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Keeneland Announces New Railbird Music Festival

Posted at 11:01 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 18:35:32-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -Keeneland announced Wednesday that they will bring a new music festival to the area.

Nationally renowned festival producer AC Entertainment – of Bonnaroo and Forecastle- is introducing the Railbird Festival which will be held on the grounds of the track.

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.

Music acts will be announced later. Festival planners said that it will be a mix of rock, Americana, folk, bluegrass and more.

“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.”

The festival will be held August 10-11, 2019.