Live Music Lou’s Can’t Miss: July 23 – 29

Indoor, outdoor, festival, rap, R&B, indie, local, national… whatever your fancy, I can pretty much guarantee it is here this week. Get out and enjoy the depths of summer.

Sunday (7/23) –

Bob Schneider with Travis Linville

Can’t decide what kind of live music you want to hear this week? Get the best of folk, rock, and pop all in one show with Bob Schneider and Travis Linville!

Monday (7/24) –

Raekwon, Rmllw2llz, Tajy, and DJ Q

Jam out with former member of the Wu-Tang Clan and experience his unique genre of music, Mafioso rap, a form of hardcore hip-hop. Sure to bring the house down!

Tuesday (7/25) –

DJ Shadow

Grab your friends and enjoy a night of Reggae hip-hop as DJ Shadow takes the stage. This setlist, including Mophono and JP source, is sure to bring all of the good vibes into the Mercury Ballroom.

Cat Casual & The Ordinary Bones with CHEW

Cat Casual and CHEW are always solid options, and it doesn’t hurt that they’re playing at a fav Lou dive bar.

Wednesday (7/26) –

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness: Zombies in America Summer Tour

Most popular for their new single, “Cecilia and The Satellite”, this show is guaranteed to bring you back to the times of Jack’s Mannequin, Boys Like Girls, and Something Corporate. It’s guaranteed to be a great show!

Waterfront Wednesday: Strand of Oaks, Low Cut Connie, The Zach Longoria Project

It’s back! Come to the Waterfront Park for the return of Waterfront Wednesday to rock out with Strand of Oaks and other great bands. Hard Love has been a big time 2017 release for us. Get yo self ready.

Thursday (7/27) –

Whitey Morgan

Roots & Boots presents this one – fitting for the country rocker.

Staples Singers tribute/benefit concert and instrument drive

Major support for Louisville youth music programs. We dig it.


80s Not Eighties

Travel back to the era of neon colors, workout clothes, and leg warmers! Jam out to all of the best classics at Club Nirvana for a chance to channel your inner rocker!

Friday (7/28) –

Burnt Knob Festival Day 1

Come celebrate all things local with popular Louisville bands Discount Guns, James Lindsey, and The Pass. Grab a group of friends for good music, Falls City Beer, and even better times.

Alex Wright and Brigid Kaelin co-album release show with Sweet G & The Shine

We’re getting TWO album release shows at once?! We are big fans of these two local musicians. A treat at Headliners, for sure. (Also, you can catch a more intimate set with these two at Live Lunch down at WFPK’s studio!)

The Local Lineup: BRENDA, Sam Sneed, and Wilson and Muir Happy Hour

It’s been a minute since we’ve seen BRENDA. Plus, you’re always guaranteed a good time with Sam Sneed, and you have ATG eats & drinks at your finger tips? I’m convinced.

Grateville Dead

Now that Monkey Wrench is closed, we weren’t sure where this year’s fest was going to take place, but looks like the Waterfront is where it’ll be. Head down there Friday and Saturday for some of Louisville’s best tributes to the Dead.

Follow The Train, The Fervor, Tony Robot & Atomo

It’s a local kind of night at Zanzabar!

Big Atomic with Hot Iron Skillet

Hopefully it will be a little cooler for this weekly summer concert series.

The Radiomen

From their website, it looks like the Chicago band is playing not one, but two sets at Tim Faulkner Gallery. Should be a good night.

Saturday (7/29) –

TLRS: Miki Fiki, Hollie Hammel, Kaycie Satterfield

The former lead singer of The Hart Strings has a new project – Miki Fiki – and it’s their first time playing Lou. Word on the street is that this show might make your week.

Matthew Sweet, with Tommy Keene

From starting in the 80s to gaining notoriety in the early 90s, Matthew Sweet created his own genre of music with familiar sounds from music’s most famous bands. This show is sure to be a crowd pleaser for all music lovers. Check out his fresh release first.

Burnt Knob Festival Day 2

Nellie Pearl are the featured artists for Day 2, but you also won’t want to miss Frederick The Younger, Powell, and The Damnit taking the stage at Iroquois.

An Evening with Ben Sollee

Got a little extra cash in your wallet? Wanna hang in the beautiful countryside, sip on some Woodford, and be sweetly serenaded by a renowned cellist? I thought so.


I’m not sure how we still haven’t seen Freakbass, considering the number of times he’s stopped by Zanzabar. Maybe this is the week.

Dead Fest

This two-day fest features 30 of Louisville’s best metal, punk, and rock bands. Head to Art Sanctuary for this year’s installment!

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