Welcome to 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 1,054 seat theatre, 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 the 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 genres – bluegrass, gospel, rock, and of course mac_marqueecountry – including many of Eastern Kentucky’s favorite sons and daughters such as Loretta Lynn, Billy Ray Cyrus, Patty Loveless, Ricky Skaggs, and Dwight Yoakam.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 10 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 very own comedian “Munroe”. His mountain humor is sure to keep you laughing! Each Kentucky Opry show includes an opening act by the Kentucky Opry Fiddlers and Jr. Pros; a group of talented young artists ranging in age from 6-16 who perform a variety of music.In addition, the MAC’s Arts Education Department provides classroom instruction in music, art, dance, photography, and drama as well as individual instruction in piano, voice, violin/fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and visual arts.Come on in and enjoy the best family entertainment this side of the Mississippi!

Upcoming Events


Clint Black

07:30 pm

Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars. His many talents have taken him even further, as Black ...


Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys

07:00 pm

Saturday May 3, 2014 @ 7:00PM w/ special guests The Lonesome Ramblers, The Clinch Mountain Boys & Larry Sparks! When legends come to mind there is one star ...

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