Events, Music, News - posted on February 19, 2020 by

The Railbird Festival Announces Their 2020 Lineup Of Artists, Chefs, Bourbon Selections And More Set For August 22-23, 2020!

Railbird Festival, the Lexington-based, world-class music festival produced by AC Entertainment and Lexington entrepreneur David Helmers, is proud to present its 2020 lineup. Grammy Award-winning artists topping the weekend’s bill include Americana standout Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and singer-songwriter Maren Morris. The festival will return to the Grounds at Keeneland, August 22-23, 2020.

Additional acts include The Head and the Heart, Young the Giant, The Decemberists, Tanya Tucker, Trampled By Turtles, Colter Wall, Whiskey Meyers, and more. More than 30 artists will perform across three stages during the two-day festival.

General Admission (GA) and VIP weekend passes will be available to the public beginning Friday, February 21 at 10 a.m. ET via RailbirdFest.com, with a limited quantity starting at only $135. For the first time, Railbird will also offer a limited number of General Admission student weekend passes for $115 while supplies last. Affordable layaway plans are also available, with payment options starting at only $20 down.

A portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will benefit Railbird’s nonprofit community partners, Fayette Alliance, Central Kentucky Riding for Hope and Central Music Academy.

Those wishing to elevate their Railbird experience can purchase a VIP weekend pass with enhanced amenities for 2020. VIP patrons will have access to all GA amenities, as well as exclusive Limestone and Elkhorn Stage lounges with air-conditioning, a VIP Village with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and spa services by the Drybar, private bars with exclusive VIP pricing, luxury restrooms, fast-track entrances to the festival, free on-site parking for the weekend, commemorative Railbird merchandise and more. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Music, Photos - posted on February 8, 2020 by

PHOTOS: The One And Only Billy Strings Did His Best To Burn Manchester Music Hall To The Ground!

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Photos - posted on February 8, 2020 by

PHOTOS: Professional Bull Riders Occupied Rupp Arena For A Night Of Thrills

The PBR tour made a stop in Lexington at Rupp Arena. Many were delighted to a night of action, while some chose to voice their concerns outside the venue.

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Concert Photos, Music, Photos - posted on February 8, 2020 by

PHOTOS: JJ Grey and Mofro At The Manchester Music Hall in Lexington

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music, Photos - posted on August 11, 2019 by

And They’re Off! The Inaugural Railbird Festival At Keeneland

Lexington, Kentucky has never seen anything like the inaugural Railbird Festival. Over the last few decades, Lexington has had some great success in cultivating talent that goes on to become household names. What Lexington has not had, is a true destination festival. Unlike Louisville that hosts the Forecastle Festival and several Danny Wimmer Productions. That all changed when AC Entertainment (Promoters of Forecastle and Bonnaroo) partnered up with Keeneland.

Let’s be honest, horses and bourbon are what most folks associate with Kentucky. Music though, isn’t too far behind in terms of exports. Kentucky has produced artists like John Michael Montgomery, Montgomery Gentry, Sundy Best, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, and of course our newest favorite son in Tyler Childers. Who happened to be one of the headliners at Railbird.

So where else could a classy festival that shines a light on horses, bourbon and music? My answer as a Kentuckian, is nowhere. Keeneland is the ultimate location that has plenty of room to grow with this festival.

Having said all that, we’re incredibly honored that we were given the opportunity to cover this festival and put our own little spin on the who, what and why Railbird is hopefully here to stay.

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Best Of Lists, Music - posted on July 25, 2019 by

RAILBIRD GUIDE: 21 Must See Artists At The Railbird Festival

Ralbird is a brand new music festival that will take place at the grounds of Keeneland. Which is right here in the very center of our great Commonwealth.

Produced by AC Entertainment, who also produces Forecastle and Bonnaroo, decided to embrace three of Kentucky’s best exports in music, horses and bourbon. They also brought in West Sixth Brewing and our own little Mother Church in The Burl.

