OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - Bluegrass music floods the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
After being open for two months, the Executive Director of the Museum, Chris Joslin, said they’ve already seen a large increase in patrons.
“We are already more than five fold than what they were at the previous place and again that’s because of concerts, because of private events, more room to accommodate more folks in our educational programs," Joslin said.
The new space offers so much more to bring in all types of people. One crowd favorite is the picking parlor, where anyone can pick up an instrument and try it out.
“Instead of engaging for one event, I have a sense that people are coming here for an experience," Joslin said. "It’s not just one thing but its to experience everything that’s going on here and that’s how it was designed but it’s great to see it unfold like that.”
Joslin said they’ve seen almost half of their guests coming from out of town. Which was the hope all along- to bring a tourist attraction to Owensboro.
“Why we’re here at the corner of Frederica and 2nd Street in Owensboro because the city of Owensboro wanted to invest because they wanted to help us go big and build something that’s a real different theater, something that’s unique to Owensboro," Joslin said.