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Garth Brooks, Rupp Arena
October 31, 2014 - November 1, 2014
October 31: 6:30 pm & 10:30 pm
November 1: 6:30 pm & 10:30 pm
Garth Brooks returns to Lexington for the first time in over 16 tears. Rupp Arena hosts the Garth Brooks World Tour.
Over 80,000 people are expected to be in downtown Lexington for four Garth Brooks concerts October 31st – November 1st. The impact on downtown Lexington will be significant and logistically challenging.
Representatives from Lexington Center along with VisitLex, Lextran and Metro Police have designed a plan that provides a safe and efficient means of managing the large crowds that will be moving in and out of Rupp Arena and downtown Lexington. In addition, information about the free downtown entertainment festival, NO FENCES, was also announced.
Details on parking and entertainment options will be available to the public online at Rupparena.com/garth and the visitlex.com website.
According to Bill Owen, Lexington Center President and CEO, “The Garth Brooks concerts are more than Rupp Arena events, they are premier Central Kentucky events that will showcase the many fine qualities of downtown Lexington and of our Commonwealth!”
Concert-goers are advised to carpool to and from the concert to minimize congestion. Downtown workers are requested to leave downtown Lexington by 5:00 p.m. or earlier to expedite rush hour traffic.
6:30 p.m Shows
The two parking lots controlled by Lexington Center, located on High St. and Manchester St. will be available for parking for patrons attending the 6:30 p.m. performance on Friday, October 31and November 1st. Cost is $15 per vehicle. (CASH ONLY)
10:30 p.m. Shows
Parking in an auxiliary lot located at the corner of Old Frankfort Pike and New Circle Road will be available for patrons attending the 10:30 p.m. shows on October 31 and November 1st. The auxiliary lot will be available beginning at 7:00 p.m.. Cost is $10 per vehicle. (CASH ONLY)
All proceeds from parking at the auxiliary lot will go to benefit the Lexington Lions Club.
Lextran buses will transport patrons parked in the auxiliary lot to the plaza outside Heritage Hall which is just a short walk to Rupp Arena. There will be a free pre-concert party in Heritage Hall as well as entertainment at the Fifth Third Pavilion in the Cheapside Entertainment District and other downtown area bars and restaurants. Cost for bus transport is $2 per person round trip, paid upon initial departure at the auxiliary lot.
Downtown Lexington has over 7,000 additional public parking spaces, most of which are open during event parking. The LEXPARK garages alone contain over 2,000 spaces. The ParkMe.com site offers directions, real-time space availability at the 4 LEXPARK garages and even pre-purchase event parking for the Victorian Square Garage. The free ParkMe mobile ap is also available for download. For more information on downtown Lexington parking, visit the LEXPARK site www.lexpark.org.
No Fences Festival
WBUL 98.1 The Bull will host Lexington’s Largest Country Bar at Heritage Hall featuring live music with country artists Jo Jo Gunn and Corey Kenton and one national country band from 4:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Food and beer will be available for sale. The event is free and open to the public.
Cheapside Entertainment District will have a DJ playing Country music in the Fifth Third Pavilion from 4:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m on Friday and Saturday nights.