LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Thousands of music lovers are expected to travel to the Bluegrass all for one reason: Railbird is back the first weekend in June at a brand new location. The two-day, three-stage festival is set to take off with headliners Zach Bryan and Tyler Childers.

Are you traveling from out of town, or do you live in Lexington? Consider FOX 56 as your guide for navigating the busy weekend.


On June 3, The Infield at Red Mile will take on a total of three stages and over 50 vendors serving some of the region’s finest bourbon and brews.

There is no public parking available a the Red Mile for the entirety of the event. There are four ways for VIP and general admission ticket holders to get to and from the festival grounds. Lexington residents should prepare for heavy traffic June 3-4 into the late night hours and be mindful of pedestrians when traveling in the downtown and Red Mile areas.

Railbird returns to Lexington: new location, high traffic

Until 7 p.m., guests can come and go as they please. Ticket holders should familiarize themselves with the schedule, map of the festival grounds, locker rental, and prohibited items here for a seamless festival weekend.


Tickets for the 2023 festival sold out in record time this year, but luckily there’s still time to get in on the festivities.

Avoid scammers, Railbird has partnered with TicketMaster’s Ticket Exchange to offer verified resale passes that will be reissued in the buyer’s name. Weekend and single-day passes are available from $222 depending on the package.



  • 12:30 p.m. Gates open
  • 1 p.m. Music begins
  • 11 p.m. Music ends
  • “Late Night at the Red Mile” gaming and music until 2 a.m.


  • 12 p.m. Gates open
  • 12:30 p.m. Music begins
  • 11 p.m. Music ends
  • “Late Night at the Red Mile” gaming and music until 12:30 a.m.

Make sure you stop by the Red Mile Tent in the infield to receive your priority access wristband available to all Railbird ticket holders for the after-party. A full lineup of acts is available here.

Beyond the festival, Lexington has so much to offer. Make sure to stop by some of FOX 56’s favorite spots if you spend some time exploring the city.