Event promoters Nitro Fidelity have paired with the Kentucky Speedway to host the NiFi Festival, a three-day music festival featuring musicians from diverse genres from country to punk.
From Aug. 28 to 30, the infield of Sparta's Kentucky Speedway will house three stages to showcase more than 40 artists, including Green Day, Kings of Leon, Miranda Lambert, Brantley Gilbert, Weezer and Hank Williams Jr. One stage will honor up-and-coming artists, such as Tucker Beathard and Walker County.
Single day tickets go on sale Tuesday morning on the event website for a lower introductory price; it will increase after June 30. Three-day passes are on sale now, starting at $199, and higher-cost, VIP packages are available.
Kentucky chefs, restaurants, food trucks and craft brewers will supply festivalgoers with diverse flavor.
Edward Lee, a Louisville chef nominated for the James Beard Award for excellence in cuisine and a former Top Chef contestant, will headline the event in food. He will provide an mix of modern Southern meals with Asian-inspired elements and a taste of bourbon.
And speaking of bourbon, it will make an appearance at the festival through several local and regional brands, alongside a lineup of beer brewers.
For the really thirsty, free water stations will be set up at several locations across the grounds.
The festival also provides campgrounds for festival goers. Car camping is free, and costs vary for tent-only and RV camping. The festival provides options to rent tents as well.
Updates about the lineup and ticket options may be found on the NiFi Facebook page.