Paducah's Live Music Venues & Events | "Year of Kentucky Music"

Rhythmic and original, tune in to discover Paducah, Kentucky’s dynamic music scene. Be inspired by those who know it best – the live music venues that amplify the sounds of Paducah and western Kentucky! The sound of Paducah is "unlike anywhere else in the world"  |  Paducah Beer Werks…

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Quiltfolk Celebrates Quilting in Kentucky | Paducah Quilt & Fiber Artists

The Kentucky issue of Quiltfolk is now available, and Paducah's quilt and fiber artists are at the heart of it all! Allow us to introduce you to the places and faces that represent our UNESCO Creative City's deep-rooted culture of quilting within this beautiful chronicle of the Bluegrass State. The Kentucky issue of Quiltfolk is now available…

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Spotlight on the Carson Center: Upcoming Events & Things To Do

Entering its 16th season, the Carson Center has now welcomed more than 1.8 million people through its doors for performances, meetings and events. This state-of-the-art performance venue inspires audiences and performers alike, shining a spotlight on the ongoing cultural experience in Paducah, Kentucky! The Carson Center aglow as the sun rises over the Paducah Riverfront…

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Paducah Delegation | Icheon Global Youth Concert

Seven local student musicians became ambassadors for Paducah at the Global Youth Concert in Icheon, South Korea, July 29-August 4, 2019. This international exchange program drew students from around the world to form a symphony orchestra! The Paducah delegation tours Gyeongbokgung Palace…

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Road Trip Paducah, Kentucky

Paducah, Kentucky's central geographic location makes it an ideal destination for road trippers. Make Paducah home base for your next road trip to explore western Kentucky, southern Illinois and beyond! Take the scenic route for picturesque outdoor landscapes, native spirits and authentic Americana…

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Enjoy Paducah | The Coke Plant

Preservation-minded couple Ed and Meagan Musselman created a stir when they set out to restore the Art Deco architectural gem that was built by Luther Carson in 1939 as a Coca-Cola bottling plant. Envisioning a mixed use renovation, their creativity is shining through in this landmark building located at the heart of Paducah’s Midtown neighborhood. Meet the Musselmans, the visionaries behind the revitalization of the Coke Plant…

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10 Ways to Celebrate Quilting in Paducah, Kentucky

The National Quilt Museum partners with Quilt Alliance each March to kick off the official celebration of National Quilting Day during National Quilting Month. You can make any day a "quilting day" with this guide to a quilt-inspired Paducah, Kentucky experience featuring 10 ways you can celebrate the fiber arts in Quilt City USA®! Make any day a "quilting day" in Quilt City USA®…

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Discover Downtown Paducah: Arts, Restaurants & More

Historic Downtown Paducah, Kentucky has been consistently recognized as one of America's best and most beautiful Main Streets by Architectural Digest , the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and many others. Upon arrival in this picturesque Paducah neighborhood set along the Ohio River, you'll discover the true beauty of Paducah - cultural heritage and creative spirit! Preserved architecture and historical markers make way for local discovery…

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Kristin Williams & Ephemera Paducah, a Place for the Everyday Artist in a UNESCO Creative City

Inspired by Paducah's creative culture, local artists, entrepreneurs and venues are energizing the destination experience. Reflecting on the first five years of Ephemera Paducah and the fifth anniversary of Paducah's designation as a UNESCO Creative City, Kristin Williams shares her story! Preview Ephemera's 2020 line-up of workshops with visiting artists and craft a creative getaway…

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Paducah Ceramist Mitch Kimball | Jingdezhen Pottery Workshop

During the summer of 2018, Paducah ceramist and arts educator Mitch Kimball embarked on a month-long residency in Jingdezhen, China, a longtime dream come true made possible through the UNESCO Creative Cities Network! The Pottery Workshop equipped Mitch Kimball with new techniques and global perspective…

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