Waterfront Wednesday Returns This Week With Nappy Roots As The Headliner

Apr 26, 2022 at 9:24 am
The July 14, 2021 Waterfront Wednesday, the first installment after the pandemic canceled the 2020 season.
The July 14, 2021 Waterfront Wednesday, the first installment after the pandemic canceled the 2020 season. Photo by Nik Vechery

WFPK’s beloved outdoor free music series Waterfront Wednesday returns this week, kicking off its 2022 series on April 27 with Nappy Roots, Neal Francis and Kiana & the Sun Kings.

The night will be headlined by the legendary soulful rap group Nappy Roots, who formed in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in the mid-‘90s. Chicago-based Neal Francis twists ‘70s-style psych-rock into multiple directions. Louisville’s Kiana & the Sun Kings lifts up smooth, yet soaring soul and razor-sharp R&B.  

This year will mark the 20th year of the series, which will take place on the last Wednesday of every month from April to September on the Big Four Lawn.The lawn will open at 5 p.m. those days, and lawn chairs and food are allowed to be brought in, but pets, coolers, glass and outside alcohol are prohibited. Entry is free.

Here’s where the entire season’s lineup stands so far:

April 27 – Nappy Roots, Neal Francis, Kiana & the Sun Kings May 25 – TBA, Maggie Rose, Phourist & the Photons June 29 – War, Bendigo Fletcher, Wombo July 27 – TBA, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Routine Caffeine Aug. 31 – TBA, Seratones, Mark Charles Sept. 28 – Yonder Mountain String Band, Hot Brown Smackdown, Houseplant

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