By Matt Wickstrom
OWENSBORO, Ky. — Downtown Owensboro has undergone a facelift and revitalization in the last few years, with much of the focus revolving around tourism, specifically the region’s rich history in bluegrass music. Driven by $15.3 million in private, local and state government funding, the latest addition to Owensboro’s downtown is the expanded and renovated Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum.
The city orchestrated a grand-reopening ceremony Oct. 18-20 that included induction of a special Hall of Fame class, a sold-out show by Kentucky mandolin master Sam Bush and a free outdoor show featuring Yonder Mountain String Band, Town Mountain, Front Country and High Fidelity.
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