New festival shines light on vibrant local rock scene

Published: Jul. 29, 2016 at 1:03 AM EDT
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Dead Fest is July 30 and 31 at Tim Faulkner Gallery in Louisville. (Source: Facebook)
Dead Fest is July 30 and 31 at Tim Faulkner Gallery in Louisville. (Source: Facebook)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Think the Louisville music scene is dead? Well, what do you know.

The latest festival to spring from the vibrant landscape of talented local artists - Dead Fest, has a name that pokes fun of the naysayers.

It features 30 local bands over two days promising the best rock, punk and metal Louisville has to offer. Those include The Foxery, American Lesions, Jovian, Vice Tricks, The Hot Wires and many more.

Besides a great lineup, the family-friendly festival will also have a bazaar, djs, food trucks and even kids activities.

The inaugural Dead Fest takes over the Tim Faulkner Gallery, 1512 Portland Ave., Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31.

Tickets are $10 for one day or $15 for the weekend. Kids under 10 are free.

Festival organizers say they want to support and document the scene through this experience. Hear from the mastermind, Jared Riot (of Keep Louisville Loud), in the video above as he sits down with Kyle Meredith on The Setlist.

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Jared will begin production of a documentary called "LOUISVILLE IS DEAD: A History of Louisville Punk," with proceeds from the festival.

Dead Fest will also benefit Strive, a local non-profit offering musical therapy classes and much more. Learn more in the video above.

Learn more about Dead Fest at Rock fans can also find the festival on Facebook.

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