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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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Western Wetlands Paducah, KY
Paducah Film Society programming includes independent, classic and children's films. Host to the annual 48 Hour Film Project and Rivers' Edge International Film Festival. E...
Western Wetlands Paducah, KY
MAKE, a one-of-a-kind space chock full of creativity where you can learn, create, shop and be inspired. We share our passion for creating by partnering with artists and artisa...
Bluegrass Region Flemingsburg, KY
Mandolin Farm has something for everyone. Farmers' Markets with the comfort of a huge pavilion for shelter. In the fall enjoy the Bluegrass Festival, with the top names in bl...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Daily self guided tours though the flameworking, stained glass/architectural glass art and glassblowing studios.
Western Wetlands Paducah, KY
Nationally recognized, award-winning community theatre has been producing musicals, dramas and comedies for the past 47 years. Box Office and Administration, 132 Market Ho...
Muhlenberg County Public Library
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Greenville, KY
Greenville is privileged to be the home of the Muhlenberg County Public Library’s Thistle Cottage, formerly known as the Duncan Center Museum & Art Gallery. The hist...
Daniel Boone Country Clay City, KY
Live performances every Saturday night October through April. Call for schedule and ticket information. Top Bluegrass performers complemented with the appearances of local g...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
 The Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center is a 360,000 square foot home to over 200 artist studios, specialty stores, galleries, teaching studios, office spaces, rehear...
Rotating exhibits are displayed in the foyer gallery, which highlights a 15-foot iron sculptural screen created to commemorate Mercer County’s agricultural traditions. The design element includes locally donated implements once used to work the land.
Bourbon, Horses & History Harrodsburg, KY
Rotating exhibits are displayed in the foyer gallery, which highlights a 15-foot iron sculptural screen created to commemorate Mercer County’s agricultural traditions. T...
Bourbon, Horses & History Lexington, KY
The LAL MetroLex Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the talent of nascent artists, or new works of established artists.
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