Hip Hop coming to the ‘Kapital’

Olivia Jones

TriFection Entertainment is bringing Kapital Fest, a hip-hop and R&B showcase, to Frankfort from 5 p.m. until midnight Saturday, Oct. 1.

With a 5000-seat capacity and an all-ages event label, the door is open to many music lovers at the Frankfort Convention Center. Sitting conveniently between Louisville and Lexington, TriFection hopes to bring fans to the show from all over the state.

Hot102, TriFection’s sponsor for the event, published a tweet dubbing Kapital Fest, “the biggest hip hop show in Central Ky.”

Choosing the artists for this event was a “challenge,” Trifection Co-Founder and CEO Juan Maldonado said. “We considered their hometown, their current projects that were out and their popularity. We have 9 different artists on this lineup from 8 different states including a platinum recording artist.” 

Kapital Fest’s line-up includes MIGOS, RiFF RAFF, Kent Jones, Cal Scruby, DJ Afterthought, Choo Jackson, Jack Harlow, J Cannon and Soufside Chico.

“(I’m) coming to turn the Bluegrass state into the ultimate party zone for one hour,” DJ Afterthought said, commenting on his solo set plans. DJ Afterthought will also perform as RiFF RAFF and Choo Jackson’s DJ for the show.  

The diverse lineup ensures a good time for everyone and sets the stage for years to come as this is the company’s first installment of the annual event. 

“We fell in love (with the Convention Center) and the ladies who run the venue welcomed us with open arms. We look forward to continue working with them in the future,” Maldonado said.

TriFection has arranged for transportation by Big Blue Charters from Lexington to Frankfort and back, to ensure everyone feels welcome to have a good time with safe and reliable transportation. Bus tickets can be purchased on the Kapital Fest website for $10. The pick-up and drop-off location will be Greek Park on UK’s campus on the corner of Rose Lane and Transylvania Park. 

The company is in its second year of operation and “provides a platform for independent artists of all genres to showcase their talents,” and enhances “the music, arts and entertainment scene in the area while specializing in organizing small and large scale events,” according to its official website

Aside from Kapital Fest, TriFection is responsible for bringing several big name artists to Kentucky in the past year including Mike Jones, Niykee Heaton and Lettuce.