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. 


The Stephen Foster Story
Showtime: 8pm  Matinee: 2pm
Select Nights June 12 – August 14, 2021

The Stephen Foster Story has been delighting audiences at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre since 1959. The show is set in the mid 19th century and follows America’s first great composer Stephen Collins Foster as he paves the road for future songwriters through love, heartache, and the struggles of the time. Featuring over fifty of Foster’s greatest compositions such as “Oh! Susanna”, “Camptown Races”, “Beautiful Dreamer”, “Hard Times (Come Again No More), & Kentucky’s state song “My Old Kentucky Home”,  The Stephen Foster Story captures the essence of a by-gone era through song, dance, breathtaking costumes, and the picture-perfect setting of My Old Kentucky Home State Park. Playing in 2021 select dates from June 12 – August 14.

Mamma Mia!
Showtime: 8pm
Wednesday & Friday Evenings
July 7 – August 6, 2021

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The setlist includes favorites like “Dancing Queen”, “Mamma Mia”, “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!”, “The Winner Takes it All”, “S.O.S” and many more. 

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show.  A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Live at the Park
Concerts begin at 8pm
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The Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series has been a summer staple in Bardstown for over 20 years. Past performers include such names as Keith Urban, The Dixie Chicks, John Michael Montgomery, The Band Perry, Hunter Hayes, Brothers Osborne, Love & Theft, and many more.
Our 2021 concert season will be announced in the spring of 2021.