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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. 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 events such as bluegrass festivals; shop for Kentucky folk art in galleries and artisan districts, and so much more.

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Region Louisville, KY
Art is a priority at Gallery House and so is the art of providing guests delightful accommodations and delicious breakfasts. These modern Victorian guest rooms offer private b...
Atrium Gallery
Region Louisville, KY
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 ...
Handcrafted artwork in the Appalachian Artisan Center
Region Hindman, KY
The Appalachian Artisan Center Shop and website are home to an extensive selection of handcrafted items. From pottery to jewelry- furniture to quilts- the rich heritage of the...
Region Cumberland, KY
Dedicated to preserving the region's culture and heritage. Extensive collection of Appalachian artifacts including thousands of oral histories, photographs, art collections, p...
Located about an 1/8th of a mile from Renfro Valley Entertainment Center.
Region Renfro Valley, KY
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum honors Kentucky performers, songwriters, publishers, promoters, managers, broadcasters, comedians and other music professionals who ha...
Region Clay City, KY
Live performances every Saturday night October through April. Call for schedule and ticket information. Top Bluegrass performers complemented with the appearances of local g...
Renfro Valley 50
Region Renfro Valley, KY
10 live shows every week, featuring traditional Country, Bluegrass, Gospel & Comedy. 
Region Eolia, KY
Classic realism and contemporary mountain art. Original artwork by Sharman and Jeff Chapman-Crane. Mountain Arts Festival 3rd Saturday of June. Hours by appointment.
Loretta Lynn
Region Van Lear, KY
There's Only One...Birthplace of Loretta Lynn. Loretta Lynn's birthplace is nestled between two fog-shrouded mountains up a "holler" just two miles southeast of the coal mi...
Region Catlettsburg, KY
A look at the history of Catlettsburg painted on the floodwalls by Artist Robert Dafford.
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