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 schedule for 2014 is still tentative. Here's what we have so far:

 

Friday Pre-Show

 

Celebrate the night before. Music, drinks and a movie.

  • Photo of dj spinning records at party7pm-10pm — Welcoming Party
    Our DJ spins some vinyl while guests enjoy a cash bar and relaxing atmosphere. Mingle with our VIP guests or just hang with friends.
  • 10pm-11:30am — Movie:
    TBA
    Stay tuned and we'll be announcing our Friday movie very soon!

 

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 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 photoGuitar Exhibit
Their impact on vinyl cannot be denied! Collectors of guitars 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
    Your art could grace an album cover! Our panel of record industry judges, led by Self Destruct Records, will choose a winner whose art will be the cover of the label’s next album!

  • Record with dollar signNoon-1pm — Vinyl Appraisals by Matt Anthony
    Matt Anthony's
    a record shop owner, radio show host and DJ who will appraise your rare records.

  • 1pm-2pm — Jon Whyland: Audio Systems for Vinyl: The Terminology and Basics
    Jon Whyland
    will share his experience with vintage audio systems and explain some of the terminology used in the audio world so the process should be less intimidating for those wanting to start or upgrade their first audio system..

  • On the Record logo art2:30pm-4pm — Panel Discussion:  "On the Record with Rocko Jerome"
    Writer Rocko Jerome will host a VinylFest panel about Louisville's rich history of music stores and labels. Join with Mike Bucayu, head of the newly reformed Self Destruct Records, Heather Fox of LUMA (Louisville Underground Music Archive), and other local luminaries to be announced in a panel discussion about just what's made the Louisville scene tick for all these years.

 

Saturday After-Hours

 

The fun's just starting. Stay over for a night-full of entertainment!

  • Photo of the band Us.6pm-7pm — Concert by Us.
    The band Us. is playing a concert...and not only playing, but appearing throughout the weekend at Vinylfest, including at their album release party Saturday night!

  • 7pm-7:30pm — Vinyl Release Party
    Yes, an album for Us., on vinyl, pressed by the good people at Musicol in Columbus, Ohio, through the generosity of sponsors VinylFest and the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel. Join the party!

  • Photo of the Violet Knives band7:30pm-8:45pm — The Violet Knives In Concert
    With a combination of influences like Radiohead, the Beatles, Pixies & R.E.M., you know this indie rock band is gonna be one to watch. They released their debut full length album "Woman" last year and we're excited to bring them to VinylFest!

  • Photo of Steve Katz9pm-11pm — Steve Katz In Concert
    As a musician, Steve Katz was part of the multiple Grammy winning Blood, Sweat and Tears, the Blues Project and American Flyer. As a producer, Katz worked with Lou Reed and produced Rock & Roll Animal, Sally Can't Dance and Lou Reed Live. Steve will share his music and stories from a period of time which altered popular music forever and is deep in the age of classic vinyl!

  • 11pm-1am – Movie
    TBA
    Stay tuned and we'll be announcing our Saturday movie very soon!

 

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 sign11am-Noon — 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!

  • Reel-to-reel tape and LP record with sound wave1pm-2pm — Panel Discussion: "The Vinyl Frontier"
    Guests Cameron J. Henry (he's the vinyl mastering engineer at Welcome to 1979, an all analog recording studio located in Nashville), and Jay Millar (of United Pressing Records; the largest record pressing company in the United States) will be discussing vinyl & how we get that incredible sound!

  • V.I.P. Experience2pm-3pm — Hotel guests only: VIP Experience with Steve Katz
    Exclusive VIP Experience for Crowne Plaza Hotel guests only: An intimate meet & greet with legendary music guest Steve Katz!

  • 3pm-3:30pm — Fandom Album Art Contest Winner Announced!
    Join us in the Dealer's Room as we announce the album art contest winner whose art will grace a future release from Self Destruct Records!

  • Caleb Jones & the Family Band3:30pm-4:30pm — Caleb Jones and the Family Band In Concert
    Caleb Jones & The Family Band
    is a collective music project based out of Lexington, KY, led by singer/songwriter Caleb Jones. Combining the structure and energy of a folk show with the disillusioned passion of an indie rock band, they create an atmosphere of joyful community and thoughtful independent resolution. They recently released a four song EP, and are currently working on their debut full-length, "I Close My Eyes and See Trees Growing and Everything Falling."

  • 5pm — Show Ends!

 Come back and see us in 2015!