Charles Bradley at Headliners
I have taken concert photos on twelve of the last 15 days! That includes The Wanee Music Festival, Headliners Music Hall, The Louisville Palace ,The Mercury Ballroom and The KFC Yum Center.
Here are a few photos from these shows. To see more go to the following link.
My plans are to begin posting all shows on my Scene and Heard Blog in the future. I hope you enjoy!
Trey at Wanee
The Allmän Brothers Band
Brantley Gilbert at KFC Yum Center
General Admission Tickets Go On Sale, Friday, January 17 At 10:00 A.M.
Intimate Fan Friendly Venue To Open April 4
(Louisville, KY – January 13, 2014) Live Nation’s new intimate music venue, Mercury Ballroom, has announced an April 4 opening date for the spectacular music hall in the heart of downtown’s historic theatre district and has released its opening line-up with tickets on sale Friday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m.
Texan-bred indie folk-rockers Okkervil River are the opening night headliners joining the previously announced April 25th performance by Christina Perri in support of her new album “Head Or Heart.”
Also scheduled through June are Corey Smith, Here Come The Mummies, Booker T. Jones, Excision, Toadies With Supersuckers And Battleme, Aaron Lewis, Rebelution With Common Kings, Blackberry Smoke, Lindsey Stirling, and the launch of the Mercury Rising Concert Series featuring local favorites, The Tunesmiths.
“We’re really pleased with some of the industry’s top acts that are excited to kick things off at Mercury Ballroom,” said Live Nation’s Michael Grozier, Executive Vice President of Clubs & Theatres. “We’re proud to bring the best artists and shows into this great new club and to the best music fans in the country.”
Live Nation’s Dan Kemer, Vice President of Midwest Music, said
“To be able to open with some of today’s best young stars in rock, pop and country, along with Grammy lifetime achievement award winner and Rock Hall member Booker T. Jones is exactly the kind of dream lineup we were hoping for when we started to put the calendar together last year.”
Featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, great site lines, and the booking strength of the world’s largest live entertainment company, Mercury Ballroom will showcase many of the music world’s biggest tour names that have performed at Live Nation’s other clubs.
The new 900 guest capacity music hall revitalizes the historic Wright & Taylor Building. It will also host special events throughout the year.
In addition to special VIP lounge with highly personalized service, and premium balcony with seated service, the intimate facility located at Fourth and Chesnut, will feature space for both live music and private events with leading industry audio, lighting and video technology.
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TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 AT 10AM
APRIL 4 – OKKERVIL RIVER
– The Texan-bred indie folk-rockers Okkervil River recently -released, retro-tastic album
The Silver Gymnasium, which finds them travelling back to those glory days (for some) of the 1980s!
The Silver Gymnasium was not only salivated over by critics but also reached No 7 in the US Billboard 200, Okkervil River’s highest place to date by a considerable margin. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.
APRIL 9 – COREY SMITH –
With an ever-expanding fan-base and hundreds of sold-out performances to date, CoreySmith is making his mark on the country music scene. Amassing acclaim as an independent artist, Smith has sold over 1.8 million digital singles and 250,000 albums. He has been recognized as one of country music’s hottest new artists by Country Weekly and Music Row Magazine and featured on the cover of Pollstaras a Hotstar Top Artist. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.
APRIL 11 – HERE COME THE MUMMIES –
A 5000 year old foul smelling, well-endowed, and manly tribe, capable of infinite funkiness. Here Come the Mummies: Terrifying Funk From Beyond the Grave. Best known for their live performances in which band members perform in full mummy attire bandages. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.
APRIL 12 – BOOKER T. JONES –
Booker T. Jones stands tall in the American legacy of rhythm & blues as a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. In the ’60s, his band, Booker T. & The M.G.s, was a staple of Top-40 radio with hit instrumentals. With the revival of interest in the Hammond B-3 sound, Booker T. carves out another chapter in his illustrious career. His latest CD finds Jones at his most soulful in years. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.
