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Mercury Ballroom is one of Live Nation's premier venues, located in the historic downtown business district of Louisville, Kentucky. With Louisville's most premium sound and light system hosted in such a modern and unique space, seeing incredible artists like Meghan Trainor, Corey Smith, Ghost, and Ace Frehley is a once in a lifetime experience. Housed in the historic Wright-Taylor building, Mercury Ballroom is home to many of Louisville's best events, from concerts, to conventions, weddings, and holiday parties. With its modern and funky interior, Mercury Ballroom is the perfect place to go if you're looking for a good time!

Seeing a Show

The Mercury Ballroom is a standing room only general admission venue with the most premium sound and light systems in the city. The lower level is a large open room that packs full of exciting and enthusiastic fans throughout the night. We recommend arriving early or purchasing a Fast Lane Pass for early access into the venue so that you can snag those front row spots!

We always recommend buying tickets in advance, but the box office opens 1 hour before door time for purchases or will call pickup. The box office is located just south of the building in the alley between Mercury Ballroom and Louisville Public Media. For daily box office needs, our main box is open from 12p-5p and office located at 625 S. 4th Street. Accessible seating is available and is located near the stage on the house left. Fans can obtain seating by just mentioning their needs when they arrive. ADA seating is first-come, first-serve so plan to arrive early if you have special needs.

Concessions are located both upstairs and on the main floor and cater to a wide selection of craft beers, drafts, bourbons, and premium cocktails. Talk to our staff about the unique specials for the evening!

The upstairs horseshoes around the stage for an even greater vantage point and is open for GA on most occasions. The upstairs features tiered and table seating for fans that would like to enjoy the show away from the crowd. Fans can purchase these premium seats in advance (See VIP tab for more info) or upgrade on the night of the show - just ask a staff member for assistance. Also found upstairs is our private VIP Lounge complete with an exclusive bar, dance area, and private viewing space.


As the venue is all general admission, it is important to get in the venue first to grab the front row spots! Fast Lane passes are $10 and can be purchased online or at the box office when you arrive. At door time, the Fast Lane doors will open first, allowing all fans with Fast Lane passes to enter the room and get settled. Once all Fast Lane purchasers are in the venue, general admission doors will open to the rest of the crowd. We highly recommend getting a Fast Lane pass vs. waiting all morning in line to see your favorite band!

Premium VIP Seating

Don't just see a show! Be a VIP! All Mercury Ballroom concerts offer an incredible experience, but why not make your night even more spectacular by being a VIP! Our venue VIP Package includes prime seat locations, exclusive VIP Lounge access, complimentary parking, VIP express entry, and in-seat beverage service. With an all-standing, general admission venue, it is great to get away from the crowd and enjoy the show from the greatest viewpoints! Relax in the only seats in the house or enjoy your own private dance area while being doted on by our friendly and professional staff! VIP packages are available for each individual show or pamper yourself all year with our VIP Season Tickets! For more information, visit the VIP tab or contact

Private Events

Mercury Ballroom lends itself to a multitude of events including private concerts, corporate meetings, receptions, banquets, fundraisers, launch parties, networking nights and more! From commemorative co-branded merchandise, customized gobo lights, interactive entertainment and creative decor options, our venue's versatility can perfectly complement your special event objectives. Live Nation brings knowledge, experience and event planning style, helping create an everlasting private party to remember. For more information, visit the Private Events Tab or contact

Venue History

The Mercury Ballroom opened in the Spring of 2014 as Louisville's newest live music concert hall, adding another incredible piece of entertainment to Louisville's Historic Theatre District. The Wright Taylor building, now housing the Mercury Ballroom, was originally constructed in 1928 as office space for Wright & Taylor, Inc. , distributers of Old Charter Bourbon Whiskey. The Old Charter Distillery was located across the street on the northwest corner of 4th and Chestnut St. During the prohibition era and through the late 1960s, the building housed a variety of small commercial businesses. Added to the National Register of Historic places in 1984, the Wright-Taylor Building was a marvel in its day for its imaginative use of stylistic motifs and variety of color, and remains a rare local example of Tudor-Gothic architecture. The Mercury Ballroom is proud to utilize this beautiful historic building to host Louisville's greatest concerts and events.


Mercury Ballroom
611 S 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Tel: 502.583.4555

From I-71:

Merge onto I-64 west. Follow 9th Street exit.
Continue straight up 9th St. to Broadway, turn left.
Follow Broadway to Fifth Street, turn left.
Parking is on the right hand side. (Fifth Street PARC)

From I-64 (East and West):

Exit on 9th Street.
Continue up 9th St. to Broadway, turn left.
Follow Broadway to Fifth Street, turn left.
Parking is on the right hand side. (Fifth Street PARC)

From I-65 South:

Exit I-65 at Jefferson/Brook Street. Exit onto Jefferson St.
Follow Jefferson to First Street, turn left. Follow First to Broadway, turn right.
Follow Broadway to Fifth Street, turn right.
Parking is on the right hand side (Fifth St. PARC)

From I-65 North:

Exit at Broadway, turn left.
Follow Broadway to Fifth Street, turn right.
Parking is on the right hand side (Fifth Street PARC)


There are three main parking garages surrounding the venue. Event Rates $6 / Daily Rate $18.

  • Chestnut Centre Garage (420 W. Chestnut St.)
  • Brown Hotel Garage (658 S. Third St.)
  • Fifth Street Garage (630 S. Fourth St.)

There are also parking lots within walking distance of the venue. Daily Rate $3 - $4.50

  • Moby lot (233 W. Chestnut St.)
  • YWCA lot (601 S. Third St.)
  • Third St Lot (615 S. Third St.)
  • St. Francis lot (659 S. Third St.)


There are taxis and TARC available.

Fourth Street Trolleys circulate around the downtown area and make frequent stops by the theater.

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