August 17-27

Texas Roadhouse Concert Series 2023 Lineup is Set

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 31, 2023) – The Kentucky State Fair Texas Roadhouse Concert Series lineup is set. Joining the lineup are The Oak Ridge Boys with special guest T.G. Sheppard, Vince Neil the Legendary Voice with special guest Autograph, and Warren Zeiders with special guest JD Shelburne.   With 24 different artists, the fair is sure to have something for everyone on the Texas Roadhouse Concert Series stage. Among the artists are four from Kentucky: Alex Miller, Eddie Montgomery or Montgomery Gentry, JD Shelburne, and The Kentucky Headhunters. We also welcome back The Oak Ridge Boys, who have performed at the Kentucky State Fair for nearly five decades.  The full lineup is as follows:  Thursday, August 17: Chris Janson with special guest Alex Miller  Friday, August 18: Morris Day and the Time with special guest Tag Team  Saturday, August 19: Foghat with special guest The Kentucky Headhunters  Sunday, August 20: The Oak Ridge Boys with special guest T.G. Sheppard  Monday, August 21: Casting Crowns   Tuesday, August 22: Happy Together Tour featuring The Turtles, Little Anthony, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Vogues, The Classics IV, and The Cowsills  Wednesday, August 23: Larry Fleet with special guest Tyler Rich  Thursday, August 24: Vince Neil the Legendary Voice with special guest Autograph  Friday, August 25: Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry with special guest Lonestar  Saturday, August 26: Warren Zeiders with special guest JD Shelburne   All concerts begin at 8pm with gates opening at 6:30pm. Performances are free with fair admission.  Tickets  Early Bird Tickets are on sale through, participating Kroger stores, or the Kentucky Exposition Center box office for $9. Early Bird Tickets include parking. Thrill Ville wristband vouchers are also available for purchase. Tickets for the inaugural BEERFEST and the 120th World’s Championship Horse Show will be released later this summer.  Hours of operation   ​​​Days​   ​​Outside​   ​​Inside ​   ​​Mondays – Thursdays​   ​​10am – 10pm​   ​​10am – 8pm​   ​​Fridays​   ​​10am – 11pm​   ​​10am – 9pm​   ​​Saturdays​   ​​10am – 11pm​   ​​10am – 9pm​   ​​1st Sunday, August 20   ​​10am – 11pm​   ​​10am – 8pm​   ​​2nd Sunday, August 27​   ​​10am – 10pm​   ​​10am – 6pm​     Admission ends one hour before the outdoor closing time each day. Hours of operation are subject to weather conditions. Midway ride wristband sales end one hour before closing time. Ride ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing time each day.   Minor Attendance Policy – Fairgoers under 18 years old entering after 6 p.m. must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian 21 years of age or older. Proof of age is required. IDs will be verified at the gate. The full policy is available at: […]

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Kentucky State Fair 2023 Kick-Off

May 17, 2023 — There’s no place like the Kentucky State Fair where you can find “summer summed up.” The beloved annual event deeply rooted in the heart of Kentucky showcases the best of the Bluegrass. This year promises to be bigger, better, and more thrilling than ever, with the inaugural BEERFEST and major concerts that will elevate the Fair experience for all fairgoers.   From August 17-27, the Kentucky State Fair will offer many of its beloved attractions like AgLand, delicious fried food, and a wide array of entertainment options that cater to all fairgoers. David S. Beck, president and CEO of Kentucky Venues, which produces the Kentucky State Fair, shared the 2023 theme, “Summer Summed Up,” with the community at a celebration event Wednesday.  “The fair has been a staple of Kentucky’s cultural heritage for generations, and this year’s event is set to continue the tradition of creating unforgettable experiences for fairgoers,” said David S. Beck, President & CEO of Kentucky Venues. “This event brings together the vibrant spirit of our great state, and we remain committed to providing our guests with a diverse range of entertainment.  BEERFEST Organizers also announced BEERFEST, a new experience happening Saturday, August 19 in partnership with Louisville Ale Trail. This event will invite fairgoers to sample beer from up to 20 different craft breweries that call Kentucky home.   “The beer scene in Kentucky is something worth celebrating together,” said David Satterly, Co-Founder of the Louisville Ale Trail. “Our team is excited to partner with the State Fair and organize BEERFEST, which will give fairgoers a chance to experience some of the best Kentucky-made craft beers.”  Texas Roadhouse Concert Series Along with new attractions, the Kentucky State Fair announced the return of the Texas Roadhouse Concert Series. The concerts are included with Fair admission, and this year will feature acts including Chris Janson with special guest Alex Miller on August 17, Morris Day and the Time with special guest Tag Team on August 18, and the Happy Together Tour on August 22. More acts joining the lineup will be announced next week.  “We are proud to partner with the Kentucky State Fair for the Texas Roadhouse Concert Series, and we love that we can give back to our community in a way that brings people together,” said the VP of Communications at Texas Roadhouse, Travis Doster. “Just like our menu items at Texas Roadhouse, the concerts will offer something for everyone with a variety of musical genres each night.”   Tickets Early bird admission tickets for the Kentucky State Fair, which include parking, are on sale now through August 4 for $9 online, at participating Kroger stores, and at the Kentucky Exposition Center box office. Tickets that include parking increase to $10 on August 5. Tickets purchased during the fair are $10 for admission and $10 for parking. Thrill Ville wristbands are available now through August 16 online, at participating Kroger stores, and at the Kentucky Exposition Center box office for $30. Thrill Ville wristbands increase to $35 […]

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