Railbird announces lineup for 2023 music festival

Get a first look at what to expect + who you’ll hear at the 2023 Railbird Music Festival as makes plans for its new venue, Red Mile Racetrack.

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In case you missed it, the lineup for the third annual Railbird Music Festival was announced on Tuesday and the Bluegrass will be blessed with headliners Zach Bryan + Tyler Childers at Red Mile Racetrack June 3-4, 2023.

By the numbers

  • Two days
  • Three stages
  • 32 musical acts

We’ll go back to our early 2000s bluegrass roots with Nickel Creek, soak up some sun with Sheryl Crow, rock out with Weezer + sway to the sweet sounds of Amos Lee. Additionally, the lineup features several Kentucky locals — Ricky Skaggs & the Kentucky Thunder, The Local Honeys, and Cole Chaney.

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With a lineup like this, we’re already looking forward to June. | Graphic made by LEXtoday

Updates for this year

In order to help prevent some of the issues from 2021, like long lines and no water, Railbird Festival has worked to make some changes and updates to the guest experience.

  • Doubling the number of water stations
  • Allowing guests to bring one unopened factory-sealed water bottle as well as a refillable bottle
  • Adding more food and drink options
  • Increasing staff
  • Adding standalone shade structures as well as a tent for one of the three stages that extends past the viewing area to provide more shade

Need to know

  • Dates: Saturday, June 3 + Sunday, June 4
  • Location: Red Mile Racetrack, 1200 Red Mile Rd.
  • Tickets: Presale begins Thursday, Dec. 8 at 12 p.m., sign-up for presale access.
  • Experiences: While we’re almost certain more announcements will come, be sure to check out the different packages available for general admission, VIP, and platinum experiences.
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