I’m guessing that after that last paragraph that you’re now all in. So I thought it would be a great idea to put together a list of artists that we feel simply can not be missed at Railbird. (more…)

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Album Reviews, Events, Music - posted on April 12, 2019 by

Exclusive Somersessions Premiere: Get Ready To Fall In Love As Lylak Performs “Beggar”

Here at Capture Kentucky, we do our best to be accommodating to as many folks as we can. Media folks are no exception. So I’m incredibly honored to announce that we’ve partnered up with Somersessions. Somersessions are at the top of my admiration list when it comes to Kentucky artists. I truly love their ear, their eye and their passion. If you’re unfamiliar with Somersessions, let me fill you in a bit. Somersessions is a media company that features artists that they believe in. Artists that deserve attention. They’re based in Somerset, Kentucky and their goal is the same as ours, provide a spotlight for local and regional artists. (more…)

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Events, Music - posted on March 26, 2019 by

Railbird Festival Reveals Inaugural Artist Lineup, Ticket Levels and Premium Experiences

The Raconteurs, Hozier, Tyler Childers, Brandi Carlile, and More Than 30 Acts
Playing Across Three Stages August 10-11

Tickets on sale to the public Thursday, March 28 at 10 a.m. EST via RailbirdFest.com 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Railbird Festival, a new world-class music festival led by AC Entertainment coming to The Grounds at Keeneland August 10-11, 2019, is proud to present its inaugural lineup, ticket levels, premium festival experiences and more. Those topping the weekend’s bill include American rock supergroup The Raconteurs (Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler) and singer-songwriter Hozier, whose latest album Wasteland, Baby! debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts.

Additional music acts will feature Tyler Childers, Grammy-award winner Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark Jr., Old Crow Medicine Show and many more. A full list of confirmed artists from the 2019 lineup can be found below. More than 30 acts will perform across three stages – Limestone Stage, Elkhorn Stage and The Burl Stage – during this two-day festival.

General Admission (GA), VIP and Superfecta weekend passes will be available to the public beginning at 10 a.m. on (more…)

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Events, Music - posted on November 19, 2018 by

CENTRAL KENTUCKY SONGWRITERS TO PLAY CONCERT FOR THE ACOUSTIC GUITAR PROJECT — A GLOBAL MUSIC WEB SITE

Five local Lexington songwriters will play a concert as part of the global music platform, TheAcousticGuitarProject.com. The show is Wednesday, November 28th at 7:00pm at the Austin City Saloon located at 2350 Woodhill Drive. Cost is $8.00 at the door. Proceeds after expenses to benefit CENTRAL MUSIC ACADEMY.

Each artist was challenged by The Acoustic Guitar Project to write an original song, and record it live, in just one week. All musicians used the same guitar— A Washburn HF11SCE-O and the same simple handheld recorder. None of the musicians were allowed to edit their song on the computer.

At the upcoming concert, all the featured songwriters will talk a little about their experience with the project and their song and then play it live. Several of Central Ky.’s finest local musicians will be performing. You can preview their songs at the link below:

WK 1 CHRIS CARPENTER – WISH I DIDN’T KNOW BETTER

WK 2 WESLEY SAYLOR – DESTINY

WK 3 JEN TACKETT – FOOL YOURSELF

WK 4 MATHEW DOUGLAS SIMPSON – YOUNG, WILD, MAD & FREE

WK 5 TRISH TORLINE – ON MY WAY

http://theacousticguitarproject.com/project/lexington

 

Here is a brief summary of the project:

One Guitar. One Week. One Song.

  1. We choose a city and a local musician and provide them with an acoustic guitar and a simple recorder.
  2. That musician has one week to write an original song and record it live. No editing is allowed. They have to record their song as many times as needed to get the take they like.
  3. When the musician is finished, they sign the guitar and pass it on to the next musician in that city. When that city’s guitar reaches five musicians, there is a concert and each musician plays the song they wrote for the project.

Over 60 cities around the world have participated in the project and nearly 800 original songs have been written.

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music - posted on October 26, 2018 by

Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein Destroys Manchester Music Hall In Lexington

Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein is a legend in the annals of Punk Rock history. At the tender young age of sixteen, he was skulking about the stage in Frankenstein attire playing quick licks for Hall of Fame snubbed Horror Punk Band, The Misfits. The costume-clad group made a name for themselves in the early eighties with horror-themed theatrics and morbid, sometimes outlandish lyrics that embodied the true nature of Punk Rock. After going through several members in his previous band, Gorgeous Frankenstein, Doyle along with the band’s latest singer, Alex Tory decided to move on under Doyle’s name. The band has had success releasing two albums and several collaborations with industry heavyweights. (more…)

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