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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Lexington, KY
www.beetnik.com
Natasha's is known city-wide as Lexington's finest Listening Room venue.  Also noted as one of Lexington's few all-ages live music venues, artists range from folk to rock...
Paducah, KY
www.quiltmuseum.org
The National Quilt Museum is the world’s largest and most prestigious museum devoted to quilts and fiber art. A destination for art enthusiasts, annually the Museum welc...
Newport, KY
www.newportonthelevee.com
Located in the city of Newport, just across the river from downtown Cincinnati, the NEWPORT ON THE LEVEE retail, restaurant and entertainment complex features a year-rou...
Danville, KY
Norton Center for the Arts is the arts facility of Centre College. Widely recognized as one of Kentucky's most important cultural resources, it offers exceptional programming ...
Oak Grove, KY
www.visitoakgroveky.com/site/tourism.html
The War Memorial Walking Trail is the perfect place to bring the kids for a picnic.  Not only does the walking trail weave in and around the War Memorial Disc Golf course (bri...
Maysville, KY
orvag.org
Local Art Guild Gallery open to the public  Monday - Saturday 11 am - 4 pm Free admission! Exhibits rotate monthly.  Local 7 regional artists shown. Find us on F...
Owensboro, KY
www.jdgsonline.com
A Pre professional, Non Profit Dance Company & Orginization in Owensboro, Ky since 1982 producing the Nutcracker and In Concert every season.
Owensboro, KY
www.omfa.museum
The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art presents traveling exhibitions from major museums, galleries and private collections and rotating exhibitions from the permanent collectio...
Owensboro, KY
www.owensborosymphony.org
The entire Owensboro Symphony Orchestra family is committed to presenting classical music throughout our region.
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