Mercury Ballroom set to open in April; artists’ schedule slated to roll out in January

LOUISVILLE— The area’s newest music venue has a name and at least one act set to play the new venue.

Mercury Ballroom is the name for House of Blues Entertainment division’s new 900-seat music venue located in the historic Wright-Taylor Building at Fourth and Chestnut streets in Louisville, according to a press release from the House of Blues Entertainment.

“Mercury Ballroom is going to be all about being true to Louisville,” said House of Blues Entertainment President Ron Bension in the release. “We’re excited to bring the best artists and shows into this great new club and to the best music fans in the country. We’re really proud to be coming to Louisville and honored to be working with Bill Weyland and his great team at City Properties Group to bring this historic building to life.”

The renovated building is set to open in April and will feature state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. The 16,000 square foot, two-story venue will feature space for both live music and private events, a VIP lounge, unique packages, tiered balcony seating and exclusive concert experiences.

Mercury Ballroom will showcase many of the world’s big name acts, according to the release, as well as up-and-coming bands in a more intimate venue, designed to compliment the larger 2,800 seat Louisville Palace across Fourth Street.

House of Blues Entertainment is a division of Live Nation, which owns and operates the Louisville Palace.

Among the first names planned to play the Mercury Ballroom is Christina Perri, who is scheduled to perform Friday, April 25.

For more information visit mercuryballroom.com.

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