The Louisville Downtown Business Association presents Louisville Downtown Street Faire
Tens of thousands of people love the Street Faire, and they’ll love your company for being a part of it.
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Friends, Family, Community and the Magic of Live Music
For three or four hours, nine summertime friday evenings, life is just like it should be. Babies don’t cry, dogs don’t bark, and wise elders feel nineteen again. The Muse visits the musicians pretty much every night and dances when the spirit moves her. We don’t know why this all happens here, we’re just glad it does.
Tenth Anniversary Celebration - Summer 2013
June 14 CJ Chenier
Off stage CJ doesn’t say much. So, after last year’s Street Faire when CJ said, “Hey, I’d really love to play your Tenth Anniversary,” we said, “Pick a date.” It’s time to get your Zydeco on because there is no better way to start the summer than a dancin’ in the street party with Mr. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band.
June 21 Young Dubliners
It’s an Irish thing. It’s a music thing. It’s a party thing. It’s one of the world’s great Celtic Rock bands bringing their unique sound to Historic Downtown for the first time and boy this is going to be fun and yes I’d love to dance and I bet the OLI is going to be rockin’ and no, you can’t bring that bottle of Jameson in, kind of thing. Erin go bragh!
June 28 Richie Furay
Hey neighbor, c’mon over... and bring your guitar. He helped invent Country Rock, he’s a Rock ’n Roll Hall of Famer, he’s a founding member of Buffalo Springfield and Poco, and he lives in the neighborhood. We are bodaciously thrilled to have Broomfield’s favorite son bring his great band and timeless tunes—plus that crystal clear tenor—to the Steinbaugh.
July 12 BoDeans
“I’ve always thought of the BoDeans as a truly American band,” says Kurt Neumann, group founder and frontman. Well, we’ve always thought of the Street Faire as a truly American experience, so let the stars align. Join us for a very special evening with the hit songs, energy, and sing-along sound of the boys from Milwaukee. Or, as Alice Cooper says in Wayne’s World, Mee-lee-wah-kay.
July 19 The Samples
Can we interest you in a mid-summer evening with friends old and new, having a cold one or two, and enjoying the music of one of the best bands to ever come out of the great city of Boulder? Thought so. Back by popular demand, it’s The Samples. Join Sean Kelly and company as they bring their unique sound to their third consecutive Street Faire.
July 26 Samantha Fish
A lot of folks think Buddy Guy is the world’s greatest living guitarist. Well, Buddy hand picked Samantha to lead off for him at a recent gig at his Chicago blue’s club—and the audience did something unprecedented; they called Samantha back for two encores—keeping Buddy off the stage for half an hour. There’s a fresh face and talent coming to town. Please give a warm Louisville welcome to singer and guitarist Samantha Fish.
August 2 Tab Benoit
August 9 Firefall
There is no way we could even think about having our Tenth Anniversary without Firefall. Jock Bartley and the boys will be bringing their beautiful songs and world-class chops to the Steinbaugh for the seventh time—kinda like seventh heaven for all us Firefall fans—and you are cordially invited to come sing along with 5000 of your closest friends.
Dickey Betts & Great Southern
Brothers and Sisters, we are VERY sorry to bring you the news that Dickey is ill and will not be able to perform this Friday. He was hoping to play the Faire and planned on making it up until Tuesday night. Our sincere best wishes go out to Dickey and his family for a speedy recovery.
We are lucky to have our good friend Chris Daniels and the Kings and some VERY special guests to provide the sound track to our party Friday night.
ps—Mr. Daniels is soon to be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame—come congratulate him. See you at the Faire.
The Street Faire runs 5 to 10pm. Music is 6:30 to 9ish — rain or shine.
There is excellent food, cold drinks, lots of children’s activities, quality arts, crafts, sundries
and, because of our awesome sponsors, this event is FREE!
Rules? We don’t need no stinking rules! Well, actually we do, for courtesy and legal reasons.
- PLEASE do not bring alcohol to the Faire—this is illegal and the city will have to confiscate it
- PLEASE do not carry alcohol outside the Faire boundaries—this is also illegal
- PLEASE do not bring your own chairs anywhere under the tents or under the pavilion
- Q: Can I bring food to the Faire?
- A: Yes, but why not try some of the excellent and affordable Faire cuisine?
- Q: Can I bring alcohol to the Faire?
- A: Absolutely not.
- Q: Can I bring my dog to the Faire?
- A: Yes, if they handle crowds well and you take very good care of them—they are not allowed under the tents or the pavilion
- Q: Can I bring folding chairs to the Faire?
- A: Yes, but the chairs CANNOT be set up under the tents or the pavilion
- Q: Is there a Lost and Found?
- Yes, ask at the Sponsor area in the Library parking lot
- Q: Where is First Aid?
- A: For minor problems, go to the Sponsor area in the Library parking lot — for something major, please find a policeman
ParkingYou can park in any legal space, but PLEASE be courteous to our neighbors:
- Do not park in restaurant lots unless you are eating there
- Do not block driveways—you’ll probably get towed
Consider alternative transportation!
If you would like to volunteer to work at the Faire, please email Chris Pritchard
Please email Marilyn Davenport
Agents or Band Reps
Thank you for your interest in the Faire. We are booked for 2014.
Run a Recycle Station at the Faire
The City is looking for a few volunteers to help make a great event even better. This year the City is joining forces with the Downtown Business Association to make the Street Faire zero waste. By volunteering you help your community, reduce our impact on the environment, and all the while you get to listen to the awesome music, see your friends and neighbors, and have a great time on a Friday night. What could be better?
Volunteers are needed for four-hour shifts each of the nine nights of the Street Faire to man the zero waste stations and chat with attendees about zero waste. Pick the band you want to hear and sign up to help.
To sign up as a volunteer or to get more information, please send an e-mail to MeredythM@LouisvilleCO.gov or call 303.335.4536.