Evenings Upstairs

Evenings Upstairs - Barn Dances and Jamborees Across Kentucky
Evenings Upstairs – Barn Dances and Jamborees Across Kentucky
July 11 | 7:00pm

J.D. Wilkes discusses the history of the traditional “barn dance” and other musical get-togethers of Kentucky’s past and present. Complete with a slideshow of his […]

Anne Shelby as Aunt Molly Jackson
Kentucky Humanities Chautauqua presents: Anne Shelby as Aunt Molly Jackson, “Pistol Packin’ Woman”
August 22 | 7:00pm

Feisty, funny, and completely fearless, Aunt Molly Jackson lived for nearly 50 years in the coal camps of Southeastern Kentucky, where her father, brothers, husband, […]

Portrait of Governor Ned Breathitt
Evenings Upstairs – Governor Ned Breathitt: Class Act
September 12 | 7:00pm

Led by Justice Bill Cunningham. In the 20th Century, Kentucky had many great Governors. Perhaps none however possessed the courage and the class of West […]

A ghostly figure stands in the fog
Evenings Upstairs – Haunted People and Haunted Places
October 24 | 7:00pm

With Thomas Freese, Kentucky storyteller. It’s the time of the year for spooky tales! Join us as Kentucky Storyteller Thomas Freese shares true tales from […]

Native American art
Evenings Upstairs – A History of Native Americans in Kentucky
November 21 | 7:00pm

Presented by A. Gwynn Henderson, UK archaeologist and member of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission. In celebration of Kentucky Native American Heritage Month, Henderson […]

The interior of the Columbia Theatre in Paducah
Evenings Upstairs – Pulling Back the Curtain on the Columbia Theatre: Past, Present, and Future
December 5 | 7:00pm

The lights were bright on Broadway when the Columbia Theatre opened its doors in April of 1927. Men in double breasted suits and women in […]

Evenings Upstairs Series 2020 Season Kick-off: A Solo Performance with Veteran Singer, Multi-instrumentalist Terry Mike Jeffrey
January 16 | 7:00pm

Fronting his own band since the early ’70’s, he has performed all over the planet.  A unique entertainer singing musical styles from most genres all […]


About Evenings Upstairs
Since 1994, the flagship Adult Service program series has entertained and educated the public with performances and lectures each month.

Presenters include authors, professors, entertainers, local musical acts, and more.