Welcome To Kentucky Music Week

June 22 - 27, 2014

Bardstown, Kentucky

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.

Guy George Steel Drum Class

Special Events

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.

Special Acknowledgement

In order to help continue the tradition of equipping students of the dulcimer and raising up more dulcimer teachers, DulcimerCrossing.com is providing the funding for two scholarships to Kentucky Music Week, 2014. These scholarships cover the cost of classes for a youth or young student and a dulcimer teacher who is actively teaching students. We sincerely appreciate this support from our dulcimer community.


Our school facility this year is Foster Heights Elementery School, in Bardstown. It’s a newly remodeled, mobility accessible school only a short drive from the motels and campgrounds.

Registration and a "Welcome Party" will also be held at this location in both the auditorium and gathering area. A concession stand will be open throughout the day with a variety of sandwiches, snacks, fresh fruit, and drinks.


Nelson County High School

Bardstown, Kentucky

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!


Downtown Bardstown, KY


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.

Food During Kentucky Music Week

Breakfast is usually included with your motel rooms. Hampton Inn, Best Western, and Comfort Inn all offer a full breakfast buffet. Most others have Continental breakfast items.

Lunch will be catered into the school from area restaurants, available for the 5 days for $40.00. Lunches will include Papa John's Pizza, Lee's Fried and Roasted Chicken, Down Home BBQ, etc. Bottled water, iced tea and lemonade are included. If you choose to have a chef's salad option for any day that's fine but you need to let us know before 4:00 PM on the day before. Other options include our Concession Stand with many lunch and snack choices, and area restaurants that are close to the school.

Supper is on your own, however, there are many restaurants throughout Bardstown that are close to motels and Foster Heights Elementary School.