New concert venue opens in time for Derby

Just in time for Derby 144, a new venue hopes to bring more live music to Louisville.

The Bourbon Hall sits next to the Omni Hotel on Jefferson Street. They are planning to host their first show on May 4 and showcase at least four national acts monthly.


The 18,500 square foot venue is locally-owned and hopes to fill a void in Louisville’s live music scene by providing space for national acts and up-and-coming artists looking for an intimate venue.


The setting boasts an up-close experience and a diverse collection of premium Kentucky bourbons to enjoy.

The Bourbon Hall will open its doors Derby Week with the 95.7 WQMF “Bourby Fest” which will feature tribute bands for AC/DC, the Allman Brothers and the late Tom Petty.

The concert hall will host Puddle of Mud on May 16, David Allen Coe on June 8, and Willie Nelson’s granddaughter, Raelyn Nelson, on July 21. Check out the full opening schedule on

The Hall can hold 2,500 concertgoers with room for an additional 100 in the Bourbon Hall Lounge Premium Room.

The facility can also be used for private events, corporate events, expanded convention space, and more, owners say.