Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Cabaret Highlights Musician Jean Ritchie
The life and music of folk artist and balladeer, Jean Ritchie is in the spotlight at Kentucky Cabaret on Sunday, September 11 at 2:00 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
Local folk musicians, Bob and Susie Hutchinson will pay tribute to Ritchie, the youngest of fourteen children born who was born raised in Viper, Kentucky. Ritchie’s achieved national recognition by singing songs and sharing stories of her mountain home.
A program of the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Cabaret entertains audiences by presenting local and regional performing artists. The Spotlight Series focuses on the lives and careers of the brightest and most illuminating Kentucky artists, who have achieved success on a national level. The program is free and open to the public. To learn more contact (502) 564-1792 ext. 4454.
On September 16, Ritchie herself will be in Frankfort as a featured performer at the Kentucky Folklife Festival’s Friday evening concert.
An agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, Kentucky Military History Museum and its five-year-old headquarters, the Kentucky History Center. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar History Center has welcomed almost one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web at http://history.ky.gov or call (502) 564-1792.