Arts and Entertainment

  • Stephen Foster to offer Kentucky Night Sunday for state residents

    On Sunday, Kentucky residents will have the chance to see “The Stephen Foster Story” at a discounted price.

    The event is offered by The Stephen Foster Drama Association and discount admission for Kentucky residents is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12. Children under 5 will be admitted free of charge.

    The performance begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are available at the box office by calling 1-800-626-1563. More information on shows and other events for the 2015 season can be found online at www.stephenfoster.com.

  • New Haven Appreciation Day a success

    On Saturday, May 30, the City of New Haven hosted their first New Haven Appreciation Day, celebrating the community and promoting business, citizenship and local involvement.

    "It was a great chance for the community to get together and enjoy some great music, food and good company," said City Commissioner Jane Masse. 

  • Friday performance offered free to those with special needs

    For four years, The Stephen Foster Drama Association has been able to offer a special performance of the drama free to audience members with special needs. This year's performance will be Friday. 

    Billy Bass, media and development coordinator, said the guests are invited to enjoy the performance in a safe and accommodating environment, something that is important to those in the industry.

  • Bourbon City Street Concert announces 2015 lineup

    The Bourbon City Street Concert has an exciting lineup planned this year, according to a press release from Samantha Brady, director of Downtown Development.

    The free concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11, on the first block of North Third Street.

    Four musical acts will perform with Jericho Woods — a five-piece band that plays a mix of outlaw country, bluegrass and roots rock — headlining.

  • Bluegrass Festival begins Friday

    The 21st annual Bardstown Bluegrass Festival will feature a weekend of band performances and after-hours jam sessions at White Acres on Friday and Saturday.

    Organizer Pamela Waldridge said the festival is a family-oriented event with a clean atmosphere.

    “We always encourage everyone to bring their families, including their kids,” she said.

  • Enrollment open for Kentucky Music Week classes

    Kentucky Music Week is back for its 21st year in Bardstown, bringing the state’s traditional music to locals and visitors of the community.

    Considered the world’s largest weeklong dulcimer ‘camp’ for adults — with classes available in mountain and hammer dulcimer and a variety of other instruments — KMW offers a wide variety of music and craft-related instruction.

    KMW is scheduled for June 21-26 this year and longtime organizer Nancy Barker said the classes would be held at Bardstown Elementary and Middle Schools.

  • More than traditional music

    These last few days have seen locals and out-of-towners filling the halls and classrooms of Foster Heights Elementary, the host location of Kentucky Music Week this year.

    KMW is a nationally recognized music event that brings traditional music and more to locals and visitors of the community. The week consisted of daily classes with lessons in instruments ranging from the mountain dulcimer to bowed psalteries along with art, craft, dance and vocal classes.

  • Movies at the Market set for June 13

    In accordance with Friday the 13th, the upcoming Movies at the Market will play the classic horror film of the same name.

    This year’s Movies at the Market is scheduled for Friday, June 13, at the Bardstown Farmers Market. The event starts at 7 p.m., with the movie beginning at 8 p.m.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Organizer John Gritton said the idea behind Movies at the Market began two years ago.

  • Nelson County filmmaker prepares to shoot remake of ‘Friday the 13th’

    Horror movies have always been a passion for John Gritton — it all started when he was 12 years old and saw the movie “Scream.”

    “‘Scream’ was a movie about movies and it was set in our reality,” Gritton said. “They talk about Freddy (Krueger), Michael Myers and Jason (Voorhees). So it was something completely different. So through that movie I grew to love all of the slashers of the ’80s. But it was absolutely ‘Scream’ that made me want to become a filmmaker.”

  • ‘The Old Winter’

    Looking back at the time he spent growing up on a farm in Bloomfield, John Coulter freely admits that he didn’t always appreciate it.

    “I didn’t like the hard work of it,” Coulter said. “I was living the normal life of every other kid my age and I wanted to sit in the house and watch TV, things like that. So when it came time to go out and go hay, it was kind of hard and I would complain a lot about it.”

    In hindsight, Coulter admits that growing up on a farm helped shaped who he has become today.