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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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U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum
Region Paintsville, KY
The Museum exhibits memorabilia about the many U.S. 23 Country Music Highway stars. Enjoy live bluegrass music at "Front Porch Pickin" every Thursday at 7pm. 1) Admission pric...
Region Louisville, KY
The Department of Fine Arts, endowed as the Hite Art Institute, is committed to furthering the mission of the University of Louisville to become a preeminent urban research un...
Region Louisville, KY
The Hite Art Institute's Schneider Galleries are comprised of the Morris B. Belknap, Jr. Gallery, Dario A. Covi Gallery, and Gallery X. The department sponsors significant exh...
Region Eolia, KY
Classic realism and contemporary mountain art. Original artwork by Sharman and Jeff Chapman-Crane. Mountain Arts Festival 3rd Saturday of June. Hours by appointment.
Region Oak Grove, KY
Valor Hall Conference & Event Center is owned and operated by the Oak Grove Tourism Commission whose office is located inside the facility.  Ideal for every event from luncheo...
Region Oak Grove, KY
The Viceroy Performing Arts Center was completed in 2008.  The outdoor amphitheater is 1,946 square feet and is equipped with full light and sound capabilities, two dressing r...
Wakefield Scearce Galleries
Region Shelbyville, KY
Importers of Fine English Furniture, Silver, Paintings and Decorative Accessories since 1947. Twenty-five (25) plus room setting displays and warehouse. Setting is in Historic...
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