Outdoor Concerts around Louisville, KY

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

WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays on the Big Four Lawn WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays are equivalent to summer fun in the city. These FREE concerts on the Big Four Lawn are the perfect way to experience Waterfront Park. The first concert is April 26th.

The start of summer means Music on the Terrace at Paddock Shops. Join them every Thursday night in June for live music, activities for the kids, and more! 6:00-7:30pm



Beechmont Summer Concert Series Shows typically will be held each Friday for six weeks from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm. 

FridayFest at Highview Park Fridays 6-10PM on select dates (May 26 , June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, and August 4). FREE. 

Jeffersonville Riverstage Concerts Check their events calendar. June-August, starting June 2nd. FREE, opening band starts at 7pm with headliner starting at 8:30pm.

June 2 – The Crashers
June 9 – Crush Bon Jovi Experience
June 16 – Endless Summer Band
June 18 – Juneteenth with Lil Jon
June 23 – 100% Poly
July 1 – Jeff Goes Country
July 7 – Thunderstruck
July 14 – Top Shelf
July 21 – Clayton Anderson
July 28 – V Groove
Aug 4 – Classic Rock Experience
Aug 11 – The Juice Box Heroes

Jeffersonville Concerts in Warder Park Fridays 7pm, will start Friday, June 2, 2023

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

Jeffersontown Farmers’ Market Concerts Live music at the Saturday morning farmers’ markets. Market is open 8am-12:30pm. Check their Facebook page orf 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. Information pending for 2023.

Middletown Spring & Summer Concert Series 2023 at Wetherby Park various Sundays 5:30-7:30pm. FREE. (5/21, 6/11, 7/9, 8/13, 9/17)

Various Dates

Cherokee Triangle Art Fair – Saturday, April 29th and 30th. 

Louisville Youth Orchestra – Sunday, April 30th at the Iroquois Amphitheater, Free.

Louisville Winds – May 20th, Iroquois Amphitheater, doors open at 6:30pm, show begins at 7:30pm

Abbey Road on the River – two-day summer kick-off event to take place THIS Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-29th. 

Forecastle 3 day music festival at Waterfront Park, cancelled for 2023.

2nd Annual International Chamber Music Festival at Oxmoor Farm, June 8-11.

Sweet Sounds on Sunday Concert featuring Kentucky Blue. Tickets are $10/person. Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, June 11th, 1:30-3:30pm.

Foxhollow Farm Spring Concert June 17th, 4:30-9:00pm. Pre-Purchased Tickets are $20 per adult and $10 for people 13-20. They encourage you to pre-purchase tickets. The cut-off for pre-purchased tickets is 24 hours before the event. Tickets purchased less than 24 hours before the event and at the door are $100. Kids 12 and under are free but must be registered.

KingFish Louisville – July 8th from 7:00-11:00pm, The Lindsey Lane Band

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 8/17-8/27.

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.

Bourbon & Beyond 4 day music festival at KY Expo Center grounds, September 14-17, Admission fee.

Louder than Life 4 day music festival at the KY Expo Center grounds, Sept 21-24, Admission fee.

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