Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

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The naming rights for each seat costs $1000 each.  To complete your donation, click the following link:

You are invited to take your seat as a seat donor. Your gift will allow you to become a permanent part of the 450 seat theater in the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum.  Your name – or the name of a group, organization or loved one you choose to honor – will be engraved on a permanent brass plate on a theater seat.

frequently asked questions

Is my seat purchase tax deductible?

The full amount of your contribution is tax deductible.

How long will my donor plate remain on the seat?

Your donor plate will remain throughout the lifetime of the chair.

May I choose the seat?

The plates will be randomly selected. If you purchase more than one, they will be grouped together.

Do I need to pay in full at the time of the order?


What do the plaques look like?  How many letters/words will fit?

Plaques are 1 1/4” tall by 4” wide with a brass finish and will be attached to the backs of the seats. There is space for three (3) lines of text with 20 characters per line. Spaces and punctuation count as characters.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

For more information contact Chris Joslin, Executive Director of the museum. Chris can be reached at: (270)926-7891 or

Live Camera Feed of the Construction Site

The new Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum will be located at the very best address in Owensboro, Kentucky. It is on the corner of the main east-west and north-south arteries, fronting on the Ohio River at the center of an $80 million new waterfront park with glittering fountains and gorgeous public spaces.

It is next door to two new hotels and a new convention center. The Hampton Inn and the Convention Center both opened in January 2014, followed by the Holiday Inn in 2015.  In short, the new Bluegrass Center will be the focal point of the City of Owensboro, Kentucky, and the museum will have ongoing support from the City in the form of free rent for 99 years. We have been greatly encouraged by the outpouring of support from donors. In just a few months, we have raised $5 million dollars from Owensboro residents. 

It is time to take this campaign to the rest of the worldwide bluegrass community so that the only full-scale Bluegrass music museum in the world can move into a 2x larger building, with far more exhibit space, a 450 seat concert hall, an outdoor concert area for 2,000, an expansive gift shop, an international hall, a research library, teaching rooms, and a rooftop restaurant overlooking the Banks of the Ohio…

We need your help. Please consider donating to this capital campaign. We owe it to all the terrific bluegrass musicians, now living or gone on, to preserve their great legacy in the manner and style that is befitting their talent and creativity.

Giving is simple and tax deductible. You may pay with any currency using your credit card by clicking the button below.  Thank you for your support!

Artist Renderings

ground breaking - 6/23/16