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130 Spring Pointe Drive
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Phone: (502) 921-1001
Fax: (502) 921-1050
Located inside the vast Iroquois Park, Iroquois Amphitheater is bustling with several art, dance and music events throughout the year. It is the official amphitheater of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and plays host to many of the city biggest events. Many popular bands, singers and musicians have come alive on this stage. Events here also include youth orchestras, dance performances, art exhibitions and so on. Famous bands like Wilco and U2 are also said to have performed here. Thus, this modern state-of-the-art place is a haven of sorts for many music and art lovers.
Freedom Hall is one of the eight venues housed within the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. The arena hosts events such as wrestling competitions, basketball, and ice shows among many, many others. The venue seats around 19,000 spectators, and for smaller events the space can be customized to hold a minimum of 6,000 people. VIP rooms are also available.
Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky Exposition Center is one of the premier venues in the state, thanks to its massive size and flexible facilities, that can accommodate any event. Right from rodeos to livestock shows to concerts to dance and music competitions have been hosted here. Ticketed performances at this venue are a pleasure to attend due to the excellent seating facilities ensuring a fantastic view from all seats. Seating a whopping 6600 persons, Broadbent Arena is great for live music concerts due to its high ceilings and modern sound system.
The Kentucky Exposition Center is a massive event venue that caters to a variety of major events with ease. The center is, in fact, one of the largest of its kind in the entire country. Apart from exhibition space, the center also encompasses the Cardinal Stadium which boasts a staggering capacity of 37,925. Conveniently located just off the Louisville International Airport, the Henry Watterson Expressway and the Interstate 65, the center is well connected to cities near and far. The center is home to the Kentucky State Fair Board, and is popularly known as the venue for major events like the Kentucky State Fair, alongside sports events like the JVA Volleyball World Challenge. Spread over an area of 1.2 million square feet of event space, the Kentucky Exposition Center is equipped with the latest technologies, audio-visual equipment and information technologies to help you ensure that every event is a complete success. Catering and on-site marketing services are available as well.
Home of the University of Louisville Cardinals football team, located at the U of L campus.
Home to the famous Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs represents the first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown (The Preakness and Belmont Stakes are the other two). Churchill Downs first opened in 1875, and held the first Kentucky Derby in that same year. Aside from witnessing the "Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" (that is if you can procure tickets to the race), it still a great place to visit outside of the first Saturday in May. The season runs from April to November and even if you can't make it to the Derby, you can still wear your favorite hat and order a Mint Julep.
Zanzabar is a local institution. Since its opening in 1938 it has changed templates many times, but it has always remained a local watering hole. The recent incarnation has it all, from old-school arcade games and pinball tournament nights to local farm-to-table food and live music, things have surely changed since those prewar days. The food and drinks are outstanding, but a lot of people come just to revert back to their childhood with games like Paperboy, Asteroids, Frogger and Donkey Kong. When you add the live music, this version of Zanzabar appears as if it is the best one in the last 80 years.
A premier venue for softball matches in the city, the Ulmer Stadium holds a privileged place in the sports events scene of the community. Located in the north part of the campus of the University of Louisville, the stadium can accommodate about 2,200 spectators and even has a press box. Besides being the venue for softball matches, the Ulmer Stadium has also been host to various other events, including the Conference USA Championship and local school matches. For more information please see the website.
Located inside the University of Louisville, the Margaret Comstock Concert Hall is used to host concerts and other events mainly organized by the University's School of Music. The hall is often used as a platform to showcase the splendid talent of the students at the university. The place also hosts several shows by famed artists that are delightful to watch. To know the schedule of the performances here, check the website.
Solidarity is an event venue-cum-meeting space that hosts variety of events. Founded in 2011, it started out as an art gallery and now transformed into a bustling art hub. This space offers flexibility, and hence its visiting hours and show timings vary as per the event hosted here. Concerts, art shows, documentary sessions and similar other events are held here on a regular basis. Call for details.
The Laughing Derby at Comedy Caravan is owned by Steve Hofstetter, Chris Bowers, Jamie Utley and Tony Deardorff. The club was established in 1985 and had different owners. It is one of the best places in town to laugh your heart out. Their shows are rib tickling and features famous as well as up-coming comedians. The food and drinks are also reasonably priced.
The Keswick Democratic Club is a fairly popular cultural venue in Louisville that has been entertaining the people for quite some time now. The interiors have been refurbished, and are now more suitable to large scale events. Call for upcoming shows.