The Filson collects, preserves, and shares the significant history and culture of Kentucky and the Ohio Valley – including YOURS!
Space Available for Rentals
The Filson Historical Society is a unique venue that blends the historic with the modern and provides a stunning background for any event. Several areas of the campus are available to be rented for dinners, retreats, meetings, receptions, or parties. The venues have access to 74 free parking spaces and wifi, as well as small catering areas. All of the Filson’s facilities have accessible parking.
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1310 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40208
Plan Your Visit to the Filson! To register or purchase tickets for our events, please visit our Events Page.
The Research Library is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:30pm; we close at 12:30 pm on the third Friday of each month. Appointments are not required, but feel free to reserve a seat online – learn more here. We also provide remote research services; please email gro.l1679317653aciro1679317653tsihn1679317653oslif1679317653@hcra1679317653eser1679317653.
Jazz at the Filson – The Old Seelbach Jazz Bar Reunion Concert/in Featured Event
Sunday, April 16, 2023 3 – 5 PM
Filson Historical Society (In-Person Event Only)
Jazz at the Filson is a three-part series of jazz presentations directed and curated by internationally recognized vibraphonist and composer Dick Sisto. Sisto, the music director at Old Seelbach Bar from the late 1980s through 2010, studied with Chicago Symphony mallet maestro Jose Bethancourt and later with Vibe Master Gary Burton. The Old Seelbach Bar has been included in the 50 top bars in the world and was used as the set in two major screen movies, The Hustler and The Insider.
The Old Seelbach Jazz Bar Reunion Concert will feature the Tri-Tones, a trio made up of Sisto, Tyrone Wheeler on bass, and Jason Tiemann on drums. The Tri-tones played at the Old Seelbach Bar during happy hour and late-night shows five days a week, along with a weekend guest program. The trio will be joined by Steve Davis, an internationally renowned trombonist, and a frequent guest on the Tri-tones weekend set. His style captivates audiences with beautiful lyricism combined with masterful Bebop. The list of the greats he has worked with is too long to mention but includes Jackie McClean and Chick Corea.