It’s been six years since the birth of Waterloo, a community watering hole owned by the son, Josh Karp, of the founder of legendary Waterloo Records in Austin, Texas. On August 10, the restaurant, music venue and overall community hot spot will celebrate with music in hopes of keeping Louisville weird.
“It’s our way of saying thank you for supporting us for six years,” Karp said.
A family friend of the Karp’s from Texas, Dale Watson, will be headlining the event. Opening is the Tuesday night house band, Gasoline Lollipops. The event is completely free but occupancy is limited to around 100.
“Big Dale Watson fans come early. I know he has a big draw in southern and northern Colorado, and he just played at Chautauqua with Old Crow recently. We’re big fans. And the Gasoline Lollipops have a huge following––they’re a fantastic local band.”
Birthday cake will be provided by local ice cream shop, Sweet Cow and Waterloo will be giving out gift cards to local businesses.
For the annual event, big name acts from Texas like, Robert Earl Keen, have played in the past. But unfortunately this year big headliners fell through last minute so Karp decided to make it less stressful and free to the public.
“We do them every year, and if we can line up a great headliner then we can do it outside: That’s what we usually shoot for. Hopefully next year will be a big blow-out but in the meantime it will be an indoor blow-out.”
809 South Main Street, Louisville
Gasoline Lollipops @ 8:30
Dale Watson @ 10