10 Things To Do In Louisville This Weekend (June 12-17)

Need weekend plans? We've got you covered. From the Juneteenth Festival and Pride Festival to Downs After Dark, there are plenty of fun things to do around Louisville this weekend.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
Lionel Richie And Earth, Wind & Fire
Yum! Center | $40.95+ | 7:30 p.m.Sing A Song All Night Long with music legends Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire! Lighting up the KFC Yum! Center. Lionel Richie announced the extension of his Sing A Song All Night Long tour with very special guests and one of the best-selling bands of all time, Earth, Wind & Fire. The 2024 dates follow a highly successful 2023 sold-out 20-date run of the Sing A Song All Night Long tour which made its way through North America with stops in Chicago, Boston, Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

Lionel Richie And Earth, Wind & Fire
Yum! Center | $40.95+ | 7:30 p.m.

Sing A Song All Night Long with music legends Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire! Lighting up the KFC Yum! Center. Lionel Richie announced the extension of his Sing A Song All Night Long tour with very special guests and one of the best-selling bands of all time, Earth, Wind & Fire. The 2024 dates follow a highly successful 2023 sold-out 20-date run of the Sing A Song All Night Long tour which made its way through North America with stops in Chicago, Boston, Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more.
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THURSDAY, JUNE 13
Hot Water Music, Quicksand, and Tim Barry
Mercury Ballroom | 611 S. 4th Street | mercuryballroom.com | $50.25 | 9 p.m. | 21 and over 
Hot on the heels of their recently released 10th studio album Vows, legendary Gainesville, FL seminal post-hardcore band Hot Water Music kicks off the second leg of their 30th anniversary tour right here in Louisville, (their last performance in Louisville was 13 long years ago at the 2011 Krazy Fest). Said the band of the tour, “We are super stoked to get back to so many spots we haven’t been in years and dust off some oldies that haven’t been in rotation for a while. Rest assured, these sets will have something for everyone.” Sharing the bill are two equally legendary and seminal special guests - NYC post-hardcore greats Quicksand, and the solo folk stylings of Avail vocalist Tim Barry.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

Hot Water Music, Quicksand, and Tim Barry
Mercury Ballroom | 611 S. 4th Street | mercuryballroom.com | $50.25 | 9 p.m. | 21 and over

Hot on the heels of their recently released 10th studio album Vows, legendary Gainesville, FL seminal post-hardcore band Hot Water Music kicks off the second leg of their 30th anniversary tour right here in Louisville, (their last performance in Louisville was 13 long years ago at the 2011 Krazy Fest). Said the band of the tour, “We are super stoked to get back to so many spots we haven’t been in years and dust off some oldies that haven’t been in rotation for a while. Rest assured, these sets will have something for everyone.” Sharing the bill are two equally legendary and seminal special guests - NYC post-hardcore greats Quicksand, and the solo folk stylings of Avail vocalist Tim Barry.
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Knocked Loose
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FRIDAY, JUNE 14 & 15

Knocked Loose
Old Forester’s Paristown Hall | 724 Brent Street | kentuckyperformingarts.org/venues/paristown-hall | $39.50 | 7 p.m. | All ages

Louisville, KY, (technically from Oldham County, but we still claim them), metalcore outfit Knocked Loose have gone from playing any local place that would have them a decade ago to being one of the highest-charting and well-respected up-and-coming metal bands in the world. Currently on tour for their third full-length album — the recently released You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To — the band comes home for two big shows! Friday night sees another Louisville success story - garage punk band White Reaper, along with Poison The Well and Division Of Mind on the bill. While Saturday night Superheaven, Trash Talk, and Psycho-Frame open the show. Now, who do we need to talk to about getting a ‘Knocked Loose’s Louisville’ Hometown Heroes banner?
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15 
Downs After Dark
If you’re a child of the ‘70s then you are very well acquainted with the idea of Yacht rock and if you were born after this era, you’re still probably pretty well acquainted with the smooth sounds of acts like Christopher Cross, America, and Pablo Cruise. If Yacht Rock tickles your fancy and you’re a big fan of playing the ponies, this night at Churchill Downs is for you.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Downs After Dark

If you’re a child of the ‘70s then you are very well acquainted with the idea of Yacht rock and if you were born after this era, you’re still probably pretty well acquainted with the smooth sounds of acts like Christopher Cross, America, and Pablo Cruise. If Yacht Rock tickles your fancy and you’re a big fan of playing the ponies, this night at Churchill Downs is for you.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15 
Physis / Recollect Opening
Aurora Gallery and Boutique | 1264 S. Shelby St. | auroragallerylouisville.com | Free
The Shelby Park gallery presents a side-by-side artexhibition:Physisbyco-ownerMiaFarrugia and Recollect by musician Gabrielle Kays. In 
“Physis,” Farrugia explores death and decay as beauty and art, and presents a challenge to her (and our) notions of growth, strength, and fragility. In “Recollect,” Kays focalizes vintage portraiture, reclaimed organic materials, and the desire to transform memories into physi- cal objects. As macabre or melancholy as their themes might seem, their work offers a glimpse into sublimity too.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Physis / Recollect Opening
Aurora Gallery and Boutique | 1264 S. Shelby St. | auroragallerylouisville.com | Free

