“Louisville is a big town but with a small-town vibe, which I love,” said Pride of Kentucky Chorus member Mary Ann Gomes. “It’s got something for everyone...eclectic and diverse from traditional to non-traditional."
Members of Louisville’s Pride of Kentucky Chorus, look forward to welcoming Sweet Adelines to their beautiful city. Here's their list of recommendations for you to experience during international convention week.
Places to visit...
Big Four Bridge
"I would love for our Sweet Adeline visitors to walk the Big Four Bridge across the Ohio River at night. So beautiful, and offers a great night skyline of our city.” – Susan Taylor
4th Street Live!
This is a covered entertainment area right next to the convention center with a food court, restaurants, clubs, and lots of live music and dancing! So rain or shine, you can eat, sing and dance with your Sweet Adeline friends! To find out about live music and other arts events, check out the LEO Weekly.
For all the art lovers and history buffs out there, this one's for you. Louisville’s Museum Row includes the Frazier Kentucky History Museum, The Speed Art Museum’s extensive collection spanning 6,000 years of art, and the free-admission Kentucky Arts and Crafts Museum’s robust calendar of exhibitions and events.
Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum
Wear a fancy hat, enjoy a mint julep, and be amazed by the history of horse racing during a tour of this classic Louisville destination.
Louisville Slugger Museum
“See how we contribute to the best of baseball and take your picture with the largest bat/glove in the world!”
Bourbon Trail of Distilleries
There are many distilleries to visit during your stay. The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is one of several distilleries near the Convention Center. This was the first distillery on “Whiskey Row,” where Louisville’s bourbon industry began in the mid-1800s.
Muhammad Ali Cultural Center
Be inspired by the interactive exhibits on the life of this world-changing Olympic boxing champion and humanitarian.
Places to Dine...
“Louisville is a total foodie town.” Visit the iconic Brown Hotel for a Kentucky “Hot Brown,” Louisville’s most famous dish. The Hot Brown is an open-faced, broiled sandwich covered in a rich cheese sauce. Yum!
Food options within close proximity to the Sweet Adelines' hotel block and convention center:
- Doc Crows (barbecue)
- Patrick O’shea’s Irish and bar food
- Impellizeri’s pizza and Italian
- Bearno’s pizza
- Side Bar sandwiches/burgers
- The Bristol (“very reasonably priced, and the Green Chili Wontons are the bomb!”)
- Mussel and Burger bar (“exactly what the name implies”)
- Proof on Main (“very upscale and unique cuisine”)