The Mountain Arts Center
In October of 1996, the MAC hosted its grand opening and the music and cultural fabric of Eastern Kentucky has not been the same since. This beautiful facility houses a 1,044 seat theatre, several large meeting rooms, a commercial recording studio, an art gallery, an arts education room, and several individual instruction practice rooms.
The MAC is located within a stone's throw of US 23 Country Music Highway which is certainly appropriate. Our state-of-the-art venue plays host to national headlining acts from a wide range of musical genre - bluegrass, gospel, rock and of course country - including many of Eastern Kentucky's favorite sons and daughters such as Loretta Lynn, Billy Ray Cyrus, Patty Loveless, Ricky Skaggs, Dwight Yoakam, and Chris Stapleton.
What's more, the MAC is home to the Billie Jean Osborne's Kentucky Opry and the Kentucky Opry Jr. Pros. The Kentucky Opry with talented adult members presents a variety of country, bluegrass, oldies, pop and gospel favorites on the largest stage east of the Mississippi River. They are joined by the antics of their own comedian Munroe. His mountain humor is sure to keep you laughing! Each Kentucky Opry show includes an opening act by the Kentucky Opry Junior Pros; a group of talented young artists ranging in age from 6-18 who perform a variety of music who promote traditional Appalachian music.
In addition, the MAC's Arts Education Department provides individual instruction in piano, voice, violin/fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin and visual arts as well as group instruction in piano and voice.
Come on in and enjoy the best family entertainment this side of the Mississippi!