Waterfront Wednesday is here!
The final WFPK Waterfront Wednesday of the year is September 19th on the Big Four Lawn.
7:30pm Shemekia Copeland
6:00pm Dave Moisan Band
All times are approximate. Gates open at 5pm. More info is available for parking and everything else you need to enjoy Waterfront Wednesday.
Get there early to buy your new WFPK t-shirts and this new collector’s poster from Mad Pixel Design. There will be a new one each month. Collect them all.
Outside alcohol is prohibited. No coolers, no glass or pets allowed in the event area of the Big Four Lawn. For more information, please call 814-6518.
Everest (approx. 9:00pm)
Formed by Russell Pollard (who formerly played with Sebadoh, The Folk Implosion, and Earlimart) in 2007, Everest caught national attention with the release of 2010 sophomore album, On Approach. While the record helped propel them onto bigger stages and put them in front of bigger audiences, most of the band felt the record only scratched the surface of what they could do. Thus the story of Ownerless begins in early 2011 when the four members of Everest found themselves at creative loose ends. Having been recently freed from a deal with Warner Bros and still slightly road-weary from touring relentlessly behind On Approach, the band set up shop with longtime friend and musical compatriot Richard Swift at his National Freedom studios in Cottage Grove, Oregon.
Shemekia Copeland (approx. 7:30pm)
At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. While only in her early 30’s, she’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London), shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, and Eric Clapton, and has even performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, the singer was presented with Taylor’s crown on June 12, 2011 at the Chicago Blues Festival and officially given the honor as the new “Queen of the Blues” by Taylor’s daughter, Cookie.
Dave Moisan Band (approx. 6pm)
Louisville musician Dave Moisan sites artists like Ray Charles and Otis Redding as early influences. He’s been described as making “jubilant folk pop”, but Dave’s not quite sure how to categorize what he does. His website bio only states: “If you like my music, awesome! Tell people about it! My goal is to write music that means something and makes people happy. I love what happens when I go to a good concert and watch the crowd….people slowly lose their inhibitions forgetting the expectations about how they are “supposed” to act. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately now that I have a niece and nephew….things that were fun when we were kids….yup, still fun! Like hide-n-seek…not to brag, but I’m kind of awesome at it….I find them every time.
ABOUT WATERFRONT WEDNESDAY
Waterfront Wednesday is presented by 91.9 WFPK and Waterfront Development Corporation with support from Friends of the Waterfront and is FREE to all. This seasons sponsors include Goose Island Brewing Company, Commonwealth Bank, and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey.
WFPK Waterfront Wednesday is held on the Big Four Lawn, located just west of the Big Four Bridge. Gates open at 5pm. A map is available for parking locations. Start times are approximate. Thanks to DC Productions.
Click here for the 2012 schedule…more bands to be announced!
Outside alcohol is prohibited. No coolers, no glass or pets allowed in the event area of the Harbor Lawn and the adjacent children’s play area. For more information, please call 814-6518.