Whatever your interest or passion, we invite you to use this guide to help you plan your stay in Kentucky.
Explore the many multicultural tourism opportunities in Kentucky, learning about the state’s diverse cultural, heritage and travel attractions in this guide.
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Music and Art in Kentucky

Enjoy the best of Appalachian 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 Appalachia region. Tour the National Quilt Museum of the United States, or the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Experience the heritage and influence of Kentucky music at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

These are just a few of the ways you can discover the inspiration of Kentucky’s unique variety of Appalachian folk art and music. Come inside to find live music and entertainment at events such as bluegrass festivals; shop for Kentucky folk art in galleries and artisan districts, and so much more.

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Louisville, KY
www.louisvilleglassworks.com
Daily self guided tours though the flameworking, stained glass/architectural glass art and glassblowing studios.
Paducah, KY
westkentucky.kctcs.edu/en/Academics/Academic_Divisions/psa.aspx
Stop in for a guided tour of student and faculty art exhibits or to peruse books in the art library. Exhibits and lectures by nationally renowned artists held throughout the...
Paducah, KY
paducahsymphony.org/
Orchestra in Residence at the Carson Center features the region's finest classical musicians. New Artistic Director & Conductor Raffaele Ponti brings fresh inspiration t...
Louisa, KY
www.paintedcowgallery.com
 The Painted Cow Gallery is owned and operated by Maureen Dosier, also a working artist and president of the Lawrence County Arts Council. The Painted Cow Gallery is...
Paducah, KY
www.thepapagallery.com/
PAPA Gallery (Paducah Area Painters Alliance) features a wide range of large and miniature original paintings by more than 100 local artists. Mon.-Sat., March-October, 10 AM-...
Bowling Green, KY
www.ptkbg.org
Home to local troupe Public Theatre of Kentucky and also the site of Fountain Square Players' performances, the Phoenix Theatre seats 147 people and is available by the hour, ...
Caneyville, KY
www.pineknob.com
Outdoor live 500 seat theatre in the scenic rural community of Pine Knob. Five different productions. "Dock Brown-Legend of an Outlaw", "Down In Hoodoo Holler", "At The Hop 50...
Danville, KY
As twilight steals across the Bluegrass, discover the rustic charms of the Pioneer Playhouse-Kentucky's oldest outdoor dinner theatre, a veritable ''time capsule'' of summer s...
Danville, KY
www.pioneerplayhouse.com
Located in the heart of central Kentucky's Historic Triangle, Danville's Pioneer Playhouse is Kentucky's original outdoor dinner theater. The season features five plays, each ...
Murray, KY
www.playhouseinthepark.net/
Located in Central Park in a 1907 train depot, Playhouse in the Park produces quality theatrical performances. Each year, the community theatre shows a variety of plays rangin...
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