Two-day music festival at Lexington Convention Center: one-day pass, $10; two-day pass, $15
There is absolutely nothing like sitting, standing, jumping or dancing in a venue with music being performed live on stage. Your blood is pumping, your toes are tapping, you can’t sit still and maybe you’re even singing along. Sound like fun? Well, then you need to be at the Kentucky Stage during Kentucky Crafted: The Market, March 8-9, at the Lexington Convention Center.
Featuring some of the best Kentucky musicians around, the Kentucky Stage is a destination all to itself, but for that low ticket price you also get the entire Market to explore—SCORE! Heavens, you are running on all cylinders today and I am in awe of your prowess.
In the mood for a little southern folk/rock a la the Allman Brothers, but original and with a Kentucky twang? Then you’re looking for The Mark Whitley Band.
Or maybe you want some precision percussion with an authentic African influence. Check out River City Drum Corps.
Why not settle into some rousing country tunes? Well that’ll be Dale Pyatt with his Chickengrease Band.
How about a combo deal including a hefty portion of bopping popular music and a side of contemporary African-American gospel? John Edmonds is your man.
Let’s relax with a little cool jazz by the Jay Flippin/Gordon Towell Jazz Duo.
Yearning for some of the best Americana around? Look for TDH4.
Or wrap up your weekend with one of the state’s best string bands, Kentucky Wild Horse.
These are just a handful of the 17 individual musicians and bands that you’ll see on the Kentucky Stage. And since you’ll want to keep listening to the music once the weekend’s over, stop by the Marketplace directly across the lobby from the Kentucky Stage, to pick up CDs by these and other performers who’ve been selected for inclusion in the arts council’s Performing Arts Directory. That’s where I’ll be enjoying the best seat in the house. Stop in and say hello.
The Kentucky Stage
Schedule of Performances
(all times Eastern)
Saturday, March 8
9 a.m. Bob & Susie Hutchison, Celtic
10 a.m. The Wulfe Bros., Popular/Patriotic
11 a.m. River City Drum Corps, Drumline
12 p.m. Sue Massek with Erin Fitzgerald, Folk
1 p.m. Roger Cooper with Michael Garvin and Scott Miller, Appalachian
2 p.m. Carla Gover with Jeri Katherine Howell, Appalachian
3 p.m. John Edmonds with Devon Satterfield, Gospel/Pop
4 p.m. A Girl Named Earl, Folkabilly
5 p.m. Art Mize, Americana/Jazz
6 p.m. The Mark Whitley Band, Americana
Sunday, March 9
10 a.m. Marcus Wilkerson, Singer/Songwriter
11 a.m. Dale Pyatt, Americana
12 p.m. TDH4, Americana/Jazz
1 p.m. Hong Shao with Yuyao Ding, Chinese Pipa
2 p.m. Joe Hudson and Steve Rector, Thumbpicking Guitar
3 p.m. Jay Flippin/Gordon Towell Jazz Duo with Elise Melrood, Jazz
4 p.m. Kentucky Wild Horse, Stringband
Tamara Coffey. individual artist program director