How safe? Here are some details.

Dear Friends.

We are excited to welcome you back to live, in-person concerts! The health and safety of our community is an important consideration as we gather for performances. To operate with utmost concern and awareness of the current recommendations of health officials, the LO strives to react appropriately as the pandemic continues.

We have implemented these protocols for admission to LO concerts at all indoor venues:

  1. Masking is mandatory at all times unless actively eating or drinking for all persons over age 2 years. This applies to outdoor venues also.
  2. Proof of negative PCR test or full vaccination status must be presented and verifiable for all persons over age 5 years.
  3. Testing will be provided at all venues by Bluewater Labs. 100% covered by your insurance or by the CARES Act (through Dec 31, 2021). 15-minute nasal swab testing is used.


The Kentucky Center has enhanced its HVAC filtration systems with Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) 13 filters that meet standards set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The air in the facility exchanges 100% no fewer than 4x per hour. In addition, the KPA is actively working to receive a GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a Division of ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. Once obtained, this cleaning standards certification will place all KPA venues on the international registry of GBAC accredited venues.

– High traffic areas will be cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected several times during your visit with agents that kill the COVID-19 virus.
– Theaters, concert halls, and reception spaces will be cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected before each use.
– Restrooms will be cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected often throughout your visit.


In addition to health screening, a security screening will be in place at all Kentucky Performing Arts venues (Kentucky Center, The Brown Theatre, Old Forester’s Paristown Hall). The security screening will include bag checks, and magnetic wand or magnetometer tests. Prohibited items are all guns, knives in most categories, mace or pepper spray, and other items detailed on the LO website. Other LO performance locations may institute security screenings. Please check with the LO Patron Services team if you have questions.

The Kentucky Performing Arts has issued a restriction on backpacks and oversize bags, including drawstrings.

Details for Kentucky Performing Arts venues are available here:

A full outline of LO protocol is available at

Upon reviewing these policies, if you would like to discuss your ticket options, please contact the LO during business hours at 502.587.8681.

Everyone at the LO is busy preparing for an amazing series of concerts as together we rise to the challenges of our times. We look forward to seeing you at a performance very soon.