“Kentucky Crafted: The Market,” the award-winning arts marketplace, will feature two full days of musical performances March 3-4 on the Kentucky Stage at the Lexington Convention Center. 

The Market also offers a series of hands-on workshops and activities as well as opportunities to shop for books, CDs, DVDs, artisan foods and fine arts and crafts.

The lineup of hourly performances by Kentucky musicians crosses genres. To view a video sample of music offered during The Market, go to http://bit.ly/KCTMmusicpromo2012.



11 a.m.: Singer-songwriter Butch Rice kicks off the Saturday performances with soulful acoustic-pop original music. Rice will be playing at a number of venues in February, including Molly Malone’s, Bearno’s by the Bridge and Bluegrass Brewing Co. in Louisville, and High on Rose in Lexington.

Noon: Cheryl Skinner and Friends will deliver smooth jazz. Skinner is a triple talent; she sings, and plays flute and piano.

1 p.m.: World-renowned banjoist Tim Lake will play some of his original compositions.

2 p.m.: Singing duo Heath Eric and Molly G combine acoustic guitar and djembe rhythms with vocal harmonies to create an original blend of roots-rock Americana music. 

3 p.m.: Gospel singer John Edmonds will lead a workshop for all who ever fantasized about being in a gospel choir. Following the workshop participants will be able to share the stage with Edmonds for a one-time, one-song performance of the Kentucky Crafted Gospel Choir. .

4 p.m.: Troubadour Mitch Barrett can be described in one word — Appalachianfolksyrastafunkybluesman. 

5 p.m.: Just returning from the Grand Ole Opry, Daniel and Amy Carwile are champion fiddlers and multi-instrumentalists with a broad repertoire of traditional tunes and original compositions from bluegrass and old-time to Celtic and swing. 

6 p.m.: Emmy Award-winning composer and arranger Jay Flippin will join Gordon Towell to perform jazz on piano and saxophone. The Jay Flippin/Gordon Towell Jazz Duo repertoire includes well-known standards and original compositions.

7 p.m.: The Chattering Magpies, Lorinda Jones and Greta Gillmeister, bring healing to the soul through their soft melodies produced on harp, flute, mountain dulcimer and other traditional instruments. 



11 a.m.: Sunday’s performances start with champion fiddler, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Amos Hopkins, a familiar presence in the Louisville music scene. 

Noon: Raison D’Etre is three women who live to sing together, whether in tight a cappella harmony or accompanied by piano, guitar and other folk instruments. 

1 p.m.: From the coalfields of western Kentucky, Steve Rector is a master thumb-picking guitarist following in the tradition of the late greats Mose Rager and Merle Travis. 

2 p.m.: Singer, songwriter, banjo player, guitarist and dancer Carla Gover shares her talents on stage, from the traditional lilting, ethereal songs of Appalachia to covers of popular hits like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Gover also will lead a beginning class in Appalachian clogging as part of the arts workshops at Kentucky Crafted: The Market.