The inaugural Railbird Festival is coming to The Grounds at Keeneland in Lexington, KY, set to go down on Saturday, August 10th, and Sunday, August 11th, 2019.
On Tuesday, the new music, bourbon, and equine festival announced its initial 2019 lineup. Topping the bill on Saturday is The Raconteurs and Brandi Carlile. Saturday’s music schedule will see additional performances from Old Crow Medicine Show, Mandolin Orange, Mavis Staples, Billy Strings, Robert Earl Keen, Grace Vanderwaal, Ruston Kelly, Low Cut Connie, The Dip, Devon Gilfillian, Lillie Mae, Lucie Silvas, Justin Wells, Ian Noe, and Joslyn & The Sweet Compression.
Topping the bill on Sunday is Hozier and Tyler Childers. Sunday’s music schedule will see additional performances from Gary Clark Jr., St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Lucinda Williams, I’m With Her, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Jade Bird, Blackfoot Gypsies, The Wooks, Susto, Futurebirds, Fruit Bats, Yola, Johnny Conqueroo, Kelsey Waldon, and Ona.
In addition to world-class musical acts across three stages, Railbird will offer a wide variety of premium experiences, from horse racing, to the culinary world, and beyond. Renowned chefs including James Beard nominee Ouita Michael (Holly Hill Inn & more), Top Chef season 16 runner-up Sara Bradley (freight house), Master Chef alumnus Dan Wu (Atomic Ramen), Cole Arimes (Cole 735 Main), Toa Green (Crank and Boom) and others come together to create up-close-and-personal culinary experiences during the festival weekend. Details on these intimate engagements will be available soon.
Railbird just wouldn’t be a Kentucky festival without Bourbon. The Rickhouse will be home to a highly-curated Bourbon experience, with hand-selected barrels from Kentucky’s finest distilleries and immersive whiskey experiences. Bourbon Barrel selections will be chosen in collaboration with Academy Award-nominee and Lexington-based filmmaker, AJ Hochhalter, well-known for producing the 2018 documentary NEAT: The Story of Bourbon.
General Admission, VIP, and Superfecta weekend passes will be available to the public beginning on Thursday, March 28th at 10 a.m. (CST) here. Layaway plans will be offered for all ticket levels, with first payments starting at less than $40 plus fees for GA.
For more information on various ticket package options, head to Railbird Festival’s website.