Fantastic Live Music and Performances!

The Old Louisville SpringFest is proud to present an exciting and eclectic mix of local performers and musical favorites - all free and all live!

SpringFest guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and spend the days / evenings enjoying the great food, shopping and music!


Note that Dates / Times May Change!

2014 SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED

2013 PERFORMERS
Whiskey Bent Valley Boys

Bluegrass

Hailing from the backwoods of PeWee Valley, WHISKEY BENT VALLEY BOYS pays homage to their southern kin with songs from the tobacco fields to the rivers, iron skillets to moonshine stills. These Boys are upbeat and professional with the skill to honor history and preserve the instruments with style, wit and every authentic nuance of the day. Their sense of fashion - from overalls to string ties, straw hats to silk vests - along with a turbo charged performance breathes fire into this vintage genre.

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The Kentucky Hellbenders

Classic Country-Early Rock

For a man to sing country music heʼs got to have guts and a guitar. Rising up from Louisvilleʼs vibrant music scene comes a traditional country band that has made a mission of bringing older songs back to life. Amos Hopkins & THE KENTUCKY HELLBENDERS honor the golden era of the genre with tight harmonies, hair-parting musicianship, and an irresistible energy that will put a hole in your boots. Throw in some fine guitar work that could buck your whiskers off and you have the makings for some mighty fine music!

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Alex Wright & The Maven Down

Roots Rock-Indie

ALEX WRIGHT grew up singing and playing music with his family in eastern Kentucky and developed a lifelong affinity for many musical genres, from bluegrass to rock to opera. A move to Louisville in 2009 resulted in, among other things, his debut album that released in early 2012. Heʼs currently at work on studio album #2 with his new band, THE MAVEN DOWN, who have been featured on WFPK and includes some serious longtime local talent. “Like Ryan Adams with a Red Bull,” Alex and band are masters of the build from slow reflective songs to full rock ʻn roll power.

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The Tunesmiths

Rock'n Soul

One of Louisville's fastest growing bands, THE TUNESMITHS have made a name for themselves creating high energy performances and unforgettable music at an incredible pace. Their genre-bending, timeless material combines the raw energy and power of rock nʼ roll guitar, the smooth vocals of R&B, and the catchy rhythms of Soul - a “must see” for music-goers looking for a great show and inventive music. The Tunesmiths remind us that true musicians and songwriters are still making waves in the independent music world, and you can find them right here in Louisville.

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TFlamenco Louisville

Flamenco dance, music and song

The oldest flamenco organization in the area, FLAMENCO LOUISVILLE provides an inclusive, community-oriented home for performers, students, and aficionados of this passionate art form. No stranger to Louisville's WorldFest and known for their recent six-year run of "Spanish Night at Blu" Mediterranean restaurant, FL is "dedicated to the life of our art, and to having the arts in our lives." Many members travel annually to Seville, Spain to study in the region of Andalucía, the “cradle of flamenco,” bringing firsthand experience of flamenco and Spanish culture back home to the Bluegrass.

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Beyond Doubt

Classic Rock and One of the Top Teen Bands in the Country

Abounding energy and chart topping songs: proof that BEYOND DOUBT is an
incandescent collection of artists. Hailed as one of the top teen bands in the country, music provides this visionary group solid ground upon which to stand, a chance to escape, and a way of self-expression. To that end, Beyond Doubt has great compassion for non-profits and giving back to the community. Benefit concerts for the American Red Cross, Susan G Komen and WHAS Crusade for Children have kept the band grounded and connected - no matter who you are or why youʼre there, you deserve to be rocked!

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Thirty Spokes

Southern Rock, Root and Jam

 

Named after a passage from the Tao Te Ching, THIRTY SPOKES blends rock, blues, acoustic, a smidge of reggae and country jam into its distinctive rootsy sound. Influenced by the likes of The Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd and with three albums to date, Thirty Spokes captures the soul of the crowd to create an almost instant, high-vibe atmosphere, no doubt because they seem to gig constantly and when they aren’t on stage, they’re likely doing time in the studio. When asked to describe their band in three words, they replied “contagious, succulent, and party-time!”

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Dog House Kitchen

Bijou Blues

A relatively new band chockfull of veteran players, the sound of DOG HOUSE KITCHEN is a big rich stew of many styles and influences, perhaps best described in geographic terms: New Orleans meets Memphis meets Chicago meets Detroit meets Nashville meets Muscle Shoals. They move effortlessly between old-school blues and honky tonk to hard-driving funk, and extended jazz-tinged jams, lending their distinctive sound to what they like to call "Kentucky Swamp Music". The spontaneity and intensity of their live shows continually ratchets up the wow-factor so prepare to get your boogie on...

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DJ Matt Anthony

Soul, Doo Wop, R&B, Dance, Hip Hop, Indie, Classics

MATT ANTHONY was raised in the most regimented melting pot in the world – US military bases. In this culture clash he developed an appreciation for all types of music,but hip-hop would be his first love. He started DJing dances in Italy at the age of thirteen then later wandered the globe soaking up the sounds and rocking parties at every spoton the map. Fate then landed him in scenic Louisville where he worked a five-year stint as manager/buyer for ear X-tacy Records. Would you believe this eventually led to his first paid radio gig after assembling a CD rack for WFPK’s Program Director?