FRANKFORT, Ky. — More than 30 of the state's top musicians and musical acts will play on the Kentucky Stage March 2-3 at the Lexington Convention Center, just one of many arts events in conjunction with Kentucky Crafted: The Market.

Kentucky Crafted: The Market is the Kentucky Arts Council's annual state-centric fine art and craft showcase featuring thousands of handcrafted items created by the Commonwealth's best artists.

Located right inside the entrance to the event, the Kentucky Stage features two full days of musical performances by some of the most well-known and exciting music performers from around the state.

"The Kentucky Stage is essentially a two-day music festival that gives us an opportunity to showcase performing artists in the state at Kentucky Crafted: The Market," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "The Market features the best of Kentucky art and craft. The Stage features the best in Kentucky music. All forms of Kentucky art and artists are celebrated during the event, and we hope the public will join in the celebration."

The sounds of bluegrass, Celtic, blues, pop, world and more will delight music fans at the event. Kentucky Stage performers are:

March 2

March 3

All performers are adjudicated participants in the arts council's Performing Arts Directory. Concerts run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. All concerts are included with the price of admission to The Market. Advance tickets are on sale until Feb. 27. One-day tickets are $8 online; $10 at the door. Two-day tickets are $12 online; $15 at the door. Children 15 and younger are admitted free with an adult.

To purchase tickets, or for more information about the Kentucky Stage or Kentucky Crafted: The Market, visit http://artscouncil.ky.gov/KentuckyArt/2013Market.htm.

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.

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