• Mini of Louisville Live at the Clifton Center Set to Kick Off!

    The 2014-15 Live at the Clifton Center season features a dizzying array of great music and art. From the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Leo Kottke to a Celebration of Kentucky Mountain Music, a Festival of Iraqi art and culture, and concerts by some of the greatest musicians on the planet, there's something for everyone! Click here for the complete listing of events.

  • I’ve Rambled This Country Both Early & Late: A Celebration of Kentucky Mountain Music

    In the fall of 1937, pioneering folklorist Alan Lomax traveled throughout the mountains of East Kentucky, documenting the region's traditional music. Two months later he returned to the Library of Congress with over 32 hours of recordings. As part of the repatriation of these artifacts, the Clifton Center joins with the Association for Cultural Equity to present to celebrate the music and culture Lomax discovered.
    September 19 - 20, 2014
    at various times (Pay What You Will) MORE INFO
  • Las Cafeteras with special guests, Appalatin

    Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and a community-focused political message. Their Afro-Mexican rhythms, zapateado & inspiring lyrics tell stories of a community who is looking for love & fights for justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. Louisville favorites, Appalatin, will open the show.
    Wednesday, September 24
    at 7:30 ($10) MORE INFO
  • Into the Garden: A Festival of Iraqi Culture, featuring Rahim Al Haj

    “One of the top oud players in the world” - San Francisco Chronicle "Unique combination of traditional and innovative performance techniques. Alhaj's spontaneous inventions are constantly fascinating.” - Los Angeles Times
    October 6-10
    at various (various) MORE INFO
  • The Carolina Chocolate Drops

    In 2012 the Chocolate Drops sold out their Clifton Center concert, so this time we booked them for two! Join us for a concert by the Grammy winning and genre bending old time string band.
    Wednesday and Thursday, October 22 and 23
    at 7:30 ($29) MORE INFO
  • Leo Kottke

    Leo Kottke’s innovative fingerpicking style of guitar-playing has earned him two Grammy Awards, five "best guitarist" prizes, and legions of devoted fans. After more than forty years of performances, he's still considered one of the world's great acoustic fingerstyle guitarists.
    Wednesday, October 29
    at 7:30 ($29 - $34) MORE INFO
  • Miguel Zenón Quartet

    “This young musician and composer is at once reestablishing the artistic, cultural, and social tradition of jazz while creating an entirely new jazz language for the 21st century.” -- MacArthur Foundation,2008.
    Friday, November 7
    at 8:00 ($18) MORE INFO
  • Dick Sisto & Jeremy Allen – “Two For The Road”

    Dick Sisto and the outstanding Bloomington-based bassist, Jeremy Allen, join forces for "Two For The Road."
    Sunday, November 16
    at 7:00 ($10) MORE INFO
  • Dirk Powell & Riley Baugus

    Dirk Powell and Riley Baugus have a knowledge of old time music that runs deep, with lines back to their Kentucky and North Carolina ancestors, and the two musicians have come to represent the best of those who seek to preserve the deepest parts of their traditions while sharing the soul of the music with contemporary audiences everywhere.
    Wednesday, February 25
    at 7:30 ($10) MORE INFO
  • Brooklyn Rider

    Brooklyn Rider's performance is presented in partnership with the Louisville Chamber Music Society. Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), the game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider offers eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that continue to attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike.
    April 16, 2015
    at 7:30 () MORE INFO
  • Fatoumata Diawara

    Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara is one of the hottest artists in world music today. Since the release of her first album she has garnered legions of fans around the world.
    Saturday, April 25, 2015
    at 8:00 ($20-$25) MORE INFO
  • Jayme Stone with Tim O’Brien – The Lomax Project

    Celebrating the work of folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaboratory brings together some of the country’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music.
    Monday, May 4, 2015
    at 7:30 ($20) MORE INFO