Dave Matthews Band is awesome...enough said.
Loretta Lynn proves she's still the Queen of Country Music with classic fightin' and cheatin' songs and the feistiness to back them up.
Steve Miller Band still has it and attracts a younger crowd.
Determined to see Sara Evans the way most of HullabaLou's attendendees did, I climbed the three (or was it four?) levels to the general admission section in the stands.
Churchill Downs-area house gives HullabaLOU headliners a big shout-out—and the band shouts back
The only disappointing thing about the Avett Brothers at Churchill Downs was being so far away. They crowd was sparse but the show was energetic.
Zac Brown Band had an enthusastic audience..so much so that I was warned by staff to leave a certain area because I'm small.
While a lot of people came for acts such as Ben Folds, Huey Lewis and the News, or Loretta Lynn, the headliners really dictated the atmosphere each night at HullabaLOU.
Being from Oklahoma myself, of course I'm biased towards friendly hipster kids from my home state. They also happen to be darn good musicans, though the bassist could make a good living on the side as a Shawn White impersonator.
The super personable boys from Tonic talk about only getting 20 days off in 2 years and fistfights outside small bars. These things are allegedly unrelated.
Look at that photo. I'm downright embarassed by the lack of a crowd for a band this good.
The shuttle ride from the Ford/UPS free parking out to Churchill Downs is an education in interesting fans.