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Bourdon & Beyond Festival 2019
BOURBON & BEYOND RETURNS FOR THIRD YEAR WITH ECLECTIC LINEUP OF TOP ROCK, ROOTS AND FOLK ACTS, INCLUDING FOO FIGHTERS, ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE DRIFTERS, ZAC BROWN BAND, PLUS JOHN FOGERTY, DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES, ZZ TOP AND MANY MORE
The World’s Largest Bourbon Festival Expands To Three Days, September 20, 21 & 22 In Louisville, KY At Newly Created Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center One-Of-A-Kind Event Offers Bourbon And Culinary Experiences Featuring Master Distillers As Well As Celebrity Chefs During Bourbon Heritage Month Tickets Go On Sale Friday, March 15 At 12:00 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn.– The World’s Largest Bourbon Festival,Bourbon & Beyond, will make its anticipated return toLouisville, KY Friday, September 20, Saturday, September 21,andSunday, September 22,expanding to three days full of incredible music, unique culinary events, and unmatched experiences from the region’s best distilleries at the newHighland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center. In addition to an unforgettable lineup of bourbon and chefs, music performers include a unique mix of rock, roots, bluegrass and folk acts headlined byFoo Fighters, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters(returning after originally being scheduled to appear in 2018) and theZac Brown Band. Additional acts includeJohn Fogerty, Daryl Hall & John Oates, ZZ Top(celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2019),Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Trey Anastasio Band, Leon Bridges, The Flaming Lips, Alison Krauss, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes, +LIVE+, Grace Potter, Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul,andJoan Jett & The Blackhearts,among many others. In total, more than 45 artists will play on three stages, including the side-by-side Oak and Barrel main stages and a bluegrass stage that will be curated by the genre’s leading authority,The Bluegrass Situation.
Held duringBourbon Heritage Month, Bourbon & Beyondalso celebrates the craftsmanship behind award-winningspirits, master distillersandworld-class chefs. Bourbon author, Amazon Prime host (Bourbon Up) and expertFred Minnickhas curated one-of-a-kind tastings and seminars celebrating Louisville’s world-renowned distilleries, while culinary curatorsEdward Lee(The Mind of A Chef) andAnthony Lamas(Seviche) will team up to arrange special food experiences that will be announced soon.
“If you could capture America in a bottle, it would be a bottle of bourbon. It’s a uniquely American creation, like jazz and baseball, and its beating heart is in Louisville,” saysBourbon & BeyondproducerDanny Wimmer. “This connection to the past has transformed Louisville into a city of the future. One of the most vibrant and diverse food scenes in the country has grown around bourbon’s resurgence, and we tried to mirror that spirit with the great music lineup that we put together. I can’t wait for people to visit this city in September and experience something that goes far beyond their preconception of what Louisville is.”
Bourbon & BeyondexclusiveVIPpackages,General Admissiontickets,campingandhotelpackages, as well as special event tickets, go on saleFriday, March 15at12:00 PM EDT. VisitBourbonandBeyond.comfor more details.
Produced by premier independent festival producerDanny Wimmer Presents, the third annualBourbon & Beyondwill be held at a new festival location, theHighland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center. All ofDWP’s Louisville festivals will take place at the new venue, including the first- everHometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival(Sept. 14-15) andLouder Than Life(Sept. 27-29). Fans interested in attending all three weekends can purchase a special Trifesta Pass, which allows General Admission weekend access for the discounted rate of only $229.00 plus fees. Visittrifestapass.comfor more information.
The current music lineup forBourbon & Beyondis as follows (subject to change):
Friday, September 20: Foo Fighters, John Fogerty, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Flaming Lips, +LIVE+, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Greensky Bluegrass, Blackberry Smoke,[artist TBA], Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Pearl, Mipso, Amythyst Kiah
Saturday, September 21: Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Trey Anastasio Band, Alison Krauss, Grace Potter, Squeeze, Jenny Lewis, Del McCoury Band, Samantha Fish, The White Buffalo, Maggie Rose, Patrick Droney, The Travelin’ McCourys, Cedric Burnside, Ben Sollee
Sunday, September 22: Zac Brown Band, ZZ Top, Leon Bridges, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Kurt Vile And The Violators, Margo Price, Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, White Reaper, Whiskey Myers, Southern Avenue, Caroline Jones, Dustbowl Revival, The Lil Smokies, Front Country
The initial list of participating chefs at Bourbon & Beyond includes: –Edward Lee (The Mind of A Chef, 610 Magnolia, MilkWood, Whiskey Dry) –Graham Elliot (Family Food Fight, Top Chef) –The Voltaggio Brothers (Michael - Ink, Top Chef & Bryan – VOLT) –Tiffani Thiessen (“Dinner At Tiffani’s”) –Jamie Bissonnette (Coppa, Toro, Little Donkey) –Amanda Freitag (The Chef Next Door: A Pro Chef's Recipes for Fun, Fearless Home Cooking, Chopped) –Anthony Lamas (Chef/Owner at Seviche) –Brooke Williamson (Top Chef, Knife Fight, House of Food) –Jose Salazar (Salazar, Mita’s, Goose and Elder) –Ouita Michel (Holly Hill Inn) –Adam Sobel (Cal Mare) –Jonathan Searle (Lockbox) –Matt Abdoo (Pig Beach) –Rusty Hamlin (Papi’s Taqueria, Zac Brown’s Social Club, Atkins Park Restaurant) –Sara Bradley (Freight House) –Kelsey Barnard Clark (KBC) –Justin Sutherland (Iron Chef America, Handsome Hog, Pearl and the Thief)
The festival’s centerpiece,Kroger’s Big Bourbon Bar presented by Louisville Courier Journal, will feature more than two dozen hand-selected bourbons from top distilleries, and a unique opportunity to enjoy bourbons and exclusive one-time specialty cocktails from1792, Angel’s Envy, Barrell Bourbon, Bloody Butcher’s Creed, Buffalo Trace, Coopers’ Craft, Elijah Craig, Four Roses, Kentucky Peerless, Michter’s, Old Forester, StoneHammer, Wild Turkeyand more to be announced.
