Kentucky Artists Perform Live on the Blue Moon Stage at Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2008
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Arts Council is proud to partner with the Governor’s School for the Arts, the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in presenting the Blue Moon Stage at this year’s Kentucky Crafted: The Market, located in South Wing B at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville. Artists from the Kentucky Arts Council’s Performing Arts Directory are scheduled to perform live on March 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on March 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Directory artists will sell CDs at the Blue Moon Marketplace next to the stage. They will also be available to meet the public and sign CDs.
Performances by alumni of the Governor’s School for the Arts, and food demonstrations from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, will also be presented.
For more information about the Performing Arts Directory, visit www.artistdirectory.ky.gov/performingarts or contact Tamara Coffey, Individual Artist Program Director, at email@example.com or 888-833-2787 x 479.
To learn more about Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2008 and to receive $1-off-admission coupons, go to www.kycraft.ky.gov or call toll-free 888-833-2787.
Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2008
Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, South Wing B, Louisville, Ky.
Saturday, March 8, 2008 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (EST)
Sunday, March 9, 2008 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)
Adults $8 (Children 15 and under free), Parking $5
Schedule of Performances
Saturday, March 8
Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Kentucky Proud food exhibitors cook up tasty samplings of some of the state’s finest food products.
Saxton’s Cornet Band, Richmond, Ky.
Brass band playing Civil War-era to early twentieth century music
Andrew Leonard, Versailles, Ky.
Solo guitar music in classical and folk traditions from around the world
John Edmonds, Bowling Green, Ky.
Uplifting gospel vocals and fine piano playing
Made to be Played Narrative Stage
Join the Kentucky Folklife Program Director, Bob Gates, as he interviews artists from the exhibit, Made to be Played: Traditional Art of Kentucky Luthiers. Stringed instrument specialists will share the art and traditions involved in their work. See the exhibit and some of their works of art next to the Blue Moon Stage.
Pale, Stout and Amber, Lexington, Ky.
Versatile duo playing Irish, Scottish, Appalachian and bluegrass music
Arthur Hatfield and Buck Creek, Glasgow, Ky.
Bluegrass and gospel with tight harmonies, banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle and bass
Cabin Creek, Winchester, Ky.
Traditional bluegrass band founded by Homer Ledford brings a unique style to Kentucky’s state music.
Juggernaut Jug Band, Louisville, Ky.
Jug band music, full of humor! A blend of jazz and blues preserving the music of the jugbands of the early 1900s
Sunday, March 9
Governor’s School for the Arts
Experience a jazz performance by the Drew Miller Trio, a group of alumni from the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA). The GSA provides hands-on arts opportunities for the state’s talented high school students who are dancers, actors, instrumental and vocal musicians, creative writers, future architects, and visual artists. GSA’s components include a three-week summer residential program and regional arts workshops.
Steve Rector, Greenville, Ky.
Guitarist with a robust and joyful playing old standards, rock and pop in the thumbpicking tradition of Kentucky’s western coalfields
Roger Cooper, Garrison, Ky.
Fiddler in the old time tradition of eastern Kentucky
Greg Schaber, Alexandria, Ky.
Singer and guitarist of classic and original blues
Jay Flippin/Gordon Towell Jazz Duo, Morehead, Ky.
Piano and saxophone duo playing standards, jazz and original compositions
Kentucky Crafted:The Market is produced by the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet that creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Funding for the Kentucky Arts Council is provided by the Kentucky State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, invests in programs that develop vibrant communities, provide lifelong education in the arts and support arts participation. Every $1 invested in operating support grants by the Kentucky Arts Council leverages $24 in earned income and matching funds from individuals, philanthropic sources and other levels of government.