Churchill Downs to host 3-day music festival

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky
Derby, will become a stomping ground for some of the country's best
known musicians next summer.

The three-day music festival will feature more than 65 band,
including Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, and the Dave Matthews Band.

Officials with Churchill Downs Inc., the parent company of the
racetrack, said Monday that the festival is called "HullabaLOU"
and is set for next July 23-25. It will feature classic rock,
county, adult contemporary and bluegrass musicians on five stages
throughout the sprawling 147-acre facility. It is envisioned to be
an annual event.

Churchill has hosted rock-n-roll royalty at the historic track
in recent years with performances by the Rolling Stones and The

The track has been aggressively looking for alternative source
of revenue to augment its income from horse racing.

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