Best bets Downtown
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CentrePointe block: Live Games telecast — vaulting, 12:30-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
Cheapside Park: Velveeta Jones, blues/jazz, 5:30 p.m. Gravy, rock/jazz, 8 p.m.
Triangle Park: Kentucky Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
ALLTECH FORTNIGHT FESTIVAL
Nickelback, Three Days Grace and Buckcherry, rock. 6:15 p.m. Rupp Arena, 430 W. Vine St. $42.50-$69.50. (859) 233-3535. Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com.
Loretta Lynn, country. 7 p.m. Oct. 8-9. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $50.70-$56. 1-800-765-7464. Renfrovalley.com.
Horsin' Around With Murder, dinner theater. Bluegrass Mystery Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Equus Run Vineyards, Midway. $45; includes meal and show. (859) 846-9463. Bluegrassmysterytheatre.com.
Ben Sollee, folk and bluegrass. 8 p.m. The Grand Theatre, Frankfort. $20-$30. (502) 352-7469. Grandtheatrefrankfort.org.
Charlie Daniels Band, country. 8 p.m. Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St. $35-$70. (859) 233-3535. Ticketmaster.
Best bets at the park
A few events to watch for each day among the numerous entertainment options, demonstrations and other activities at the Kentucky Experience, Equine Village, Alltech Experience and Trade Show:
Double Dan Horsemanship: Hailing from Australia, the two Dans perform tricks on their horses. Clinicians Corral, 6:30 p.m.
Easy Riders Drill Team: This youth development organization is also a championship precision drill team, entertaining with themed numbers set to music. Village Arena, 1 p.m.
Cookin' in the Bluegrass Celebrity Chef Dinner Series: You're running out of chances to partake in the finest food at the Games. Friday's and Sunday's dinners are sold out, but tickets were available for Saturday as of Thursday night.
5:30-7 p.m. (Insight-565): Jumping individual competition (live).
Today's schedule7:30 a.m.
Kentucky Horse Park opens
Para-dressage (individual freestyle tests) at Covered Arena
Driving (dressage, part 3) at Driving Stadium
Vaulting (compulsory, individual female/male tech) at Alltech Arena
Driving (dressage, part 4) at Driving Stadium
Vaulting (freestyle team competition) at Alltech Arena
Jumping (individual competition) at Rolex Stadium