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Sam Bush

The Grand Theatre 308 Saint Clair St., Frankfort, KY, United States

Sam Bush is an American mandolinist who is considered an originator of progressive bluegrass music. In 2020, he was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame as a member of New Grass Revival. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame a second time in 2023 as a solo artist.

Walking Tour: Before King Came to Town: Resistance to Oppression In KY 1830-1910

Old State Capitol 300 West Broadway, Frankfort, KY, United States

Designed to complement the upcoming 60th anniversary of the March on Frankfort, this tour takes you on a journey of resistance and triumph. When we talk about Civil Rights, we tend to think about the time after WWII through the 1960s. However, these struggles have been ongoing since Kentucky’s beginnings. Walking through historic downtown Frankfort and the Old State Capitol, we will recount ways that enslaved and oppressed people fought the injustices they faced during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Join us for this hour-long walking tour that begins and ends at the Old State Capitol, rain or shine.

The tour will take place before the March on Frankfort film screening begins at the Old State Capitol.

60th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Frankfort

Capital City Museum 325 Ann St., Frankfort, KY, United States

The 1964 March on Frankfort was organized by Kentuckians with guest speakers Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and Jackie Robinson. Music was provided by folk artists Peter, Paul and Mary and the Kentucky State College choir, led by Dr. Carl H. Smith. Ten-thousand people marched on Frankfort that day, and it led to the…

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Labyrinth

The Grand Theatre 308 Saint Clair St., Frankfort, KY, United States

Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), a teenager with an active imagination, summons the Goblins to take her baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, Sarah must follow him into a fantastical world to rescue him from the Goblin King (David Bowie). Guarding his castle is the labyrinth itself, a twisted maze of deception, populated with outrageous characters and unknown dangers. To get through it in time to save Toby, Sarah befriends the Goblins, in hopes that their loyalty isn't just another illusion in a place where nothing is as it seems. Rated PG

Frankfort & Leestown: How the Taylor Family influenced the founding of two pre-Kentucky Settlements

Paul Sawyier Public Library 319 Wapping St., Frankfort, KY, United States

The Frankfort Heritage Lecture Series presents:FRANKFORT & LEESTOWN: HOW THE TAYLOR FAMILY INFLUENCED THE FOUNDING OF TWO PRE-KENTUCKY SETTLEMENTS Richard Lawrence Taylor, Ph.D., Author, The Great Crossing: A Historic Journey to Buffalo Trace Distillery (2002)Bourbon enthusiasts worldwide are familiar with Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. for his reputation as the founding father of the modern bourbon industry.…

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A Civil War Tour of the State Arsenal

Kentucky Military History Museum 125 Main St., Frankfort, KY

Learn about the Civil War and its aftermath in Kentucky from the vantage of the State Arsenal. Constructed in 1850, the Arsenal was captured by Confederate forces in 1862 and later played a central role in the Union defense of Frankfort against John Hunt Morgan's final raid in 1864. This tour will showcase some of the notable Civil War-era artifacts and weapons displayed at the Ken­tucky Military History Museum as well as the stories behind them.

Martha Redbone

The Grand Theatre 308 Saint Clair St., Frankfort, KY, United States

Native & African-American vocalist/songwriter/composer/educator, is known for her unique gumbo of folk, blues, and gospel from her childhood in Harlan County, Kentucky infused with the eclectic grit of pre-gentrified Brooklyn. Inheriting the powerful vocal range of her gospel-singing African American father and the resilient spirit of her mother’s Cherokee/Shawnee/Choctaw culture, Redbone broadens the boundaries of American Roots music.

Linda Ronstadt Tribute – The Linda Ronstadt Experience

The Grand Theatre 308 Saint Clair St., Frankfort, KY, United States

American Idol Star Tristan McIntosh creates a stunning portrayal of Linda Ronstadt in the prime of her career. Supported by a superb backing band, Tristan’s formidable vocal talent and stage presence will transport you to a time when Linda Ronstadt ruled the airwaves as one of the most popular female vocalists in music history.

The Linda Ronstadt Experience takes you on a Musical Journey of Chart Topping Smash Hits, "You're No Good", "When Will I Be Loved", "That'll Be The Day", "Blue Bayou" and many more classic hits by Jackson Brown, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Warren Zevon, The Rolling Stones, and Little Feat to name a few!

Met Opera – Romeo et Juliette

The Grand Theatre 308 Saint Clair St., Frankfort, KY, United States

Soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Benjamin Bernheim headline as the star-crossed lovers in Gounod’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tale, which returns to the Met in Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Sher’s lavish staging. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.

Frankfort Public Art

Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist & Convention Commission
300 Saint Clair St., Suite 102
Frankfort, KY 40601

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