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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.


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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.


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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.  ...
Bluegrass Region Newport, KY
Since 1989, Falcon has been an integral part of Greater Cincinnati's thriving theater community. We welcome you to that long and exciting tradition. Falcon has always been...
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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
Don't miss this jewel...Watch artists create beautiful Kentucky hand blown glass right before your eyes, take a tour, then shop for unique and original gifts or browse the art...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Hot glass studio and gallery. Guided tours are $3.
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Franklin, KY
One of the very few drive-in theaters left in Kentucky and the surrounding area.  It shows first run movies as well as some classics.  The drive-in operates from mid...
Bourbon, Horses & History Frankfort, KY
Hours are: 10am - 6pm (call ahead due to schedule)
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
"SALUTE" A new body of work inspired by, that's right you guessed it, our own iconic symbol of liberty, "the old red, white & blue."Going where Betsy Ross never imag...
Bourbon, Horses & History Berea, KY
 Our shop features the work of ceramic artist Teresa Cole, jeweler Bobby Craig Thompson, photo and fiber artist Laura Poulette, and stained glass by Maria Sams.
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