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LouisvilleKY’s Kentucky Center announces official name of new performance venue

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Center joined with Old Forester today to announce the name of its newest venue – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall – a standing-room performance venue located between Vine and Brent Streets in the east downtown area. The new venue, opening this summer, reflects the two organizations’ hometown connection. In addition, The Kentucky Center announced a formal programming arrangement with Production Simple, a Louisville-based talent-buying and promotion company. The Old Forester’s Paristown Hall name is designed to celebrate our hometown and this historic neighborhood bound by Broadway, Barrett Avenue, Vine and Brent Streets. Old Forester’s Paristown Hall will be a general admission venue for…

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Kentucky Derby Festival’s Spelling bee commences Saturday at LouisvilleKy’s Kentucky Center

64 Students from Kentucky and Southern Indiana to Compete   Louisville, KY.   – Students from around Kentucky and Southern Indiana will compete in the 25th annual Ford Motor Company Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 17th.  The competition starts at 11 AM in the Bomhard Theater at the Kentucky Center (501 W. Main Street in Louisville). 64 students in grades 4th through 8th will compete on Saturday. They qualified by winning their respective school and county bees. Said Kimberly Hofmann, Ford Zone Manager for the Cincinnati region: “As one of the top employers in the state, Ford is committed to driving a brighter future in…


Officials break ground on $28 million Paristown development in LouisvilleKY

Co-anchors include Louisville Stoneware, The Kentucky Center and Goodwood Brewing Co. LOUISVILLE, KY  – Mayor Greg Fischer joined state and local officials to break ground on a $28 million arts and cultural district located in the Paristown neighborhood last week. The neighborhood is a wedge-shaped area bounded by Broadway to the north, Barret Avenue to the east, Kentucky Street to the south and an elevated rail line that runs parallel to Swan Street on the west. The project is co-anchored by Louisville Stoneware, The Kentucky Center and Goodwood Brewing Co., and will bring jobs and a variety of restaurant and…

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Jim James of My Morning Jacket to Perform With Louisville Orchestra

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Orchestra is delighted to announce that Jim James of My Morning Jacket will perform with the Louisville Orchestra on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8PM at the Kentucky Center. Scheduled as part of the Orchestra’s “Classics Series” sponsored by Brown-Forman, the concert, titled “Kentucky Classics,” was already announced and is currently on sale. James will perform with the orchestra in a set of his original songs orchestrated by LO Music Director, Teddy Abrams. The two have hoped to collaborate for years in an orchestral performance. The concert on April 7, 2018, also features the orchestra performing a Louisville premiere…

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Next installment of Harry Potter Film Concert Series to perform in LouisvilleKY in November

Audiences will experience the second chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with the Louisville Orchestra performing music from the film Tickets go on sale on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at (June 26, 2017 – Louisville, KY)… The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the Kentucky Center with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second film in the Harry Potter series. On Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, the Louisville Orchestra will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, while the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot…

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LouisvilleKY to honor David Bowie with Louisville Orchestra Concert

The Music of David Bowie A tribute to a musical legend Louisville KY (December 1, 2016)… The life and music of iconic rock star, the late David Bowie, will be celebrated on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 8pm at the Kentucky Center. The Louisville Orchestra will perform hits from his 40 plus years of diverse music making for what would have been his 70th birthday and the first year anniversary of the rock stars death. The Music of David Bowie, with lead singer Tony Vincent and conductor, Brent Havens takes you on a symphonic odyssey that pays tribute to the legendary musician and epic…

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Line up for Louisville Ky’s Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade is set

From By Gary Stinson Louisville, KY.  – The line-up is set for the 2016 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.  Floats and inflatable units participating in this year’s parade drew for positions at a special event April 5, 2016, at the Kentucky Center. “Fun for the Arts” will be the theme for the Derby Festival’s oldest event, which will feature approximately 100 units marching down Broadway on Thursday, May 5th. Said Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO Mike Berry: “The arts and the Derby Festival go hand-in-hand in helping to form the cultural fabric of our community. Whether we are sharing an educational moment with…

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Louisville Orchestra brings Pink Martini to Louisville Ky next week

  Louisville, KY (March 3, 2016) … The Louisville Orchestra brings internationally celebrated “suave salon orchestra” (New York Times) Pink Martini, to the Kentucky Center on Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. The twelve-musician group Pink Martini joins Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt and the Louisville Orchestra for a cocktail of Latin-rhythms, bouncy pop favorites, and glamorous smoky ballads. Described as an “around-the-world musical adventure,” Pink Martini’s vast repertoire is sure to bring audiences to their feet. Single tickets range from $26-$69 and are now available by calling 502.584.7777 or by visiting Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its…

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Louisville Orchestra brings Rachmaninoff Second and Jorge Mester back to Kentucky Center

  Louisville, KY – Music Director Emeritus, Jorge Mester, returns to perform Rachmaninoff’s Second with the Louisville Orchestra on Friday, January 8 at 11 a.m. and Saturday, January 9 at 8 p.m. at the Kentucky Center. The grandeur and magnificence of Romanticism comes to life in this performance with guest pianist William Wolfram performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The Saturday evening concert, which also includes Boloslav Martinů’s Symphony No. 6 and Dances of Galánta by Zoltan Kodály, provides a dignified and majestic orchestral experience. Single tickets range from $26-$75 and are now available by calling 502.584.7777 or by….


LO WOW! Series brings MercyMe to Louisville Ky

Louisville, KY (October 15, 2015) … On Thursday, December 10, at 8pm the Louisville Orchestra will take the Palace Theatre stage with GRAMMY®-nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners – MercyMe. The contemporary Christian rock group will perform their top hits as well as work from their most recent album, MercyMe, It’s Christmas!with Jason Seber on the podium. Single tickets range from $20 – $75 and are available by calling the Louisville Palace at 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting MercyMe has topped both Mainstream and Christian radio charts with dozens of No. 1 hits, including the iconic song…