Just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Louisville you will find the historic Cherokee Triangle Neighborhood. As you travel through Cherokee Triangle you will be amazed at the grand homes that date back more than one hundred years, and you will find the lovely streets shaded by huge oak trees that were planted there more than a century ago. The first house in the Cherokee Triangle neighborhood was completed in 1871, and the neighborhood has grown over the years, now reflecting a myriad of architectural styles that were popular throughout the years.
It is in this affluent Louisville neighborhood that you will find Willow Park. Willow Park is a small neighborhood park that lies at the western end of Cherokee Park. Originally part of the main entryway into Cherokee Park, Willow Park became a separate park when Willow Avenue was extended to intersect with Cherokee Parkway in 1946, which separated Willow Park from the rest of Cherokee Park. Willow Park is one of eighteen Louisville parks designed by the famous Frederick Law Olmsted, and is said to be one of the last projects Olmsted worked on before being placed in an institution.
During the summer months Willow Park becomes home to The Cherokee Triangle Summer Concert Series. This yearly concert series began around 1982, and is funded jointly by the Cherokee Triangle Association (CTA) and the Louisville Federation of Musicians.
Starting at the end of May, and running throughout Labor Day this free outdoor concert series takes place on Sunday evenings from 7pm until 9pm, with the last concert to be held on Monday, September 3rd. During this family-friendly event no pets are allowed at the concerts, and alcohol is strictly prohibited.
This year the Cherokee Triangle Summer Concert Series will feature the following bands:
May 27th – Caribbean Conspiracy (steel drums)
June 3rd – The Lost Boys (rock ‘n’ roll)
June 10th – Zydeco Bon (Cajun)
June 24th – Hot Onion Jazz Band
July 1st – Another Mule (originals, eclectic R&B)
July 8th – Cachamba (Salsa)
July 15th – Tim Krekel (rock ‘n’ roll)
July 22nd – King Sonic (jumpbilly boogie blues)
July 29th – TBA
August 5th – Delicious Blues Stew (Cajun Blues)
August 12th – Rain Date
August 19th – Rain Date
August 26th – Rain Date
Monday, September 3rd – John & June Kelley Roy and the Ovation Orchestra (Big Band Swing)
For more information on The Cherokee Triangle neighborhood or The Cherokee Triangle Summer Concert Series you can visit the Cherokee Triangle Associations (CTA) website at http://www.cherokeetriangle.org/index.html.