As part of this innovative partnership andKroger’s commitment toZero Hunger | Zero Waste, 25 cents will be donated directly toDare to Care Food Bank(www.daretocare.org) from every ticket sold.Dare to Care Food Bankworks to ensure that no one in our community lacks enough food to live an active, healthy lifestyle, and Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative is their bold plan to end hunger in our communities and eliminate waste in their company by 2025.
Fred Minnick’s Mini Barpresented by the Bourbon Women Associationwill showcase craft selections fromWilderness Trail, MB RolandandBluegrass Distillery. Acclaimed Louisville whiskey barThe Silver Dollarwill operateThe Hunter’s Club, where attendees can find vintage bourbons dating as far back as the 1930s, as well as contemporary collectibles.
The initial list of participating bourbon brands atBourbon & Beyondincludes1792, Angel’s Envy, Bardstown Bourbon, Barrell Bourbon, Blanton’s, Bloody Butcher’s Creed, Bluegrass Distillery, Boone County Distilling, Buffalo Trace, Coopers’ Craft, Elijah Craig, Evan Williams, Four Roses, Jim Beam, Kentucky Peerless, Knob Creek, Larceny, Maker’s Mark, MB Roland, Michter’s, Old Forester, Wild Turkey, Wilderness Trail, W.L. WellerandWoodford Reserve.
Whiskey sponsors also includeJack Daniel’s, High West Distillery, Uncle NearestandSouthern Comfort.
Additional Bourbon, Food & Beverage Experiences available onsite include: –Mash Stagebourbon and food demos –Jack Daniel’sNo. 7 Sports Bar, where guests can enjoy NFL and college football games –Tiki Barrel Bar presented byJim Beam –Maker’s Wanted Bar presented byMaker’s Mark –Knob CreekBar –Boone County DistillingBack Porch –The Char House presented byBrown-Forman –Jailhouse BBQ Presented byLarceny Bourbon –Buffalo Club presented byBuffalo Trace –Mardi Gras Bar presented bySouthern Comfort –High WestWhiskey Train –The Speakeasy –Angry OrchardTree Bar –Lagunitas Craft BeerBar –Take Me Home –The Music Experience
In addition, attendees can enjoy a variety of local and regional food and beverage offerings provided byDWP’s affiliate concessionaire,Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC. Festival attendees will be able to experience a taste of Louisville with selections from the following local and regional restaurants:Boss Hog BBQ, Couvillion, Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar, Ehrler’s Ice Cream, Eli’s BBQ, Heine Brothers Coffee, Hull And Highwater, Joella’s Hot Chicken, Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen, Sarino, Seviche,and more.
Look for more food experience details to be announced soon. Ticket prices for Bourbon & Beyond will be as follows: –3-Day Weekend General Admission: starting at $169.50 + fees –3-Day Mint Experience VIP: starting at $579.50 + fees –3-Day Beyond VIP: $1,599.50 + fees –Single Day General Admission: starting at $89.50 + fees –Single Day VIP: starting at $249.50 + fees
Mint Experience VIPtickets include access to The Mint Garden—an exclusive hang area with dedicated bars, comfortable furniture, and live audio/video streams of the Barrel and Oak Stages, plus front-of-stage viewing of the Barrel and Oak Stages—as well as a dedicated merchandise stand, premium, dedicated food offerings, air-conditioned, flushable restrooms, dedicated entrance lanes into the festival and a commemorative laminate and wristband.
Beyond VIPtickets include access to all Mint Experience VIP amenities PLUS a shaded viewing deck, air-conditioned lounge/tent with live audio/video streams of the Barrel and Oak Stages, all- inclusive premium drinks at 2 private bars within the hang area, complimentary hors d'oeuvres during set lunch and dinner hours, dedicated air-conditioned, flushable bathrooms, massage station, complimentary lockers with cell-phone chargers, complimentary Wi-Fi access, Beyond VIP Concierge staff and a commemorative Beyond VIP laminate and wristband.
TheHighland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Centerare located at 937 Phillips Lane in Louisville, Kentucky. Festival doors open at 11:00 AM daily.
Bourbon & Beyondis produced by Los Angeles-based Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America. DWP events include Aftershock Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, Chicago Open Air, Epicenter Festival, Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville.
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About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which currently includes Aftershock Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, Chicago Open Air, Epicenter Festival, Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville. Previous DWP festivals include Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and more. www.DannyWimmerPresents.com
About Fred Minnick: After serving in Iraq in 2004, Wall Street Journal-bestselling author Fred Minnick found a new home in bourbon. Today, he’s the editor-in-chief of Bourbon+ Magazine and star of the Amazon Prime show Bourbon Up. Since 2006, Minnick's covered bourbon for the New York Times, Scientific American, USA Today, Whisky Advocate, Whisky Magazine and many more. He's written seven books, including Whiskey Women, Bourbon Curious and the 2017 Spirited Winner for World's Best Spirits Book, Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of An American Whiskey. He serves as the official bourbon curator for Bourbon & Beyond and is the Bourbon Authority for the Kentucky Derby Museum. Learn more atFredMinnick.com.