A popular, old music venue in downtown Louisville is getting a new groove.
Crews are putting the finishing touches on The Bourbon Hall at 116 W. Jefferson Street across from the Kentucky International Convention Center, a building that was once a dance club called Coyote's.
The venue has seen Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, George Strait and Pharrell play, partner Russ Renbarger said.
"We've restored this venue back to its heyday of Coyote's, minus the dance floor,” Renbarger said. “Coyote’s was open seven days a week. We are strictly a concert and events venue. It's not a bar, not a night club. We're not open unless we have a show.”
The Bourbon Hall has a main stage and two bars, which will serve beer, wine and cocktails with an emphasis on Kentucky bourbon.
The live music venue can pack in 2,500 people with an additional 100-person VIP room.
“The key difference is when it was Coyote's, we could fit 1,700 people in here,” Renbarger said.
Twelve shows have booked The Bourbon Hall. The lineups are posted here.
“We're going to reopen the highway to Nashville and bring in more of these country music stars that are up and coming,” Renbarger said.
The Bourbon Hall will open Friday with the 95.7 WQMF “Bourby Fest,” featuring tribute bands for AC/DC, the Allman Brothers and Tom Petty. The plan is to host at least four national acts monthly. Puddle of Mud is scheduled for May 16, David Allen Coe on June 8 and Willie Nelson’s granddaughter, Raelyn Nelson, will take the stage July 21.
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