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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.  ...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Walden Theatre is one of the top Conservatory programs for youth theatre arts in the United States. And it’s right here in Louisville. Through nationally recognized C...
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Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Bowling Green, KY
Showcasing some of the best Americana acts touring the region! Be sure to check out their schedule online if you're planning on or considering being in the area. The Warehous...
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Bowling Green, KY
The Warren County Quilt Trail displays quilt artwork at several locations across the county. Property owners paint quilts onto their barns and construct quilts of painted meta...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Ideal place to find something for the person who has everything.
Bourbon, Horses & History Berea, KY
As a weaving student at Berea College, Neil received a degree in Spanish and won the Sara Fuller Prize Loom, a high honor. The college promptly employed him as a weaver wit...
Bourbon, Horses & History Danville, KY
The West T. Hill Community Theatre was established in September 1980. Originally named for its location, the group was later renamed in honor of its founder, Dr. West T. Hill,...
Bourbon, Horses & History Waynesburg, KY
Family oriented establishment with live country music performances and a dance floor. There is a snack bar available. Located south of Stanford near Waynesburg.  
Bourbon, Horses & History Versailles, KY
“Watching Wonderful Woodford”We went to this local gem of theatre on Saturday night of the last weekend for “Ain’t Misbehavin’. It was the first ...
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