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Kentucky is the original birthplace of bluegrass music and of dozens of stars from many categories of music, especially country music. You can travel 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. A wide variety of music destinations await you along the road: 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 the site of a Kentucky bluegrass festival or one of many other Kentucky music festivals where international acts and local favorites alike share the stage and play all genres of music. 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 below with this guide to music attractions around the state. 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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Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Owensboro, KY
The entire Owensboro Symphony Orchestra family is committed to presenting classical music throughout our region.
Western Wetlands Paducah, KY
Under the direction of Maestro Raffaele Ponti, the orchestra-in-residence at the Carson Center makes classical music come alive through an annual series of dynamic concerts....
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...
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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 hometown for live Bluegrass, country and gospel music. Dance or perform if you wish, Bring a lawn chair on summer nights t...
Northern Kentucky River Region Shepherdsville, KY
Great Country Music every Sat night. Right off I-65 exit 117
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...
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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Kentuckys Appalacians Staffordsville, KY
The US 23 Country Music Highway Museum exhibits memorabilia about the many U.S. 23 Country Music Highway stars including Loretta Lynn, Chris Stapleton, Ricky Skaggs, Billy Ray...
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