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The Collection

The museum is fortunate to have an extensive, nearly complete collection of recorded bluegrass music from the earliest days of bluegrass through the era of 33 rpm. Most labels and many artists send us a CD of every new release, thus ensuring their music’s place in the archive. Additionally, we acquired the massive Bill Vernon Collection from his estate, and have catalogued it for research purposes.

We have vintage instruments from legendary performers, performance attire, early recordings, photographs, concert and festival memorabilia from many legendary Pioneers of Bluegrass and Hall of Fame members.

We have been gifted with the excellent and extensive photograph collections of Ron Petronko, Les Leveritt, and Phil Zimmerman.

Our collection is growing almost daily. If you have an artifact you would like preserved by this museum, please give us a call: 270-926-7891. Ask for Gabrielle Gray, Executive Director or RaShae Jennings, Curator.

Hours of Operation

Regular hours:
Tuesday - Saturday
10am-5:00pm CST
1pm -4pm CST

Closed on Mondays

Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day.


Museum members always get in free
Adults / Seniors: $5
Students: $2
Children under age 6: free
Group Rates: Call 270-926-7891
Special pricing & event packages are available for tours or groups.
Call 270-926-7891 to arrange a unique trip, live performance, or guided tour:

Enjoy the Museum!

888-MY BANJO (toll-free)

Museum Entrance
117 Daviess Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
between the Ohio River & 2nd Street

Mailing Address
International Bluegrass Music Museum
207 East Second Street
Owensboro, KY 42303

Facility Rentals
email Carly Smith

Gold Membership Payment Plans
email Gabrielle Gray

Artifact Donations
email Gabrielle Gray

email Chris Langdon

Gift Shop Manager
email Chris Langdon

email Beth Tibbitts