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The Infamous Stringdusters at Woodward Theatre

Performing Friday, November 9th, 2018

Owensboro, KY, July 26, 2018 – Award-winning group, the Infamous Stringdusters, perform at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Woodward Theatre on November 9th, 2018. In a genre known for traditionalism, they have consistently covered new ground, inspired fans, and redefined what a bluegrass band can be. 2018 represented a high watermark for the quintet as they took home a GRAMMY® Award in the category of “Best Bluegrass Album” for their 2017 release Laws of Gravity.

General admission tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 31st at 11 am. All tickets are $38.00 each. Doors open at 7:00 pm, show begins at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available at: bluegrassmuseum.org/tickets.

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

  Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at Woodward Theatre    Skaggs will play two dates – 11/16/18 & 11/17/18   Owensboro, KY, July 26, 2018 – The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is thrilled to announce Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder will perform two dates in Woodward Theatre:  · Friday, November 16th, 2018  · Saturday, November 17th, 2018  Skaggs, a Kentucky native and 15-time Grammy winner, is part of the 2018 induction class of the International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Fame as well as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The IBMA Hall of Fame is exhibited in the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, which opens its new $15M facility in Owensboro, Kentucky with a weekend celebration October 18-20, 2018.  Tickets for both shows go on sale Thursday, July 26th at 11 am. Preferred seating tickets are $55.50 and regular seating tickets are $45.50, for both dates. Doors open at 7:00 pm, shows begin at 8:00 pm.

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at Woodward Theatre

Skaggs will play two dates – 11/16/18 & 11/17/18

Owensboro, KY, July 26, 2018 – The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is thrilled to announce Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder will perform two dates in Woodward Theatre:

· Friday, November 16th, 2018

· Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Skaggs, a Kentucky native and 15-time Grammy winner, is part of the 2018 induction class of the International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Fame as well as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The IBMA Hall of Fame is exhibited in the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, which opens its new $15M facility in Owensboro, Kentucky with a weekend celebration October 18-20, 2018.

Tickets for both shows go on sale Thursday, July 26th at 11 am. Preferred seating tickets are $55.50 and regular seating tickets are $45.50, for both dates. Doors open at 7:00 pm, shows begin at 8:00 pm.

Articles/podcasts

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum Executive Director Chris Joslin takes Don Wilkins on a tour of the new facility in downtown Owensboro, which is slated for a grand opening next month. Stay tuned for Part 2 next week, where we hear more about Joslin himself. 

To listen to the podcast, click here.

 

Check out this informative article, featured in Bluegrass Unlimited, about the road to the new Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Museum.  Written by Derek Halsey.

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Owensboro Named National Music City

What do Macon, Georgia; Branson, Missouri; Cleveland, Ohio; Seattle, Washington; and Owensboro have in common?

They all “gave birth to music movements and helped raise the musicians who played major roles in our lives,” according to Select Traveler, a Lexington-based publication that calls itself “America’s only magazine for bank, alumni and chamber travel planners.”

“Between the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum and Friday After 5, I’m not surprised that Owensboro has been featured as a music city,” Dave Kirk, destination management director for the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, said Tuesday. “Well over 30,000 people came to Owensboro for ROMP, and Friday After 5 attracts thousands over its season.”

Select Traveler was the second magazine to name Owensboro as a national music city.

In 2013, ConventionSouth magazine — described as “a national multimedia resource for planning events that are held within the South” — named Owensboro as one of its 20 “South’s Top Cities For Music & Meetings.”

Select Traveler’s article focuses on Owensboro’s bluegrass heritage and Bill Monroe’s birthplace in Ohio County, ROMP and Friday After 5.

“The timing of this article couldn’t be better as we work towards the opening of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum” in October, Chris Joslin, executive director of the museum, said Tuesday. “We look forward to working with group travel planners to put on an incredible show on Saturdays for their customers.”

Kirk said he’s hoping publicity like that will bring more bus tours to town.

Teresa Thomas, executive director of Friday After 5, said, “We’ve had several groups already come through Friday After 5, and they are amazed that we provide this kind of entertainment at no cost to the consumer. This publication will only add to that number of visitors.”

Cleveland has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Seattle was home of the grunge rock movement. Macon was the home of Little Richard, Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers. And Branson has a number of music theaters that draw tens of thousands of visitors each year.

Article written by Keith Lawrence, 270-691-7301, klawrence@messenger-inquirer.com

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