A quick note: Belushi Speed Ball, arguably the biggest name in the Louisville punk scene and the subject of plenty of LEO coverage, will celebrate their 100th show this Saturday with a “prom” at The Whirling Tiger. The show is currently sold out, but keep an eye on the band’s socials in case any tickets open up.
FRIDAY, MAY 19-21
$20/day, $40 weekend | 2 p.m.
Sure, it’s technically cheating to double-list this on both 5 Things and 3 Concerts, but it’s worth it for an affordable three-day festival of several dozen local bands. Tonight’s lineup is “Flashback Friday,” a collection of bands returning to Poorcastle, and the rest of the weekend is bands making their Poorcastle debuts. (Disclaimer: LEO is the media sponsor for this event.)
FRIDAY, MAY 19
Enchanted Forest (45 W. 1st St., New Albany, IN)
$15 | 9-11 p.m.
You don’t have to take a “Crazy Train” ride from Louisville to hear the sounds of Black Sabbath, thanks to this tribute act.
SATURDAY, MAY 20
Jefferson Memorial Forest
Free admission, parking $15 cash | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
It’s a full day of bluegrass music in an awesome natural setting. The lineup includes Larry Keel Experience, The Foreign Landers, Hot Brown Smackdown, and Kaintuck.