Friends, Family, Community and the Magic of Live Music
For three or four hours, eight summertime Friday evenings, life is just like it should be. Babies don’t cry, dogs don’t bark, and wise elders feel nineteen again. The Muse visits the musicians pretty much every night and dances when the spirit moves her. We don’t know why this all happens here, we’re just glad it does.
Cracker, known for such hits as “Low” and “Get Off This,” is the only band to ever open for both Grateful Dead and Ramones. According to Rolling Stone, Cracker has been “weaving subtle yet undeniable country twang throughout their sound since their 1992 self-titled debut.” With their 2014 double album, Berkeley to Bakersfield, the alt-rock band “dives headfirst into the California country sound.” Over the years Cracker has created a unique sound and style for their fans.
Danielle Nicole and her band have a style unlike any other artist today. Their most recent release, “Cry No More,” was nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award for Contemporary Blues Album and three 2019 Blues Music Awards. Danielle (singer/bassist/performance artist/songwriter), is a founding member of the blues/rock sibling trio Trampled Under Foot, which won as best band at the 2008 International Blues Challenge.
MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment. The colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz is all about the groove. This larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats tours the country year-round, bringing a spirit of celebration wherever they go. MarchFourth is, in a word, FUN! MarchFourth has become a favorite at the Louisville Downtown Street Faire, with five previous performances.
Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, the Marshall Tucker Band represents a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. Gray is quick to credit the band’s current dynamic members with carrying on the timeless essence of the Marshall Tucker Band sound. They continue to tour the country, still delight their fans, old and new.
As a member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Kyle Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop. It’s a free-for-all and surprise with every song, but despite the funky, bring-the-party attitude, Hollingsworth is also able to offer instrumental and lyrical depth to his musical storytelling. This will be Kyle’s second Street Faire appearance.
Ever since winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, Trout Steak Revival has quickly become a quintessential Colorado band. Defined more by expressive songwriting and heartfelt harmonies rather than any one genre, the band crosses over and blends the bounds of folk, indie, bluegrass, and roots – and in doing so, evokes its own style of Americana.
In 23 years, North Mississippi Allstars have released ten acclaimed studio albums, three of which were nominated for Grammy Awards as Best Contemporary Blues Album (2000, 2002, and 2005). They were named Best New Artist of 2001 at the Blues Music Awards. Lead guitarist and vocalist Luther Dickinson has garnered another four Grammy Award nominations.
Curley Taylor and his band, Zydeco Trouble, hail from the heart of Creole country in Louisiana. Curley’s soulful, bluesy vocals and the band’s hard driving zydeco beat blend to create their unique style of zydeco and blues that keeps audiences dancing. It’s always a party when Zydeco Trouble comes to town — no matter where they go.
The Street Faire runs 5:30–9:30pm.
5:30 — Community Entertainment
6:30— Headliner Band
The Street Faire is at the Steinbaugh Pavilion, 824 Front Street.
There is excellent food, cold drinks, lots of children’s activities, quality arts, crafts, sundries, and, because of our awesome sponsors, this event is FREE!
Rules? We don’t need no stinking rules! Well, actually we do, for courtesy and legal reasons.
PLEASE do not bring alcohol to the Faire—it is illegal and just not faire to the folks bringing you this free event. Alcohol sales fund the Faire!
PLEASE do not carry alcohol outside the Faire boundaries—this is also illegal
PLEASE do not bring your own chairs or blankets anywhere under the tents or under the pavilion
PLEASE park in legal spaces only or you will get towed
PLEASE be courteous of our neighbors! Stay out of yards and gardens and do not leave trash or bodily fluids
The Street Faire is a NO SMOKING event
Q: Can I bring food to the Faire?
A: Yes, but why not try a Downtown restaurant or some of the excellent Faire cuisine?
Q: Can I bring alcohol to the Faire?
A: Absolutely not.
Q: What beverages are for sale?
A: We sell Avery Brewing, Crystal Springs Brewing and Gravity Brewing beers, Espolòn Margaritas, and Fetzer wines. Water is available from our food vendors for purchase.
Q: Are credit cards accepted?
Q: Can I bring my dog to the Faire?
A: Due to the crowd size and potentially hot weather, we do not feel the Faire is a good place for your dog. That said, it is not illegal. They must be able to handle crowds and you must take very good care of them—dogs are not allowed under the tents or the pavilion.
Q: Can I bring folding chairs to the Faire?
A: Yes, but the chairs CANNOT be set up under the tents or the pavilion.
Q: Where is First Aid?
A: Look for the First Aid booth staffed by the Louisville Fire Department located in the library parking lot.
Q: Is there a lost and found?
A: Yes, at the north ticket sales booth.
You can park in any legal space, but PLEASE be courteous to our neighbors:
Do not park in restaurant lots unless you are eating there
Do not block driveways—you will get towed
Do not walk through residents’ yards
DO NOT leave body fluids in residents’ yards
Use the new DELO parking lot and walk UNDER the overpass to the north entrance of the Faire! The walkway is ADA accessible.
The Downtown Business Association takes video and still photography during all Street Faires for promotional purposes. By attending the Street Faire, you give the DBA permission to use your likeness in promotional materials, waiving further notice or compensation.