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Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM

  • John Feinstein on Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 PM, Bomhard Theater
  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Thursday, September 20th @ 7:00 PM
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: Tickets are $25.00* Interview | $120.00* Dinner and Interview
    *sales tax not included
  • Running Time: 1 hour with Q&A following
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System
    502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)?
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Hearing

The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum series is produced by Mary Moss Greenebaum, and is sponsored by Brown-Forman, and The Humana Foundation.

Each live Kentucky Author Forum is taped by KET; the Forum interviews air as "Great Conversations" on PBS member stations nationwide.


SCENE at the Center, our small plates eatery, offers bar and food service two hours prior to most performances in Whitney Hall and the Bomhard Theater. Kitchen service ends as the curtain rises, but beverage service will continue throughout the performances and extend through midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.

Show Details

The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum presents
John Feinstein

Author of The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup
in conversation with Mike Tirico, NBC Sportscaster and Commentator

John Feinstein is the author of 35 books, including two #1 New York Times Bestsellers: A Season on the Brink and A Good Walk Spoiled. He is also the author of 10 kids’ mysteries. His first young adult mystery, Last Shot, won the Edgar Allen Poe Award.  His most recent non-fiction book, Where Nobody Knows Your Name, was his 23rd New York Times bestseller. His 36th book, The Legends Club, chronicles the rivalries and relationships among Mike Krzyzewski, Dean Smith and Jim Valvano.  Mr. Feinstein also works for The Washington Post, The Golf Channel, Sirius XM Radio and Comcast Sportsnet.  He has been inducted into The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame; The National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame; The U.S. Basketball Writer’s Hall of Fame and the Greater D.C. Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Mike Tirico made his NBC Sports Group debut in July 2016 as host of NBC Sports’ live coverage of The Open from Royal Troon in Scotland. Shortly thereafter, he made his Olympics debut as host for NBC’s daytime coverage of Rio 2016. Also last fall, Tirico served as host of The Ryder Cup and NBC’s primetime coverage of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Tirico joined NBC after 25 years at ESPN/ABC (1991-2016), where he established himself as a preeminent broadcaster on properties and events including Monday Night Football, The Open, The Masters, NBA, college football, college basketball, FIFA World Cup, and tennis’ U.S. Open and Wimbledon. He was named the 2010 Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), an award voted on by his industry peers.

6:00 PM – Carmichael's Book Sale in the North Lobby- Wine & Cheese provided by Brown-Forman
7:00 PM – Interview in the Bomhard Theater
8:00 PM – Audience Q & A
A $25 ticket includes the above three events
8:30 PM – Dinner in honor of the Author will take place at Humana’s 25th Floor
A $120* package ticket includes the above three events plus dinner with author & interviewer

*$50 tax deductible, with proceeds to nonprofit Kentucky Author Forum-contact Author Forum for info at 589-2884 or

Kentucky Center Members, order through the Hotlines to receive your FULL BENEFITS, including waived fees. MembersFirst ($100-499 donors), call (502) 566-5144. CenterCircle Members ($500+), call (502) 566-5195. Hotlines are open M-F, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Members can purchase tickets for this show starting Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM by calling the Membership Hotline.