Music & Arts

All Life is a Stage

Enjoy EVERYTHING-fest in Lou.

If you want the arts – you can get that here. In fact, we have the Louisville Ballet, Kentucky Opera, Louisville Orchestra, Humana Festival of Plays and about 100 other arts groups to choose from. And if music is your thing – well, we have that too. With over 130 live venues to choose from (as well as those music festivals like Forecastle, Hometown Rising, Bourbon & Beyond, and Louder Than Life) you can jam out to anything you like.

#4 Cities That Are Hipper Than You Think
–JetSetter

All. The. Festivals.

From hard rock to bluegrass, we've got your jam.

Sure, it’s great to listen to live music in your favorite bar and all, but nothing beats hanging outside with thousands of your closest friends. Spring, summer and fall in Greater Louisville have more music festivals than your wallet can handle. But we don’t stop there – our St. James Art Festival was named top in the country and we celebrate Derby for two weeks during the Kentucky Derby Festival. Whether it’s music, arts, international food or even beer you like, we’ve got a festival that awaits you. 

The Arts

Discover the soul of our region.

Louisville’s arts scene is second to none. With a vibrant visual arts scene plus major professional companies in five resident performing arts categories—a claim only 13 cities nationally can make. The breadth and diversity of our Arts scene, from theatres to museums, concerts to galleries, enhances our quality of life throughout the region. The arts are a defining strength for this creative, vibrant, funky town.

Live Music

Live music is the cure for what ails ya.

Move your musical spirit in Greater Louisville where intimate downtown and neighborhood music clubs host concerts almost every night of the week and the summer calendar is literally filled with music festivals celebrating and showcasing everything from homegrown American folk music to the more international flavors of jazz.

Find a Job in Lou

Whatever you want to do, you can do it here.

Convinced yet? If you’re looking for a change of desk scenery, check out our Louisville-only job board. You can search for full-time, part-time, temporary and startup jobs as well as internships. 

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