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The Bluegrass Music Capital of the World!

Nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, Owensboro proudly echoes with the soulful sounds of bluegrass music. Join us in a celebration of this timeless genre, where rich traditions, world-class musicians, and a genuine love for the music intersect to make Owensboro the ultimate destination for bluegrass enthusiasts.

Owensboro – The Bluegrass Music Capital of the World

Birthplace of Bluegrass Legends. Explore the hallowed grounds where bluegrass legends were born and raised. Owensboro has been home to influential musicians who shaped the genre, and our city pays homage to this legacy with a deep appreciation for the roots of bluegrass music.

International Bluegrass Music Museum. Immerse yourself in the history and evolution of bluegrass at the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Discover exhibits that showcase the genre’s pioneers, instruments, and the cultural impact of this uniquely American musical form.

Live Performances and Festivals. Experience the magic of live bluegrass performances throughout Owensboro. From intimate venues to grand festivals, our city vibrates with the twang of banjos, the strumming of guitars, and harmonies that transport you to the heart of the bluegrass tradition.

Riverfront Bluegrass Series. Savor the summer evenings with Owensboro’s Riverfront Bluegrass Series, where the riverbank becomes a stage for top-tier bluegrass acts. Bring your lawn chair, soak in the scenic views, and let the music carry you away.

Join us in Owensboro, where the melodies of bluegrass music ring through the streets and the spirit of this cherished genre lives on. Plan your visit to the Bluegrass Music Capital of the World and experience the magic of a city that proudly beats to the rhythm of bluegrass.

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