Outdoor Concerts around Louisville, KY


Outdoor concerts make for great family fun, no matter the type of music.
Outdoor Concerts Louisville

Outdoor concerts are typically free events and open to the public. Louisville is known for having a great music scene! Every spring and summer, several outdoor venues across Louisville and Southern Indiana host a variety of concerts. Here is a list:

This post has not been updated for 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Please check our Social Distancing page for information about family fun in spring/summer 2020
WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays on the Big Four Lawn Last Wednesday of every month at 5PM April-September FREE


Music on the Terrace at the Paddock Shops Thursdays 6:30-8pm, June through early. Check their Facebook page for updated band lineup information (not yet updated). FREE.

Sunset Concert Series at Westport Village Select Thursdays, 6 – 8pm. FREE.


2019 Information Coming Soon Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series New Albany (Spring & Pearl Streets), Fridays 6:30pm. Typically August through October. Check their website and Facebook page for updated event information. FREE

Foxhollow Farm Sunset Concert Series Select Fridays of the month 6-9pm, May-September. $12 admission/$16 at the door, free admission for kids 12 and under if ticket purchased ahead/$5 at the door. You can bulk purchase tickets for all of the concert dates and save.

FridayFest at Highview Park Fridays 6-10PM on select dates. FREE. Click here for a lineup.

Jeffersonville Concerts in Warder Park Fridays 7pm, May-September. FREE


Douglass Loop Farmers Market Live music at the Saturday morning farmers’ market. 10-2pm. Facebook page here. FREE

Jeffersonville Riverstage Concerts Check their events calendar. Weekends in the evenings, June-September. FREE

Jeffersontown Farmers’ Market Concerts Live music at the Saturday morning farmers’ markets. Market is open 8am-12:30pm. Check their Facebook page or HERE for event information and updates. FREE

Norton Commons Music By the Water Concerts at the amphitheater. May-August, select Saturdays. FREE


Cherokee Triangle Summer Concert Series Willow Park, Typically Sundays 7-9pm beginning Memorial Day weekend with the last concert on the Sunday before Labor Day. Read our Review here. FREE. (we have not been able to find or confirm 2019 info)

Middletown Spring & Summer Concert Series 2018 at Wetherby Park various Sundays 5:30-7:30pm. FREE.


Various Dates


Abbey Road on the River mulit-day music festival celebrating the Beatles. 5/23-5/27

Forecastle 3 day music festival at Waterfront Park, 7/12-7/14, Admission fee.

Kentucky State Fair Concerts Check their website for FREE concert dates with paid fair admission. Concerts requiring a paid admission are also scheduled. The fair runs 8/15-8/25.

Iroquois Park Amphitheater Summer Concerts
Check their events calendar for upcoming artists and other events. Most
of the concerts require an admission fee. Various dates & times.

Hometown Rising Country music and bourbon festival, 9/14-9/15

Bourbon & Beyond 2 day music festival at KY Expo Center grounds, 9/20-9/21, Admission fee.


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