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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Louisville, KY
www.louisvilleglassworks.com
Daily self guided tours though the flameworking, stained glass/architectural glass art and glassblowing studios.
Shepherdsville, KY
Bluegrass music for the entire family. Travel south on I-65, take Exit 117, turn right onto Hwy 44W and go 3 miles, on left side of the road. Season opens 2nd weekend in Octo...
Springfield, KY
campbellfarmwoolart.com
Such a unique experience. You may take a farm tour and a weaving class all in one stop. Norma uses the wool from her very own sheep, raised on her farm, for the wool art. she...
Frankfort, KY
www.ellenglasgow.com/bio.html
Capital Gallery has been exhibiting paintings, fine prints, crafts, and small press books in historic downtown Frankfort for 24 years. Representing artists from Kentucky and ...
Georgetown, KY
www.cardomecenter.com
A former monastery and one of Scott County's most historic properties. The main building is an Italianate masterpiece and home to the Museum of the Written Word. The histor...
Paducah, KY
www.thecarsoncenter.org/
Catch an exciting musical or hilarious comedy at Paducah's state-of-the-art performing arts venue, which plays host year-round to Broadway hits, dramas, dance companies, tra...
Catlettsburg, KY
A look at the history of Catlettsburg painted on the floodwalls by Artist Robert Dafford.
Cayce , KY
www.kygreatriverroad.org/caycejunctionjamboree/
Cayce Junction Jamboree offers a Live Music Venue available for 550 people, tables, chairs, and bleacher seating. Located in the transformed Historical circa 1936 Cayce High S...
Springfield, KY
centralkytheatre.com
Live theatre with 3 groups: children, youth and adults preformances. Drama classes and summer camp available.
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