Smaller Venues That Rock: The Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY

Mercury Ballroom History

Since 2014, Kentucky’s Mercury Ballroom has been the premier live-music space in Louisville’s historic theater district. Located in the Wright-Taylor Building, the 900-capacity Mercury Ballroom blends vintage architecture with modern style and state-of-the-art acoustics.

Mercury Ballroom Performers

Country singer-songwriter Corey Smith played Mercury Ballroom’s opening show in the spring of 2014. Since then, it’s hosted artists from across the pop-music spectrum, including Coheed and Cambria, The Cadillac Three, Against Me!, Blue October and Big K.R.I.T.

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Planning Your Visit to Mercury Ballroom

The English Grill (335 W. Broadway), located in The Brown Hotel, is a fine-dining hotspot that’s also the birthplace of the city’s signature sandwich, the Hot Brown. Mi Casita on 4th (520 S. 4th St.) serves Mexican cuisine and cocktails. Sicilian Pizza & Pasta (627 S. 4th St.) is home to hand-tossed pizza and other Italian specialties. The Fourth Street Live! complex (411 S. 4th St.) has a variety of quick-service and sit-down options, including Edward Lee and Stacey Stewart’s bourbon-and-burger bar Whiskey Dry (412 S. 4th St.).

Mercury Ballroom Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Mercury Ballroom parking options?

The area around Mercury Ballroom contains garages and lots including the Chestnut Centre Garage (420 W. Chestnut St.), the Brown Hotel Garage (658 S. Third St.) and the Moby Lot (223 W. Chestnut St.).

Does Mercury Ballroom serve food?

The bar serves snacks.

What are the seating options at Mercury Ballroom?

Shows at Mercury Ballroom are general admission, standing room, with premium seating options upstairs. Concertgoers with special needs can request accommodations from the venue’s security staff upon arrival.

What are Mercury Ballroom’s safety & security guidelines?

All guests are subject to pat-downs or metal detectors. Mercury Ballroom’s clear-bag policy allows only clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags (maximum size 12″x6″x12″) or small clutch bags (maximum size 4.5″x6.5″) inside the venue. For more information, visit the safety page on the Mercury Ballroom site.

MECU Pavilion At A Glance
Venue Name Mercury Ballroom
Location Louisville, KY
Address 611 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone # (502) 583-4555
Capacity 900
Opened 2014
Operator Live Nation Entertainment

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