The next Waterfront Wednesday is June 29. | Courtesy of WFPK
The next Waterfront Wednesday is June 29. | Courtesy of WFPK

By Ali Boland

Waterfront Wednesday is a Louisville summer tradition that draws crowds on the Big Four Lawn to enjoy music and drinks on beautiful summer nights. Too bad it’s not every Wednesday — as it falls on the last Wednesday of each month — but that is what builds the anticipation for the free, WFPK-sponsored event.

Hayes Carll | Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff
Hayes Carll | Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff

On Wednesday, June 29, acclaimed singer-songwriter Hayes Carll will headline the next installment, performing songs off his latest album, Lovers and Leavers. The album has been well received, with Rolling Stone naming it one of their “35 Most Anticipated Country Albums of 2016.”

The New York Times also chimed in, saying, “A wry Texas troubadour with a knack for crooked grace and a clever turn of phrase … Lovers and Leavers … is full of tunes that feel cracked wide open: earnest, self-reflective, unguarded.”

The other acts of the evening include BRENDA and Dylan LeBlanc.

BRENDA is a local four-piece band that specializes in house rock. And LeBlanc hails from Shreveport, La., and will be promoting new album Cautionary Tale, released earlier this year. As a teenager, LeBlanc wrote his own music and established a soulful, blues voice and a distinct guitar style.

As always, Waterfront Wednesday is free and starts at 6 p.m. at the Big Four Lawn. BRENDA opens, followed by LeBlanc at 7:30 and Carll at 9.

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