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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Shelbyville, KY
www.shelbyartistsonmain.org/
Featuring Shelby County's award-winning artists.
Georgetown, KY
www.scottcountyartworks.org
1870′s House Renovated into Fine Arts Gallery. The old jailer’s house, part of the Historic Scott County Jail Complex, has been transformed into a beautiful settin...
Owenton, KY
www.potbaker.com
Seigel Pottery is hand-made high-fired and wood-fired stoneware located in Owenton by Greg Seigel. Special attraction is Greg's whimsical pottery pieces.
Shepherdsville, KY
shepherdsvillecountrymusicshow.com
Great Country Music every Sat night. Right off I-65 exit 117
Brandenburg , KY
www.shoppesatottercreek.com/
Shoppes features the work of artisans from all around Kentucky. We boast a large collection of traditional crafts as well as unique one of a kind creations. Shoppes is a proud...
Horse Cave, KY
Fine art, murals, art supplies, painting parties and lessons.
Frankfort, KY
www.singingbridgegalleria.com/contact.html
Fine Art, Sculpture, and Jewelry Large scale paintings Pastels Photography Fiber Art Sculpture
Lexington, KY
www.uky.edu/scfa
 A part of the College of Fine Arts and essential to the School of Music, the Singletary Center for the Arts presents and hosts artistic, cultural and educational events ...
Winchester, KY
www.skyvuetwindrivein.com
The oldest of Kentucky's Drive-ins which still remain in operation was built back in 1945, with a capacity for nearly 400 cars. It has 2 screens (their second screen was ad...
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