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: We have started on the 2015 schedule. Watch for Updates!

 

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 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
    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.

  •  — 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 art — 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, and more to be announced

 

Saturday After-Hours

 

The above concerts continue followed by The Vinyl Vault!

      • – The Vinyl Vault:
        Join us for a post concert gathering in our retro lounge as we spin vinyl and hang with guests!

 

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!
      • 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!