This year’s first Waterfront Wednesday is April 26. | Courtesy of WFPK

Spring has sprung, which means the season of outdoor music is upon us. Even more exciting: WFPK has announced its entire lineup for Waterfront Wednesday, a free concert series that takes place the last Wednesday of every month from spring through early fall.

“We’ll introduce you to some stellar new bands this season and welcome some long-time favorites,” says WFPK program director Stacy Owen in a news release. “Expect a diverse group of genres: pop, rock, Americana, hip-hop, punk and an entire showcase of up-and-coming Louisville bands.”

The first event is April 26. Here’s the lineup for that concert, with details below on the rest of the season (which includes Robyn Hitchcock, James Lindsey and Peter Searcy, just to name a few).

9 p.m. Murder by Death
Murder by Death are a five-piece indie rock band from Bloomington, Ind.

7:30 p.m. Whitehorse
Canadians, Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, make up the duo Whitehorse.

6 p.m. Maximón
Maximón is a hometown dream pop band. Their debut full-length album “If Yes Do” came out this winter.

The rest of the season lines up some cool new acts with some old favorites.

  • May 31: The Mavericks, Hollis Brown, Peter Searcy
  • June 28: Pokey LaFarge, Robyn Hitchcock, Carly Johnson
  • July 26: Strand of Oaks, Low Cut Connie, The Zach Longoria Project
  • Aug. 30: White Reaper, James Lindsey, In Lightning (Louisville showcase)
  • Sept. 27: The Secret Sisters, TBA

All shows take place at the Big Four Lawn, which opens at 5 p.m., with music beginning promptly at 6 p.m. The concerts typically end between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Due to the bridge construction, WFPK strongly suggests parking west of I-65 in the Witherspoon, Humana and surface lots. There’s a free trolley sponsored by Republic Bank that runs from Witherspoon to the Big Four Lawn between 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

No coolers, glass or pets allowed in the event area of the Big Four Lawn and the adjacent park areas.

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