Directions + Parking
500 W Oak St
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
The festival is on Oak St. at Garvin Pl., between 4th and 6th Streets. which is one mile south on downtown Louisville. Free on street parking is available on all surrounding streets. Bicycles are welcome and locking up anywhere in the event area is acceptable.
Access from I-65
From I-65 South take the St. Catherine St. exit 135, which is the first exit south of downtown. Follow St. Catherine St. west to 4th St. and turn left, go one block to Oak St.
From I-65 North take the St. Catherine St. exit 135, which is 1/2 mile past the Jackson & Woodbine exits. Follow St. Catherine St. west to 4th St. and turn left, go one block to Oak St.
From downtown take 1st, 3rd, 4th or 6th Sts. to Oak St.
To return to I-65 North, take Oak St. to Floyd St. and turn left. Turn left on St. Catherine St. The entry ramp is on the immediate right.
To return to I-65 South, take Oak St. to Floyd St. The entry ramp is just past the light on the immediate right.
Bicycle to the festival
Louisville's bicycle sharing system, LouVelo, has a station in front of Genscape, 1140 Garvin Place.
Take TARC to the festival
Transit Authority of River City provides public transportation in the Greater Louisville area with several bus routes serving 4th and Oak Streets. All TARC buses accommodate wheelchairs and are equipped with bike racks.
NEIGHBORHOOD STREET CLOSURES
This is to notify impacted businesses and residents that the Garvin Gate Association Neighborhood is presenting the Garvin Gate Blues Festival the second weekend in October on Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13, 2018. The festival will impact parking and driving on several streets during the event. The plan is to close the 1200 block of Garvin Place to all parking and travel from Friday, October 12 at 7 AM until Saturday night October 13 at approximately 12:00 midnight. The 1100 block of Garvin Place will be restricted from parking from the corner of Garvin Place and Oak St. north to the first alley on Garvin towards St. Catherine from Friday, October 12 at 7 AM until Sunday, October 14 at approximately 3 AM.
Oak Street between 4th and 6th Street both east and west will be closed to parking and travel on Friday, October 12 at 7 AM until Sunday, October 14 at approximately 3 AM.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. The festival is an opportunity to showcase Old Louisville and serve as a fund raising event to help improve our neighborhood.
Thanks for understanding and support.
If you have any questions about the festival or the street closings, please contact Howard Rosenberg at 896-9833 or 445-4193 (cell).
- Howard Rosenberg
Blues Festival Chair
The Garvin Gate Neighborhood Association