I made a trip to Owensboro last week just to see the museum and it was well worth it. The facility is nice and the displays are interesting and well arranged. I learned a lot... read more
The International Bluegrass Music Museum is the world's only facility...
The International Bluegrass Music Museum is the world's only facility dedicated to the history and preservation of the international history of bluegrass music.
Plan a trip to Western Kentucky. Bring your instruments! Attend our jam sessions, concerts, and the ROMP Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival. Then walk the hills of Jerusalem Ridge, and visit the homeplace of Bill Monroe, just down the road.
-Bluegrass Hall of Fame - Pioneers of the music and people who have contributed to its greatness.
-Stage-screen presentations of the museum's new digital VOHP documentary series highlighting First Generation musicians.
-The Classic Band - The story of how Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt, Chubby Wise, and Howard Watts changed the world.
-Historically significant bluegrass instruments.
-The Timeline of Bluegrass Music - Following the roots from the Scots-Irish string bands to camp meetings and gospel quartets, through fiddling conventions, the jazz era, and the folk music revival.
-The work of legendary bluegrass photographers such as Les Leverett, Ron Petronko, Stephanie P. Ledgin, Phil Zimmerman, Gene Lowinger, Marta Moret, and Carl Fleishhauer.