APRIL 14 – EXCISION –
Excision shows are like no other- a virtual apocalypse of twisting and morphing sounds turn massive crowds into a frenzy, as virtual walls of bass are relentlessly impaled time and time again upon their fragile bodies and ears. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.
APRIL 15 – TOADIES WITH SUPERSUCKERS AND BATTLEME –
Rubberneck , the 1994 full length release from TheToadies, is being reissued onto vinyl by Kirtland Records. The pressing will be on 180-gram vinyl and a few bonus tracks will be included. The band will also be playing the album from front-to-back on their upcoming tour. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.
APRIL 17 – AARON LEWIS –
If you want to get to know Aaron Lewis, just listen to The Road. On his first full-length album, the Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and guitarist tells one story after another. Echoing traditional country, some of those tales are hilarious and heartwarming, while others are pensive and personal. For Lewis, The Road continues to wind and surprise like it always has. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.
APRIL 18 – REBELUTION WITH COMMON KINGS –
Rebelution has developed into a front-runner for grassroots, independent and tour driven music groups.Peace of Mind, was recently awarded the iTunes “Best Crossover Album”.The album builds upon the band’s signature style while venturing into new musical genres from the lush stringsincorporated into the gentle “Route Around” to the driving guitar and synths throughout “Lady In White”. Doors open at 8pm and the music starts at 9pm.
APRIL 25 – CHRISTINA PERRI –
Atlantic recording artist Christina Perri has announced details of her eagerly awaited new album.HEAD OR HEART – which features the brilliant new single, “Human” – is slated for release on March 11th. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.
MAY 10 – MERCURY RISING CONCERT SERIES – THE TUNESMITHS –
The Mercury Ballroom is excited to announce “Mercury Rising”, an all new concert series showcasing the best & most exciting bands Louisville has to offer. One of the first installments of this series features The Tunesmiths, Graffiti & The Debauchees on Saturday, May 10. Doors open at 8pm and the music starts at 9pm
MAY 15 – BLACKBERRY SMOKE –
You can call Blackberry Smoke’s music southern rock and you wouldn’t be wrong. Or you could call it country and you wouldn’t be wrong, either. But you would be selling both the band and its legion of fans short. With influences that run the gamut from country to bluegrass to gospel and yes, southern rock, Blackberry Smoke is more than the sum of its diverse parts. Doors open at 6:30pm and the music starts at 7:30pm.
JUNE 10 – LINDSEY STIRLING –
YouTube sensation Lindsey Stirling is perhaps the first – and only – artist in the world to blend classical violin, modern dance, and The Legend of Zelda?! On September 19th, Lindsey released her self-titled debut album, Lindsey Stirling, coming off the heels of an incredibly successful presence on iTunes. Lindsey has already sold over 300,000 songs, several of which have hit the iTunes Top 100 as well as the top of the digital electronic charts.
Doors open at 6:30pm and the music starts at 7:30pm.
Louisville, KY – Atlantic recording artist Christina Perri has announced details of her eagerly awaited new album. “HEAD OR HEART” – which features the brilliant new single, “Human” – is slated for release on March 11th. “HEAD OR HEART”will be available to pre-order at iTunes beginning December 31st.
Perri will celebrate the arrival of “HEAD OR HEART” with a highly anticipated North American headline tour. The dates get underway Friday, April 4th at Denver’s Ogden Theatre and then continue through late May, with highlights including a two night stand at New York City’s famed Irving Plaza on April 16th and 17th , a hometown show at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory April 19th
.“HEAD OR HEART” – which follows the acclaimed singer/songwriter’s breakthrough 2011 debut, “lovestrong” – was recorded over the past year with production from Martin Johnson (Avril Lavigne, Gavin Degraw), Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, One Direction), John Hill (P!nk, Mayer Hawthorne, Santigold), and Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy,Panic! At The Disco). The album was mixed by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Manny Marroquin (Kanye West,John Legend, Alicia Keys).
