FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Arts Council will present a free concert series starting Jan. 8 in conjunction with the UK HealthCare Arts in HealthCare Program at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington.

The Tuesdays at Noon music series is open to the public and features some of Kentucky’s most exciting musicians who are listed in the arts council’s Performing Artists Directory. Audio from the concerts will be made available in patient rooms.

“The arts can play a positive and powerful role in the healing process, and UK HealthCare demonstrates its understanding of that fact time and again,” said Lori Meadows, executive director of the arts council. “We’re glad to partner with the hospital and hope residents of Lexington will consider stopping by the concerts to hear great music by Kentucky musicians and support the arts in healing.”

Concerts will be at noon in UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A, 1000 S. Limestone St., Lexington. The schedule of performances is:

“The overall purpose of the Arts in HealthCare Program is to create an environment of care focusing on the spiritual and emotional well-being of hospital patients, their families, caregivers and staff,” said Jackie Hamilton, program director. “The Tuesdays at Noon concert series is a great opportunity to emphasize those points while inviting the community to take part in the process and hear great music.”

Parking is available in UK HealthCare Parking Garage 8 located directly across the street from the hospital, on the corner of Limestone Street and Transcript Avenue.

The UK HealthCare Arts in HealthCare Program was the recipient of the 2012 Governor’s Award in the Arts Business Award.

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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