Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney To Anchor Kentucky Racetrack Festival

Musician Jon Bon Jovi performs on stage during the 40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 18, 2009 in New York City.


Churchill Downs, the Louisville racetrack that's home to the Kentucky Derby, has announced plans for a 3-day music festival in 2010 called Hullabalou. Headliners for the event, scheduled for July 23-25, 2010, include Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney and the Dave Matthews Band. Grounds passes, reserved seats and VIP packages go on sale Friday, Dec. 4 through Ticketmaster and at

More than 65 live acts will perform at Hullaballou, including Zac Brown Band, Al Green, Doobie Brothers, Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakam, Gladys Knight, the B-52s, the O'Jays, Colbie Caillat, Richard Marx, Gov't Mule, Black Crowes, Kansas and Taj Mahal.

Five stages will be set up on the racetrack's 147 acre grounds and the venue has a capacity of 160,000 people. In addition to hosting the Kentucky Derby, North America's oldest continuously held sporting event, Churchill Downs has staged several large-scale concerts in recent years, including the Rolling Stones and the Police.