PeteFest 2017 will embark on its first year toward social change with a lineup led by the Nashville-based enigmatic and enchanting rock quintet The Delta Saints, Louisville’s favorite party beats created by Dr. Dundiff’s fusion of hip-hop and soul, and the exclusive one-time musical collective of Curio Key Club presenting Paul Simon’s Graceland album featuring ¡Louisville Lips! : Shane Cody and Zach Appleby of Houndmouth, Cheyenne Mize, Carly Johnson, Chris “Roadie” Rodahaffer, Meg Samples, and Mark Charles Heidinger of Vandaveer.
Additional acts at the three-day, two-stage music, party, art, and awareness festival include Roots of a Rebellion, Appalatin, C2 & The Brothers Reed, Big Atomic, Mama Said String Band, These Fine Gentlemen, Beloved Youth, Iron Hot Skillet, Electric Garden, Voodoo Economics, The Prodepressants, Tiki Basterds, and Funkasaurus. A full list of confirmed artists can be found here.
All proceeds from PeteFest go toward The Pete Foundation, fighting anxiety and depression in adolescents. The festival aims to raise funds and advocate for youth mental health, to provide a safe outlet for emotional well-being, and to ultimately prevent suicide in our community.
This year’s Discover Sunday features a special lineup of young, homegrown, up-and-coming musicians including special guests from Louisville’s AMPED. More of Sunday’s exclusive lineup will be announced closer to the festival.
PeteFest offers extensive camping areas for over-night festival goers, an abundance of gourmet food trucks, local craft vendors, and views of the most beautiful 90-acre bluegrass nature preserve inside Louisville’s city limits.
Weekend and single-day tickets and camping reservations are on sale now starting at $10. VIP weekend passes include an exclusive lounge area, full private restrooms, branded merchandise, extra-large camping spaces, and more.