The inaugural Louisville Dead Fest includes 30 local bands anchored by I Have a Knife and Stonecutters; proceeds fund local charity and documentary on the local punk scene.

Louisville Dead Fest is an all-local music festival featuring the best in rock, punk, and metal from the Louisville area. The Dead Fest show concept, formed by local radio host Jared Riot, is focused on growing the local Louisville music community.

The festival is intended as an affordable option to other music festivals. “We’re here to support a thriving underground music scene that is ever growing and showcase these talents to the public,” according to the event website.

In the spirit of keeping things local, a number of local sponsors are supporting the event, including The Highlands Tap Room, Spinelli’s Pizza, Rockstop Studios and Modern Cult Records.

Proceeds from the event will support the Strive Music Therapy Center and the film production of “Louisville is Dead: A History/documentary of Louisville Punk.”

In addition to headliners, I Have a Knife and Stonecutters, great local groups like Vaderbomb, Vice Tricks, Cryptic Hymn, American Lesions and Greyhaven will provide support over the two-day fest.

During the weekend there will also roughly 20 booths at the Bazaar featuring local artists, artisans, and smiths. The bazaar is made possible with support from Dandelion.

There will be plenty of activities and games available for the kids to enjoy, as well. The best part… children under 10 are free! DJs will spin music in the Tim Faulkner Gallery all weekend giving festival goers the chance to listen to great music while taking in their current art exhibit. This aspect of the event is possible thanks to Clay Baker and Groove Wednesday’s at Magbar.

Lastly, there will be three food trucks available each day, with a variety of cuisines. This way, you never have to leave!

Want more music? Check out the Highlands Tap Room for the Official Dead Fest After Party! We’ll be offering you four more bands, two on each day, so you can continue after the festival is over. Saturday, July 30 – The Jereactors and Shi – æ­» and on Sunday, July 31 – Hot Prowlers and Rarebit

This weekend will be showcasing some of the best of the Louisville music scene and promises to be an unforgettable event!

Tickets are available at the Louisville is Dead website, or at the door. One day tickets are $10 with two-day tickets $15.The show is all ages with kids under 10 admitted free. Doors open at 1:00 pm with the first band scheduled to hit the stage at 2:00 pm.

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