Over the past two years, we have published many newsletters showing the progress of this project. Here are links to a couple of newsletters, each covering a specific milestone in the completion of this Golden Anniversary box set.

  1. “Back at the Start”
  2. “Technical work on the restoration of the film”
  3. “BGCS at the 2019 “World of Bluegrass” in Raleigh, NC”
  4. “The World Premiere of the re-mastered film”

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is Open and Ready for Your Visit in Owensboro, KY.

A poster of Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass, and Ralph Stanley’s famous banjo, are featured in an exhibit chronicling the history of the music.

This Ohio River city has a stunning new attraction near hotels and the convention center. After years of fundraising and planning, what many considered an impossible dream has become a reality. The beautiful, new building began welcoming visitors on October 18th. There is a modern 450-seat theatre, exhibits telling the story of bluegrass, a large lobby, gift shop, and more, including an outdoor stage and grassy field. Here are some of the snapshots from our November visit.

 The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum at 311 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY.

Exhibits include displays on the myriad roots of bluegrass.

The Terry Woodward Theatre is a fully equipped venue for music concerts and film screenings.

Albert Ihde meets with museum Executive Director Chris Joslin to discuss plans for the premiere of the high-definition, digital restoration of Bluegrass Country Soul.

Bob Kaylor films J.D. Crowe & The Kentucky Mountain Boys in this production photo from Bluegrass Country Soul.

Part of the exhibit showcases contemporary bluegrass artists and their awards.

“Foggy Mountain Breakdown” was used in Bonnie & Clyde (1967) and received universal recognition and acclaim.

On the left in this display case is a pair of the striped trousers that the Japanese group, The Bluegrass 45, wore on their American tour when they appeared in Bluegrass Country Soul.