Owensboro, KY, July 10, 2018 – The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates the grand opening of its new home October 18-20, 2018. The $15 million building at 311 West Second Street, in downtown Owensboro, Kentucky opens its doors with three days of music highlighting the rich past, dynamic present, and exciting future of bluegrass music.


Thursday, October 18th Legends Night:  The first event in the new building takes place in the state-of-the-art Woodward Theatre and centers on the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) special Hall of Fame induction class of Vassar Clements, Mike Seeger, Jake Tullock, Allen Shelton, and Joe Val. This special evening features performances by current Hall of Fame members as well as other artists paying homage to those who shaped bluegrass music. Due to the nature of this event, attendance is by invitation only.

Friday, October 19th Sam Bush Concert:  Kentucky native Sam Bush headlines the first public event in Woodward Theatre, which has already sold out. Much like one of his influences, Bill Monroe, Sam Bush is an innovator and continues to push the boundaries while tipping his hat to those who blazed the trail before him.

Saturday, October 20th Free Day of Music:  Saturday features FREE concerts on the outdoor stage. Called “Downtown ROMP,” it is a full day of music with performances by High Fidelity, Front Country, Town Mountain, and headliner Yonder Mountain String Band. A capacity crowd of 1,500 is expected. This is also the first day the general public may tour the new museum. 

More information, including print-ready graphics and artist renderings of the new building can be found at:  bluegrassmuseum.org/press.

About the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum
Located in Owensboro, Kentucky, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is a nonprofit dedicated to the history and preservation of bluegrass music. Among the many community and educational events produced by the, the Hall of Fame is the annual ROMP Fest, a four-day bluegrass music festival attended by over 25,000 annually.  Learn more about the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum at bluegrassmuseum.org and connect with us on social media @bluegrassmuseum.