Upcoming UTV Trade Shows at Kentucky Exposition Center: A Stellar Entertainment Lineup


In this article, we will discuss the upcoming UTV trade shows that will be taking place at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) from October 17-20. These trade shows are organized by Equip Exposition, an international landscape, outdoor living, and equipment exposition. We are excited to announce the stellar entertainment lineup that will be featured during the event, including a special “thank you” concert. Third Eye Blind will headline this concert at the KFC YUM! Center on Thursday, October 19, with singer-songwriter Dylan Scott as the opening act. This concert is a way for Equip Exposition to show appreciation to all the individuals who have contributed to the success of the trade show over the past 40 years.

The Importance of Support

Equip Exposition would not have reached its current level of success without the support of thousands of people. From the attendees and exhibitors to the bartenders and hotel staff, everyone plays a crucial role in making the “Expo experience” possible. We want to express our gratitude to all these individuals by organizing this special concert. It is our way of saying thank you for their dedication and support. The entire industry comes together at Expo, and this concert is an opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate. We want to show our appreciation to all the partners and friends of Equip Expo who have welcomed us to Louisville over the years.

Partnerships and Acknowledgments

Equip Expo is only possible because of the generous support from various partners and organizations. We would like to extend our gratitude to The City of Louisville, Louisville Tourism, Kentucky Venues, hotels, restaurants, Hardscape North America, the Irrigation Association, Pool and Hot Tub Alliance, Professional Grounds Management Society, Kentucky Humane Society, Fern, education partners, members of the media, and others. Without their support, Expo would not be the success that it is today. We are grateful for their contributions and their commitment to the industry.

Attendee Benefits

Registered attendees and exhibitors for Equip Exposition will have the opportunity to attend all three nights of entertainment for free with their registration badges serving as tickets. We want to ensure that our attendees have a memorable and enjoyable experience at the trade show. Additionally, tourism industry partners will also have the opportunity to attend the “thank you” concert for free. Equip Expo staff will be in touch with these partners to set up credentialing. We value the partnerships we have established with the tourism industry and want to show our appreciation to them as well.

Exciting Lineup of Entertainment

In addition to the concert at the KFC YUM! Center, Equip Expo has planned a diverse lineup of entertainment for the three-day event. Here is a preview of some of the exciting performances and activities that attendees can look forward to:

House Band Welcome Party

The event will kick off with a Welcome Party featuring the house band, The Crashers. This jamming party will take place at the downtown Kentucky International Convention Center on Tuesday night, October 17. Attendees can enjoy food, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks from the cash bar while enjoying live music.

Free Concert at Fourth Street Live!

On Wednesday, October 18, attendees can head to Louisville’s historic downtown for a free concert by the Louisville-based band, The Juicebox Heroes. The concert will take place at Fourth Street Live! starting at 8 p.m. This is a great opportunity to explore the city and enjoy live music in a vibrant atmosphere.

Chainsaw Carving Demonstration

Abby Peterson, a world-champion chainsaw carver from Kentucky, will be at the Kentucky Exposition Center from October 18-20. She will be showcasing her talent by carving a statue of TurfMutt Foundation spokesdog, Mulligan the TurfMutt. This demonstration will be a visually captivating experience for attendees.

A Week-Long Experience

Equip Expo offers a week-long experience to attendees from various industries, including outdoor power equipment, landscaping, hardscaping, tree care, design, lighting, irrigation, and more. It is not just a trade show but also a time for networking, learning, and having fun. While business is a priority, we believe that fun should be part of the equation as well. Our diverse lineup of entertainment reflects this belief and provides something for everyone to enjoy.

Plan Ahead

To make the most of your experience at Equip Expo, we encourage attendees to plan ahead and make hotel reservations early. The trade show brings in a significant number of attendees, so it is important to secure your accommodations in advance. Registration for the show will open in April, and we recommend acting quickly to secure your spot. The popularity of Equip Expo has been steadily increasing, and we anticipate another successful and sold-out event.

Co-Located Events

Hardscape North America will once again co-locate with Equip Expo. This partnership enhances the overall experience for attendees, as they have the opportunity to explore both events and discover the latest trends and innovations in the industry. The Professional School of Grounds Management will also offer its annual conference and enhanced educational workshops during the event. These additional educational opportunities further contribute to the value that Equip Expo offers to attendees.


Equip Expo is an event that celebrates the industries of landscape, outdoor living, and equipment. It brings together professionals from various sectors and provides them with a platform to connect, learn, and grow. The upcoming trade show, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, promises to be a memorable experience with its exciting lineup of entertainment. Attendees will not only have the opportunity to explore the latest products and technologies but also enjoy live music and performances. We would like to express our gratitude to all the individuals, organizations, and partners who have supported Equip Expo over the years. It is because of their contributions that the trade show has become a success. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Louisville for an incredible week of networking, learning, and fun at Equip Expo.

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