworks! Grilled foods!

Sunday (7/2) –

LIBA Buy Local Fair

This got moved from its original date due to weather. Head out to the Water Tower Park for all things local business. Betcha can eat and drink well, and buy some good stuff.

Noisebody, Soft Self Portraits, Bruised Fruit

Brooklyn synth by way of Louisville. I’m all in.

Adam West Tribute: Batman 66 Super LE Stern Pinball Machine Unveiling

Only at Zbar will there be a big celebration for Batman and a new pinball machine with some tunes to accompany. Playing this evening are The Winger Brothers and John The Band.

zbar pinball
Drawing: Steven Bowman of Astounding Tales Comics

Tuesday (7/4) –

Louisville Waterfront Fourth

Hopefully the weather cooperates this year! Come out and support local favorites Dr. Dundiff, Otis Jr, and more.

Wednesday (7/5) –

Smut, Hypoluxo, Comforter

Get ready for a good time at Kaiju.

Monaco, GRLwood, Ghost Effects

The Cure Lounge with some local bands is always a solid option.

Thursday (7/6) –

The Mayor’s Music Series: The Scott Moore Band

We haven’t heard from Scott Moore in a minute, so some Thursday lunch tunes with him (and ol’ Greg) should be a perfect reunion.

Thursday Patio Tunes: Sam Scholten

The Lydia House patio sounds like the spot to be this Thursday night. They really are picking up their summertime patio game with lots of tunes and movies.

Slow Low

Catch some free indie rock from Milwaukee at Nachbar.

Friday – Sunday (7/7 – 7/9) –

Poorcastle Festival

“A Festival For the Rest of Us,” Poorcastle gathers a beautiful range of local bands for a weekend of beer, heat, and music – much like the next weekend’s Forecastle. Many Poorcastle alums have made the jump from Apocalypse Brew Works to the Waterfront, including Twin Limb (on this year’s big Forecastle lineup).

Master Musicians Festival

Why are we just now getting acquainted with this? I don’t think I’ve ever been to Somerset! This yearly festival (that has been going on since 1994, like what the heck?!) has boasted lineups with Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, and Old Crow Medicine Show.


16th Annual Lebowski Fest

All. Things. Big. Lebowski.

Friday (7/7) –

Lucky Pineapple, Tony Robot, ATOMO

How do we not know more about Lucky Pineapple? The Louisville band is made up of members from multiple different genres and backgrounds, and their sound is super different. I’m digging it.

Live Lunch: King Kong

King Kong is kind of like a Louisville legend in our minds. They’ve been a thing for practically as long as we’ve been alive, and every time KM plays “Scooba Dooba Diver” I’m all caught up in the off beat stuff. This is a p special chance to see them.

Royals Patio Series #3

Now that I think of it, I haven’t been to Royals in a while. Plus you get to celebrate the Wilkerson bros’ (White Reaper, duh) birthday, sooooo plans are made.

Afrophysicists with Delafaye

The afrobeat band has a busy week! Join them at New Albany’s Bicentennial Park for a lovely evening outdoors. Joining them is new(ish) local musician Andrew Shockley (aka Delafaye) – you might remember that he opened for San Fermin at Headliners about a month ago at Headliners. AND his EP Highlands comes out this Friday…check out a tune from it in the video below!

Live Music Friday with Steve Cooley and Brigid Kaelin

Brigid Kaelin has been making it hot this summer – seriously, she’s been everywhere!

The Four Horsemen: The Ultimate Tribute to Metallica

If tribute bands are up your alley, you’ll be in for a good show.

Saturday (7/8) –

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert


CFM, The Cairo Gang, State Champion

Some good ol’ Saturday night rock n roll? Yes, please.

Young Person’s Guide to Local Music

Jecorey 1200 Arthur has been on the low low recently, but is back in a big way. Always forward thinking (for the future of Louisville music[ians]/fans) this event is meant to introduce young folks to a variety of musical genres and styles in one sitting. We all could use a lesson or two from 1200.


MMUSO, Dom B, Goodbar, Peter Wesley

Get into something with a lineup chock full of Louisville hip-hop artists.

Light Treasons Album Release Show

Light Treasons is celebrating the release of their new album (play below!) with some other local bands at Haymarket. So perf.

Moon Taxi at Big O Music Fest

Also, slightly random, but Owensboro is hosting our fav guys at another yearly festival (though the rest of the bands are very unknown to us…). With Moon Taxi, it is always a good show.

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