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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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Bourbon, Horses & History Berea, KY
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...
Bourbon, Horses & History Berea, KY
Stop 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.  ...
Bourbon, Horses & History Georgetown, KY
Located in the renovated jailer's house, part of the historic Scott County Jail Complex at 117 North Water Street in historic downtown Georgetown. Here the Scott County Arts C...
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Bluegrass Region Owenton, KY
Seigel Pottery is hand-made high-fired and wood-fired stoneware located in Owenton by Greg Seigel. Special attraction is Greg's whimsical pottery pieces.
Northern Kentucky River Region Shepherdsville, KY
Great Country Music every Sat night. Right off I-65 exit 117
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Franklin, KY
The Simpson County Murals Eight detailed, realistic murals are painted on a 200 foot long highway retaining wall built along US Highway 31W at I-65 Exit 2, adjacent to the Si...
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Horse Cave, KY
Newly expanded. Fine art, murals, art supplies, painting parties and lessons. Custom framing.
Bourbon, Horses & History Lexington, KY
 A part of the College of Fine Arts and essential to the School of Music, the Singletary Center for the Arts presents and hosts artistic, cultural and educational events ...
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Bowling Green, KY
Kentucky's newest performing arts venue in downtown Bowling Green, the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, seats 1,800 people with an expansive stage and best-in-class t...
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