LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 23, 2021) – Mayor Greg Fischer and City Councilor Kevin Triplett today joined concert promoters, local business owners and members of the performing arts community to announce a return – at full capacity – for shows live at the historic Iroquois Amphitheater this summer.
“Today’s long-awaited announcement is proof that our city is reopening and vaccines are working,” said the mayor. “Seeing the amphitheater reopen at full capacity, with this large list of shows and events, is exciting for the residents of South Louisville and the entire community.”
The 2021 season kicks off on Friday July 2 with “Return to Greatness,” the site’s very first foray into live sports. The boxing card will feature Carlos Dixon of Louisville as he defends his WBC Junior Featherweight Championship.
The following evening, Saturday July 3, the live concert season begins with a performance by JJ Gray and Mofro with Southern Avenue. A total of 15 live musical events are scheduled for the Iroquois Amphitheater season with folk singer Amos Lee which will close the slate on Sunday, September 26.
Two shows – REO Speedwagon on Sunday July 25 and Ani DiFranco and the Indigo Girls on Saturday September 11 – are already sold out. The Amphitheater season also includes a return to live theater when ACT Louisville’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” takes the stage from July 30 to August 2.
For a full list of shows and for tickets, visit iroquoisamphitheater.com. The Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office – 1080 Amphitheater Road and adjacent to the newly renovated Colonial Gardens of New Cut Road in South Louisville – will be open for drop-in ticket service on Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. h on Fridays.
After the Amphitheater season, the 9e annual Jack O’Lantern Spectacular, the main fundraiser for the Louisville Parks Foundation, begins. The show will return to the walking trail this year and will run from September 30 to October 31. The 3rd The Winter Woods Spectacular, also sponsored by the Parks Foundation, will take place in November and December at Iroquois Park.