Can't swing a ticket? Our Earned Ticket Program gives you the opportunity to volunteer with one of our non-profit partners – Central Kentucky Riding For Hope, Fayette Alliance, and Central Music Academy – in exchange for a GA ticket.
WARNING: A limited number of volunteer opportunities are available, so sign up below!
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope is dedicated to enriching the community by improving the quality of life and the health of children and adults with special physical, cognitive, emotional and social needs through therapeutic activities with the horse. Community support and gifts allow CKRH to provide life-changing programs for people of all ages through the healing power of the horse. CKRH is asking for volunteers for one of these days: June 19th from 10am-3pm, June 20th from 10am-3pm or June 23rd from 8:30am-1:00pm AND you must attend an orientation on June 15th, July 13th or August 17th from 1-5pm. Volunteers completing a shift and orientation will receive a ticket to Railbird Festival, August 10-11, 2019.
Ever wonder what the Urban Services Boundary is or what the city is doing to encourage affordable housing? Citizens' Planning Academy is a four-week program designed to educate Fayette County residents on land-use planning and its relationship to our community's economic development, environment, and quality-of-life. Local community leaders and experts will speak on issues ranging from our sewer systems and green space to local land use and housing affordability on Tuesday evenings, July 16 - August 6, 2019, at the Red Mile Clubhouse from 5:30 to 8 PM. Graduates from the program (those that attended all four weeks, space is limited) will receive a ticket to Railbird Festival, August 10-11, 2019.
Fayette Alliance is a non-profit coalition of citizens dedicated to sustainable growth in Lexington-Fayette County through land use advocacy, education, and research. We believe that preserving our unique and productive bluegrass farmland, advancing innovative development, and improving our infrastructure are essential to our collective success in Lexington. Through efforts at government and beyond, Fayette Alliance positively impacts countywide planning and zoning laws and policies – which are the building blocks of a better quality of life, economy, and environment.
The Central Music Academy (CMA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that gives free musical training—on all instruments, in all genres, and to all levels of learners—to kids ages 8-18 who qualify for free/reduced lunch at school.
Since CMA’s inception in 2004, we have given more than 40,000 private music lessons to over 1000 students. The 100+ teachers who have worked here over the years hold bachelor of music degrees from a number of conservatories and universities, and approximately half of them have completed master's or doctorate degrees in music.
The mentoring aspect of private lessons has been instrumental in creating a culture of success at CMA. Past students have a 100% high school graduation rate as compared to Fayette County’s average rate of 90.5%, and 99% of our high school seniors have gone on to college. CMA students have successfully auditioned into Lexington's School for Creative and Performing Arts, the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, all-district/all-state choir, band, and orchestra; they have also received scholarships for musical study at Northwestern, UK, Transy, Morehead State, NKU, and EKU.
We are currently seeking volunteers to commit 10-12 hours during the period from July 10-16 to work on large-scale building and grounds improvements, which will allow our students to have more and better performance and practice spaces while at CMA. Volunteers will be guided by construction and/or landscape professionals during their time at CMA and should be prepared to work in spaces inside which are not wholly air conditioned, or on landscaping projects outside. Volunteers completing 10-12 hours of service will receive a ticket to Railbird Festival, August 10-11, 2019.