Waterfront Park Big Four Lawn
Free; 6 p.m.
For the final Waterfront Wednesday of 2012, WFPK has recruited the grab-bag bill of hip L.A. rockers Everest, Chicago blues belter Shemekia Copeland, and local singer-songwriter Dave Moisan. Everest recently played the Forecastle Festival, and their local roots actually run much deeper: Co-leader Russ Pollard was born and raised here, played in Hedge, Calf-Fiends, and Out (as well as Sebadoh, after he was recruited by co-leader and then-resident Jason Loewenstein), and is married to a fellow Louisvillian and musician. Since their 2008 debut, they’ve toured with Neil Young (whose label releases their albums) and My Morning Jacket. And now, they share a stage with Copeland, whose work with Dr. John and Steve Cropper has helped her overshadow her famous father, Johnny, and earned her the title of the new “Queen of the Blues” formerly owned by Koko Taylor. —Peter Berkowitz