Gazebo Festival 2024 Preview

Jack Harlow’s already conquered the world, and now he comes home to Louisville with his own Gazebo Festival in Waterfront Park, Saturday & Sunday, May 25th & 26th....
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Jack Harlow’s already conquered the world, and now he comes home to Louisville with his own Gazebo Festival in Waterfront Park, Saturday & Sunday, May 25th & 26th:


SATURDAY, MAY 25th

Gazebo Stage

 

SZA, 9:45 PM – 11:00 PM

Solana Rowe, a.k.a. SZA (QRO photos at a festival), had people talking from the get-go, but that’s only been more so since 2017’s debut full-length, Ctrl, regarded as one of the albums of the year (QRO Top Albums of 2017), including playing Saturday Night Live and working with Kendrick Lamar on Black Panther’s Oscar-nominated “What Lovers Do”. And she finally won her deserved Grammy in 2020, for “Kiss Me More” with Doja Cat, and in 2022 put out her #1 follow-up, SOS (QRO photos at a ’22 festival), with Lana scheduled for this year, now coming to headline Gazebo (QRO photos at a ’23 festival).

SZA
   

Vince Staples, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Gazebo got another choice lyricist in Vince Staples (QRO photos at a festival). The Long Beach native first came up with others, such as in the group Cutthroat Boyz and in association with Odd Future (QRO live review), but has since made a name all his own (QRO photos at a festival), most recently with this year’s Dark Times, and now comes to Louisville (QRO photos).

Vince Staples
   

James Blake, 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM

People seemed to start talking about ‘post-dubstep’ before dubstep was even a thing (at least in the States), in the form of highly hyped Brit James Blake (QRO live review). But the former singer of Mount Kimbie made massive waves with his self-titled debut (QRO review), so see for yourself what all the fuss is/was about (QRO photos at a big venue) as he comes to Gazebo to play a DJ set (QRO photos at a festival) behind last year’s Playing Robots into Heaven (QRO photos at a ’23 festival).

James Blake
   

Also:

Jordan Ward, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Ravyn Lenae, 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Paris Texas, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Dom Haley, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ravyn Lenae

   
 

Garden Stage

 

Majid Jordan, 7:15 PM – 8:00 PM

Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman form Toronto’s synthwave R&B duo Majid Jordan.

Majid Jordan
   

Rich Homie Quan, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Atlanta’s Rich Homie Quan has bounced from baseball to burglary to hip-hop.

Rich Homie Quan
   

Larry June, 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Gets some California oranges with Larry June (QRO ’23 photos).

Larry June
   

Also:

Karrahbooo, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Karri, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Shy!!!, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Karrahbooo

SUNDAY, MAY 26th

Gazebo Stage

 

Jack Harlow, 9:45 PM – 11:00 PM

In just the last few years, rapper Jack Harlow (QRO photos at a 2021 festival) has come from deep in Kentucky (QRO photos headlining a hometown festival) to Saturday Night Live, behind his hit debut record, That’s What They All Say. Harlow (QRO photos at a festival) is “First Class”, and now headlines his own new festival behind last year’s Jackman.

Jack Harlow
   

PinkPantheress, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sampling the music of the nineties & aughts (which is ancient history to her) is London’s PinkPantheress.

PinkPantheress
   

Omar Apollo, 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM

From working at Jimmy’s Johns and living in an attic to the big time streaming success; such has been the way of Omar Apollo (QRO ’22 photos), who comes to Gazebo (QRO photos at a festival), in the run-up to next month’s God Said No.

Omar Apollo
   

Channel Tres, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Actually straight out of Compton, rapper Sheldon Young, a.k.a. Channel Tres (QRO photos in Los Angeles), has made it on his own with singles like “Controller” and “Topdown”.

Channel Tres
   

Amaarae, 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Ghanian-American Amaarae comes to Gazebo (QRO photos at a ’21 festival) behind last year’s sophomore release, Fountain Baby.

Also:

Malcolm Todd, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Coop Le Moderne, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Amaarae

   
   

Garden Stage

 

Veeze, 7:15 PM – 8:00 PM

Bnyx, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Slum Village, 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Dahi, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

James Savage, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Ace Pro, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Veeze


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