Festival Schedule and Venues

The Louisville Outskirts Festival is excited and proud to announce the FESTIVAL LINEUP for our second ever lady-centric music festival, happening October 9-11, 2015 in Louisville, KY! All Outskirts shows are ALL AGES!

Ticket information:Early Bird Weekend Pass: $35 all access pass: Limited to 50 passes!!! Available at Individual Day Tickets: $15 advance /$20 day of show. Click here to order: FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

Any proceeds generated from this event will go directly towards establishing Girls Rock Louisville, a summer camp launching in 2016 that will allow us to expand our current Rockshops for Girls progam.

2015 Poster design by Miranda Cason


Oktoberfest tickets

Wednesday, October 7th: Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville: GIRLS ROCK! The Movie. FREE SCREENING! Using music and the DIY ethic as methods of empowering girls and creating social change, Portland Oregon’s Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls has been making an impact for many years and has inspired many similar camps to take root across the world. The documentary film “Girls Rock!” is insightful, entertaining and heartfelt as it follows the stories of four campers in Portland. View the trailer here:

Friday, October 9th @ The New Vintage:

THE VALLURES (Soul/Girl Group-a-Go-Go) -Bloomington, IN

JOAN SHELLEY (Singer/Songwriter)- Louisville, KY

YaNi (Hip Hop/Spoken Word) -Atlanta/San Francisco

KATE WAKEFIELD (Cello-based indie/experimental)- Cincinnati

RHEONNA THORNTON (Spoken Word/Poetry)- Louisville

BLACKBIRDS OF PARADISE (Psychedelic Rock)-Louisville

BATHROOM LAWS (QTDeathrock, Queercore, Trans Shit, Punk Rock)- Louisville


with DJ SUKI ANDERSON (Louisville)

more special guests to be announced!

Saturday, October 10th @ The New Vintage:

DOWNTOWN BOYS (Bi Bilingual Political Sax Dance Punk Party!)- Providence, RI

HALF-SEAS-OVER (Reunion Show!)- Louisville/Los Angeles

PSALM ONE aka Hologram Kizzie (Independent hip hop)- Chicago, IL

¡MOXIE TUNG! (Sally Timms of the Mekons + Janet Bean from Freakwater)- Chicago, IL


BRAZILIAN WAX (Punk/Grunge-core/Riot Grrrl)- Pittsburgh, PA

GIRL UP presentation (Students from duPont Manual High School)

BIG MOMMA THORAZINE (Roaring 20s and depression era songs brought to you… by science.)- Louisville, KY

killiikillii (left turns, 75 mph interstates, and well-constructed bridges.)- Louisville

Sunday, October 11th @ ART SANCTUARY

FREAKWATER (Folk, country, old timey mountain music)- Louisville/Chicago/Asheville

THE BIRDIES (Trio of 1940’s style harmonies)- Louisville

SOFTCHEQUE (avante garde electro funk pop)- Louisville/

BLIND TIGERS (Snarling garage rock)- Louisville

SORRY MOM (Punk Rock)- Louisville

OUTSKIRTS ROCKSHOPS SHOWCASE (8 NEW BANDS with youth ages 10-18 will be formed inover the Saturday and Sunday of Outskirts. This year, the showcase will be open to the public as Sunday’s opening act!)

The Louisville Outskirts Festival is supported and sponsored by: The Kentucky Foundation for Women, The Louisville Visual Art Association, The New Vintage, Art Sanctuary, Lincoln Performing Arts School, Music Go Round Louisville, The Louisville Leopard Percussionists, Whole Foods Louisville, The Doo Wop Shop, Red Hot Roasters, Liberty Art and Tattoo Parlour, Jacquard Products, Preston Arts Center, Cropped Out, Shirtkiller, and Pure Pollen Flowers.

We’d like to thank all the friends and community members whose generous donations of money, time, in-kind donations, and encouragement have made this year’s festival possible!