About Kentucky Music Week
Kentucky Music Week offers a full five days of instruction in a wide variety of traditional arts including all levels of fretted dulcimer and hammered dulcimer, classes in ukulele, guitar, banjo, fiddle, autoharp, penny whistle, vocal classes, old-time craft classes, and much, much more! Over 150 class choices are offered this year with something for everyone!
Festivities begin with a huge welcome party and jam session Sunday evening. Week-long evening activities include concerts by instructors, open stage opportunities for participants, bonus afternoon workshops, lots of jams, an opportunity to visit area attractions, old-time cake walk, campground jam, Mardi Gras Party and Finale’ Jam!
A wonderful week is planned full of music classes, jammin’, making new friends and seeing old ones again in beautiful, historic Bardstown, Kentucky.
There is rarely a dull moment at Kentucky Music Week. You'll enjoy the evening concerts, large and small jams, impromptu mini-concerts, Mardi Gras parade, local tours and eateries, and so much more.
Our school facility this year is Nelson County High School, in Bardstown, right next door to last year’s location. It’s a spacious, air-conditioned, mobility accessible school with all classrooms in one building, on one floor, with plenty of parking and only a short drive from the motels and campgrounds.
Evening concerts and other activities will also be held at this location in both the auditorium and gathering area. A concession stand is open throughout the day with a variety of snacks, fresh fruit and drinks. Lunches will be catered into the school each day, but it is only a short drive to many restaurants.
Kentucky Music Week will again be held in historic Bardstown, Kentucky, recently named “Most Beautiful Small Town in America” by Rand McNally and USA Today. You’ll find quaint shops, historic homes, unique restaurants, and lots to see and do!
Our host hotels this year are the Best Western Motel and Hampton Inn in Bardstown, along with several others listed on our Lodging page. Be sure to tell them any special needs you might have. White Acres Campground and My Old Kentucky Home Campground are our camp grounds for this year. You must make your own reservations with the motel or campgrounds directly. Jamming information will also be listed with each motel or you can join the larger jams at Best Western and Hampton Inn.