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Music

Kentucky bluegrassKentucky 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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Newport, KY
www.hofbrauhausnewport.com
Hofbrauhaus Newport is the first authentic Hofbrauhaus outside of Munich Germany. It features a truly authentic Bavarian dining and entertainment experience based on the over ...
Owensboro, KY
www.bluegrassmuseum.org
There's Only One...International Bluegrass Music Museum. State of the art, interactive museum dedicated to preserving and encouraging the growth of bluegrass music. See the c...
Renfro Valley, KY
www.kentuckymusicmuseum.com
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum honors Kentucky performers, songwriters, publishers, promoters, managers, broadcasters, comedians and other music professionals who ha...
Louisville, KY
www.kyopera.org
The State Opera of Kentucky.
Prestonsburg, KY
www.macarts.com
If you're looking for an exciting evening of family-style entertainment, then you needn't look any further than Prestonsburg, KY. Kentucky Opry, who performs regularly in the ...
Draffenville, KY
www.kentuckyopry.com
Branson Missouri style family entertainment. Country Music Variety Show.
Louisa, KY
www.kentuckypaveillon.com
One of the jewels in the Country Music Highway crown, the Kentucky Paveillon at Falls Creek is an attraction that shouldn't be missed. This grand, five-story tall welcome cen...
West Point, KY
www.countrycookinband.com
Country jamboree every Saturday, show 7:30pm, show from 7:30 - 10:30 P.M. Great county music! Great family entertainment!
Cadiz, KY
Family music venue open on Friday and Saturday nights. Gospel Show Friday 7-9 pm and Country/Bluegrass Saturday 7-9 pm. Suggested donation" $5
Lexington, KY
www.lexingtonoperahouse.com
Originally built in1886 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Lexington Opera House is known as one of the premiere performing arts centers in the region...
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