Music and Art
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!
Go to Letter:
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...
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.
"Zephyr Gallery is a multidisciplinary exhibition space located in the East Market Street business district of downtown Louisville, Kentucky. As an artist-run initiative it se...
Bowling Green, KY
The Capitol Arts Center has been an important part of the cultural
fabric of Bowling Green for over 100 years. Begun as a vaudeville house
in the late 1890’s, then was...
Voted the #1 United States Hotel & #6 Hotel in the World in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2009 & 2010, 21c Museum Hotel is more than ...
21c Lexington is woven into the fabric of downtown, welcoming both visitors and members of the community to experience it's rotating exhibitions, participate in its programs a...
Actors Theatre of Louisville has become the cornerstone of the revitalization of Main Street in Louisville. As the centerpiece of the city’s urban cultural district, Act...
The Ann Tower Gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art and folk art of the highest quality by regional, national and international artists. The ...
The Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery is 2,145 square feet and is located in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Building. The goal of this gallery is to support the curricu...
Go to Letter: