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  • Thunder at The Center on Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 PM, Main Lobby
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Saturday, April 21st - doors open @ 2:00 PM
  • Ages: All ages. Patrons 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Price: Tickets are $45.00 for adults || $25.00 ages 12 and under
  • Running Time: Approximately 8 hours
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System
  • -No reserved seating is available on the Belvedere lawn. The Street Level Lobby will be serve as an accessible drop off entrance. 
    502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)?
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Hearing
Thunder at The Center 2018

As part of LMPD’s Thunder Over Louisville street closure plan, all lanes of Main Street between 4th and 7th Streets will shut down beginning at noon Saturday, April 21, 2018.  This, coupled with the closure of River Road east of 6th Street, will affect your route to The Kentucky Center Garage.  Please allow extra time for your commute.

I-64 East
Take the 9th Street exit (Exit 4)
Turn left at Market Street
Turn left at 7th Street
Take 7th Street across Main Street and follow the curve to 6th Street
Turn right onto 6th Street and the Parking Garage is on your left

I-64 West
Take the 9th Street exit (Exit 4)
Straight to Liberty Street
Turn left onto Liberty
Turn left at 7th Street
Take 7th Street across Main Street and follow the curve to 6th Street
Turn right onto 6th Street and the Parking Garage is on your left

Should you choose to park in any of the surrounding lots or garages, the affected area of Main Street will be open to pedestrian traffic. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Enjoy the excitement and spectacle of Thunder Over Louisville from the comfort of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Make The Kentucky Center your home base for the day while you take in all the action. Families will appreciate convenient access to the Center’s restrooms, activities for the kids, and foodservice and concessions without waiting in long lines. There will be multiple bars located around the building where adults can enjoy a variety of beer and wine options, including specialty cocktails and live music inside The Kentucky Center’s restaurant and bar SCENE at the Center (21+ only).

• 9:00am – Kentucky Center Garage opens
• 2:00pm – Doors and bar open
• 2:00pm – Kid’s Activities Area in Mary Anderson Room
• 3:00pm – FREE face painting in The Kentucky Center lobby (ends at 7:00pm)
• 3:00pm – Air Show begins
• 5:00pm – Small Time Napoleon starts in SCENE (21+ only)
• 9:30pm – Fireworks start

Small Time Napoleon

Small Time Napoleon
5:00-9:00pm in SCENE at the Center
21 and older

Featured as one of "Louisville's 5 Best Local Acts" on the World Cafe, Small Time Napoleon has been described as “a mad science blend of western swing, hot jazz, and folk”. Their combination of swing-era influence with modern inclinations has driven them to a sound and style that is both new and old and wholly their own.

The Kentucky Center garage will be open to the public. First come, first served.
The Kentucky Center is not selling parking in advance. Parking is $20 at the entrance day-of.
Please visit for information on public parking spaces within walking distance of the river.

Patrons will receive wristbands upon entering The Kentucky Center which will enable them to re-enter if they leave the building.

Pegasus Pins
Please remember to wear your Pegasus Pin if you want to leave The Kentucky Center Belvedere area and/or enter the Meijer Family Fun Zone! 

If you do not have one, you may purchase one from The Kentucky Center box office counter.

Items brought to The Kentucky Center
• Coolers, canopies, umbrellas, drones, pets (except service animals), alcohol, food, and drink cannot be brought inside The Kentucky Center nor be taken to the Belvedere.
• The Kentucky Center will provide seating in the lobbies and on the North Terrace of the Belvedere (concrete area).
• Chairs and blankets are allowed but must be setup outside. First come, first served.
• Strollers are allowed. 
• All purses and bags are subject to security check at all points of entry.
Family Activities
Family activities throughout the day, including face painting, art activities and games in the Mary Anderson Room.

Food & Drink 
Beverages will be available in multiple locations throughout the building.
Draft beer, wine, and mixed drinks will be sold.
Comfy Cow will be sold.
There will be non-alcoholic choices.
No outside food, drink, or personal drink containers allowed.
Beverages purchased at The Kentucky Center cannot be taken off the property.

Food provided by Colonnade Catering:
• Grilled Chicken Breast $7.50
• 1/3 lb. Angus Burger $7.50
• Pulled Pork $7.50
• Fired Chicken Tenders $7.50
• Quarter Pound Hot Dog $5.50
• Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad $9.50

• Meal Deal (entrée with 2 sides) $13.00

Side Items
• Baked Beans $3.50
• Green Beans $3.50
• Macaroni & Cheese $3.50
• French Fries $3.50
• Cole Slaw $3.50
• Pasta Salad $3.50

• Candy & Chips $2.00
• Tub of Popcorn $5.50
• Nacho cheese & Chips $5.50 
• Big Pretzel $4.50