“HUMAN,” the recently released first single from “HEAD OR HEART,” is available now at all digital retailers. Hailed by Billboard as a “delicate alt-pop ballad that should delight supporters of (Perri’s) breakthrough single ‘Jar of Hearts,’” thetrack can be heard now at http://youtu.be/8VFwcNTiwPY. In addition, Perri will perform “HUMAN” on NBC’s TODAY with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford Thursday, December 12th followed by a performance on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Eagan Friday, December 13th.
Named as iTunes’ “Breakthrough Pop Artist of 2011,” Perri earned critical applause and an increasingly fervent fan following with her extraordinary debut, “lovestrong.” Highlighted by the 3x-platinum certified smash, “Jar of Hearts,” the album – produced by GRAMMY®-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket) – entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 among the top 5 upon its initial release, while also proving an unqualified international sensation with top 5 success in Australia and Ireland as well as top 10 sales in Canada and the United Kingdom.
Perri followed “lovestrong.” with the RIAA 4x-platinum certified hit single, “A Thousand Years,” exclusively featured on Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic’s “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 & 2– ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACKS.” The track was a multi-format radio favorite, with top 10 airplay at Hot AC and top 25 spins at CHR/Top 40 outlets nationwide.
For more information please visit http://www.christinaperri.com/tourm
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY DECEMBER 12
General Admission Seats: $22.50 Advance / $25.00 Day of Show
Louisville Palace Theatre Box Office |
Intimate Fan Friendly Venue
To Open In April
Upcoming Performance Schedule To Roll Out In January At www.mercuryballroom.com
(Louisville, KY – December 9, 2013) Mercury Ballroom is the new name of Live Nation’s House of Blues Entertainment division’s spectacular new intimate music venue scheduled for an April opening in the heart of downtown’s historic theatre district.
Featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, great site lines, and the booking strength of the world’s largest live entertainment company, Mercury Ballroom will showcase many of the music world’s biggest tour names that have performed at HOBE’s other clubs including such acts as Imagine Dragons, Third Eye Blind and one of the first names planned for Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, Christina Perri.
“Mercury Ballroom is going to be all about being true to Louisville,” said HOBE President Ron Bension. “We’re excited to bring the best artists and shows into this great new club and to the best music fans in the country. We’re really proud to be coming to Louisville and honored to be working with Bill Weyland and his great team at City Properties Group to bring this historic building to life.
“We have a long history of bringing entertainment to the city at the Palace Theatre and The Yum! Center and we hope to continue to play a key role in Louisville’s civic commitment to unique entertainment.”
In addition to a special VIP lounge with highly personalized service and premium balcony with seated service, the 900-capacity facility located in the historic Wright-Taylor Building at Fourth and Chestnut, will feature space for both live music and private events with leading industry audio, lighting and video technology.
Clay Commons, developed around the renovated Henry Clay Building, the Wright-Taylor Building, the Guthrie-Coke Building, and future hotel site at Fourth and Chestnut, provides a unique urban experience at the heart of the Theater and Arts District on the southern edge of downtown Louisville.
These properties currently offer residential condominiums and apartments, a theater, and catered event spaces with grand ballrooms restored to their original stunning beauty. A new 330-space parking structure supports the events and visitors to the Fourth Street corridor. A planned boutique hotel will complete the corner presence and the activity center atmosphere, offering a unique overnight location for event guests and downtown patrons.
About House Of Blues Entertainment
With 100 owned/operated and affiliated clubs and theaters, The House of Blues Entertainment portfolio, a division of Live Nation, is wide-ranging including the legendary Fillmores and the intimate House of Blues clubs throughout the United States. House of Blues Entertainment is the country’s pre-eminent live music venue collection featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind custom designed environments aimed to bring fans and artists together in unparalleled musical environments.