Music and Art
Enjoy the best of Appalachian mountain folk art and music
The birthplace of bluegrass music, home to dozens of music stars from various genres, known around the world for its Appalachian folk art and crafts, Kentucky has a reputation as fertile ground for artistic creativity. The Bluegrass State’s contribution to American music and art is incalculable.
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Take a ride down the Country Music Highway and discover the birthplaces of music stars like The Judds, Dwight Yoakam, Billy Ray Cyrus, Loretta Lynn and Ricky Skaggs. Listen for contemporary sounds taking the airwaves by storm by top Kentucky artists Jordan Smith, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, and Cage the Elephant.
Discover the unique Kentucky folk art and crafts of the Appalachian Mountains. Tour the National Quilt Museum of the United States, or the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville. Experience the heritage and influence of Kentucky music with a visit to the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum or a fun music festival.
Whatever your passion or interest, our guide will inspire you to plan your Stay In Kentucky
These are just a few of the activities and events that will help you discover the inspiration of Kentucky’s unique variety of Appalachian folk art and music. Join us for live music and entertainment at performing arts venues and events such as bluegrass festivals; shop for Kentucky folk art in galleries and artisan districts, learn about art at the Kentucky Center for the Arts and so much more. Find more information in the listings below and start planning a music and arts getaway to Kentucky!
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The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea features a wide range of Kentucky’s outstanding artisan works in its galleries, exhibition and shopping areas. Whether on display in...
at the headquarters for the state-wide organization that promotes and
markets juried members’ work. Check out their Fall Fair held
annually in Berea, KY.
Now celebrating its 41st season, the Humana Festival is a world-renowned event that has introduced 450 plays into the American and international theatre’s repertoir...
Actors Theatre of Louisville has become the cornerstone of the revitalization of Main Street in Louisville. As the centerpiece of the city’s urban cultural district, Act...
The Ann Tower Gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art and folk art of the highest quality by regional, national and international artists. The ...
The Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery is 2,145 square feet and is located in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Building. The goal of this gallery is to support the curricu...
Specialty art pet portraits, matting, framing, prints, t-shirts and more.
The Appalachian Artisan Center Shop and website are home to an extensive selection of handcrafted items. From pottery to jewelry- furniture to quilts- the rich heritage of the...
Appalshop is a media, arts, and education center located in Whitesburg, Kentucky, in the heart of the southernAppalachian region of the United States....
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