This arts and entertainment calendar updates weekly and lists events taking place in and around Louisville, from concerts to comedy shows, theater productions, musicals, and more.
SATURDAY, Aug. 27
Niko Moon, Alex Miller. Part of the Kentucky State Fair Texas Roadhouse Concerts. 8 p.m., Lot L, adjacent to Kentucky Kingdom and Broadbent Arena, Kentucky Exposition Center, Watterson Expressway and the Fairgrounds. Free with admission to the fair. kystatefair.org
Circles Around the Sun, Color Green. 7:30 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets are $17. headlinerslouisville.com.
"Weird Al" Yankovic: Unfortunate Return of the III-advised Vanity Tour. 8 p.m., Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road. Tickets start at $36. ticketmaster.com.
Darren Knight: Southern Momma Comedy Tour. With Red Squirrel and Gary Cargal. 8 p.m., Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway. Tickets start at $35.39. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
A Century of Entertainment. Join CenterStage performers for a look back and a reprise of their favorite memories and performances. Saturday-Monday, 7:30 p.m., Shapira Foundation Auditorium, 3600 Dutchmans Lane. $25, $32 VIP. goelevent.com/jewishcommunityoflouisville/e/acenturyofentertainment.
"Bright Star"' Inspired by a true story, this Broadway musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 40s. Presented by Derby Dinner Playhouse. Presented by Derby Dinner Playhouse. Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday-next Saturday, 7:45 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 and 7:45 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 and 7:45 p.m., at the playhouse, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville. Ends Oct. 2. $39-$49. 812-288-8281. derbydinner.com
"Misery." Chicken Coop Theatre Company presents Stephen King's show that follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his number one fan and wakes up captive in her secluded home. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., Martin Experimental Theater, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Recommended for ages 13 and older. 3. Tickets start at $32.18. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
“R&J” Kentucky Shakespeare and Pandora Production presents this modern adaptation of a classic love story. The play explores forbidden love, vulnerability, and burgeoning sexuality as students at a repressive all-male school discover a banned copy of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Henry Clay Theatre, 604 S. Third St. Tickets are $25. kyshakespeare.com.
Great Podversations Episode 44. 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 politician and author Charles Booker discussing his book, "From the Hood to the Holler: A Story of Separate Worlds, Shared Dreams, and the Fight for America’s Future," with writer and Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. Glaude is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. Free. For more information: kentuckyauthorforum.com.
Great Podversations Episode 43. 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 artist and author James Bridle will discuss their book, "Ways of Being: Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence" with writer and musician Claire Evans. Free. For more information: kentuckyauthorforum.com.
Great Podversations Episode 42. 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 author Geraldine Brooks discussing her book, "Horse: A Novel" with journalist Gal Beckerman. Geraldine was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 2006 for her novel "March." Many of her novels and nonfiction books have been New York Times bestsellers. Gal Beckerman is an author and the senior editor for books at The Atlantic. Free. For more information: kentuckyauthorforum.com.
SUNDAY, Aug. 28
Lee Greenwood, Darryl Worley. Part of the Kentucky State Fair Texas Roadhouse Concerts. 8 p.m., Lot L, adjacent to Kentucky Kingdom and Broadbent Arena, Kentucky Exposition Center, Watterson Expressway and the Fairgrounds. Free with admission to the fair. kystatefair.org
Snail Mail, Momma, Hotline TNT. 8 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets are $25. headlinerslouisville.com.
An Evening with Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $15. zanzabarlouisville.com.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31
“Jagged Little Pill.” PNC Broadway in Louisville musical is based on Alanis Morissette and her world-changing music. Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Tickets start at $46.80. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
Joan Osbourne, Seratones, Mark Charles. Part of WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays. 6 p.m., Waterfront Park, next to the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge. Alcohol, coolers, glass and pets are not allowed. Admission is free. wfpk.org/2022/waterfrontwednesday.
The Lumineers - Brightside World Tour. 7:30 p.m., KFC Yum! Center, One Arena Plaza. Tickets start at $55. ticketmaster.com.
THURSDAY, Sept. 1
“Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown.” Tribute to two of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all time with tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show. They will present a musical showdown of Beatles and Stones hits. 7:30 p.m., Bomhard Theater, 501 W. Main St. Tickets start at $43.88. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
FRIDAY, Sept. 2
Rumors - A Fleetwood Mac Tribute. 9 p.m., Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. 4th St. Tickets start at $20. mercuryballroom.com.
Parrotheads in Paristown. New Labor Day weekend trop musical festival featuring a lineup of the nation’s top Jimmy Buffett tribute artists and trop rock bands and food trucks. Friday, 4-10:30 p.m.; next Saturday, noon to 11 p.m., Christy’s Garden, Paristown, 731 Brent St. Tickets: 2 day ticket is $85, VIP is sold out; Friday, $35 in advance, $45 day of festival; Saturday, $55 advance, $65 day of festival. paristown.com.
Friday: Aubrey Wollett, Sandbar Soul, The Boat Drunks.
Next Saturday: The Get Down, Mike Archer, Aaron Scherz, Conch Republic, Peter Mayer Group, Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band.
NEXT SATURDAY, Sept. 3
Meechie’s Utopia. With Magic Domdi and Ace Pro. 10 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets start at $15 in advance, $20 the day of show. headlinerslouisville.com.
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This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: 20+Louisville shows & concerts to see in August 2022