Concerts, Broadway performances and popular musicals all set the stage for an entertaining and art-filled winter in Bourbon City.
Warm up table-side with a strong beverage and Bourbon-infused menu items on Louisville's Urban Bourbon Trail. This cocktail and culinary experience will lead you to some of the city's best Bourbon bars and restaurants, all stocked with at least 60 varieties of Bourbons. For the establishments that serve food, you can also eat your way through the trail with dishes that incorporate bourbon as an ingredient such as Chicken & Waffles with maple bourbon butter, or strawberry cheesecake with bourbon chocolate sauce. Make a purchase and check-in at at least six different locations on the Urban Bourbon Trail digital passport to earn yourself a coveted UBT t-shirt.
Louisville Build, Renovate & Landscape Expo | Jan. 12-17
Head to the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) for this comprehensive home show that brings together homeowners and knowledgeable remodeling & building experts. Experts will be on hand sharing their knowledge and showcasing everything from the latest in cabinetry and countertops, to flooring, sunrooms and additions, basement finishing, waterproofing, smart home automation, energy efficient windows and exterior products like landscape installations.
PNC Broadway Louisville presents: CATS | Jan. 18-23
One of the longest-running Broadway shows in history returns to the Kentucky Center for six nights as part of its North American tour. Based on a book by T.S. Eliot, Cats is a Tony Award-winning musical that has been seen by millions across the globe since its Broadway debut in 1981. To gain entry to this event, all patrons must wear masks and provide proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID test. PCR Tests no older than 72 hours from arrival at the event or Antigen Test no older than 24 hours prior to arrival at the event.
LEGO BrickUniverse | Jan. 22 & 23
BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention returns to the Kentucky International Convention Center this January, celebrating its fifth year in Louisville. LEGO fans can expect amazing new LEGO displays and attractions, live LEGO builds, the Building Zone with thousands of LEGO bricks for attendees to build with, and select galleries of amazing and life-sized LEGO models. Featured LEGO artists have spent the last year building new LEGO masterpieces and are looking forward to showing off their new works to attendees. Organizers are limiting tickets for 2022 and predict that this event will sell out. Purchasing tickets early is recommended.
Louisville Boat, RV & Sport Show | Jan. 26-29
Prepare for summer road trips and lake weekends at the annual Louisville Boat, RV & Sport Show. This year's event will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center on Phillips Lane. People can browse, order and buy the newest-model RVs, boats and sporting accessories. It will also feature a boating simulator, a bourbon lounge, a kids' trout pond, seminars and interactive attractions. Tickets are available online for $10 or for $12 on the day of the show. Children under 12 and active military members get in free.
Alice Cooper | Feb. 3
A pioneer of the "shock-rock" genre, Alice Cooper will take the stage of one of Louisville's most iconic music venues this February. For one night only the Louisville Palace will host the 73-year-old Detroit native featuring songs that have spanned his decades-long career as well as his most recent album released in 2021. The event organizer is requiring all attendees to have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours prior to entering the venue, OR be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and current ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Eric Church has his sights set on a return to the road for a full arena tour. He returns to Louisville for a long-awaited Friday night performance on Friday at the KFC Yum! Center.
Jurassic Quest | Feb. 4-6
More than 100 life-like dinosaurs, dinosaur themed rides, and live dinosaur shows are coming to the Kentucky Expo Center this February. A “Triceratots” soft play area for the little explorers, bounce houses and inflatable attractions (socks required), photo opportunities, and more will be available between walking through the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods to see the dinos that once ruled on land. Take a “deep dive” into the “Ancient Oceans” exhibit to come face to face with the largest apex predator that ever existed – a moving, life-size, 50-foot-long megalodon. Meet the babies, hatched only at Jurassic Quest: Cammie the Camarasaurus, Tyson the T-Rex and Trixie the Triceratops.
The "Godmother of Soul" Patti LaBelle returns to the KFC Yum! Center with legends Gladys Knight and Stephanie Mills for the “Valentines Love Jam." Widely regarded as the queen of rock and soul music, LaBelle has sold more than 50 million records worldwide over the past seven decades. Seven-time Grammy Award winner and "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight will co-headline, performing a selection of her chart-topping hits from her legendary career.
Kinky Boots | Feb. 16 - Apr. 3
Known for their professional productions of Broadway musicals and lighthearted comedies, Derby Dinner Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest continually operating professional dinner theatres in the country. Before catching the live production of the award-winning musical Kinky Boots, indulge in a freshly-prepared, home-style buffet featuring a full salad bar, a variety of vegetables, fish, fried chicken and/or turkey right at your theater seat.
Louisville Restaurant Week | Feb. 21-27
Presented by the Kentucky Restaurant Association and benefitting the McAtee Community Kitchen, Louisville restaurant week features over a dozen local restaurants offering a three-course meal for a special discounted price. Look for a complete list of restaurants to be announced in early 2022.
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