Solid Blue Tailgate

Solid Blue Tailgate

August 25th from 10am-3pm at the Oleika Temple on Southland Drive

Join us for the inaugural ABC 36 Solid Blue Tailgate Party! Kick off the football season with a FREE Solid Blue t-shirt. Enjoy food, games, music, vendors, and other giveaways. Meet the ABC36 News team! This a FREE event for the whole family!

Brought to you by Pepsi, S&S Tire, Surge Promotions, Party Central, Oleika Shriner Temple and Fun Zone sponsor, Malibu Jack’s.

Stop by the ABC 36 booth and be entered to win 2 tickets to the first home game of the season! Plus, S&S Tire is giving away a set of 4 Mastercraft tires at their booth.

Solid Blue Schedule of Events

10AM Open to General Public, FREE Solid Blue t-shirt giveaway (while supplies last), FREE Pepsi giveaway (while supplies last), Bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, and inflatable slide for the kids, Meet & Greet ESPN College Game Day Team (until 2pm), Meet & Greet with WTVQ Chief Meteorologist Jason Meyer and team reporter Travis Harmon-Smith

11AM The Lexingtones takes the stage followed by The Balloon Guy of Kentucky until 1PM

11:30AM Meet & Greet Meteorologist Elise Dolinar, Sports Director Alex Risen, Reporter Ryan Schmelz, and Sports Reporter Bryan Kennedy

12:30PM The Blue Dawg Bluegrass Trio takes the stage

1PM Meet & Greet Anchor Tom Kenny, Evening Anchor Amber Freeman, Weekend Meteorologist Justin Roth, and Reporter Lauren Shepard

2PM Trippin’ Roots takes the stage

3PM Prize winners announced


Vendors at the Tailgate will include:

  • Destiny & Designs Artisan Jewelry
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Kentucky Bad Dog Jelly
  • Kentucky Strong BBQ
  • Kona Ice
  • Malibu Jack’s
  • Mister Softee
  • Old Kentucky Kettle Corn
  • Party Central
  • Perspectives, Inc.
  • Reclaimed Spirits
  • Rise Up Pizza
  • Sam’s Hot Dog Stand
  • Southern Barker
  • Strokes of Genius Face Painting
  • Taquiera el Buen Sabor
  • Willie’s Locally Known
  • 2 Lilley
  • and more!

*If you’d like to participate as a vendor or sponsor, please call (859) 294-3636

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