Coy Bowles, Zac Brown, Jimmy De Martini, Clay Cook, Matt Mangano ,Daniel De Los Reyes, and Chris Fryar of the Zac Brown Band performs during the 2019 Bourbon & Beyond Music Festival at Highland Ground on September 22, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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The 10 Best Festivals in Kentucky For Country, Bluegrass and Roots Music Fans

Just like its diverse geography, there's a wide variety of Kentucky music festivals.

Roots run deep in Kentucky, both in family and in music. With the state's recent country music resurgence thanks to artists like Tyler Childers, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson and Carly Pearce — to name a few — family and music have become ingrained in one another through festivals that bring people together with the gospel of music like never before. 

Just like its diverse geography of mountains, rolling hills and coalfields, Kentucky's music festivals range from big to small, country to bluegrass, in the city to in the woods and everything and everywhere in between. To help with planning your next trip to the Bluegrass State, we've made a primer of our 10 favorite Kentucky music festivals below from Bourbon & Beyond in Louisville to The Moonshiner's Ball in Livingston. 



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