October 14, 2021: “A Night of Soul” starring Freddie Jackson will be at the auditorium Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, November 26th, at 7 p.m. Joining the legendary star will be Shirley Murdock, Keyona Lashawn & Sheryl Rouse and the Unlimited Show Band. Tickets can be purchased onsite, at Better Days Records West or online at Eventbrite.
October 4, 2021: Kentucky Muscle Championships is returning to the historic Louisville Memorial Auditorium on October 16, 2021. The top-rated IFBB PRO event is one of the best in the world and will bring world-class competition to the Derby City for cash prizes and points to qualify for the 2022 Olympia competition. The Olympia competition is held annually to determine who is the best bodybuilder and physique competitor in the world, the “Super Bowl” of bodybuilding. Jimmy Hornback of Louisville, NPC and IFBB Pro Judge, states “Kentucky Muscle is a vital contest for competitor’s wanting to qualify for the Olympia.” According to the promoter: The following countries are expected to compete at the IFBB Kentucky Muscle: Brazil, Germany, Colombia, Romania, Costa Rica, Austria, Hungary, Canada and Mexico. Press Release
September 20, 2021: “TRANSITION the Stage Play” will premiere in Louisville with two performances on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the auditorium. A man named Jerome in 1992 tells his story which is filled with laughter, twists and turns that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. R&B Legend Tony Terry will make a special guest appearance for the production. Director/Actor Angelo Robinson and founder of “Transitions Performing Arts Center” brings his vision to Louisville. General admission tickets are for sale at Eventbrite, Better Days West and the day of performance at the auditorium. Youtube
August 26, 2021: Louisville Chorus opens season with a 9/11 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute at the historic Louisville Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 3 p.m. Daniel Spurlock returns as the music director for the renowned organization. Music highlights will include Canticle of Hope, How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place, The Lord’s Prayer and other memorable renditions. Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting louisvillechorus.org. The community’s only public auditorium and WWI War Memorial is proud to be in partnership with Louisville Chorus to present this special community concert. Youtube
August 8, 2021 In 1964 The Rolling Stones made their first appearance in Louisville, KY while rocking out the historic public auditorium. This past weekend, WHAS ran a nostalgic story looking back at the appearances in the Derby City. Enjoy the video news story and memorabilia on display in the client green room of their iconic performance.
July 26, 2021 Annual fundraising campaign kicks off with presenting a request to the Louisville METRO Council budget committee handling funds from the (ARP) American Rescue Plan. The auditorium itself has not received any major upgrades since the 1954 renovation. The goal is preserving the community's only public auditorium for future generations. Youtube Video
December 9, 2020 Louisville Memorial Auditorium Foundation Awarded $75,000 Pipe Organ Grant: “Louisville Memorial Auditorium Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce receiving a $75,000 grant from the Wyncote Foundation to continue further restoration of the world’s largest Pilcher Pipe Organ located in the historic Louisville Memorial Auditorium. pdf file link
July 8, 2020 Louisville Memorial Auditorium Announces Reopening Plans and Development of a Preservation Foundation: “The historic Louisville Memorial Auditorium is pleased to announce plans for resuming operations based on the Commonwealth of Kentucky guidelines as an event venue and and theater. The landmark venue resumes an interrupted 91st season celebration with the launch of a new website (www.lmafoundation.org) promoting fundraising and preservation mission for the newly created “Louisville Memorial Foundation, Inc.” pdf file link