Kentucky Arts Council presents performing artists at Kentucky Experience Pavilion
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Visitors to the Kentucky Horse Park during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ can enjoy an outstanding lineup of Kentucky performing artists. More than 60 performances are scheduled for the entertainment stage of the Kentucky Experience Pavilion from Sept. 25 through Oct. 10, 2010.
Many types of musical groups will perform including choral groups, orchestra ensembles, bands, solo instrumentalists, singer-songwriters, duos and trios. Visitors will also be treated to storytelling and short theater performances. For a full schedule of the artists performing with links to their bios and performance samples, visit http://tinyurl.com/32f87jo.
The first performance will be the father and daughter team of Lewis and Donna Lamb at 11 a.m. on Sept. 25. They are among the best of Kentucky’s traditional musicians and have traveled the world over the past four decades playing and singing old time music passed down from generation to generation. “It’s really exciting and it’s really an honor to be chosen to play at this event,” says Donna Lamb. “It kind of made me think back to when we performed at the World’s Fair in 1982. Seems like when you work hard, it’s like dominoes, everything seems to fall into place. We’ve enjoyed performing for all kinds of audiences over the years. I’m looking forward to this opportunity, especially getting to meet people from other countries.”
Donna Lamb also has an instrument she created featured in the exhibit Made to Be Played: Traditional Art of Kentucky Luthiers. The exhibit, which features stringed instruments, photographs and narratives of Kentuckians who are considered master luthiers, will be on display in the Kentucky Experience Pavilion.
From bluegrass to classical music and everything in between, the Kentucky Experience Entertainment Pavilion will reflect the diversity of talent Kentucky has to offer.
For more information about The Kentucky Experience Pavilion, visit www.TheKentuckyExperience.com or contact Cheryl Hatcher at 502-564-4930, ext. 114 or Cheryl.Hatcher@ky.gov.
- ### -The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Kentucky Department of Travel is an agency within the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, which promotes the Commonwealth as a travel destination. Tourism in Kentucky has an economic impact of $11 billion, employs more than 176,000 people and generates $1 billion in taxes.
The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan is the current president of the FEI. The Games are held every four years and this will be the first occurrence in the United States.