Live Music & Events
In collaboration with the performing arts groups of Louisville, we are excited to bring you Audience Magazine, an all-digital publication that delivers a behind-the-scenes look into the performing arts and entertainment during this unprecedented time of reflection and artistic creation.
Audience Magazine highlights enlightening articles and information about the arts groups as well as spotlights on Louisville Landmarks and interviews with inspirational representatives from the arts community. And the best part about it all is …. it’s FREE!
While it might not feel like summer festival weather, the popular Lexington Railbird Festival is ready to roll and tickets go on-sale December 7.
Chris Stapleton and Noah Kahan will headline the 2024 edition of Railbird Music Festival, taking place June 1-2 at The Infield at Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky. Over 30 artists across three stages including Hozier, Turnpike Troubadours, Counting Crows, Lord Huron, Wynonna Judd, Dwight Yoakam, and Elle King will transform the historical race track grounds into an unforgettable 2-Days of world-class music and curated bourbon and equine experiences that celebrate the spirit of Kentucky.
Spend an evening with local favorites Houndmouth at Headliners Music Hall for an evening of alternative rock and blues that you won’t want to miss.
We are giving away two tickets to the show this Friday, November 24th and they could be yours! Simply fill out the information below to be entered to win. We will announce the winner on Friday morning.
CLICK HERE for a chance to win!
In the heart of America, where the Ohio River gracefully weaves through urban marvels and timeless traditions, Louisville stands poised for a theatrical epiphany. The city, no stranger to grand performances, now waits with bated breath for the grandeur of Broadway in Louisville and the “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.” But this is not just any tale of rock ‘n’ roll. As the golden curtains prepare to unveil, audiences will be ushered into an intimate panorama of Tina Turner’s life, revealing facets and depths to her journey that many have yet to fathom.
Louisville, prepare for a revelation that resonates far beyond the footlights.
Thank you for being a…fan! Following sold out performances and rave reviews across the country in 2023, The Golden Girls are back and better than ever with a brand new stage show that’s more exciting than a trip to the Rusty Anchor.
Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue will head to more than 40 cities in 2024 including a stop at Louisville’s Brown Theatre on March 26 for One Night Only.
Tickets are on sale Friday, October 13, starting at $38.50 and can be purchased at KentuckyPerformingArts.org. A very special VIP photo experience add-on includes photos with the actors on the Golden Girls set after the show.
CLICK HERE to enter to win a Family Four Pack of tickets to OPENING NIGHT on October 5th!
Back by popular demand the fabulous Venardos Circus (veh-NARR-dos), a Broadway-style animal-free circus, is returning to Louisville! The show will be held on the Great Lawn at Waterfront Park in Louisville, KY with its all-new “Let’s Build a Dream” Tour from October 5 – 15, 2023. This season the wondrous Venardos Circus cast will take audiences on a journey under the big top as it unveils a fresh, magical, and all-new experience for fans. The show features an original score, amazing performers, stunning lighting, and dazzling costumes. The 2023 Venardos Circus is traveling with a new, custom-crafted, Italian-made red-and-white striped tent that offers expanded seating around a central stage for an immersive experience.
In the radiant pantheon of Broadway, few musicals shimmer with the enduring allure of ‘Wicked’. A mesmerizing tapestry of vibrant characters, emotive scores, and a narrative that turns familiar tales on their heads, this masterpiece has captivated audiences globally, weaving its magic for almost two decades.
But beyond its dazzling visuals and enthralling performances lies a deeper magic, one that transcends time and binds generations.
Farm Aid Festival Retruns to Indiana Sept. 23 – Feat. Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and more
INDIANAPOLIS — Farm Aid’s Music and Food Festival is returning to Noblesville, Indiana, on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Ruoff Music Center.
Farm Aid 2023 — a full day of music, family farmers, HOMEGROWN food and agrarian experiences — will feature performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews (with Tim Reynolds), and Margo Price, as well as Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson, Allison Russell, The String Cheese Incident, and Particle Kid.
Kentucky Performing Arts (KPA) kicks off its 40th anniversary season celebration with a community-wide event on Sunday, August 27 at The Kentucky Center (501 West Main Street).
The Community Celebration and Open House will welcome the entire city and state to the building where it all began.
Who is ready for another weekend of chest pounding music from iconic bands and musicians while enjoying refreshing cocktails and impeccable food? Fold in over 100,000 of your closest festival loving friends and you know it will be a weekend to remember!
Bourbon & Beyond is tuned up and ready to return to the Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center in Louisville on September 14, 15, 16 and 17 for what will be another great weekend of celebrating the perfect blend of bourbon, food and music.
Speed Art Museum to Transform Grounds into Three-Acre Public Sculpture Park and Community Gathering Space
The Speed Art Museum recently announced the Speed Outdoors, a project that will transform three acres of grounds surrounding the Museum into a vibrant public green space and cultural environment. Slated to open in late 2025, the ungated, public sculpture park will create a welcoming extension of the Museum with free and open access at all hours, inviting the public to engage with the Speed as a cultural and community anchor of Louisville while extending the Museum’s collection beyond its galleries.
Multiple GRAMMY-nominated rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Jack Harlow announces first-of-its-kind, No Place Like Home: The Kentucky Tour. Produced by Live Nation and Production Simple, the Kentucky superstar will take his 3rd annual hometown shows to a new level with an exclusive 6-city tour, with stops across Kentucky. The tour will kick off on Friday, November 24th at Owensboro Sports Center in Owensboro and will wrap up in Lexington at Rupp Arena on Sunday, December 3rd.
Continuing with the Halloween tradition, Kentucky Shakespeare presents the spine-tingling ghost story that kept London’s West End on the edge of its seat for 33 years! Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost novel comes dramatically to life in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation of The Woman in Black October 4-29, 2023.
A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by a specter engages a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.
KET is unveiling a new program that’s all about Louisville!
Inside Louisville, hosted by Kelsey Starks, features conversations with Louisville’s biggest newsmakers and personalities, celebrating the people, places and traditions that make the River City such a vibrant and diverse community. The half-hour weekly program also features stories that explore Kentucky’s largest city, spotlighting its neighborhoods, nightlife and noteworthy attractions.
ACT Louisville Productions and Pandora Productions Announce Cast and Performances for Regional Premier of “The Prom”
ACT Louisville Productions (ALP) producers Beth Craig Hall and Randy Blevins along with Pandora Productions Producing Artistic Director Michael J. Drury have announced performances and the cast of the regional premiere of the musical The Prom. Each performance at The Henry Clay Theatre August 11 – 26 will include a community Prom experience complete with refreshments for sale, photo opportunities, a Prom royalty selection, along with dancing before the show and at intermission. In the spirit of the show, attendees are encouraged to dress in their most authentic Prom attire. Tickets to all fourteen performances are now on sale at actlouisville.com starting at $29.
The iconic character of Scout Finch from Harper Lee’s beloved masterpiece novel, To Kill A Mockingbird is stepping into the spotlight, brought to life by the dynamic talent of Melanie Moore in the acclaimed theatrical adaptation coming to Louisville June 20 to 25.
A Broadway veteran known for captivating performances in productions like Finding Neverland and Fiddler on the Roof, Melanie takes on the complex role of Scout with unwavering dedication and an innovative approach.
Railbird Festival returned with a bang June 3rd and 4th and set Lexington on fire with some of the biggest names in music, as well as some up-and-coming acts. Setting the tone with a new venue at The Red Mile, the food was plentiful and tasty, the drinks were cold and quenching and there were no issues with lines for anything.
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