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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.

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. 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.

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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Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Edenside has become Louisville’s go-to location for fine quality gifts... featuring beautiful creations by local artists, sculptors & designers.
Bourbon, Horses & History Richmond, KY
Central Kentucky's premier arts and entertainment venue offering a wide variety of shows.


Bourbon, Horses & History Versailles, KY
Variety of scenic paintings, notecards and prints.
Western Wetlands Paducah, KY
f.a.c.e. Makeup Artistry, LLC, an unforgettable upscale makeup boutique, is located in beautiful historic downtown Paducah, Kentucky, just footsteps away from the Ohio River a...
Bourbon, Horses & History Georgetown, KY
Fine Art Editions Gallery and Press is a multi-purpose photographic art studio and digital production facility that specialize in full-gamut giclée printmaking. We have...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Hot glass studio and gallery. Guided tours are $3.
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Demoiselle et Garçon, featuring Silvia Willkens and John Nation We are pleased to announce the opening of Demoiselle et Garçon, featuring Silvia Willkens and ...
Northern Kentucky River Region La Grange, KY
Gallery 104 is a beautiful art gallery in the heart of historic LaGrange, Kentucky. Local artists proudly display some of the most imaginative and stunning artwork seen in Ken...
Bourbon, Horses & History Berea , KY
This studio/gallery showcases emerging artists working in the Art Accelerator pilot program Recent Berea College graduates have been chosen for business train...
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