Ground will soon be broken for the International Bluegrass Music Museum at the corner of 2nd and Frederica in downtown Owensboro.

Banjo Cafe reports that a groundbreaking ceremony has been set for next Thursday, June 23rd at noon for the $15.4 million project, a collaboration between the City of Owensboro, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the International Bluegrass Music Museum.

With a view of the Ohio River, the museum will be the only full-scale bluegrass music museum in the world.

The new museum will house a 450-seat concert hall, a recording studio, an outdoor concert area which will seat 2000, a huge gift shop, a research library, teaching rooms and a rooftop restaurant overlooking downtown.

The construction contract was awarded to Peyronnin Construction of Evansville.