Skaggs to headline HullabaLOU bluegrass stage

 Chruchill Downs announces that Kentucky native and 14-time Grammy Award-winning musician Ricky Skaggs will headline a dozen artists scheduled to perform on the Bluegrass Stage at this summer’s HullabaLOU Music Festival at the famed racetrack in Louisville.

 Skaggs will headline the Bluegrass Stage – situated in Churchill Downs’ paddock area – on Saturday, July 24. Seven-time International Bluegrass Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Rhonda Vincent (Sunday, July 25) and the popular combo of The Travelin’ McCourys with Dan Tyminski of Union Station (Friday, July 23) are also booked to perform.
The inaugural three-day music festival, scheduled for July 23-25, will showcase more than 65 bands on five stages with Bon Jovi (July 23), Kenny Chesney (July 24) and Dave Matthews Band (July 25) serving as the headline acts.
Other Bluegrass acts confirmed are Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, Relic, Michael Jonathan, Cumberlands, The Tillers, Hog Operation, Brushfire, BlueZenGrass with special guest Phil Leadbetter and Kentucky Blue.
Below is a day-by-day listing of the musical acts confirmed for HullabaLOU:
Friday, July 23: Bon Jovi; Dierks Bentley; Gladys Knight; Huey Lewis & The News; The Doobie Brothers; Colbie Caillat; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Train; The O’JaysB 52s; Gloriana; Sam Bush; Chrisette Michele; Rick Bartlett’s Rockin’ Soul Revival; Exile; The Travelin’ McCourys with Dan Tyminski; Green River Ordinance; Hazel Miller; J.D. Shelburne; Electric Touch; Whiskey Bent Valley Boys; Cumberlands; Thumper and the Plaid Rabbits; and Brushfire.

  • Saturday, July 24: Kenny Chesney; Jason Aldean; Sara Evans; Al Green; Ben Folds; Michael McDonald; Gov’t Mule; John Kay & Steppenwolf; Joan Osborne; Musiq Soulchild; War; Villebillies; Ben SolleBrigid Kaelin; Jimmy Church; Relic; Duke Tumatoe & The Power Trio; The Tillers; and BlueZenGrass with special guest Phil Leadbetter.
Sunday, July 25: Dave Matthews Band; Zac Brown Band; Steve Miller Band; Dwight Yoakam; Loretta Lynn; The Black Crowes; Kansas; The Avett Brothers; 38 Special; Justin Moore; Taj Mahal; Tonic; Rhonda Vincent; Stealing Angels; Terry Adams Rock and Roll Quartet; Michael Jonathan; Hog Operation; and Kentucky Blue.
        More information is available online at the event Web site, The HullabaLOU Music Festival is also on Facebook at
Designed to be an annual event, the HullabaLOU Music Festival – produced by the Churchill Downs Entertainment Group – features a wide range of artists that blend the sounds of classic rock, country, adult contemporary and Bluegrass on five stages throughout Churchill Downs’ sprawling 147-acre facility.
Ticket packages range from $60 for a one-day general admission pass (increases to $75 on Wednesday, March 10) to $975 for a three-day VIP package. They are on sale at and and at all Ticketmaster outlets, including select Kroger locations, or by calling (800) 745-3000.
All ticket options provide access to every performance on every stage. Guests with a general admission ticket can view the Main Stage from designated areas that are adjacent to reserved seating sections. All additional festival stages, which offer lawn seating areas on a first-come, first-served basis, are available to every attendee of HullabaLOU.
Out of town HullabaLOU guests can secure hotel accommodations by visiting and clicking the “Travel Information” icon.
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