Lexington’s inaugural Depot District Music Fest

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 6, 2017

LEXINGTON — Saturday, April 8: Located in the historic depot district of Uptown Lexington, the inaugural Depot District Music Fest will celebrate community, music and the city’s full-steam-ahead progress toward the district’s revitalization. This year’s lineup includes The Gin Blossoms (shown at right), Edwin McCain, The Lilly Brothers, The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band-On The Border, The Steppin Stones and Holy Ghost Tent Revival.

The event comes after the announced completion of the city’s Breeden Insurance Amphitheater. In April 2016, Jill and Mark Breeden  gifted the city with $200,000 for the amphitheater’s construction in support of the city’s mission to construct and develop the state-of-the-art stage and amphitheater with plans for future development in the surrounding area.

Festival pricing is $45 for adult general admission at the gate. Tickets for children 12 & under with a paying adult includes unlimited access to games and activities and are $15 at the gate. VIP tickets will be available for $75. Only 100 VIP tickets will be sold that entitles holders to a dedicated front-of-stage viewing area, and access to the exclusive VIP tent which will include a cash bar and restrooms.

Gates will open to the public on Saturday at 11  a.m. at 333 S. Main Street, with the main event entrance on E. 3rd Avenue.

The music fest will kick off at 11:30 a.m. and feature music, beer, wine, food truck vendors and children’s games and activities. With reentry permitted, festival goers can enjoy dining and shopping in the Uptown Lexington Historic District. The event will end at 10 p.m.

Bringing lawn chairs and blankets is encouraged. No outside food or beverages are permitted except for medical purposes; bags may be subject to inspection.

Visit depotdistrictfest.com

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