We’re excited to introduce our weekly Virtual Bourbon Experience featuring Railbird Selects & Tastings for 2020. Take a peek inside the selection process for Old Carter this Thursday at 6pm ET.

Railbird 2020 Cancellation

Railbird Festival 2020 has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. The health and safety of our fans, artists, staff, and community is our number one priority. Rest assured Railbird will return to the grounds at Keeneland August 20-21, 2021. Current ticket holders will have the opportunity to retain their ticket(s) for Railbird 2021 by logging into their Front Gate account and selecting the rollover option before Monday, July 13 at 8pm ET. All ticket holders who do not select the rollover option will be automatically refunded in as few as 30 days after July 13. Full details will be sent to 2020 ticket holders soon. We cannot thank the city of Lexington, our dedicated fans and partners, and everyone who’s come together to help build this amazing experience enough for their continued support.  

We plan to keep the spirit of Railbird alive by moving forward with the release of our 2020 Railbird Select Single Barrel Bourbons. All 2020 ticket holders (21+) that choose to retain their ticket(s) for 2021 will have early access to purchase these exclusive bottles from our partners and collaborators at Justins’ House of Bourbon this fall. In addition, we're working on new ways to activate our original weekend in 2020 with preferred access in mind for 2021 rollover ticket holders. Stay tuned to the Railbird Festival channels as we have lots more to share in the coming days.

Music. And Lots of it

Traditionally, a Railbird is a horse racing enthusiast known for sticking close to the action, hanging on the rail as each contender comes barreling down the track. For one special weekend in August, the term takes on an added meaning during for the 2nd Annual Railbird Festival. 2 days. 3 stages. World class artists. All on the historic grounds of Keeneland.

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Enjoy Unique Bourbon
& Culinary Experiences

Railbird celebrates the spirit of Kentucky with highly-curated bourbon experiences in The Rickhouse and up-close culinary demonstrations with Sip & Savor.

Find hand-selected barrels from Kentucky’s finest distilleries in The Rickhouse, chosen in collaboration with co-owners Justin Sloan and Justin Thompson of Lexington’s treasured Justins’ House of Bourbon.

During Sip & Savor demonstrations, enjoy unique culinary experiences with world-renowned chefs in a studio kitchen setting. Samples of the chefs’ creations will be passed around to taste, of course!


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Place Your Bets At
Lucky Day Plaza

The excitement isn’t restricted to the stage. Get in on the action and wager on off-track betting with coast-to-coast simulcast from Del Mar to Saratoga on the festival grounds. Take in the races from an air-conditioned bar and lounge inside Lucky Day Plaza.

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Go VIP & Experience
Railbird in Style

Enjoy all day comfort and exclusive access with Railbird’s elevated VIP experience. What makes VIP different from general admission? From exclusive lounges with shade and seating to prime viewing areas to complimentary hors d’oeuvres and tapas to reserved parking, a VIP weekend pass offers you everything to make the most of your festival experience.

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Being a member of the Railbird Festival Email List comes with some sweet perks. You’ll get official updates throughout the year, super-special deals, contests, artist giveaways and much, much more.

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