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.
SIP & SAVOR WITH KENTUCKY’S BEST
Railbird just wouldn’t be a Kentucky festival without Bourbon. The Rickhouse is 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 co-owners Justin Sloan and Justin Thompson of Lexington’s treasured Justins’ House of Bourbon, a well-known stomping grounds for bourbon beginners, lovers, and collectors.
Did you know? VIP patrons are invited to an opening reception at The Rickhouse Friday evening, where they will get the first-pick of the Railbird Select Bourbon bottles.
In addition to first-class bourbon, Kentucky sets the bar when it comes to culinary arts. During our Sip & Savor Demonstrations, patrons will enjoy intimate, up-close-and-personal culinary experiences with world-renowned chefs, included with all ticket types.
PLACE YOUR BETS
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.
Fans can also access Keeneland Select and Keeneland’s convenient Race Day App available for iOS and Andriod for a betting simulator, mobile wagering, organizing entries, and more.
Keeneland’s own BETologists will also be present at Lucky Day Plaza to educate fans on the basics of betting and make sure everyone has a chance to get in on the action.
FOR THE KIDS & KIDS AT HEART
Fillies & Colts is Railbird’s family-friendly area with activities for both kids and kids at heart.
Don’t Forget! Children 10 years old and younger will gain free admission, limiting two children per adult.
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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