‘Daviess County Day’ allows free entry to visit Bluegrass Museum, includes live music

August 19, 2022 | 12:07 am

Updated August 19, 2022 | 12:16 am

Chris Joslin | Photo by Ryan Richardson

The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is launching “Daviess County Day at the Museum,” allowing guests with a valid Daviess County ID to enjoy free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Wednesday beginning Sept. 7 through December. There will be live bluegrass music from 12-1 p.m. during those days.

“We want to win the hearts of every Daviess County resident, so we are making it easy for our community to experience the museum exhibit space at the Hall of Fame firsthand and to enjoy live bluegrass music each Wednesday during the lunch hour,” said Chris Joslin, Executive Director of the Hall of Fame. “Our hope is that everyone in Owensboro and Daviess County becomes an ambassador for our community’s brand now that we have staked our claim as the Bluegrass Music Capital of the World.”

The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum recently unveiled an audio guide providing visitors a narrated experience through both floors of exhibits. This audio guide provides an in-depth perspective on each area of the museum, “bringing the exhibits to life” with the stories and music behind the exhibits.

“It is impossible to convey the energy and excitement of a music centric cultural center without featuring both the sights and the sounds of bluegrass music,” Joslin said. “When I see Jimmy Martin’s guitar on exhibit, I want to hear Jimmy Martin playing that guitar and singing in my ear.  The audio guide at the Hall of Fame brings it all to life with the voice of Kyle Cantrell from SiriusXM radio sprinkling just the right amount of music highlighting incredible bluegrass music artists, both past and present.” 

Guests will start their experience in the exhibit area through the River of Sound, where they will revisit history and see artifacts not found anywhere else. Dynamic displays and interactive exhibits connect guests with the evolution of bluegrass while paying homage to its innovative creators. In addition to the exhibit space, guests will have access to the Pickin’ Parlor, where professional-grade instruments are available and ready to be played by museum visitors.

August 19, 2022 | 12:07 am

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