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.

Bands and Schedule

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.

2016 Band Line-up Coming Soon!

2016 Reggae Festival Tickets

Ticket information Coming Soon!


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

  • Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome!
  • Digital cameras and cell phones are encouraged… snap some photos and upload to social media using #KYReggaeFest15
  • There will be on-site parking
  • Handicapped parking will be available
  • Friday, May 27
  • Saturday, May 28
  • Sunday, May 29
  • Note: Times are to be determined and subject to change
  • 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
  • There will be a lost and found
  • Please contact event staff to locate any lost items
  • Camping will not be allowed at the event
  • Hotels and camp grounds are located nearby
  • 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.

Contact Us

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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