Headliners Music Hall Louisville - An Old-school Setting With a Contemporary Vibe
Headliners Music Hall in Louisville, Kentucky, is a showcase for both local and national acts, mostly in the rock, indie and alternative realm. Audiences applaud the venue's vibrant atmosphere and great acoustics.
Headliners Music Hall History
The building that today houses Headliners Music Hall was originally the cafeteria for a bottling plant, and its walls still bare murals dating to 1939. The room was also used during the Prohibition as a rehearsal space for musicians playing at nearby hotels.
Headliners Music Hall Events
The lineup for Headliners Music Hall mostly features rock, metal, hip-hop, indie and alternative bands and singers. Past performers of note include Kings of Leon, Ice Cube, Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, The White Stripes and Patti Smith. The venue has also hosted such shows as "The Music of Jesus Christ Superstar" and "A Salute to the Music of Prince."
Headliners Music Hall Seating Layout
Most shows at Headliners Music Hall are standing room only. The majority are only for patrons aged 18 and older, although some shows are open to all ages. The intimate venue has a relatively small stage and audience members are able to see performers up close. Occasionally chairs are available around the perimeter of the hall on a first come, first served basis. The venue has a full bar but does not serve food. However, there are often food trucks parked outside the venue.
Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky, is perhaps best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby horse race and two-week festival, held annually at Churchill Downs. The other attractions of Louisville include the Falls of the Ohio National Wildlife Conservation Area, the picturesque Victorian homes of the Old Louisville neighborhood and a number of top-notch museums. Among the latter are the Frazier History Museum, the Kentucky Science Center, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, and the Speed Art Museum. Visitors also enjoy nostalgic cruises on the Belle of Louisville paddle wheel steamboat, a National Historic Landmark.
Together with the University of Louisville, Headliners Music Hall participates in a program to recycle all of its cans and bottles. The venue contributes 100 percent of the proceeds from these efforts toward scholarships and programs that benefit the university's students.