The Kentucky Center for the Arts announced today, via a news release, that it is opening a “bar and small plates eatery” that will be open prior to, during and after performances.

Called “Scene” the release provided few details, as you can see below. In the past, the space has been used by a number of different operations, including Jarfi’s and the Bristol, and it was once known as “Kentucky Cove.”

The Center currently operates “The Kentucky Center Bar,” which open 90 minutes prior to shows, according to the Center’s web site.

Here’s the release:

SCENE will provide Kentucky Center patrons an opportunity to enjoy an extended arts experience under one roof, in one place.

In addition to a full bar, SCENE will offer a menu of small plate choices and provide casual, counter-style service.

SCENE will be open to patrons and the public two hours prior to performances in Whitney Hall and the Bomhard Theater (matinees included). Kitchen service will end once the performance begins. 

Bar service will continue through intermission and until midnight for shows on Friday and Saturday nights. 

We look forward to sharing more exciting information about SCENE with you in the weeks ahead – including menu highlights, staff introductions, and our official OPENING date!