Arts and Entertainment

  • Praise in the Park

    Breaking the Cycle Ministries hosted a Praise in the Park music event Saturday afternoon in Bardstown. The event was held at the pavilion at Jones Avenue Park, near the city's recreation department. Praise in the Park saw performances from artists Mistah Hope, The Greens and local high school student Whisper Hays. Each of the performances focused on a central theme of praising God and stopping hate and violence.

  • The Vinyl Kings will have you rockin’ to the oldies

    The Vinyl Kings will be featured at this week’s edition of the Summer Band Concert Series, cosponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown Parks and Recreation Department. The series, now in its 15th season of free, family-oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • People & Places: Cherrywood Drive

    A performance by Cherrywood Drive is comparable to channel surfing — something a little different each time. The up-and-coming Bardstown band, comprising three local high school students, does not limit itself to a single genre, but rather plays a mix.

    “We pretty much play anything from Johnny Cash to Metallica,” said Landon Helton, lead guitarist.

    Influenced by various artists in the country and rock genres, as well as other performers, Helton said each member contributes their own style.

  • A Bardstown Saturday night

    North Third Street was packed Saturday as the 2016 Bourbon City Street Concert brought in a huge crowd.

    “It was probably the largest crowd we’ve ever had down there,” said Lisanna Byrd, executive director of the Bardstown Main Street Program.

    The free and open concert started about 13 years ago and has featured performances by locals and out-of-towners. This year’s performance was a first in Kentucky for Glen Templeton, who headlined the show.

  • Four area music groups coming together to present concert

    Four local youth music groups will present a joint concert as they prepare for competition in the Fourth District Performance Assessment, an event set for later this month and sponsored by the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

    The program is being presented as a celebration of “Music In Our Schools” as part of the Stephen Foster Music Club’s 2015-16 winter concert series.

    The free concert will be Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at Parkway Baptist Church on Springfield Road.

  • 'A Natural Muse'

    When Isaac Wolfe Bernheim purchased the property now called the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, he had a vision that those who attended could connect to both art and nature.

    It’s an idea he wrote in a letter in 1929, which is read annually to the forest’s board of trustees.

    “I think he originally wanted a museum,” said Martha Slaughter, visual arts curator. “That museum has turned out to be a museum of nature.”

  • Beautiful Dreamer Ball scheduled for Saturday

    With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, the Stephen Foster Drama Association is preparing for one of its biggest gatherings of the season.
    On Feb. 13 at Kreso’s Restaurant, 218 N. Third St. in Bardstown, the association will host its annual Beautiful Dreamer Ball, presented by Your Community Bank.

  • Dean holds downtown book signing

    Nancy Dean, a Cleveland native, signs a copy of her memoir “Never Enough Time: Looking Back on Where It Went” during a book signing at At Mary’s Friday afternoon.

  • Movie musician performing at Keystone

    It may take only one song for an artist’s career to take off, and for Janet Miller, or Murray, that one song could possibly be “Fancy Dress.”

    “We wrote it in one night,” the artist said, adding that the song inspired her to continue writing when she felt like giving up. “Writing songs is not for everyone, and I’ve done it for about 15 years.”

  • People & Places>>IMPACT: Artist sharing positive message through music



    At 18, Stephan Traynor is working to positively influence the youth his community. His tool? Music.

    “Ever since I was a kid, my mom played a lot of music … all kinds of stuff,” Traynor said. And he loved rap and hip-hop, but there was a negative stigma that went along with a lot of hip-hop songs played over the radio. “I was always kind of shielded from that growing up.”