Weekender: Sept. 1-3

The Fervor

Saturday, Sept. 1

2100 S. Preston St.
$7; 9 p.m.

Being in a band is hard work, especially as a labor of love, so it’s almost poetic that The Fervor are sending off one of their own on Labor Day weekend. Bassist Michael Campbell bids farewell to the group, marking yet another change in the band’s evolution. The Fervor’s sound is fairly elastic and has progressed from their 2005 self-titled EP to their 2011 full-length Arise, Great Warrior, from the simple and airy songs of their earlier work to the guitar-heavy rock of their later material, all while emphasizing harmony and melody. With folk and country music’s affinity for the blue-collared set, it only seems fitting that they will be accompanied by the alt-country act TV Mike and Scarecrows, on tour from the California Bay Area. —Syd Bishop

•Sinjin Hawke

Saturday, Sept. 1

434 W. Market St.
$7; 10 p.m.

From Barcelona, Spain, DJ Sinjin Hawke is a Trap Music specialist, and possibly the first to reach Louisville’s shores. OK Deejay Narwhal shared this description of the sub-genre from Urban Dictionary: “Bass music that shares similarities with dubstep. Although they share drum arrangements, it is often accompanied with the (hey) associated with some Southern rap. The builds and drops of the bass are more subtle in trap music than dubstep.” In other words, it is completely possible that this rager will be a rad night of going nuts inside a very nice restaurant space. Fellow DJs AMTRAC, Sleepy T and Goast will offer their more American spins on spinning, and, according to an invite, a “16,000 watt sound system will be there banging for your enjoyment.” —Peter Berkowitz


IIIrd Tyme Out

•Kentucky Bluegrass & Burgoo Fest

Sept. 1-3

Louisville Water Tower
3005 River Road
Various prices and times

Since 2006, the Water Tower has been home to the Bluegrass & Burgoo Festival. This year, organizers have raised the bar, booking as headliners the popular band Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, who recently received nine IBMA nominations. Another musical highlight comes with a salute to “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” including two-for-one admission on Saturday to those dressed as characters from the movie. (Louisville music fans love Coen Brothers characters — right, Donny?) There will be crafts to peruse and games for the young ones; additionally, other regional treasures, such as burgoo and BBQ, will be shared, from vendors like FABD and Tony’s BBQ Barn from Lawrenceburg. “This is a true community event, and there is no better way to say goodbye to summer than enjoying bluegrass music, great food and brews,” says event manager Jennifer Washle. —Peter Berkowitz


•Hike Bike & Paddle

Monday, Sept. 3

Waterfront Park Great Lawn
Free; 9:30 a.m.

Don’t spend another holiday on your couch watching bad TV. On Labor Day, why not break tradition and get your ass in gear to the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown event Hike Bike & Paddle? Featuring a 15-mile bike ride, a 5K walk and 3-mile canoe or kayak paddle, the event will surely give you back those few hours of your life you might have lost tailgating the UK/U of L game the day before. Canoe and kayak rentals are available from River City Canoe, and there will be yoga, tai chi and zumba classes all morning long on the Waterfront if you choose not to hike or bike. Mayor Greg Fischer gives a welcome address at 9:30, and those who finish the course get a free T-shirt. Dig. —Sara Havens

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