Kix Brooks to headline Derby Eve Jam and Barnstable Brown Gala | Events
LOUISVILLE, KY – Kix Brooks, formerly of Brooks & Dunn, will close out the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival at the Derby Eve Jam on Friday, May 3, at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Special guest Greg Bates will open the show which starts at 7:30 p.m.
Admission to the show is a 2013 Pegasus Pin. Military personnel with a valid ID will receive free admission to the venue from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 97.5 WAMZ is a contributing sponsor of the event.
Brooks will also perform later that night at the Barnstable Brown Gala, where he will join country music’s elite, legendary Motown and rock star chart toppers. “We are ready to Kix up our boots on Derby Eve!” said Patricia Barnstable Brown. “Kix puts on an awesome show and we’re thrilled to have him for our 25th Anniversary Barnstable Brown Gala.”
The platinum selling artist has been performing since age 12 and started writing songs in high school. He eventually landed in Nashville working with artists like Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Highway 101, before teaming up with Ronnie Dunn in 1990. They became the highest selling duo in the history of country music. Since 2006, Brooks has hosted the long-running syndicated radio program, American Country Countdown.
Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront opens on Thursday, April 25, and will run through Friday, May 3. The venue will once again be located at Waterfront Park. It 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 act 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.
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