Lexington, KY – With 48 hours on the clock to the opening ceremonies of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the Alltech Fortnight Festival will kick-off its statewide celebration on Thursday, Sept. 23, with a Little Feat concert to benefit the Music Institute of Lexington. The 18-day entertainment extravaganza will blanket the state through Oct. 10.
The 2010 Alltech Fortnight Festival includes:
· 59 ticketed concerts
· A showcase of local entertainment in more than 60 bars and restaurants in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, Midway, Harrodsburg, Covington, and Paris
· 50 acts with 85 total performances at the Alltech Experience Pavilion at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
“The Commonwealth is proud to host the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games as they are held outside of Europe for the first time,” said Tom Stephens, director of the Alltech Fortnight Festival. “We look forward to seeing Kentuckians and our global visitors join together in celebration of the significance and magnitude of this event through the Alltech Fortnight Festival.”
To direct both Kentuckians and guests to the local tier of the Alltech Fortnight Festival, a ‘passport’ is available online and will also be distributed at the Alltech Experience Pavilion on the Kentucky Horse Park grounds, the participating bars and restaurants, and local hotels.
The Alltech Fortnight Festival features genres for all generations, from Tony Bennett and the Temptations to Nickelback and Jason Mraz. For the complete line-up of Alltech Fortnight Festival events and to purchase tickets, please visit www.alltechfortnightfestival.com or call 1-888-934-2010.
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.