Designed for the Culturally Curious
Imagine a performing arts venue with the energy of a nightclub. A venue that is intimate and wide open to creative possibilities. Over the course of several days, Old Forester’s Paristown Hall could host one of today’s hottest indie rock bands, tomorrow’s rising pop star, a contemporary performance by the Louisville Orchestra, and an event celebrating Louisville’s diverse international music community spanning the globe. With its incredible flexibility and versatility, Old Forester’s Paristown Hall will surprise and delight not only audiences, but artists with its accommodations.
The Old Forester’s Paristown Hall is designed to celebrate our hometown and this historic neighborhood bound by Broadway, Barrett Avenue, Vine and Brent Streets. Old Forester’s Paristown Hall will be a general admission venue for national touring bands, collaborative projects, new works and non-traditional arts experiences. The $12 million, 28,000 square foot building will accommodate up to 2,000 patrons for shows and events. The venue will also produce and host new community and neighborhood events, including festivals and family-friendly gatherings, as well as fundraisers, conventions, programs and performance opportunities for local favorites. Old Forester will serve as the venue’s title sponsor.
“Old Forester’s Paristown Hall now joins our esteemed campus of venues that include The Kentucky Center and The Brown Theatre,” said Kim Baker, president and CEO of The Kentucky Center. “This is the next step in fulfilling our facility strategy to attract world-class artists to Louisville, by meeting a niche need in the performance venue space – appealing to a fast-growing demographic, and cementing our position as a regional economic engine.”