KDF Waterfront Jam Concert Series Returns
Derby Eve Jam will close out eight days of concerts
LOUISVILLE, Ky., (April 11, 2022) – The Kentucky Derby Festival is returning to tradition with one of its signature events – Fest-a-Ville – heading back to the Waterfront. With 900,000 square feet of fun taking place over eight days, this go-to spot for spring features performances by more than 30 local, regional and national acts, including The Homies, Parker McCollum, Blanco Brown, Rob Base, J.D. Shelburne and many more starting April 28.
Concerts, festive food, family-friendly fun, hot-air balloon displays, midway rides, helicopter excursions and even professional wrestling make up the packed line-up at this Derby Festival favorite, now in its 14th year. Fest-a-Ville is open daily through May 6. (Closed on Monday, May 2.) Hours are 11.a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 10 p.m., Sunday.
Concerts taking the stage:
Alex Miller with special guest Scott T. Smith: Thursday, April 28, 8 p.m.
The Homies (the Louisville group is part of the music collective, Private Garden, co-founded by Jack Harlow) with co-headliner Kyle Hume: Friday, April 29, 8 p.m.
Kentucky Derby Festival GospelFest: This Gospel Choir Showcase features performances by national acts, including Jason Clayborn, Randy Weston, Nate Bean and more. April 30, 7 p.m.
J.D. Shelburne: Saturday, April 30, 8 p.m.
Joslyn & The Sweet Compression with Casey Powell: Sunday, May 1, 7 p.m.
Tony & The Tan Lines with special guest Jameron: Wednesday, May 4, 8 p.m.
The Crashers with special guest Hawks: Thursday, May 5, 8 p.m.
ZYN Derby Eve Jam featuring country singer-songwriter Parker McCollum (Academy of Country Music’s 2022 New Male Artist of the Year) with special guest Blanco Brown Friday, May 6, 8 p.m.
Additional acts will round out the line-up.
Admission to the Fest-A-Ville is a 2022 Pegasus Pin. VIP viewing also is available for some shows at $25. For ticket purchase and more information, visit the Kentucky Derby Festival website.