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KET’s 30th annual Summer Celebration celebrates with “Peace, Love & KET”


KET’s 30th annual Summer Celebration celebrates with “Peace, Love & KET”

For Release: 05/18/18 9:42 AM

KET invites guests to enjoy a groovy evening of 1960s music and fashion – all in celebration of KET’s 50th anniversary – at the 30th annual Summer Celebration on Friday, June 8 at Lexington’s Donamire Farm.

Led by honorary chairs, KET founder Len Press and his wife, Lil, the event will offer guests a chance to dust off their tie-dye and bell-bottoms for a night of retro fun.

“For 30 years, our generous sponsors, committee volunteers, and friends have made it possible to support KET’s programs and services – and have a good time. This year we’re pleased to also commemorate KET’s first statewide broadcast in 1968,” said Shae Hopkins, KET’s executive director and CEO.

Tickets are $150 per person or $1,500 for a reserved table for eight. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., includes a buffet and open bar. Information and reservations are available at (800) 866-0366 or online at Tickets will also be available at the door.

The evening will include music by The Jimmy Church Band and a large silent auction featuring UK basketball lower arena season tickets; a meet-and-greet with American Pharoah; an African safari; and other sports, vacation, dining, fashion and entertainment packages.

Even non-attendees can bid on the auction items, using the free HANDBID app or by browsing online at beginning June 4.

Gold sponsors include: Alliance Coal, LLC; Alltech; Ball Homes; Baptist Health Lexington; Blue & Co.; Brotherton Brown Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; Brown-Forman; Columbia Gas of Kentucky, Inc.; Hardscuffle, Inc.; Hilliard Lyons; and US Bank. Silver sponsors include: Ball Homes; Bank of the Bluegrass Wealth Management;  Blue & Co.; CSX Corporation; Cumberland Valley National Bank; Gray Construction; John & Donna Hall; Harp Enterprises; Harrod Concrete & Stone Co.; Keeneland; Kentucky Eagle; Kentucky League of Cities; LG&E and KU Energy; LLC Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky; and UBS – David Demarest. Sponsorships are still available.

KET is Kentucky’s largest classroom, where learning comes to life for more than one million people each week via television, online and mobile. Learn more about Kentucky’s preeminent public media organization at, on Twitter @KET and at


Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications