The BIG Weekend Schedule

VinylFest weekend is packed with things to see and do. Here's The BIG Weekend Schedule in-progress for planning your visit. Print or email it by clicking the icon in the upper-right. We'll add to this program as details are finalized.

ALERT: The 2015 schedule is up!

 

Friday Pre-Show

 

Celebrate the night before with music and drinks.

  • Photo of dj spinning records at party8pm-10pm — Opening Party
    Modern Cult Records is hosting Vinylfest's Opening Party on Friday night! Starting at 8pm, bands Mercy Academy and Tom Boone and the Back Porch Pickers will be playing loud and live! BYOB; Eats will be provided. Discount tickets for Vinylfest will be available at the store and look for store owner Sean Liter on our Saturday line up as part of the On the Record Panel with other Louisville Music Luminaries.

    Modern Cult is a locally owned and operated record shop in Louisville, KY run by Louisville natives Sean Liter and Tyler Chanely. The store selection includes rock of all types, metal, blues, classical, country, jazz, bluegrass, reggae and dub, hip-hop, and international musics. The left of center, unusual and creative sounds of experimental rock forms, avant garde jazz, doom and black metal, proto punk and metal, and numerous others help keep Modern Cult's stock fresh and engaging.
    Store Address: 2001 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, Ky 40206.


 

Saturday Daytime

 

Day One: VinylFest opens for real. With lots to experience.

  • Image of Dealer Room10am-5pm — Dealer Room is Open!
    Scour our incredible room of dealers for great deals on vinyl records, posters, memorabilia and more!

  • 10am-5pm — Exhibits are Open
    See a collection of fantastic guitars and audio equipment, and even take home a "bootleg" album cover starring YOU!

Exhibits and Activities

 

Guitar JamsMike Parks Guitar Jams
Life-long rock guitarist who partied with Hendrix, opened for the Ramones, survived disco, and roadied for the MC5, will be hanging around playing his classic 1959 Stratocaster!

Guitar photoAudio Equipment & Guitar Exhibit
Their impact on vinyl cannot be denied! Collectors see them as objects of beauty and of music. See article on this page.

Rocker on GreenscreenBe a Rock Star!
Thanks to greenscreen technology, now you can be on your very own “bootleg” album cover with art by the legendary William Stout!!

 
  • Record wearing fig leaf.10am-1pm — Fandom Cover Art Contest Entries Taken
    Create an album art cover that will be seen by music lovers and music professionals. Our panel of record industry judges will choose a winner who will take home a $100 cash prize!

  • Record with dollar sign — Vinyl Appraisals by Matt Anthony
    Matt Anthony's
    a record shop owner, radio show host and DJ who will appraise your rare records.

  • Robert Conley — The Film: Haight Ashbury: The Beat of a Generation will be shown throughout the weekend
    Robert Conley
    ,executive producer of the film: Haight Ashbury: The Beat of a Generation, will be appearing and showing his film at Vinylfest! "In a brief four year span in the late 1960s, in a quaint San Francisco neighborhood less than a mile square, a creative movement emerged that would ignite a musical genre. What would come to be coined the San Fransisco Sound served as the soundtrack for a counter-culture revolution that would forever challenge the perception of the American ideal. This movement climaxed in a single California season known as the Summer of Love, in a neighborhood that provided a canvas for this artistic burst of imagination: Haight Ashbury." (Amazon editorial review) Bob will be on hand to answer questions about this wonderful slice of American history and to sell memorabilia. He will also have some original Robert Marx rock poster art on display!

  • Jon Whyland: Get a Free LP Cleaning!
    Jon Whyland
    will be offering attendees one free LP cleaning using his high end vinyl cleaning machine and a free MSFL archival inner record sleeve after their record is cleaned with a date stamp to indicate the date the LP was cleaned.
  • Ben Jones 12:30pm-1pm — Panel Discussion: "One on One with Rocko Jerome & Ben Jones"
    If there was an absolute who's who of Louisville, under "Jones, Ben" it would simply read "Music store owner." He rope-a-doped like Ali and stayed in the picture like Robert Evans for decades, and kept Better Days Records going as many other shops raised and fell. Join us at 12:30 on Saturday before the On The Record panel as we discuss just what it takes to make a success story in today's new vinyl age.
  • On the Record logo art
  • 1pm-2pm — Panel Discussion: "On the Record with Rocko Jerome"
    Continuing from last year's big lineup, our On The Record With Rocko Jerome panel continues to focus in on local music scene luminaries. This year, join in and hear inside stories from Wes Allen of Eastwood Records, Bryan Puckett of Little Heart Productions, Ben Jones of Better Days, Sean Liter of Modern Cult, and Dave Rucinski of Gubbey Records.

 

Saturday After-Hours

 

The above concerts continue followed by The Vinyl Vault!

      • – The Vinyl Vault:
        The post concert Vinyl Vault party happens at the Crowne Plaza Blue Horse Bar and Restaurant.
        Join us there for drinks as our DJ spins some music!

 

Sunday Daytime

 

Day Two: A whole new slate of daytime activities.

      • 10am-5pm — Dealer Room is Open!
        Scour our incredible room of dealers for great deals on vinyl records, posters, memorabilia and more!

      • 10am-5pm — Exhibits are Open
        See a collection of guitars, and even take home a "bootleg" album cover starring YOU!
      • LP record with dollar sign — Vinyl Appraisals by Matt Anthony
        Matt Anthony's
        a record shop owner, radio show host and DJ who will appraise your rare records. Bring 'em in!
      • Live Music by Mike Parks and Maddie Driscoll!
      • 1pm-2pm - Dolores Erickson and Robert Conley join Ray Keeton for a Q&A session.
      • 2pm — Fandom Album Art Contest Winner Announced!
        Just before the Maddie Driscoll concert we'll announce the album art contest winner who'll take home a $100 cash prize!

      • 5pm — Show Ends!

Come back and see us in 2016!