OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - A major fundraising drive to turn an old state office building in western Kentucky into a bluegrass music center is kicking off.
Terry Woodward, board chairman of the International Bluegrass Music Museum, told the Messenger-Inquirer (http://bit.ly/Sc2SY7) that he expects to be able to raise $7 million by March and hopes construction on the facility can begin in April.
The vision for the International Bluegrass Music Museum includes a museum, an indoor theater, outdoor festival seating and a bluegrass-themed restaurant. He says organizers want to offer fans a Bluegrass Opry, something akin to the Grand Old Opry in Nashville, Tenn.
He says the vision for the facility also includes other musical productions, a national bluegrass disc jockey convention and a music film festival.