Authors in the Bluegrass

430 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507, USA


Event Name: Authors in the Bluegrass October 12, 2024

Short Description: Author Event that will be held in Lexington, KY at Central Bank Center - Books - Bourbon - Horses!

Please check the website for those attending and the most up to date information:

Join us on October 12, 2024 for our third Author event at Central Bank Center, Downtown Lexington, KY!  As this is a larger event and venue, minor changes have been made to adjust to this event size.  This event is intended for guests ages 15+; you will be asked to show your ID before entering the event. Everyone who enters will need a ticket.


*** NOTE: We book hotels 10-13, but the only events we have planned are on the 11 & 12. Thank you!


up tp 90 Authors

8 Narrators

11 Vendors


Friday’s VIP Event Location:

Early registration for VIP only: Friday 1-5 PM at The Griffin Gate Marriott 

Griffin Gate Marriott for Registration & Early Vendor Shopping

Event is from 7-11 at the Paddock Pavilion, located on the backside of the Hotel


Saturday Event Location: 

Central Bank Center, Exhibit A

430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507


Saturday Registration: Doors open at 9 am 

Registration is from 9:30am -2pm at Central Bank Center

Event is from 1PM - 6PM


::: TICKET COST  ::::

General Admission 

  • $65 (This includes Event Fees + Saturday Only Ticket)
  • + FREE BAG FROM VISIT LEX (Bag only)


VIP Admission: 

  • $275.00 (This includes Event Fees) Co-Hosted by Dark & Disturbed
  • Early Registration & Shopping with the Vendors on Friday before VIP event
  • VIP Ticket holder will be given a BINGO CARD to enter to win items donated by the attending authors
  • (3) Raffle Tickets for Saturday’s Trunk Raffle 



Meet n Mingle with the Authors + Appetizers + Cash Bar + Entertainment (Dressing up is Encouraged) 7-9 PM

Music, CashBar, & Live Entertainment 9-11 PM

  • THEME: Good and Evil Meet N Mingle with the Bookish Freaks, Geeks and Misfits + Exclusive VIP Wristband hosted by Jibbly Bitz 
  • EXCLUSIVE Dark & Disturbed VIP event Bag

::: Event Details :::

Book Limit (ON AUTHORS WHO HAVE LONG LINES OR ARE TICKETED): Only 7 items are allowed to be signed per author, if you have more than 7 you will have to get back in line for a second turn.  This is for the fairness of all readers who want to meet each author.


Author Lines:  We will have a wristband system. Everyone will pick up their wristbands at registration. You will receive randomized wristbands for each author.


Event Space: The space is one large room with over 33,000 SQ FT of space to move about


Other Vendors: information can be found on the website


Trunk Raffle: We love doing these and we hope you love them as well!

Our charity for this year's event has not yet been selected yet.  We will announce as soon as a charity has been chosen.


Ticket Refund Policy: Tickets for AITBG are NON refundable for the 2024 event

Airport: The Local Airport is LEX, it is a quick ride to and from the hotel.

If you are okay to drive a bit and grab a rental, Louisville is not too far and might be a cheaper option 

Airport Code: SDF


::: Things to Do if you come early or stay later :::

Check out this link!

Horse Races, Bourbon Tours, Comedy off Broadway, Wine Tours, Shopping, Book Stores, Horse Park, and so much more!


Food in Lexington?
If you google places to eat, you are going to find many great things in our area.
A few of mine personally (Kiki) Tony’s Of Lexington, Downtown, it is more expensive but so good, Palmers at Lexington Green, The Cheesecake Factory, Sedona Taphouse,  I'm a sucker for good Pizza and Goodfella’s Downtown is amazing!


::: FAQs :::

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes, you must show your ID to enter the event, and no one under 15 will be permitted.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There will be a small parking fee this year, as the event space is located in Downtown Lexington


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Does my friend/spouse/significant other need a ticket to enter the event?

Yes, anyone who enters the event needs a ticket.


Is this handicap accessible?

Yes, the event space is large enough to accommodate wheelchairs easily, and there are elevators for easy access.


Are there T-shirts available for purchase?

We are working on this and will have more info in MARCH!


Is there a pre-order list available?

Yes, there will be a list for you to view and order from in MARCH


What do I do when I first arrive for the event?

Come on in the building, register, and volunteers will show you where to line up


Do I need to bring cash?

Cash is faster and sometimes the card swipe devices don't always work. But cash and credit are accepted at the discretion of the authors and vendors.


Will the authors have books that I can purchase from them?

The authors will have limited books for sale at their tables or you may purchase online prior to the event.  For those who are traditionally published, you can purchase their book(s) through the book vendor or purchase online before you come to the event.


What will the authors sign?

Anything you bring with you!


Will there be a seating chart shared with attendees?

Yes, this will go live 4-7 days prior to the event in the attendee group, FB page and on the website.


Can I bring my wagon to the event?

No wagons, Carts only, please check the website for more info & more UP TO DATE INFO!



Tickets for Author in the Bluegrass are not transferable unless you talk with the Authors in the Bluegrass team first, an e-mail will need to be sent for ticket transfers to make sure the person you are buying the ticket is a legit ticket buyer. 

We are already noticing scammers posting in the group offering their tickets for sale. We are keeping a close eye on these posts and will be blocking and reporting anyone that is sharing false information.

Once tickets are sold, The AITBG team will have the ability to check who has purchased tickets (full names etc) so if you are buying a ticket from someone, please check with us before you make a transaction to verify the validity.

If you have any concerns about a possible transaction, do not hesitate to reach out to us!

Thank you!

The Authors in the Bluegrass Team