Dierks Bentley, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Ben Folds, Train & The Avett Brothers Added to HullabaLOU

Jan 28, 2010 Darren Rogers

Country music star Dierks Bentley, musical institution Blood, Sweat & Tears, singer-songwriter Ben Folds, Grammy Award-winning rock band Train and folk-rockers The Avett Brothers are among the growing list of artists that have been added to perform at this summer’s HullabaLOU Music Festival at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

The inaugural three-day music festival, scheduled for July 23-25 at the home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby, will showcase more than 65 bands on five stages with Bon Jovi (July 23), Kenny Chesney (July 24) and Dave Matthews Band (July 25) serving as the headline acts.

Justin Moore, Tonic, Rick Bartlett’s Rockin’ Soul Revival, Exile, Green River Ordinance, Brigid Kaelin, Hazel Miller, J.D. Shelburne, Stealing Angels and Louisville’s own Villebillies have all been confirmed to perform.

So far, 42 musical acts have been confirmed for HullabaLOU:

§    Friday, July 23: Bon Jovi; Dierks Bentley; Gladys Knight; The Doobie Brothers; Colbie Caillat; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Train; The O’Jays;  B 52s; Gloriana; Sam Bush; Chrisette Michele; Rick Bartlett’s Rockin’ Soul Revival; Exile; Green River Ordinance; Hazel Miller; and J.D. Shelburne.

§    Saturday, July 24: Kenny Chesney; Jason Aldean; Al Green; Ben Folds; Michael McDonald; Gov’t Mule; John Kay & Steppenwolf; Joan Osborne; Musiq Soulchild; War; Villebillies; and Brigid Kaelin.

§    Sunday, July 25: Dave Matthews Band; Zac Brown Band; Steve Miller Band; Dwight Yoakam; Loretta Lynn; The Black Crowes; Kansas; The Avett Brothers; 38 Special; Justin Moore; Taj Mahal; Tonic; and Stealing Angels.

Additional artists will be announced as they become available. A complete list of confirmed performers is available online at the event Website, www.hullabaloufest.com. The HullabaLOU Music Festival is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HullabaLOUfest.

Designed to be an annual event, the HullabaLOU Music Festival – produced by the Churchill Downs Entertainment Group – features a wide range of artists that blend the sounds of classic rock, country, adult contemporary and Bluegrass on five stages throughout Churchill Downs’ sprawling 147-acre facility.

Ticket packages range from $60 for a one-day general admission pass to $975 for a three-day VIP package. They are on sale at www.hullabaloufest.com and www.ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets, including select Kroger locations, or by calling (800) 745-3000.

All ticket options provide access to every performance on every stage. Guests with a general admission ticket can view the Main Stage from designated areas that are adjacent to reserved seating sections. All additional festival stages, which offer lawn seating areas on a first-come, first-served basis, are available to every attendee of HullabaLOU.

Out of town HullabaLOU guests can secure hotel accommodations by visiting www.hullabaloufest.com and clicking the “Travel Information” icon.

    HullabaLOU, which could have an estimated economic impact of $38 million to the Greater Louisville, Ky., area, is positioned almost three months after the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 1, and some three weeks after the conclusion of Churchill Downs’ 42-day Spring Meet on Sunday, July 4.

About Churchill Downs Entertainment Group
            Churchill Downs Entertainment Group, (“CDE”), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Churchill Downs Incorporated, (“CDI”), located in Louisville, Ky., that was formed to conceive, develop, produce and manage large-scale entertainment events at CDI and non-CDI properties. The immediate success of headline concerts by the Rolling Stones (2006) and The Police (2007) at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby led to the creation of CDE.  More information about CDE is available at www.cdentertainment.com.

About Churchill Downs Incorporated
Churchill Downs Incorporated, (“CDI”), headquartered in Louisville, Ky., owns and operates four world renowned Thoroughbred racing facilities: Arlington Park in Illinois, Calder Casino and Race Course in Florida, Churchill Downs Race Track in Kentucky and Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in Louisiana.  CDI operates slot and gaming operations in Louisiana and Florida.  CDI tracks are host to North America’s most prestigious races, including the Arlington Million, the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, the Louisiana Derby and the Princess Rooney, along with hosting the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record seventh time on Nov. 5-6, 2010.  CDI also owns off-track betting facilities, TwinSpires.com and other advance-deposit wagering channels, television production, telecommunications and racing service companies such as BRIS and a 50-percent interest in the national cable and satellite network, HorseRacing TV, which supports CDI’s network of simulcasting and racing operations.  CDI’s Entertainment Group produces the HullabaLOU Music Festival at Churchill Downs Racetrack which premieres on July 23-25, 2010.  CDI trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol CHDN and can be found at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.

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