Robert Earl Keen
May 1, 2020 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmTicket Prices: $42.00 – $55.00
On May 1st, 2020, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum welcomes Robert Earl Keen to Owensboro, Kentucky for a performance in Woodward Theatre. The Texas troubadour combines folk, country, and bluegrass traditions to create his own legendary sound.
"The road goes on forever..."
It's not always easy to sum up a career -- let alone a life's ambition -- so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen's calling-card anthem just about do it. You can complete the lyric with the next five words -- the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night ("and the party never ends!") -- just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but it's the part about the journey that gets right to the heart of what makes Keen tick. Some people take up a life of playing music with the goal of someday reaching a destination of fame and fortune; but from the get-go, Keen just wanted to write and sing his own songs, and to keep writing and singing them for as long as possible.
"I always thought that I wanted to play music, and I always knew that you had to get some recognition in order to continue to play music," Keen says. "But I never thought of it in terms of getting to be a big star. I thought of it in terms of having a really, really good career and writing some good songs, and getting onstage and having a really good time."
Now three-decades on from the release of his debut album -- with nineteen records to his name, thousands of shows under his belt and still no end in sight to the road ahead -- Keen remains as committed to and inspired by his muse as ever. And as for accruing recognition, well, he's done alright on that front, too; from his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, he's blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that's earned him living-legend (not to mention pioneer) status in the Americana music world.
Doors open at 5 pm, and the concert begins at 7 pm. VIP seating is $55, and reserved seating is $42. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at bluegrasshall.org or in the Hall of Fame box office.
Hotel & Ticket Packages
The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is proud to partner with two neighboring hotels to enhance your visit to Owensboro. Enjoy a concert with us, then spend the night in a new riverfront hotel!
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Waterfront
Adjacent to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, the Hampton Inn & Suites is offering exclusive rates, including free hot breakfast, for visitors and event attendees. Please click below or call 270 685-2005 to book now.
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Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront
Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront, conveniently located within walking distance to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, is proudly offering exclusive room and event ticket packaging for the perfect night out. Enjoy dinner and drinks before the show at the hotel’s full-service restaurant and bar, Burger Theory. To purchase your Room & Ticket package, please contact Ashley Aull, Director of Sales & Marketing at 270-683-1111 or via email: [email protected]