Kentucky Tourism
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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. Listen for contemporary sounds taking the airwaves by storm by top Kentucky artists Jordan Smith, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson and Cage the Elephant. 

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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Mt. Vernon, KY
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum honors Kentucky performers, songwriters, publishers, promoters, managers, broadcasters, comedians and other music professionals who ha...
Western Wetlands Draffenville, KY
Branson Missouri style family entertainment. Country Music Variety Show.


Western Wetlands 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
Bourbon, Horses & History Lexington, KY
A non-profit organization promoting chorale music.
Bourbon, Horses & History Lexington, KY
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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Bourbon, Horses & History Lexington, KY
The Lexington Singers is one of the oldest continuously performing independent community choral groups in America. Based in Lexington, Kentucky, the Singers currently comprise...
Northern Kentucky River Region Hodgenville, KY
Kentucky's No. 1 country music showplace. A family show since 1954. "Live on stage every Saturday night. Country restaurant on premises.
Kentuckys Appalacians Van Lear, KY
There's Only One...Birthplace of Loretta Lynn. The birthplace of Loretta Lynn is nestled between two fog-shrouded mountains up a "holler" just two miles southeast of the co...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Louisville’s professional ballet company and the State Ballet of Kentucky presents world class performances September through April – including the annual holiday ...
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