Hailing from the Bluegrass State of Kentucky, Bill Monroe is highly regarded as the father of American Bluegrass, as he and his band, Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, helped spread the musical genre across the South back in the 1930s. Nearly a century later, Bluegrass music is reviving in Kentucky’s largest city, with live performances gracing some of the city’s hottest bourbon bars and music venues. Performances often incorporate contemporary music and sound into the classic Bluegrass music genre, creating a microgenre we’ve coined as LouGrass. You can find a handful of local shows around town now, but it's officially starting in April of 2024. Visitors and locals alike can experience live Bluegrass music for free every weekend through the end of October.
If you're looking for more Bluegrass fun, explore the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum and consider taking the short 2-hour drive to Owensboro.