20+ Louisville Shows and Concerts to See in June 2022
This arts and entertainment calendar is updated weekly and lists events happening in and around Louisville, from concerts and comedy shows, to theater productions, musicals, and more.
SATURDAY JUNE 4
For Culture. The Keen Dance show speaks of the multiple phases of growth, pains and stories of life through distinct movements and narratives through dance. , 6 p.m., Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Tickets start at $22.50, children $17.50. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
Big KRIT – Digital Rose Tour. 8 p.m., Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St. Tickets start at $29. mercuryballroom.com.
“Always ready.” The Actors Theater of Louisville show blends Ken’s inspired original songs with Christina’s evocative artwork and spoken word poetry, celebrating the faith, family and joy of expansive Black and Afro-Latina art. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., Bingham Theater, 316 W. Main St. Attendees must present a vaccination card or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mandatory mask. Ends June 5. Tickets start at $20. actorstheatre.org.
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“Lizzie the Musical.” Mind’s Eye Theater Company presents the story of Lizzie Border, the prime suspect in the brutal murder of her father and stepmother in 1892. She was acquitted, but Lizzie became a tabloid sensation and the most controversial figure in her time. 7:30 p.m., Martin Experimental Theater, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Recommended for ages 18 and older. Contains violence, adult content, language and depiction of sexual assault. Tickets start at $26. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
“Steel Magnolias.” Derby Dinner Playhouse presents the story of a circle of friends at Truvy’s Beauty Shop each week as they lean on each other for support through life’s tragedies and triumphs. Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday following, 7:45 p.m.; Sunday, 1.30 p.m. and 7.45 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., at the theater, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, Indiana. Ends July 3. $39-$49. 812-288-8281. derbydinner.com.
“Twelfth Night.” The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy about mistaken identity, music and the madness of love, where no one is quite what they seem and anything is possible. Saturday and Sunday, Wednesday-Next Saturday, 8 p.m., Central Park, 1340 S 4th St. Food trucks, 6 p.m.; Kids’ Globe, Will’s Gift Shop and Will’s Tavern, 7 p.m.; performance, 8 p.m. Until July 22. Free. kyshakespeare.com.
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Great Podversations Episode 40. Great Podversations is produced by the Kentucky Author Forum and distributed by Louisville Public Media and available on all podcast apps including iTunes, NPR, Google, Stitcher and Spotify. The podcast features author Anna Quindlen and writer Amy Bloom discussing Quindlen’s book “Write for Your Life.” Anna Quindlen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, novelist and opinion columnist. Amy Bloom is the author of four novels and three collections of short stories. Free. For more information: www.kentuckyauthorforum.com.
Great Podversations Episode 39. Great Podversations is produced by the Kentucky Author Forum and distributed by Louisville Public Media and available on all podcast apps including iTunes, NPR, Google, Stitcher and Spotify. The podcast features journalist and author Moises Naim discussing his book, “The Revenge of Power: How Autocrats Are Reinventing Politics for the 21st Century” with radio host Ari Shapiro. Naím is an internationally syndicated columnist and bestselling author. Ari Shapiro has been a host of All Things Considered, NPR’s award-winning afternoon news magazine since 2015. Free. For more information: www.kentuckyauthorforum.com.
Great Podversations Episode 38. Great Podversations is produced by the Kentucky Author Forum and distributed by Louisville Public Media and available on all podcast apps including iTunes, NPR, Google, Stitcher and Spotify. The podcast features Congressman Jamie Raskin and Russian expert Dr. Fiona Hill discussing their two books. Jamie Raskin represents Maryland’s 8th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Fiona Hill was the lead impeachment witness during the U.S. House of Representatives’ Trump-Ukraine impeachment inquiry and investigation into presidential misconduct charges. Free. For more information: www.kentuckyauthorforum.com.
SUNDAY JUNE 5
Martina McBride. She has won more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year and three Academy of Country Music for Best Female Vocalist. 7 p.m., Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road. Tickets start at $36. iroquoisamphitheatre.com; ticketmaster.com.
Podcast but outside but inside live. , 7 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $20. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.
Kentucky Chamber Orchestra. “We are Kentucky.” With Poetry Is, a mix of local poets who will explore the full meaning of this program in their own words. 2-4 p.m., Shelby Park, 600 E Oak St. Sponsored by Metro Council President David James. Free.
MONDAY, JUNE 6
Mess Esque. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $12. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.
TUESDAY JUNE 7
“Hamiltons”. PNC Broadway in Louisville presents the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and has created a groundbreaking moment in theatre. The story of America then, told by America today. Tuesday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Next Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Ends June 19. Tickets start at $98.99. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
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Tomberlin. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $18. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 8
Muscadine Bloodline: Country Band Tour. 8 p.m., Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St. Tickets start at $20. mercuryballroom.com.
Cut the worms. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $15. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.
THURSDAY JUNE 9
Dusty Bo, Revelry, Ace Monroe, Normac. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $10. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Cosmic Collisions. , 7:30 p.m., Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St. Tickets start at $49. louisvillepalace.com.
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FRIDAY JUNE 10
Cane Hill. , 7:30 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $18. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.
Mamma Said String Band with Blakeley Burger Trio. Part of the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series. 6:30 p.m., Bicentennial Park, corner of Spring and Pearl streets. Sponsored by the City of New Albany, CLLB Law, WFPK and Caesars Foundation of Floyd County. Free.
Sheryl Rouse and the Unlimited Band, DaMudcats. Performer of oldies, R&B and blues. Part of the FridayFest concert series. 6 p.m., Highview Park, 7201 Outer Loop. Local vendors will have food options. Bring a chair or blanket. Sponsored by Metro Council members James Peden, Madonna Flood and Mark Fox. Free.
Billy Currington. As part of Hot Country Nights. 8 p.m., Fourth Street Live!, 411 S. Fourth St. $25. 4thstlive.com.
NEXT SATURDAY JUNE 11
The Experience of Princes. 9 p.m. Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St. Tickets start at $20. mercuryballroom.com.
Born Cross Eye. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $15. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.
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