Railbird Festival returned with a bang June 3rd and 4th and set Lexington on fire with some of the biggest names in music, as well as some up-and-coming acts. Setting the tone with a new venue at The Red Mile, the food was plentiful and tasty, the drinks were cold and quenching and there were no issues with lines for anything.
The two-day experience that featured more than 30 artists performing across three stages also offered attendees the ultimate festival experience. Saturday was headlined by Zach Bryan who played favorites such as Oklahoma Smokeshow and Something in Orange and then closed with a three-song closing of Heading South, Burn Burn and an epic Revival. Leading into Bryan was Weezer who played their hits from the 90’s like Say it Ain’t So, Beverly Hills and Buddy Holly. Big performances by Charley Crockett and Whiskey Myers also were Saturday highlights that drew large crowds for each set.
Sunday’s list of performers was nothing short of impressive with the headlining Tyler Childers closing out the festival with a two-hour set closing with Nose to the Grindstone, Follow You to Virgie and Sour Mash. The set was kicked off by the city of Lexington declaring June 4th Tyler Childers day, so to say he was ready to rock is selling it short. The whole set was magic and couldn’t have been better. Leading into Childers set on the main stage was Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats who jammed their favorites including A Little Honey, Survivor, Hey Mama and closed with S.O.B and Love Don’t. Other popular acts Sunday included jam band Goose, Amos Lee and The head and The Heart.
To say the least, Railbird is back and better than ever and we can’t wait until their 2024 announcement… stay tuned!