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:

WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays on the Big Four Lawn They hope to launch the next season of WFPK Waterfront Wednesday in late summer following all guidelines for Covid 19. FREE


Music on the Terrace at the Paddock Shops Thursdays 6:30-8pm, June through early. FREE No information for 2021

Sunset Concert Series at Westport Village Select Thursdays, 6 – 8pm. FREE. No information for 2021.


Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series New Albany (Spring & Pearl Streets), Fridays 6:30pm. Begins May 28, 2021. 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. Cancelled for 2021


FridayFest at Highview Park Fridays 6-10PM on select dates. FREE. No information for 2021.

Jeffersonville Concerts in Warder Park Fridays 7pm, will start Friday, July 9, 2021

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Beechmont Summer Concert Series Designed as a free, outdoor musical experience at Woodlawn Gazebo with artists/bands from the Louisville Federation of Musicians (Local 11-637). 5:30 – 7:30pm

Douglass Loop Farmers Market Live music at the Saturday morning farmers’ market. 10-2pm. FREE. Information pending for 2021


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. No information for 2021

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. Information pending for 2021

Middletown Spring & Summer Concert Series 2021 at Wetherby Park various Sundays 5:30-7:30pm. FREE. (6/13/21, 7/11/21, 8/15/21, and 9/19/21)


Various Dates

Penny Lane at the Park two-day summer kick-off event to take place THIS Memorial Day Weekend, May 29 and 30th. 

Abbey Road on the River mulit-day music festival celebrating the Beatles. Sept. 2-6.  

The Louisville Orchastra FREE concerts on May 22 (at the Belvedere) and May 26 (at Shawnee Park), RSVP required.

Live on the Lawn at Waterfront Park is launching this year and will host up to 15 live events. Dates to be announced. 

Forecastle 3 day music festival at Waterfront Park, Cancelled for 2021, 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 8/19-8/29.

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, Cancelled for 2021

Bourbon & Beyond 2 day music festival at KY Expo Center grounds, Cancelled for 2021, Admission fee.

Louder than Life 4 day music festival at the KY Expo Center grounds, Sept 23-26, Admission fee.

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