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The Filson goes back to the 80s this February in 80s themed bash

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It might be hip to be Square, but you’d be a total Dork to miss this rad party!

Join the Filson Historical Society on Friday, February 23 at 6:30 pm for the “Back to the 80s Party,” a 1980s themed blast to the past. You’ll have plenty of time to dance the Thriller or Pogo to your favorite music videos from big hair bands to cutting edge New Wave hits. An upstairs Food Court with period-appropriate entertainment and snacks will be available. Costumes are encouraged, so dust off your leather pants, pop that preppy collar on your Izod shirt, get out the hairspray, and participate in the costume contest, where you could win a free membership with tickets to the Filson music event of your choice in 2024.

This event is sponsored by The Nitty Gritty. Filson members receive a discount on costume rental for this event.

The “Back to the 80s Party” will be held on Friday, February 23 from 6:30-9:00 pm. Tickets for the event must be purchased in advance and are $45 for Filson members, $55 for non-members. Included in the price of admission are appetizers, entertainment, and a drink ticket. A cash bar will be available for additional drink purchases. For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, please visit