The American Red Cross Disaster Blaster Relief Fundraiser is an annual charity event benefiting the Bluegrass chapter of the American Red Cross. This casual event includes dinner and drinks as well as live and silent auctions. Live music will be provided by Conch Republic, a Trop Rock band. Items to be auctioned off include vacation packages, a Keeneland corporate box, passes to the PGA Championship as well as various house-wares, garden, and beauty products. Tickets are $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Red Cross at: 859-253-1331. For more information on the American Red Cross Disaster Blaster Relief Fundraiser visit www.redcross.org/bluegrass.
The 2014 Cincinnati Reds Caravan begins and ends at Great American Ball Park with an expanded route of 17 fan stops in five states with the addition of stops in Evansville, Ind., and Nashville, Tenn.
The kick off for this 3,000 mile journey over four days is Thursday, Jan. 23 from the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum and ends on Sunday, Jan. 26 in the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club. The Reds Caravan is presented by Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network.
Each tour travels simultaneously through Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee providing fans with the opportunity to interact with current and former players, broadcasters and members of the Reds front office staff. At each fan stop, the group will field questions from fans and sign autographs while time allows.
The four tours return to Cincinnati on Sunday, Jan. 26 for the annual Select-A-Seat event at Great American Ball Park, where they will join fans meeting with Reds ticket representatives to choose ticket plans and seat locations for the 2014 season.
New for 2014: The West Tour will visit Eastland Mall in Evansville, Ind. on Friday, Jan. 24. The South Tour will visit RiverGate Mall in Nashville and Alltech Arena at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Saturday, Jan. 25.
“As our fan base continues to grow, we are expanding the Caravan to visit every corner of Reds Country,” said Phil Castellini,
Reds Chief Operating Officer. “Our player, coaches, broadcasters, and Reds personnel look forward to these four days every
year as our official kick off to the new season of Reds baseball. It’s amazing to experience the welcome we receive from our loyal
fans at every stop along the way.”
All Caravan fan stops open to the public are free, and at each fan stop listed below (excluding Select-A-Seat) the Reds will raffle
two tickets to the 2014 Opening Day game on Monday, March 31 (4:10 pm) vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.
Expected to appear at Alltech Arena are broadcaster Thom Brennaman, broadcaster Jim Day, GM Walt Jocketty, Sam LeCure, catcher Corky Miller, minor league outfielder Ryan LaMarre, COO Phil Castellini and mascot Mr. Redlegs.
Reds sales representatives will be at each stop to answer ticketing questions and discuss 2014 ticket plans, while the Reds Hall of Fame, the Reds Community Fund and Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network will attend selected stops.
Memberships to the Reds Heads Kids Club, Reds Rookies Baby Club and Reds Hall of Fame & Museum will be for sale at selected stops.
On Sunday, Jan. 26, the Reds will host the annual Select-A-Seat event at Great American Ball Park. Fans can meet with Reds ticket representatives from 9 am to 3 pm to choose their season tickets for 2014. Select members of the Reds Caravan will conduct a Q&A at Noon. Fans who purchase season tickets will have a chance to meet members of the Reds Caravan and receive a signed baseball.
The Reds Caravan will visit over 20 of the Reds on Radio affiliates throughout Reds Country during the trip. Additional players may be added to select tours in the coming weeks. Visit reds.com/caravan for up-to-date information, maps and photos.
The Festival of the Bluegrass is the oldest Bluegrass festival in the bluegrass region of Kentucky. This 4-day event provides Bluegrass music performances as well as kids camps and activities for all ages. The festival will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, and campsites are available for the event. For tickets and more information, visit www.festivalofthebluegrass.com or call (859) 253-0806.
The annual Hippity Hoppity Hunt takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground on Saturday, April 19! Little campers and their parents will enjoy the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, a petting zoo, crafts, and a lunch sponsored by Northside RVs.
The Hippity Hoppity Hunt is open only to campers, so be sure to get your reservation in by contacting the KHP Campground at (800) 370-6416 directly or the reservation system at (888) 4KY-PARK or www.parks.ky.gov or going straight to the campground pages on this website at:
Date and Time:
Saturday, April 19 – 11 am – 3pm
$30.00 – Sunday-Thursday per night/1-8 people
$32.00 – Friday-Saturday per night/1-8 pepole
$26.00 per night/primitive with electric
$20.00 per night/primitive
Campground guests get a discounted admission to visit the Kentucky Horse Park during your stay as well as free parking –
$6.00 kids (7-12)
Entry Fee: $25 before April 1st
$30 after April 1st
$35 the day of the race
$10 per child (12 and under)
Get a team together!
For more information contact Christy Tussey.
The Living Arts & Science Center’s 24th Annual H’Artful of Fun, Nightfall, will set the stage for an elegant and unique evening of fabulous entertainment, delicious appetizers and desserts, wine, beer and bourbon tastings, and, as always, incredible art! Building on the excitement and energy of last year’s event, the 2014 H’Artful of Fun will be held again at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park on Friday, February 7 at 7 p.m.
Nightfall will provide an intimate experience, with exclusive invitations extended only to Lexington’s finest restaurants, bakers, caterers, and artists. Lexington’s creative artistry will be showcased in all of the details, as art will be auctioned, music will be made, and participants will enjoy an evening of fun entertainment. Local wineries, distilleries, and breweries will provide their finest for tastings, and performances by the Patrick McNeese Band, Jessica Johnson, an aerial silk artist, artists, and interactive surprises throughout the evening will ensure a lively, artful and elegant ambience.
H’Artful of Fun supports the creative and educational arts and science exhibits, programs, and events provided by the Living Arts & Science Center for more than 40,000 Kentuckians each year.
H’Artful of Fun is the premiere event of the winter.
$65 in advance, $80 after January 24 and at the door
$85 VIP ticket (1 drink ticket + limited edition, hand-printed poster by Cricket Press)
$700 table for 8 (includes 8 drink tickets + 8 special gifts)