Whatever your interest or passion, we invite you to use this guide to help you plan your stay in Kentucky.
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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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Harrodsburg, KY
www.raggededgetheatre.org
The destination spot for theatrical education and entertainment.
Renfro Valley, KY
www.renfrovalley.com
10 live shows every week, featuring traditional Country, Bluegrass, Gospel & Comedy. 
Richmond, KY
www.artsinrichmond.org
Concerts, youth programs, adult workshops, art exhibits.
Cynthiana, KY
 Rohs Opera House built in 1865. Live theatrical productions, concerts, comedy shows, and movies  throughout the year. Ghost walks in Sept. and Oct. on Sat. nights
Rosine, KY
Enjoy a visit to this historic barn in Bill Monroe's little hometown for live jam sessions of Bluegrass, country and gospel music. Dance or perform if you wish, or bring a law...
Henderson, KY
www.hcpl.org
The Rotunda Gallery, located in the historic Henderson Public Library, offers rotating art exhibits throughout the year.
Morehead, KY
Features, juried art exhibits by regional artists and artists studios with artists at work open for  public viewing  at no charge
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