|National acts set for Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville|
|Written by George Browning|
|Tuesday, 26 March 2013 00:00|
The Kentucky Derby Festival is pleased to announce its national concert lineup for Kroger’s Fest-A-Ville on the Waterfront for the 2013 Derby Festival.
Pop-rock-country music star Uncle Kracker will kick off the festivities with the Sonic Saturday show on Saturday, April 27. Runners with a finisher’s medal from that day’s KDF Marathon/miniMarathon presented by Walmart and HumanaVitality will receive free entry into the venue.
On April 28, Family Sunday will feature a full slate of Christian music acts. The show will begin at 5 p.m. featuring headliner Building 429 with Rhett Walker Band and Finding Favour.
After topping the R&B charts for more than a decade and selling more than 17 million albums, Cameo will be featured on Tuesday, May 1, at the RhythmFest concert. Cameo is well known for their hit song “Word Up.”
On Wild Wednesday, May 2, The Features, along with special guest, Discount Guns, will take the stage beginning at 7 p.m.
Tune It Up Thursday on May 2 will feature The Wallflowers. This group is well known for chart-topping songs such as “One Headlight,” “6th Avenue Heartache” and “Everything I Need.” This concert will begin at 9 p.m.
2013 Kentucky Derby Festival national concert schedule at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront:
Saturday, April 27
KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL SONIC SATURDAY CONCERT FEATURING UNCLE KRACKER. 9 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Admission is free with a 2013 Pegasus Pin®. Contributing Sponsor: Lite 106.9 WVEZ. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)
Sunday, April 28
KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL FAMILY DAY WITH WJIE FEATURING BUILDING 429. 7 PM –Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Christian contemporary concert. Admission is free with a 2013 Pegasus Pin©. Sponsor: 88.5 WJIE. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)
Tuesday, April 30
KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL RHYTHMFEST CONCERT FEATURING CAMEO. 9 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Admission is free with a 2013 Pegasus Pin®. Sponsors: Kroger and Miller Lite. Contributing Sponsors: B96.5 FM and MAGIC 101.3. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)
Wednesday, May 1
KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL WILD WEDNESDAY EVENING CONCERT FEATURING THE FEATURES. 7 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Admission is free with a 2013 Pegasus Pin®. Contributing Sponsor: 91.9 WFPK. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)
Thursday, May 2
KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL TUNE IT UP THURSDAY CONCERT FEATURING AN EVENING WITH THE WALLFLOWERS. 9 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Admission is free with a 2013 Pegasus Pin©. Contributing Sponsor: 100.5 Gen X Radio. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)
Friday, May 3
A big name in country music will headline The Kentucky Derby Festival Derby Eve Jam® concert, scheduled for 8:30 p.m. at Kroger’s Fest-A-Ville on the Waterfront.
On Thursday, April 25, Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront opens and will run through Friday, May 3. The venue will once again be located at Waterfront Park. The Fest-A-Ville venue will be open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. This ultimate entertainment experience offers national concerts, family fun, food vendors, a children’s inflatable playground, midway rides and more. Admission is a 2013 Pegasus Pin. Kroger is title sponsor of the event, with contributing sponsor Miller Lite.
Since 1956, the Derby Festival has worked to bring the community together in celebration. The Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 375 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.