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Live Music Lou’s Can’t Miss: September 17 – 23

Even though we are quickly approaching the official start of fall, the Louisville weather doesn’t seem to give a shit. It is going to get HOT again. The timing couldn’t be better though… the first ever Bourbon and Beyond happens this weekend. Don’t worry if you aren’t going though, there are plenty of other options for you this week and weekend.

Sunday (9/17) – 

Louisville Public Media Community Block Party

Celebrate their new space, Block Party style! There will be special musical guests, including a special preview of Teddy Abrams new original work about Muhammad Ali.

LPM Block Party After Party

Nightvisions DJs keep the party going after the event described above. Because, why not?

North By North, The Unwashed, Brother Wolves

Sunday night rock and roll at The Cure Lounge.

Tuesday (9/19) – 

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour

Bruno Mars is a performer through and through. Expect literally anything at this evening at the Yum! Center. The one guarantee: you’re gonna dance.

Mdou Moctar with Scott Carney

Mdou Moctar originates from Niger and creates electronic, psychedelic, experimental music. I’m sure local Scott Carney is hyped to be on the same bill as this man.

Wednesday (9/20) – 

The Lil Smokies, Bridge 19

All Wednesdays deserve a little bluegrass. This five man, bluegrass band is continuing to gain notoriety throughout their genre, winning award after award for their unique sound. They recently released their 2017 album, Changing Shades, which continues to display their incredible harmonies and incorporations of multiple, traditional bluegrass instruments. They are accompanied by Bridge 19, similar in genre, but with female vocals- the best of both worlds.

Thursday (9/21) – 

Rye Back Porch Sessions: Beacons | DJ Perry A

It is the last RBP of the season… which means summer is officially coming to a close.  This edition features Beacons, and the evening supports the Louisville Opera.

The Bros. Landreth

This young Canadian folk-roots brothers led band plays Zbar. The Bros. Landreth consist of four members total, half of which are brothers. These bros were born and raised in their Americana type genre, being fully immersed in music and harmonizations since birth. This deep background in music is evident in the soul of their sound and the passion of their guitar solos. What’s better than seeing two brothers from a small town live out their dream of playing live music together? Answer- nothing. Bonnie Raitt approves, so do I.

Friday (9/22) – 

The Weeks, Junior Astronomers

The Weeks might as well call Louisville their second home, considering how often they are here. They’re cool, I think we could claim them.

Aly’An, Eric Pedigo

We gotta include this Gerstle’s show because WE KNOW THEM. If you are out in St Matts and want to hear some quality women singing your favorite country/rock tunes, check out Aly’An!

Yomil Y El Dany

Duo reggateon duo, Roberto Hidalgo Puentes (Yomil) and Daniel Munoz (El Dany), is coming to the Mercury Ballroom to add some Cuban flare to your Friday night. Their “gritty, pumped up urban sound” has been smashing the charts in club scene type music for the past couple of years throughout America. Get your groove on and come out for the full “club” experience.

Saturday (9/23) – 

Mary J Blige: Strength of a Woman Tour with special guests Joe and Stokley

We love this tour title because yes, women are strong as hell. 💪 Mary J Blige is a badass woman.

Big Boi

Big Boi is back! We saw him all casted up and sitting on a throne with little children attendants at Forecastle a few years back. We expect the same antics, but hopefully not injured leg. Saturday night is your chance to see half of Outkast in his own spotlight, bringing out his own sound and performing his new solo album, BOOMVERSE.

Bridge 19, Bendigo Fletcher, Elk Hound

Bridge 19 has a busy week. Their second show this week takes place at Kaiju.

Old Louisville Live: Quiet Hollers and Frederick The Younger

You’ve probably heard, read about, or seen these two Louisville bands before. If you didn’t know, they are hot right now. Both have been on the road, sharing their music with the region. Having them both in town for a joint show, in Old Louisville no less, is a special treat and worth your time.

Live music with Richard Powell

Goodwood brewing on it again.

Louisville Irish Fest 2017

Bellarmine hosts this annual everything Irish event. Eat, drink and party like a true Irish person!

Friday – Saturday (9/22-9/23)

Cropped Out

A Louisville fall staple, Cropped Out takes over the Turners Club this weekend. The video has some good info for you, too.

 Saturday – Sunday (9/23-9/24) 

Bourbon and Beyond

Check back later this week for some more info about the inaugural Bourbon and Beyond. We are thrilled to be covering it this weekend- we hope to see you there!

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