Red, White & Boom 2015 announced

If you are wishing you were at Red, White & Boom this weekend, but were surprised it sold out in five hours, your chance to get tickets for next year is right around the corner.

Tickets will go on sale for the 2015 Boom at 10 a.m. Friday, July 11. The event will be June 26 and 27 at the home of the Lexington Legends, Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

Fans of the decade-old country music fest will note the move away from the Fourth of July weekend as Red, White & Boom started as a Fourth of July event in downtown Lexington before it moved to the Ballpark and, this year, expanded to two days.

“Red, White & Boom is part of Lexington’s 4th of July festival,” said Michael Jordan,  director of operations for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment in Central Kentucky, which presents the festival. “Next year, July 4 falls on a Saturday, so not wanting to compete against the other great events the city is hosting, we will move to the weekend before the holiday. Red, White & Boom 2015 becomes the kick-off to the week-long celebration.

“For the fans it also puts the event on a Friday and Saturday versus Saturday and Sunday, which we think the fans will appreciate.”

Two-day tickets for the 2015 Red, White & Boom will be $20, plus applicable fees. They will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at, the Whitaker Bank Ballpark box office or by phone at 1-866-698-4253. Jordan said that most of the tickets for the 2015 festival will be two-day tickets. Some one-day tickets will be sold at a date yet to be determined in 2015, and they will likely be more expensive per day than the two-day tickets that go on sale Friday.

Artists have not been announced for the 2015 event. This year’s lineup includes Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett,  Jerrod Niemann, Eric Paslay, Lucy Hale, Sundy Best and Jamie Lynn Spears.

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