By Lexi Burch
As the year 2013 kicks off with a bang, so do the sounds from inside the KFC Yum! Center. Even though it is only March, the Yum! Center has brought in and will bring in music’s top names for their concert lineup.
The KFC Yum! Center, the home basketball court of the Louisville Cardinals, also hosts some of the largest concerts in Kentucky and Indiana. With seating for up to 22,000 people it is a key place for music stars to come and share their music. Junior Courtney Crombie said it is an awesome place to hold concerts.
“It’s so huge, the large space allows artists to do awesome things,” said Crombie.
Less than a week ago the Yum! Center hosted punk rock singer P!nk.
“My favorite part of the concert was when she was flying around the arena doing her acrobatic stuff,” said Crombie.
The concert line ups doesn’t stop at P!nk, artists like Luke Bryan, Kid Rock, Zac Brown Band, and The Who have all paid a visit to the Yum! Center.
“I’ve been to a couple concerts there,” said sophomore Natalie Graham. “The Yum! Center never fails to book awesome artists.”
In less than a month, country star Jason Aldean will take the stage and senior Alex Beyer said he is very excited.
“I am most excited to go see him live,” said Beyer. “It’s so much different to see an artist live.”
In addition to country stars like Jason Aldean, the Yum! Center will welcome one of country music’s biggest star. 21-year-old Taylor Swift will make her appearance May 10. This will be Swift’s third time in Louisville and second time at the Yum! Center.
“I was so excited [to get Swift tickets] because I have been to all of her concerts in Louisville and I know she always puts on an amazing show,” said junior Alex Kennedy.
It seems as if the Yum! Center’s line-up would slow down after Swift but if anything it gets better. Later in the year they will host Bruno Mars, One Direction, Bon Jovi, and Fleetwood Mac. This year’s line up will be every concert-goers dream, full of ultimate concert experiences.
“My favorite thing about concerts is because of how loud it is and how many people are there,” said Kennedy. “It’s like a giant party.”