9 incredible places to see live music in Kentucky
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES are in full swing across the country, but in Kentucky that doesn’t mean much — live music happens year-round across the state in both indoor and outdoor locations. Though Kentucky has historically been associated with bluegrass (and that definitely still resonates today), the music scene here is far, far more than twang, fiddles, banjos, and guitars. With these nine spots, you can see for yourself…9. Fourth Street Live: Where: 4th Street, between Liberty and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville
Best time to go: Winter and spring. If you plan it right, you can catch a basketball game at the KFC Yum Center before heading to the show.
Just down the street from the Louisville Palace, and in the heart of Louisville’s downtown, is Fourth Street Live. Every weekend night the street is closed to cars, and usually a band is set up and playing in the middle of it. Instead of a farmers market, picture more of a music market, only the nearby shops and restaurants are in on the mix, and the pedestrian mall is full of people from corner to corner. And the music itself? It could be an international act like Three Dog Night, Violent Femmes, or Justin Bieber.