20+ Louisville Shows and Concerts to See in January 2022

This arts and entertainment calendar is updated weekly and lists events happening in and around Louisville, from concerts and comedy shows, to theater productions, musicals and more.

SATURDAY, JAN. 29

Louisville Orchestra. “Pines of Rome”. Rei Hotoda, guest conductor. Works by Boulanger, Beethoven and Respighi. Part of the classic series. 8 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Attendees must present a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mandatory mask. Tickets start at $31.59. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Tommy Emmanuel, Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley. 8 p.m., Brown Theater, 315 W. Broadway. Attendees must present a vaccination record or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mandatory mask. Tickets start at $52.65. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

The stream and the cliff. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Attendees must present a vaccination card or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $17. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.

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Todd Snider, Chicago farmer. 8 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Headliners require proof of full vaccination or a 48-hour negative test administered by a medical professional to enter the building. Mandatory masks. Sold. headlinerslouisville.com.

The Four Horsemen: The Ultimate Tribute to Metallica. 9 p.m., Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St. Attendees must present an immunization record or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Masks encouraged. Tickets start at $9. mercuryballroom.com.

“Ossietzky: A Game of Peace.” This Bridge Theater show tells how Ossietzky went from struggling writer to Nobel laureate, what it cost him and why he wasn’t convinced he deserved the prize. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., Martin Experimental Theater, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Attendees must present a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mandatory mask. Tickets start at $24.57. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

“The Red Velvet Cake War.” Derby Dinner Playhouse presents this comedy about the Verdeens’ family reunion. Things spiral out of control when a jaw-dropping, high-stakes bet is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday following, 7:45 p.m.; Sunday, 1.30 p.m. and 7.45 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., at the theater, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, Indiana. Ends February 13. Tickets cost between $39 and $49. 812-288-8281. derbydinner.com.

Great Podversations Episode 32. Great Podversations is produced by the Kentucky Author Forum and distributed by Louisville Public Media and available on all podcast apps including iTunes, NPR, Google, Stitcher and Spotify. The podcast features writer and professor Kathryn Paige Harden discussing her book, “The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality,” with journalist and author Carl Zimmer. Zimmer writes the “Matter” column for the New York Times. To free. For more information: www.kentuckyauthorforum.com.

Great Podversations Episode 31. Great Podversations is produced by the Kentucky Author Forum and distributed by Louisville Public Media and available on all podcast apps including iTunes, NPR, Google, Stitcher and Spotify. The podcast features writer Kurt Andersen discussing his latest book, “Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History,” with professor and author Daron Acemoglu. Daron is an institute professor at MIT. To free. For more information: www.kentuckyauthorforum.com.

Great Podversations Episode 30. Great Podversations is produced by the Kentucky Author Forum and distributed by Louisville Public Media and available on all podcast apps including iTunes, NPR, Google, Stitcher and Spotify. The podcast features writer and professor Ethan Kross discussing his book “Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters and How to Harness It,” with journalist and author Maria Konnikova. Ethan Kross is a bestselling author and an award-winning professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan and its Ross School of Business. Maria Konnikova is the author of The Biggest Bluff, a New York bestseller. To free. For more information: www.kentuckyauthorforum.com.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 30

The Ansyn Banks Group. “Legacy – A Tribute to African-American Louisville Musicians.” Part of the Louisville Jazz Society Signature Series. 7 p.m., Pigment Gallery, Mellwood Art Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave. Mandatory mask. Due to a staff shortage, food and beverages at Danny Mac’s Pizza must be taken out and brought out. Please arrive early if you wish to eat or drink. Admission: $15, $12 for Louisville Jazz Society members, $10 for students with ID, $5 for Louisville Jazz Society student members. louisvillejazz.org/cal/legacy-an-homage-to-louisvilles-african-american-musicians.

WEDNESDAY FEB. 2

Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Youth Orchestra. Conductors Doug Elmore and Nicholas Finch, and cellist Anita Graef. Part of the Gheens Great Expectations concert series. 6:30 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Free. Attendees must present a vaccination record or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Free, no ticket required. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Faded. 8 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Headliners require proof of full vaccination or a 48-hour negative test administered by a medical professional to enter the building. Masks are mandatory. $25. headlinerslouisville.com.

THURSDAY FEB. 3

Performance by the Kentucky Music Educators Association. With Kentucky Children’s Chorus, Kentucky Junior High Treble Chorus Kentucky and Kentucky Junior High Mixed Chorus. , 5:15 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Attendees must present a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $15. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

AliceCooper. The rock singer, songwriter and actor whose career spans more than 50 years with a stage show that features stage props and illusions including pyrotechnics, guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, reptiles and more. 8 p.m., Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St. Tickets start at $39. louisvillepalace.com.

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FRIDAY FEB. 4

Eric Church: The Gather Again Tour. Country singer/songwriter. 7 p.m., KFC Yum! Center, 1 Arena Plaza. Tickets start at $45. Ticketmaster.com.

Performance by the Kentucky Music Educators Association. Featuring All-State SSAA Chorus, All-State TTBB Chorus and All-State SATB Chorus. 8 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Attendees must present a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $15. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Anderson East: Maybe We’ll Never Die Tour. 8 p.m., Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St. Attendees must present an immunization record or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mask encouraged. Tickets start at $26. mercuryballroom.com.

Air Chrysalis Miniature Comet Album Release Show. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Attendees must present a vaccination card or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $12. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.

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SATURDAY NEXT FEB. 5

Performance by the Kentucky Music Educators Association. , Feb. 5, Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. With Commonwealth Strings and All-State Symphony Orchestra, 1 p.m.; All-State Concert Band and Symphonic Band, 3:00 p.m. Attendees must present a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $15 and cover both concerts. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Citizen Cope. Aka Clarence Greenwood songwriter and producer. 8 p.m., Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent St. Attendees must present a vaccination card or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $36. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Wild Rivers: Sidelines World Tour. With Corey Harper. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Attendees must present a vaccination card or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $18. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.

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