The Stephen Foster Story

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. 

The Songs of Stephen Foster

June 24 – August 5, 2023
Playing Saturdays at 2pm Indoors

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!

The Songs of Stephen Foster plays indoors at Nelson County High School (1070 Bloomfield Road). Click here for tickets.

Live at the Park

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.

2023 Lineup Coming Soon