LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Raconteurs and Hozier will headline the inaugural Railbird Festival to be held in August at Keeneland, organizers announced Tuesday.
AC Entertainment, the nationally known group that also runs the Bonnaroo and Forecastle music festivals, is launching Railbird Festival as a destination event for Lexington.
Railbird will be held Aug. 10 and 11 at the historic race track grounds. It will feature rock, Americana, folk and bluegrass music.
The full list of musical acts:
The name is an homage to the horse track. A “railbird” in horse racing is the racetrack regular known for sticking close to the rails.
“Railbird will be a celebration of our heritage, and an up-close-and-personal Kentucky experience at our historic racecourse,” said Vince Gabbert, Keeneland vice president and chief operating officer. “AC Entertainment brings an incredible track record and years of experience and expertise in booking and managing highly acclaimed music festivals, so we are so pleased to work with them to create Railbird here on the grounds at Keeneland.”