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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Louisville, KY
www.louisvilleglassworks.com
Daily self guided tours though the flameworking, stained glass/architectural glass art and glassblowing studios.
Louisville, KY
www.bdeemer.com
B. Deemer Gallery is located in Louisville's historic Crescent Hill neighborhood and was established in 1990. More than 50 living artists are represented by the Gallery, of...
Louisville, KY
looklouisvilleart.com/
Art Gallery
Augusta, KY
Barbara is an exceptionally talented artist.  Originally from England, Barbara enjoys painting local landscapes and portraits. Visit her gallery by appointment.
Madisonville, KY
Original Paintings/works of art for sale.
Bardstown, KY
www.bardstownartgallery.com
Paintings, drawings and prints by Jim Cantrell. Open Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 214 W. Stephen Foster Ave., 502-348-6488 www.bardstownartgallery.com and www.thomasm...
Bardstown, KY
www.bardstownopry.com
Traditional Country music show every Friday night, 7:30 pm, featuring other specialty shows throughout the year. www.bardstownopry.com.
Newport, KY
www.bbriverboats.com
Looking to add a little adventure to your dining? Then, come aboard BB Riverboats ' now in Newport and better than ever! Cruising daily on the Ohio River, BB Riverboats recall...
Bowling Green, KY
www.beechbend.com
Beech Bend Park was named the 5th Friendliest Park in the World for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 by Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards!  Beech Bend was als...
Covington, KY
www.bcmuseum.org
More than just the pride of Northern Kentucky the Behringer-Crawford Museum preserves the regional history of Northern Kentucky as part of the Ohio River Valley and serves as ...
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