Best summer festivals and outdoor concerts in Louisville 2017

Blues Traveler

The best part of summer? The abundance of music festivals and being able to enjoy live music outside in the warm, sunny weather. The season is known for its big-name tours and festivals, and this year’s already been a good one–and as we head into July, plenty of summer concerts are still to come in Louisville. With festivals and live acts as part of the Kentucky State Fair, the city has something for everyone, so find your must-see, get your tickets, and enjoy the show!

Belle & Sebastian
Aug. 17 @ 8 p.m.
Iroquois Amphitheater – 1080 Amphitheater Rd., Louisville, KY, 40214

Summer wouldn’t be complete without a concert at the outdoor Iroquois Amphitheater, so be sure to catch Belle & Sebastian along with Julien Baker at the venue on August 17. Tickets are on sale now and cost $36, or $25 uncovered seats.

Ginuwine
August 18 @ 8 p.m.
Kentucky State Fair Cardinal Stadium – 2800 S Floyd St., Louisville, KY 40209

Platinum-selling R&B artist Ginuwine comes to the Kentucky State Fair’s Turf Concert Series, along with Tony! Toni! Toné! The concert is free with paid admission to the fair, and seat is first come, first served.

Blues Traveler
August 19 @ 8 p.m.
Kentucky State Fair Cardinal Stadium – 2800 S Floyd St., Louisville, KY 40209

Classic ’90s rock favorite Blues Traveler stops by the State Fair with Social Animals on August 19. The concert is free with paid admission to the fair, and seat is first come, first served.

The Oak Ridge Boys
August 20 @ 8 p.m.
Kentucky State Fair Cardinal Stadium – 2800 S Floyd St., Louisville, KY 40209

Country-gospel quartet The Oak Ridge Boys will also perform at the Kentucky State Fair’s Cardinal Stadium on Sunday, August 20, with support from Tulsa duo Alaska & Madi, who also appeared on Blake Shelton’s team as part of The Voice season six.. The concert is free with paid admission to the fair, and seat is first come, first served.

Derby City Jazz Festival
August 21 @ 4 p.m.
Churchill Downs – 700 Central Ave., Louisville, KY 40208

A jazz festival is a great way to take in some awesome music, and the Derby City Jazz Festival can take care of you. Tickets are on sale now, costing $50 for general admission or $60 for the preferred stage area for single-day passes, but multi-day passes are also available.

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