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What’s the lineup for Railbird 2021?

Railbird music festival's elkhorn stage 2019
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What’s the lineup for Railbird 2021?

Railbird Festival returns for its second festival — set for August 28-29 at Keeneland.

Who will be performing? When will tickets go on sale? What can guests expect?

The headliners include Dave Matthews Band and My Morning Jacket, among more well-known artists like Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Leon Bridges, Billy Strings, Black Pumas, Khruangbin, Midland and Dozens More.

The Railbird Festival 2021 artist lineup includes:


  • My Morning Jacket
  • Leon Bridges
  • Billy Strings
  • Black Pumas
  • Midland
  • Margo Price
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • Joy Oladokun
  • Sarah Jarosz
  • John Moreland
  • Briston Maroney
  • Sierra Ferrell
  • Bendigo Fletcher
  • The Brook & the Bluff
  • Magnolia Boulevard
  • Nicholas Jamerson


  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
  • Khruangbin
  • The Revivalists
  • Band of Horses
  • Tanya Tucker
  • Colter Wall
  • The War and Treaty
  • Pinegrove
  • Zach Bryan
  • Liz Cooper & The Stampede
  • Cedric Burnside
  • Cha Wa
  • S.G. Goodman
  • Southern Avenue
  • Grayson Jenkins
Railbird celebrates the spirit of Kentucky with highly-curated bourbon experiences in The Rickhouse and up-close culinary demonstrations with Sip & Savor.

Railbird’s Sip & Savor, located in the air-conditioned Keeneland Entertainment Center, offers demonstrations and up-close-and-personal culinary experiences with world-renowned chefs in a studio kitchen setting. Samples of the chefs’ creations will be passed around to taste. Sip & Savor will feature specialty craft cocktails and mixology demonstrations. (Must be 21+ to consume alcohol) Culinary demonstrations are free and open to all ticket types.

  • Jeremy Ashby of Azur Food Group
  • Travis Milton of Shovel and Pick
  • Cole Arimes of Coles 735 Main, Epping’s on Eastside and Poppy & Olive
  • Ouita Michel of Holly Hill Inn, Wallace Station Deli and more
  • Samantha Fore
  • Kristin M. Smith of The Wrigley Taproom and Eatery

As for tickets?? General Admission (GA) and VIP 2-Day passes are available to the public now, with a limited quantity starting at only $155. Affordable layaway plans are also available, with payment options starting at only $25 down.

Railbird music festival's elkhorn stage 2019
Photo by Austin Johnson/Ace

VIP 2-Day pass includes access to all GA amenities, as well as exclusive Limestone and Elkhorn Stage lounges with air-conditioning, a VIP Village with complimentary local hors d’oeuvres and spa services, private bars, luxury restrooms, fast-track entrances to the festival, free on-site parking for the weekend, commemorative Railbird merchandise and more.

Railbird will offer immersive bourbon experiences and hand-selected rare barrels from Kentucky’s finest distilleries in The Rickhouse. Bourbon selections will be chosen in collaboration with co-owners Justin Sloan and Justin Thompson of Lexington’s treasured Justins’ House of Bourbon.

Ever bet on a horse race? Fans can get in on the action and wager on off-track betting, with coast-to-coast simulcast from Del Mar to Saratoga on the festival grounds. Keeneland’s own BETologists will be on-site with tips for winning big.

This festival is an all-ages event, complete with a Fillies & Colts family area with performances, horse rides, arts and crafts, interactive games, and much more.

This festival is produced by AC Entertainment in partnership with Lexington entrepreneur David Helmers. AC Entertainment also produces the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Forecastle Festival, and more.


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