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The Flavor of the Islands at
the Louisville Water Tower Park

The sound of steel drums and the savory smell of Caribbean-inspired foods make this the premiere Memorial Day event for those longing for summer. Flavorful dishes from the Jamaican Association of Louisville, Caribbean Market featuring arts, crafts, jewelry, beads and more. All surrounded by the contagious and soul-satisfying sounds of live, authentic reggae music. You’ll find it all at the Kentucky Reggae Festival.


For over twenty years the Kentucky Reggae Festival has fulfilled patron desires for Jamaican culture with authentic Roots Reggae rhythms. This year’s line-up will feature a multitude of contagious soul-satisfying musicians. You can expect to hear covers of the late and greats such as Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, as well as original tunes.

Reggae Festival 2015 Line-up

Positive Mental Attitudes • Roots of a Rebellion • The Cliftones • DiMachine • Lazo & Gizzae • Uprizin • Chicago All-Stars • Dem Reggae Bon

Note: Bands Subject to Change

2015 Band Schedule

Note: Band Schedule Subject to Change

2015 Reggae Festival Tickets


Online Only

No food, drink or pets allowed.
Lawn chairs and blankets welcome.
FREE parking at the event.

2015 Commercial Vendor Information

The Kentucky Reggae Festival prides itself on being one of the largest events in the Louisville area on Memorial Day Weekend. Expose your brand to thousands of festival patrons in a fun and exciting way!

  • Expose your product/service to 15,000+ patrons
  • Connect your brand to one of Louisville's premiere events

Contact Jennifer Washle to learn more about the benefits of being a commercial vendor.

Jennifer Washle

2015 Non-Commercial Vendor Information

Our Caribbean Market attracts reggae enthusiasts from across the country. As the festival is bringing in more patrons than ever before, 2015 is the perfect year to get involved. Do you make or sell unique treasures, arts, crafts, jewelry or beads?

Submit a vendor application or contact us for more information.

Note: No food or drink may be sold at the event

Download Vendor Application


Are there any items I can’t bring to the festival?

To maintain a safe and fun festival, the following items are prohibited from the event:

  • Weapons / firearms
  • Flammables
  • Backpacks / duffle bags
  • Drugs / drug paraphernalia
  • Outside food / drink
  • Glass containers
  • Coolers
  • Pets (service animals are an exception)
  • Scooters / skateboards / motorized vehicles
  • Amplified sound
  • Tents
  • Vending / soliciting (unless previously approved by event promoter)

Note: All prohibited items are subject to confiscation by event promoter and/or staff

So what can I bring to the event?

  • Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome!
  • Digital cameras and cell phones are encouraged… snap some photos and upload to social media using #KYReggaeFest15

Where can I park?

  • There will be on-site parking
  • Handicapped parking will available

What time is the event held?

  • Friday, May 22, 5pm - 11pm
  • Saturday, May 23, 2pm - 11:30pm
  • Sunday, May 24, 2pm - 11:30pm
  • Note: time is subject to change

Are credit cards accepted?

  • Credit cards are not currently accepted, however on-site ATMs are available
  • You may also buy a 3-day pass with a credit card online, prior to the event

Is there a lost and found?

  • There will be a lost and found
  • Please contact event staff to locate any lost items

Is camping allowed at the event?

  • Camping will not be allowed at the event
  • Hotels and camp grounds are located nearby

Will re-entry to the event be allowed?

  • Re-entry is generally not allowed (please see event staff for exceptions)

The event promoter (Bisig Impact Group), event staff, Louisville Water Company, City of Louisville, sponsors, or contracted vendors are not held liable for injury, loss, property damage, inclement weather or natural disasters on event premises.

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Have a question about this year’s festival that we have not answered above? Send us a message and we will be happy to help.

Jennifer Washle

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