LAVA House Benefit Events Listed Below

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See below for details regarding organizing an event

  • Sat. March 29th - Glassworks - Kill Ville

Some proceeds from this event will be donated to the LAVA fund!



  • Louisville Arts Council at the Henry Clay Building



How to Organize an Event

Many people want to organize benefit events to help. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  1. Decide who you are helping and giving proceeds to. This can be for residential relief or studio relief. You can also decide to give 50% to residential relief and 50% to studio relief. It's up to you, but deciding in advance is important.
  2. Clearly communicate what the funds are going toward on your flyers, emails, posters, media listings, etc.... People like to know how their contribution will help. For example, "proceeds will be used for LAVA House studio relief" or "proceeds will be donated to LAVA House residential relief".
  3. Communicate with us about the details of your event, so we can list it on this site. Contact Aron Conaway (502-758-8338) with questions, and email details to Aron here:


Please visit the "Help Now / List of Needs" page to make informed decisions about what to do with proceeds.


a special thanks to those who have put their time,
energy and talents into making these events so great

  • Fri Feb 1st- Barret Bar (This event will be going to the entire group of LAVA House artists) 6:00pm, silent auction (gift certificates from from Gates Automotive Service, Bristol, Nios, Proof, Seviche, Bearnos, Za's, Outback, Uptown Cafe, Kentucky Derby Festival, Wicks, Ramsis, Luna Therapeutic Massage/Amy Green, My Epiphany, Spinelli's, Kentucky Derby Festival, Uptown Cafe, The Book and Music Exchange

    There are now many art pieces donated by Glassworks for the auction.
    The silent auction goes til 10:00. Glassworks is matching our proceeds from the night.

    We have graciously just received support from Shafly Beer for this benefit.
    There will be a pool tourney with a $10 buy in. Bring and lots of people!
  • Fri Feb 1- Vampire Squid at The Rudyard Kipling W/ Capillary Action
    Cost : ? (Last minute addition, extra money after paying out of town band goes to LAVA) If you attend this show, please come to the Barrett Bar after the show to support Bart and Hannah.
  • Sat. Feb 2- Derby City Rollergirls, Bout after party at the Monkey Wrench- proceeds go to the LAVA House. Many of the girls are Germantown residents, and have great neighborhood pride.

    Party starts at 10:30... Cover is 3 dollars to non-ticket holders, Donations encouraged. Kim Sorise will dj.
  • Fri Feb 8th - Pour Haus

    Fri Feb 8th -

    Brigid Kaelin and Ben Sollee with Mike Mangione
    8 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. doors
    All ages/ $5 cover
    930 Art Center
  • The 930 Art Center is partnering with other groups and individuals across the city in lending a helping hand during these burdensome times for The LAVA House's residents and artists. For the rest of February, The 930 will serve as a donation center for the relief effort.

    Three concerts remain this month as giving opportunities, two of which The 930 and Production Simple will combine efforts. 100% of the proceeds collected will be given in the form of gift cards to the victims, 50% to the residents and 50% to the artists who rented studio space.

    Please come enjoy a great show and help some neighbors in need this February.
    The 930 Art Center is located at:
    930 Mary Street
    Louisville, KY 40204

  • Many THANK YOUS to Evan Billiter, who heard about our situation from Alabama, contacted us to find out what we need, and then threw an event for us. Evan and his friends use a space called the Lowe Mill to as an environment similar to the LAVA House concept . They have an art group in their building too, called the Flying Monkey Arts Collective . Evan pulled together several great bands and asked for tools and supplied from the other artists, and then bought some more with the funds from the show. Then all by himself, he delivered the stuff to the LAVA artists.

    It is truly inspiring to have someone from another city act so selflessly and work so hard to help. Evan ,Lowe Mill, Flying Monkies.... Thank you so much!. Everyone enjoyed claiming stuff to get them going again. Hopefully a creative relationship will come out of this all when the ashes settle.


  • Wed. March 12th - Rudyard Kipling

Contact Laurel to get involved with this event: (502) 442-6178

Contact us if you have any ideas for music acts or donations for auction.


Lisa's Oak St. Lounge, Tailgators and Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center have offered free space for events for benefits.
Please contact us about arranging one of these events.


Thanks to Everyone for stopping by, calling, and emailing in support and concern. We're doing what we can to move forward from here.