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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.  ...
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Daniel Boone Country Renfro Valley, KY
10 live shows every week, featuring traditional Country, Bluegrass, Gospel & Comedy. 
Mt.Vernon, KY
Renfro Valley Entertainment Center "Kentucky's Country Music Capital"! A destination located in central Kentucky where a tradition started back in 1939. Great classic coun...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Revelry is pleased to present: THE FAVORITES by Twiggy Originals! Every Kentucky Derby has favorites and long shots. Twiggy's newest show 'The Favorites' focuses on some of L...
Bourbon, Horses & History Richmond, KY
Concerts, youth programs, adult workshops, art exhibits.
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Owensboro, KY
RiverPark Center, beautifully situated overlooking the Ohio River, is a bustling regional performing arts and civic center hosting nearly 200,000 visitors every year, includin...
Bourbon, Horses & History 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
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Rosine, KY
Enjoy a visit to this historic barn in Bill Monroe's hometown for live Bluegrass, country and gospel music. Dance or perform if you wish, Bring a lawn chair on summer nights t...
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