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Discount tickets available for SHOWdown LEX, benefiting Kentucky Children’s Hospital

This event begins 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Rolex Stadium.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 25, 2023)  Students, faculty and staff across the University of Kentucky community are being offered discounted tickets for SHOWdown LEX, a special UK Football pregame party the night before Homecoming, Oct. 13. 

SHOWdown LEX is a unique concert event concept pairing fans’ passions for college football and live music. This concert features some of country music’s biggest stars, including Darius Rucker, Ashley McBryde, Ashley Cooke and Halfway to Hazard. 

UK students can visit and enter code UKSTUDENT for $20 off tickets. 

UK employees can visit and enter code UKHEALTH for $10 off tickets. 

This event begins 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park. Parking is free and $2 from every tickets sold will benefit Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

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