Railbird Music Festival Comes Roaring Back with Phenomenal Lineup

Railbird Music Festival announced a mind-blowing lineup for its 2021 event that is bonafide fire. Set to take place August 28-29 on the grounds of historic Keeneland Race Track in Lexington, KY, the bill includes headliners My Morning Jacket, Leon Bridges, Dave Matthews Band, and Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit.

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Dave Matthews. Photo shot by Jody Carbone

They’ll be joined by an equally stellar undercard that features Billy Strings, Black Pumas, Midland, Margo Price, Khruangbin, The Revivalists, Tanya Tucker, Band of Horses, Sarah Jarosz, and The War and Treaty among others.

Billy Strings. Photo Credit: David Lee

After a wildly successful inaugural festival in 2019 with a stacked bill that included headliners The Raconteurs, Brandi Carlile, Hozier, Tyler Childs and Gary Clark, Jr., organizers were forced to cancel the 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Produced by AC Entertainment and Lexington entrepreneur David Helmers, Railbird is clearly set to come roaring back.

Shot by Zach Sanders

“While we all missed live music and experiences tremendously last year, the Railbird team looked at it as a time to build on the success of our inaugural festival and come back even better than before,” said Helmers in a statement. “We’ve been planning intensely and are excited for the festival’s return to Keeneland with a list of world-class artists, bourbon, and culinary experiences.”

Shot by Zach Sander

General Admission and VIP two-day passes are now available, with a limited quantity of GA passes starting at only $155. 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.


VIP two-day passes with enhanced amenities are also available. VIP patrons will have access to all general admission amenities as well as the exclusive air-conditioned Limestone and Elkhorn Stage lounges, a VIP Village with complimentary appetizers, spa services, private bars, luxury restrooms, fast-track entrances to the festival, free on-site parking for the weekend, commemorative Railbird merchandise, and more.


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