Louisville Memorial Auditorium

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Louisville Memorial Auditorium
General information
Location 970 S. Fourth St, Louisville, Kentucky
Opening May 30, 1929
Owner Louisville Metro

Louisville Memorial Auditorium, located at 970 South Fourth Street, is a concert venue of Greek Revival design owned and operated by Louisville Metro Government. It was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1929, as a memorial to the people of Louisville who served in World War I. In 1954, the ceiling was lowered and the side balconies were closed off, reducing the seating capacity from 2,349 to 1,742 for improving the acoustics.

Memorial Auditorium is home of the World’s Largest Pilcher organ. This historic four-manual instrument with 5,288 pipes has been in operation since opening. It has been designated a Landmark by the Louisville Landmarks Commission and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Although it is presently used mainly by organizations for recitals, graduations, etc., it hosted many rock concerts in the 1960s and 1970s, including The Rolling Stones, Chicago, Bruce Springsteen, and KISS.

Coordinates: 38°14′21″N 85°45′35″W / 38.239305°N 85.759718°W / 38.239305; -85.759718