Welcome to 2018 Kentucky Music Week
June 24 - 29, 2018
Update 12/4/2017: Dates for 2018 Kentucky Music Week are June 24 - 29, 2018. Registrations will not be accepted at this time. Updates to artists, classes, and prices will be posted in early spring of 2018. Thank you for visiting 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.
Bardstown City Schools will be our class location for this summer! We will have access to all the classroom space we need
for instructors, a large gym for vending and dance areas, two large parking lots with plenty of space to accommodate our
needs, and much more! More class room space and two elevators have been added for this year. Bardstown City Schools are located
in the heart of Bardstown and it is a close walk to area shops,
restaurants and attractions, and about a five minute drive to motels, hotels and campgrounds.
308 North Fifth Street
Bardstown, KY 40004
Breakfast is usually included with your motel rooms. Hampton Inn and General Nelson Inn offer a full breakfast buffet. Most others have Continental breakfast items.
Lunch offers several options: lunches will be catered in each day for those that want to purchase the lunch plan; you can purchase items from the concession stand; area restaurants are a short drive away or bring your own to the school.
Luncheon Salads are available at the concession stand with day-before preorder.
Supper is on your own, however, there are many restaurants throughout Bardstown that are close to motels and Bardstown City Schools. A list of suggested restaurants will be provided in your Welcome Packet. Some restaurants give discounts to Kentucky Music Week participants!