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Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Kentucky Arts Council

Tom Musgrave

Musical Variety Highlights Kentucky Stage
at Kentucky Crafted: The Market

“It would be hard to find another venue that presents the breadth of different sounds and artists that this stage does. I’m not sure it’s matched anywhere else,” Yani Vosoz, Appalatin

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 24, 2017) — Diverse musical sounds from 14 musical acts ranging from world music to Kentucky bluegrass will fill the air April 22-23 at the Lexington Convention Center on The Kentucky Stage during Kentucky Crafted: The Market.

Yani Vosoz, who plays guitar, mandolin and provides vocals for the group Appalatin, described The Kentucky Stage as a unique opportunity for an audience to experience a full spectrum of musical style.

“It would be hard to find another venue that presents the breadth of different sounds and artists that this stage does. I’m not sure it’s matched anywhere else,” Vosoz said. “We’re representing many different sides of the state, but I feel like the artists on stage speak for all the people of Kentucky.”

This year’s Market will be Appalatin’s sixth time performing on The Kentucky Stage, which includes acts adjudicated into the Kentucky Arts Council’s Performing Artists Directory. The group will perform Saturday on its own, and in collaboration with members of the group Zoe Speaks as the combined group Cornbread and Tortillas.

American Sign Language interpreters will be provided for all Kentucky Stage performances.

In addition to a variety of musical styles, Saturday’s stage lineup will include the Kentucky Folklife Program’s presentation of the 2017 Homer Ledford Award to Kentucky luthier and Governor’s Award in the Arts recipient Doug Naselroad. This award is given in honor and memory of master luthier, musician and educator Homer Ledford. It distinguishes Kentucky luthiers who have demonstrated outstanding craftsmanship, mastery of making and setting up instruments for excellent tone and playability, and who have been recognized by the communities of musicians they serve.

The group Kentucky Wild Horse, scheduled to play at 1 p.m. on Saturday, will perform with Naselroad’s instruments for their set. The presentation and Kentucky Wild Horse’s performance will be part of a live taping for Naselroad’s radio program “The Knott Downtown Radio Hour,” to air at a later date on Whitesburg radio station WMMT-FM.

The Market hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 22 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 23. Tickets are available at the door and are $12, with a $2 discount for Kentucky state employees, seniors ages 62 and over and military members with identification. Children 15 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.

For more information about Kentucky Crafted: The Market, visit the arts council’s website.

Kentucky Stage Schedule of Performances

Saturday, April 22

Sunday, April 23

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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments 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.