The Alltech Fortnight Festival’s Lineup Expands to Add Josh Turner and Other Acts


Lexington, KY – Excitement continues to build for the Alltech Fortnight Festival as additional acts sign on to perform in Kentucky during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010. Josh Turner will perform at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville on October 8, and the RiverPark Center will host The Passion with pianist Chu-Fang Huang on September 25. The Del McCoury Band, Ben Sollee, and Debby Boone’s Reflections of Rosemary Clooney Tribute will perform at the Grand Theatre in Frankfort on October 2, October 8, and October 9, respectively.

Called a “country Barry White” by Blender Magazine, Josh Turner is no stranger to love songs. Rest assured, however, that he is no one trick performer. Turner has sold more than 4 million albums thanks to two multi-week No. 1 singles, “Your Man” and “Would You Go With Me.” His first album was certified platinum, only to be outdone by his second, which achieved double-platinum status. In an affirmation of his musical talent, Turner became one of the youngest artists to be inducted into the Opry. Turner will perform on October 8 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event can be purchased on the Kentucky Center for the Arts’ Web site and are priced from $38.00 - $60.00.

The Passion, part of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra’s 2010-2011 season, features pianist Chu-Fang Huang. Huang’s phenomenal musical talent has led her to performances in New York, Tokyo, Istanbul, Paris, Sydney, and many other noteworthy locations. Her performance with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra will include compositions such as Verdi’s The Force of Destiny Overture and Ravel’s Concerto in G Minor. The Passion will be at the RiverPark Center in Owensboro on September 25 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $10.00 for students to $41.00 for a seat in the orchestra section of the venue. For purchase, contact the RiverPark Center Box Office at 270-687-ARTS or visit www.RiverParkCenter.org.
The Del McCoury Band has set the standard for authentic Bluegrass music for more than 50 years. This Bluegrass treasure will take the stage at the Grand Theatre on October 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Kentucky-based Ben Sollee will perform at the Grand Theatre on October 8 at 7:30 p.m. Sollee’s unbelievable cello skills have earned him recognition far beyond the borders of the Bluegrass State.
Debby Boone’s Reflections of Rosemary Clooney Tribute is set for October 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre. Boone, the daughter-in-law of Rosemary Clooney, inherited all of Clooney’s musical arrangements upon Clooney’s death. Boone has revitalized these classics while paying tribute to the timeless performer from whom she received inspiration.

Individual event tickets for the Grand Theatre events will be available in August 2010. Please call 502-352-7469 for additional information.

“The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are making their American debut in 2010, and part of the allure of the Alltech Fortnight Festival is the opportunity to exhibit the musical talents of individuals from all over this great nation. This fall, Kentucky will host athletes from 60 countries and visitors from more than 50 nations. This is our chance to show the world that the talent here, whether equine-related or musical, is truly world class,” said Tom Stephens, director of the Alltech Fortnight Festival and corporate counsel at Alltech.
The Alltech Fortnight Festival, which began in 2008, presents entertainment throughout the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky. It was created by Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, as a means of building excitement for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 while investing in the development of the arts in local communities. The 2010 Alltech Fortnight Festival will run concurrently with the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games from September 25 - October 10. For the complete lineup and more information, please visit www.AlltechFortnightFestival.com or call 1-888-934-2010.

Photo: Country star Josh Turner will perform October 8 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville.





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