Food, Fun, Frolic! Don't miss out on the 9th annual NuLu Fest.

We shut down the street for a good 'ole block party, featuring local food, craft beer, awesome vendors, and live music on the big stage.
WHEN:     Saturday, September 30th, 2017
WHERE:   600, 700, and 800 blocks of East Market Street
TIME:       11:00am - 11:00pm
SPECIAL NOTE:  NO PETS ALLOWED AT THE FESTIVAL

For the ninth year NuLu is hosting it's well-known street festival celebrating the continued growth and revitalization of Louisville’s East Market District. Come enjoy live music by Sonablast Records, regional micro-brewed beers, and numerous food and retail booths by local vendors. There will be activities for all ages. The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public.

The East Market District, also referred to as NuLu, is now best known for its art galleries, unique specialty stores, antique shops and a growing number of upscale restaurants. The term “NuLu” is a portmanteau meaning “New Louisville.” As home to two LEED® certified commercial buildings, many historic restoration projects, as well as several restaurants offering organic and locally sourced ingredients, NuLu has emerged with a culture of sustainability.

Want to be a vendor? Click here to register.       Want to be a volunteer? Sign up here. 

FAQs

When is NuLu Fest?

Every year it is the last Saturday in September. For 2017 it is September 30 from 11am-11pm.

Are animals allowed in the festival?

Only service animals are allowed in NuLu Fest. We DO NOT allow pets. We have informed our security officers to politely escort people who bring their pets out of the festival.

Does it cost anything to attend?

No, we are a FREE festival for you to enjoy all the activities and music. Vendors are set up and many will be selling their locally or regionally handcrafted items. Food and drinks will be available at a number of locations. Beer, wine, and cocktails will be available for CASH ONLY. ATMs will be setup throughout the festival.

Where can I park?

There are several side streets in the area that have free parking on the weekend as well as surface lots. Please be sure to check the meter before leaving your car to be sure payment is not needed. Some surface lots will require payment.

What type of food will there be?

There is a variety of food to choose from. We try to offer something for everyone.

Where can I get the band line up?

You can click here to see who is playing at NuLu Fest. 

How can I help?

If you would like to be a volunteer, you can click here.

If you would like to find out how you can sponsor, you can email Christine@502social.com

How do I become a vendor at NuLu Fest?

You can go here to sign up to be a vendor. Typically, vendor space sells out by the end of August.

Is this a kid friendly festival?

We offer a kids-friendly area from 11am - 6pm with several activities for all to enjoy.

Does NuLu Fest take credit cards?

We are a cash only festival for beer and liquor, however we will have several ATM’s in the area. Individual vendors can choose to take cards or not.


VOLUNTEERS

NuLu Fest Volunteers are needed. Do you love NuLu Fest? Do you want to help make this event even better? Volunteer! We have several shifts available for the 2016 NuLu Fest that is on Saturday September 30. Volunteers will receive a shirt, a beverage ticket (over 21 volunteers) and some snack food. There are several different jobs to do that day. You will be contacted by the volunteer coordinator once you have submitted the form asking what job you would like.

Want to help out with NuLu Fest? Sign up here. 

BANDS

The 2017 NuLu Fest band lineup will be one for the books. Our entertainment partner sonaBLAST! Records has been working hard to bring the NuLu Stage alive. 

Main Stage music starts at 2pm.

2017 line-up


Ben Sollee played the first festival in 2009 (if you missed that, here is a video) and we are proud to have him back. 




The Pass played at the 2nd annual NuLuFest and will also be returning. Here is a review from their first release which came out that 2nd year.





The winners of last year’s Louisville Music Award for Best Americana band Quiet Hollers will be making their first appearance. 




Mark Geary will fly in all the way from Ireland – he is the artist for whom sonaBLAST! was originally founded. Here is the premiere of his newest video that was aired on WFPK May of 2017.



Also playing on the Main Stage (times to be announced):

Heidi Howe 

Michael Whitis 

Roy Ruiz Clayton 

Shania Robinson 

Jenna Dean

SPONSORS

We couldn't produce this festival without our generous sponsors. Please visit their websites, buy their products/services, and thank them!

Presenting Partner

Green With Envy


Festival Fans

      

Take It To The Street

          

Friends of Nulu

      

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Beer, Wine & Spirits

   

NuLu Fest in the News


ABOUT ASSOCIATION

NuLu is best known for its art galleries, specialty stores, antique shops and a growing number of local, upscale restaurants.  The NuLu Business Association supports the businesses and residents of NuLu through marketing, events, economic growth and integrity of the neighborhood.  


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CONTACTS

Ina Miller
ina@inamiller.com
502.468.1516

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