Over Labor Day weekend, my husband, our friends, and I attended Red, White, and Boom 2016. Red, White, & Boom has been a country music festival in Lexington ever since the Fourth of July in 2004. It first started as a one day event, then it expanded to two days, and now it is three days long. It used to happen on the Fourth of July, but this is the first year for it to take place over Labor Day weekend. Red, White, & Boom is sponsored by WBUL-FM 98.1. It used to be devoted to acts exclusively on a hopeful ride or on a graceful descent. But this is the first year, where there are three mega-popular headliners: Eric Church, Jason Aldean, and Florida Georgia Line. In 2016, it lasted three days with twelve different artists. For the nights that we attended (Saturday and Sunday), we stood relatively close to the stage.
The concert/festival took place at Whitaker Ballpark, and the stage for 70 feet tall. It was like there was a seven-story tall building in the outfield complete with jumbotrons and lighting. It would be just like you were seeing a concert at Rupp Arena. People from all over the United States came out for this event. There were even people that came from England to attend this festival!