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5 big concerts coming to Louisville, KY

Mast Stage at Forecastle Festival at Waterfront Park.

Mast Stage at Forecastle Festival at Waterfront Park. | Photo by Eli Johnson

Louisville was recently named one of the worst places to date in the country, a claim which honestly holds some water for us single Louisvillians. But the reason why? We don’t get enough concerts.

We’ll admit it, Derby City does get left off tour dates more than we’d like, but later this week, Forecastle Festival will rock the waterfront from Fri., May 27-Sun., May 29, where we’ll see some of the biggest names in music like Phoebe Bridgers, Tame Impala + Tyler, the Creator.

Not to mention later in the year we’ll have Bourbon & Beyond + Louder Than Life, two more music festivals headlined by musical heavy hitters like Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, KISS, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

But we’re fired up now, so it’s the perfect time to tell you about five more big shows coming to The Ville this year that you won’t want to miss. Pro tip: Go ahead and buy your tickets, these shows are expected to sell out.

🎸 Martina McBride, Sun., June 5 | 7 p.m. | Iroquois Amphitheater | $36+ | Hear this country music class act perform with opener Greg Foresman.

🎸 My Morning Jacket, Sat., June 25 | 6:00 p.m. | Great Lawn at Waterfront Park | $59+ | See Louisville’s hometown sons return for “One Big Holiday,” in the 502 + upgrade to the VIP experience for a signed poster from the show and access to an exclusive viewing area.

🎸 Willie Nelson, Wed., June 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Iroquois Amphitheater | $52+ | This musical legend’s prowess speaks for itself. Upgrade to the VIP package and get exclusive Willie Nelson merch and an audio download of the night’s concert.

🎸 Sean Kingston, Thurs., Aug. 18 | 7 p.m. | Headliners Music Hall | $29.50+ | You’re way too beautiful, girl, to miss this show.

🎸 The Lumineers, Wed., Aug. 31 | 6:30 p.m. | KFC Yum! Center | $36+ | Jam to The Lumineers’ new album with special guest James Bay on the BRIGHTSIDE World Tour 2022.