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Kentucky is the birthplace of bluegrass music and of dozens of music stars from many genres, especially country music. You can ride along U.S. 23 in eastern Kentucky, known as the Country Music Highway, and find the birthplaces of stars like The Judds, Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Skaggs and Billy Ray Cyrus. In Paintsville you’ll find the Country Music Highway Museum, in Renfro Valley the Country Music Hall of Fame, in Owensboro the International Bluegrass Music Museum and in nearby Rosine, the birthplace of the father of blueqrass, Bill Monroe. Don’t be surprised if you also stumble upon a Kentucky bluegrass festival or one of many other Kentucky music festivals. When you leave you’ll want to listen to bluegrass music (and you might be humming a happy tune).

 Get the ultimate Kentucky music experience. Enjoy a Kentucky bluegrass festival or visit the Country Music Highway Museum. Find the best of Kentucky’s music attractions below and start planning your trip today!

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Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Owensboro, KY
The entire Owensboro Symphony Orchestra family is committed to presenting classical music throughout our region.
Western Wetlands Paducah, KY
Orchestra in Residence at the Carson Center features the region's finest classical musicians. New Artistic Director & Conductor Raffaele Ponti brings fresh inspiration t...
Northern Kentucky River Region Caneyville, KY
Outdoor live 500 seat theatre in the scenic rural community of Pine Knob. Five different productions. "Dock Brown-Legend of an Outlaw", "Down In Hoodoo Holler", "At The Hop 50...
RiverPark Center
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...
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Rosine, KY
Enjoy a visit to this historic barn in Bill Monroe's little hometown for live jam sessions of Bluegrass, country and gospel music. Dance or perform if you wish, or bring a law...
Northern Kentucky River Region Shepherdsville, KY
Great Country Music every Sat night. Right off I-65 exit 117
Live country music show will have you tapping your toes & clapping your hands.
Bourbon, Horses & History Harrodsburg, KY
Tagged as 'Burgin's Little Secret', The Barn features The Kentucky Strangers and special guest performers that provide some of the best live country music around. HOURS: Frida...
The Stephen Foster Story
Northern Kentucky River Region Bardstown, KY
There's Only One...The Stephen Foster Story Experience an evening of breathtaking music and beautiful costumes under the stars at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardsto...
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U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum
Kentuckys Appalacians Staffordsville, KY
The Museum exhibits memorabilia about the many U.S. 23 Country Music Highway stars. Enjoy live bluegrass music at "Front Porch Pickin" every Thursday at 7pm. Admission pr...
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