Welcome to the Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue Region of Western Kentucky where our name tells our story! These three “Bs” have not only made this area famous in Kentucky, but across the world!
The region has deep roots in music heritage with two pioneers calling the region home: Bill Monroe is the “Father of Bluegrass” and W.C. Handy is known as the “Father of Blues.” The tasty side of the region is our barbecue, renowned across the globe! We are home to a unique style of barbecue that can be found only in this part of the world. The region boasts more than 25 local barbecue restaurants and the world famous International Bar-B-Q Festival!
Our name tells you what made this nine-county region famous, but once you get here you’ll find much more than music and food! Take some time and stay awhile to discover a wealth of outdoor adventures and unique festivals, plus exceptional shopping and dining as you explore our arts, history and culture.