06.17.10

Fortnight Festival – Can you say party!

Posted in Fortnight Festival, Lexington at 11:58 pm by Thomas

I made it Downtown (Lexington) today for the 100 day kickoff celebration and Fortnight Festival announcements and came away impressed with the line-up.  I have to say, for the non-horse music loving people the Fortnight Festival will be the biggest thing in Kentucky I am sure for several years to come and for us horse-music loving people, things just got that much more complicated.  The number and variety of what I would call big name acts surprised me and I would have to believe that Dr. Lyons has some inside contact in the music industry to have pulled this together.  There are a number of acts on here I would love to see because I suspect I might never get the chance again.  So let me run down the list for all of you who hadn’t heard yet in order of dates (9/23 – 10/9);

  • Little Feat
  • Wynonna Judd
  • Ralph Stanley & Clinch Mountain Boys
  • Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band & Johnson Brothers Band
  • The Temptations
  • American Spiritual Ensemble
  • Vienna Philharmonic – Gustavo Dudamel (sold-out)
  • Chubby Checker
  • Bo Skovhus
  • Ronan Tynan
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy with Lexington Philharmonic
  • Lo Boheme
  • Annett Hollow
  • Marvin Hamlisch and UK Symphony Orchestra
  • Tony Bennett
  • John Lithgow
  • The Beach Boys
  • Los Labos
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Charlie Daniels
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Dave Sanborn

Tickets go on sale June 24th.