LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Update:
The Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live at the KFC Yum! Center originally scheduled for March 14 has been rescheduled for August 22.
Performances of Crique du Solelil's OVO from May 13-17, 2020 at the KFC Yum! Center have been canceled.
Original Story March 13, 2020.
Friday, the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts announced it is closing for 30 days. In a news release the entertainment venue said they're doing it to set an example for social distancing in managing COVID-19. The Kentucky Center will be closed starting March 14 through April 12.
This decision was made in conjunction with The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet in consultation with the Governor’s Office as part of the Commonwealth’s ongoing effort to ensure the health and wellness of the public as Kentucky fights aggressively to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“The safety of our patrons is our primary concern,” said Kentucky Performing Arts President and CEO Kim Baker. “This is a difficult time for everyone, and we believe this action is in the best interest of our community as we work together to keep our friends, families, neighbors and artists safe. We will continue to follow guidance from state and local health officials to help ensure the well-being of our patrons and staff.”
The most updated information on rescheduled and canceled performances can be found on their website.
This comes as concerns about coronavirus, COVID-19, grow locally and globally. The CDC and local government officials have recommended against group gatherings in order to help slow the spread.
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Here are other major events, centers and venues closing or postponing due to COVID-19:
The Kentucky Derby Festival has postponed its upcoming events until April 5 due to coronavirus concerns.
Louisville's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade has been postponed. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced it would be moved to a later date.The new date has not yet been released.
At the Louisville Palace and Mercury Ballroom, we take pride in connecting music fans to the artists they love, and together experiencing something memorable and special. However, out of an abundance of caution, working within our local official guidelines and our obligation to provide our fans and bands a safe environment to enjoy their shows, we are postponing several upcoming events. For the most current update about our calendar of events as well as newly added future shows, please visit our venue websites. www.MercuryBallroom.com | www.LouisvillePalace.com
All ticket purchasers should hold on to their tickets until further notice. For postponed events, all Tickets and VIP Tickets purchased prior will be honored at the new date but can be refunded at the point of purchase if necessary. For cancelled events, refunds are available at the point of purchase. For more information, fans should visit: https://livemu.sc/2vQAUhc
THE MERCURY BALLROOM & LOUISVILLE PALACE
Mercury Ballroom -- Baila 3/21 -- Cancelled
Louisville Palace -- Ron White 3/21 -- Postponed / November 7, 2020
Mercury Ballroom -- Eric Johnson 3/25 -- Postponed / TBD
Louisville Palace -- Brit Floyd 3/25 -- Postponed / August 20, 2020
Mercury Ballroom -- Trap Karaoke 3/28 -- Postponed / TBD
Mercury Ballroom -- Circa Survive 4/1 -- Postponed / TBD
Louisville Palace -- Upon This Rock 4/3 & 4/4 -- Postponed / TBD
Mercury Ballroom -- SAINt JHN 4/2 -- Cancelled
Mercury Ballroom -- Sixteen Candles 4/3 -- Postponed / TBD
Mercury Ballroom -- G HERBO 4/5 -- Postponed / August 11, 2020
Mercury Ballroom -- Blue October 4/9 -- Postponed / TBD
Mercury Ballroom -- Blink 182 Tribute Show 4/10 -- Postponed / TBD
Louisville Palace -- Cole Swindell 4/11 -- Postponed / TBD
Louisville Palace -- In This Moment 4/13 -- Postponed / TBD
Louisville Palace -- Celtic Woman 4/15 -- Postponed / TBD
Mercury Ballroom -- Jade Bird 4/25 -- Cancelled
Louisville Palace -- Baby Shark Live 4/29 -- Postponed / TBD
Mercury Ballroom -- Mayday Parade 5/1 -- Postponed / September 15, 2020
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