Playing Summer 2023 at the Amphitheater

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June 17 – August 12, 2023
Playing Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 8pm

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. 

June 24 – August 5, 2023
Playing Saturdays at 2pm Indoors at Nelson County High School

Enjoy a thrilling performance that is sure to set your toes tapping as we celebrate the timeless tunes of Stephen Collins Foster. Featuring dozens of Foster’s classics, this 60-minute production showcases a talented company of singers, dancers & instrumentalists who lift the music off the page and into your heart. With breathtaking melodies, soaring voices, live instruments and beautiful choreography, The Songs of Stephen Foster provides an unforgettable afternoon of entertainment!

July 12 – August 4, 2023
Playing July 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, Aug 2, 4

This enchanting, Tony-nominated Broadway adaptation of the beloved musical will put a spell on audiences of all ages. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella showcases some of the songwriting duo’s loveliest tunes, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” as well as some new characters and surprising twists. Add a dash of fairy-tale romance, magical onstage transformations, and the iconic pumpkin and glass slippers—and you’re guaranteed to have a ball!

Select Dates in 2023
Concerts begin at 8pm

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.

Lineup Coming Soon!