Joe’s Palm Room: where everyone gathered to end their evening in Louisville, Kentucky. This central hub was THE place to be for entrepreneurs, actors, musicians, politicians and anyone who wanted to be part of this dynamic community. On any given evening, one could run into Artis Gilmore, Redd Foxx, Joe Louis, Dizzy Gillespie, Richard Pryor, Muhammad Ali and other colorful characters, which also including the locals. Louisvillians would drive straight down Main Street to “the matinee” (the Palm Room happy hour) and convene. This is the energy feeding the current Joe’s Palm Room revival!
You didn’t show up to Joe’s by accident. And everybody who came there was a VIP. —PETE ROSEN
Mr. Hammond had the best jukebox of Jazz and Blues in the entire state—DORACE PETERS
They really had nice sound, just smooth jazz! Laid back! You sat and listen to the jazz, sipped on your wine, and had good conversation. And it was the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights.—KAREN WOOLFOLK