The Shelby Park gallery presents a side-by-side artexhibition:Physisbyco-ownerMiaFarrugia and Recollect by musician Gabrielle Kays. In “Physis,” Farrugia explores death and decay as beauty and art, and presents a challenge to her (and our) notions of growth, strength, and fragility. In “Recollect,” Kays focalizes vintage portraiture, reclaimed organic materials, and the desire to transform memories into physi- cal objects. As macabre or melancholy as their themes might seem, their work offers a glimpse into sublimity too.
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Kentuckiana Pride Festival
Saturday, June 15
Big Four Lawn | 12-10 p.m.
One of Kentucky's biggest LGBTQ+ events is gearing up to celebrate with a parade, a vendor marketplace, food stalls, lively entertainment, activities for the whole family, and more. The parade kicks off in the NuLu area, starting at the E. Market and Campbell streets intersection and winds its way through the neighbourhood, finally wrapping up at the Big Four Lawn. That's where the festival gets into full swing until 10 p.m. There's a special kids and family zone featuring face painting, coloring sheets, corn hole, Plinko, a prize wheel, and plenty of other fun stuff (open from noon to 5 p.m.). Performers at the event include Icona Pop, Chappell Roan, Robin S, +FloW, Friday Night Special, Bungalow Betty, Vibe Like Ty, Voices of Kentuckiana, DJ Dan Slater, DJ Griffin Green, DJ Dnasti and more.
Kentuckiana Pride

Kentuckiana Pride Festival

Saturday, June 15
Big Four Lawn | 12-10 p.m.

One of Kentucky's biggest LGBTQ+ events is gearing up to celebrate with a parade, a vendor marketplace, food stalls, lively entertainment, activities for the whole family, and more. The parade kicks off in the NuLu area, starting at the E. Market and Campbell streets intersection and winds its way through the neighbourhood, finally wrapping up at the Big Four Lawn. That's where the festival gets into full swing until 10 p.m. There's a special kids and family zone featuring face painting, coloring sheets, corn hole, Plinko, a prize wheel, and plenty of other fun stuff (open from noon to 5 p.m.). Performers at the event include Icona Pop, Chappell Roan, Robin S, +FloW, Friday Night Special, Bungalow Betty, Vibe Like Ty, Voices of Kentuckiana, DJ Dan Slater, DJ Griffin Green, DJ Dnasti and more.
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SUNDAY, JUNE 16
West End Farmers Market
Farmers Market | 2339 Date St. | Search Facebook | Free | 4 p.m.– 8 p.m.
Come to this biweekly farmers market and gather up the fresh goods of the season. There will be live music, food and good community vibes.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

West End Farmers Market
Farmers Market | 2339 Date St. | Search Facebook | Free | 4 p.m.– 8 p.m.

Come to this biweekly farmers market and gather up the fresh goods of the season. There will be live music, food and good community vibes.
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MONDAY, JUNE 17
Kim Gordon
Headliners Music Hall | 1386 Lexington Rd. | headlinerslouisville.com | $30
Whether you know Kim Gordon from her influential work in Sonic Youth, Free Kitten, Body/Head, Ciccone Youth, Glitterbust, or Harry Crews, she is a rare musical artist who has to be experienced in person to be truly appreciated. On tour for her second solo album “The Collective,” released by Matador Records in March, her sonic textures and social musings are as seductive as they are staggering.

MONDAY, JUNE 17

Kim Gordon
Headliners Music Hall | 1386 Lexington Rd. | headlinerslouisville.com | $30


Whether you know Kim Gordon from her influential work in Sonic Youth, Free Kitten, Body/Head, Ciccone Youth, Glitterbust, or Harry Crews, she is a rare musical artist who has to be experienced in person to be truly appreciated. On tour for her second solo album “The Collective,” released by Matador Records in March, her sonic textures and social musings are as seductive as they are staggering.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15
Paristown Flea731 Brent St. | Free | 10-5 p.m.Shop vinyl, antiques, art deco, plants, books, funk junk, repurposed, and more at the flea market that takes place the 3rd Saturday of each month. The event is pet-friendly and features 100+ vendors, plus food and cocktails.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Paristown Flea731 Brent St. | Free | 10-5 p.m.

Shop vinyl, antiques, art deco, plants, books, funk junk, repurposed, and more at the flea market that takes place the 3rd Saturday of each month. The event is pet-friendly and features 100+ vendors, plus food and cocktails.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15
Juneteenth Festival
Lynn Family Stadium | 2-11 p.m. | $10 adults | Kids 10 & under FREE
This festival is recognized as Kentucky's official Juneteenth event, and is the first year at Lynn Family Stadium. Organizers aims to commemorate "the heritage and legacy of African Americans with cultural extravaganza featuring mouthwatering food, soulful live music and activities for all ages."

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Juneteenth Festival
Lynn Family Stadium | 2-11 p.m. | $10 adults | Kids 10 & under FREE

This festival is recognized as Kentucky's official Juneteenth event, and is the first year at Lynn Family Stadium. Organizers aims to commemorate "the heritage and legacy of African Americans with cultural extravaganza featuring mouthwatering food, soulful live music and activities for all ages."
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