Tickets for Bob Dylan (Nov. 1) and Esperanza Spalding (Oct. 21) on sale now
Announcing two new Kentucky Center Presents shows! Both are on sale this Friday, August 12, at 10 a.m., through The Kentucky Center Ticket Service.

Our full Kentucky Center Presents season goes on sale next Friday, August 19. See the current event line-up here; new shows are booked throughout the year. 

Bob Dylan

The Kentucky Center Presents


Tuesday, November 1, 8 p.m.

The Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall

501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202


Bob Dylan’s influence as a singer-songwriter has shaped American culture for over 50 years.

Dylan released his 37th studio album – FALLEN ANGELS - in May 2016.  The album features covers of twelve classic American songs chosen by Dylan from a diverse array of writers such as Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn and Carolyn Leigh.  Much like the album's predecessor, Shadows in the Night, every song on the album, except for "Skylark", was once recorded by Frank Sinatra.

Esperanza SpaldingBrown-Forman Midnite Ramble

Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily’s D+Evolution

Friday, October 21, 8 p.m.

The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater

501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202


Bassist, cellist, singer, and songwriter Esperanza Spalding was a musical prodigy, playing violin in the Chamber Music Society of Oregon at age five. She has won four Grammy Awards, including the Grammy for Best New Artist in 2011. 

In March 2016, Spalding released her fifth studio album, Emily’s D+Evolution. Although initially categorized as a Jazz artist, her new work appeals across multiple genres, including fans of Prince, Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, David Byrne, Brian Eno, St. Vincent, Laurie Anderson, and Janelle Monae.

“a scorching Art Pop statement, ultimately a complex, funky prog-rock concept opera about love and identity” – Rolling Stone 

“exuberant, confrontational songs, …seething with the sort of ferocity that only comes from time spent alone, far away from the limelight” –

“a beyond-category masterpiece that sounds better than if Joni Mitchell hired Living Colour as her band and then grafted it all onto a hip-hop sensibility of sorts” –