The Stephen Foster Drama Association has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Season of The Stephen Foster Story, Mamma Mia, and the Live at the Park Concert Series. This decision was made based on the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s current guidelines and recommendations for dealing with the Covid-19 crisis. The health and safety of our guests and employees is our primary concern. If restrictions allow, we hope to be able to present concerts late summer or early fall.


During this difficult time we ask that you take care of our most vulnerable first. Please donate to support healthcare, families in need, food banks, etc.  Then, if you can, please consider supporting our effort to reopen in 2021 by donating below. There are three different options for you to give; click the PayPal logo to be taken to a secure donation page, click the on the Green “Donate” button to give to our Kentucky Gives Day campaign, or click the Facebook logo and you’ll be able to donate securely from our video post.  Help us continue our mission of sustaining the legacy of Stephen Foster’s music while bringing quality entertainment to Bardstown & My Old Kentucky Home!

No matter the size, your gift is truly appreciated. Thank you!

On December 21, 2017, the amphitheater was abruptly closed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Thanks to the dedication and generosity of our community, we were able to make the necessary structural and electrical repairs in order to temporarily occupy the amphitheater for the 2018 Season. In accordance with the State’s requirements, in September 2018 the stage area was torn down and rebuilt. Many improvements have been made “behind the scenes” and with construction materials that will better withstand weather elements and time. One of our greatest attributes is that we provide an experience that can be shared by friends and family of all ages – a rare opportunity.  We intend to preserve the amphitheater experience in such a way that you can return years later and the memories of your first visit will rush back – to be shared with the next generation.