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Bourbon & Beyond Releases Full Schedule Of Music, Experiences & More For Sept. 20-22

Bourbon & Beyond
Releases Full Schedule Of Music Performances
Plus Culinary And Bourbon Workshop Times
For September 20, 21 & 22

At Newly Created Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center

The full schedule of music performances for Bourbon & Beyond is now available. The third year of the unique destination event expands to three days, Friday, September 20, Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 at the newly created Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center.

Bourbon & Beyond’s music lineup includes a unique mix of rock, roots, bluegrass and folk acts led by Foo FightersRobert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, the Zac Brown BandJohn Fogerty, Daryl Hall & John Oates,and ZZ Top, among many others. In total, nearly 50 artists will play on three stages over the course of the weekend, including two side-by-side main stages and a bluegrass stage curated by the genre’s leading authority, The Bluegrass Situation. In addition, the World’s Largest Bourbon Festival also celebrates the craftsmanship behind award-winning spirits, master distillers and world-class chefs. Bourbon author, expert, and Amazon Prime host (Bourbon Up) Fred Minnick has curated one-of-a-kind tastings and seminars celebrating Louisville’s world-renowned distilleries, while culinary curators Edward Lee (The Mind of A Chef) and Anthony Lamas (Seviche) have teamed up to arrange special food experiences.

The schedule of bourbon workshops on the Kentucky Gold Stage and culinary experiences on the Better In The Bluegrass Stage is below. Visit BourbonAndBeyond.com for full details.

A limited number of Bourbon & Beyond exclusive VIP packages, General Admission tickets, camping and hotel packages, as well as special event tickets are still available at www.BourbonandBeyond.com.

The music schedule for Bourbon & Beyond is as follows (subject to change).

The culinary experiences and bourbon workshops, along with the Derby Dance Hall schedule, are as follows:

Friday, September 20
Better In The Bluegrass Stage (culinary)Kentucky Gold Stage (bourbon)
12:00 PMEdward Lee11:35 AMWelcome
1:30 PMJose Salazar & Matt Abdoo12:40 PMBeer Drinker’s Bourbon
3:00 PMMichael Voltaggio & Adam
2:05 PMHow Highball Can You Go?
4:30 PMJustin Sutherland & Ben Jaffe
(Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
3:50 PMWhiskey Women
  5:05 PMBourbon Disrupters
  6:05 PMWhat Is A Master Distiller?
Derby Dance Hall  
12:30 PMCharleston Lesson  
1:20 PMJitterbug Performance  
1:30 PMJitterbug Lesson  
2:50 PMFoxtrot / West Coast Swing Performance  
3:00 PMFoxtrot Lesson  
4:05 PMCha Cha Performance  
4:25 PMCha Cha Lesson  
6:35 PMWest Coast Swing Performance  
6:45 PMMusic And Open Dancing  
Saturday, September 21
Better In The Bluegrass Stage (culinary)Kentucky Gold Stage (bourbon)
1:05 PMGraham Elliot11:25 AMBourbon Storytime
2:30 PMTiffani Thiessen12:25 PMBarrel Finish Vs. Traditional Bourbon
4:00 PMBrooke Williamson1:35 PMWhiskey’s Dark Past
5:30 PMKelsey Barnard Clark & Sara
3:00 PMThe Barrel
  4:45 PMThe Van Winkle Family
Derby Dance Hall  
12:25 PMJitterbug Performance  
12:35 PMJitterbug Lesson  
2:10 PMWest Coast Swing Performance  
2:20 PMFoxtrot Lesson  
3:00 PMEast Coast Swing Performance  
3:10 PMEast Coast Swing Lesson  
4:45 PMWest Coast Swing / Foxtrot Performance  
4:55 PMWest Coast Swing Lesson  
6:35 PMWest Coast Swing Performance  
6:45 PMMusic And Open Dancing  
Sunday, September 22
Better In The Bluegrass Stage (culinary)Kentucky Gold Stage (bourbon)
12:45 PMOuita Michel11:15 AMWelcome
2:05 PMRusty Hamlin & Coy Bowles
(Zac Brown Band)
12:05 PMManhattan Vs. The Old Fashioned
3:35 PMAmanda Freitag & Tierinii
Jackson (Southern Avenue)
1:15 PMSweet Mash: The Whiskey Revolution
4:15 PMJamie Bissonnette2:35 PMMaster Taster: How To Taste Like A Pro
  4:15 PMExecutive Round Table
  6:15 PMSlavery In American Whiskey History
Derby Dance Hall  
12:40 PMWest Coast Swing / Charleston Performance  
12:50 PMCharleston Lesson  
2:40 PMJitterbug Lesson  
3:20 PMEast Coast Swing Performance  
3:30 PMEast Coast Swing Lesson  
5:10 PMWest Coast Swing Performance  
5:20 PMWest Coast Swing Lesson  
6:05 PMMusic And Open Dancing 

Festival doors open at 11:00 AM each day. Download the official Bourbon & Beyond mobile app through the Google Play and Apple stores. The app allows attendees to build their own schedules, learn more about the artists and personalities appearing at the festival, and get the latest information through push notifications.

Those looking to kick off the weekend early are encouraged to attend a number of exclusive events on Thursday, September 19:

•The official Bourbon & Beyond Pre-Party featuring Pearl takes place at 9:00 PM at Fourth Street Live! in Louisville

•The Bourbon & Beyond Supper Club at Seviche will offer a special menu that showcases what makes Chef Anthony Lamas’ food so unique

Chef Edward Lee will host the Expect The Unexpected Supper Club with friends at Falls City Market at the Omni Hotel

•Bourbon & Beyond bourbon curator and author Fred Minnick will host the The Art of Bourbon at Speed Art Museum, a night of cocktails, a bourbon-inspired Kentucky Bison dinner and a live auction of extremely rare bourbons and one-in-a-lifetime experiences

Visit https://bourbonandbeyond.com/experiences for details and to purchase tickets.

The festival’s centerpiece, the Kroger 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 from 1792, Angel’s Envy, Barrell Bourbon, Coopers’ Craft, Elijah Craig, Four Roses, Jefferson’s, Jeptha Creed Four Grain BourbonKentucky PeerlessMichter’s, Rebel YellOld Forester, Stonehammer and Wild Turkey.

Take a step back in time at the Derby Dance Hall, located inside the Kroger Big Bourbon Bar presented by Louisville Courier-Journal, where nothing is prohibited! You’ll find inspired Jazz Age tunes, roaring ‘20s style dance performances and lessons sure to tickle your fancy. Performances and schedule times are curated by Dance Louisville, the top rated dance studio for ballroom, country, swing and salsa dancing as well as tap, jazz, ballet and hip-hop for children.

Fred Minnick’s Mini Bar–hosted by the bourbon curator, author/expert, and Amazon Prime host (Bourbon Up)–will showcase craft selections from Louisville’s world-renowned distilleries. Acclaimed Louisville whiskey bar The Silver Dollar will operate The Hunter’s Club, where attendees can find vintage bourbons dating as far back as the 1930s, as well as contemporary collectibles.

In addition to performances from top music artists and various onsite attractions, attendees at the festival will enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage offerings that celebrate menus and flavors inspired by Kentucky. Selections from local and regional restaurants were curated by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLCDWP’s affiliate concessionaire.

As part of Danny Wimmer Presents’ innovative partnership and Kroger’s commitment to Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, 25 cents from every Bourbon & Beyond ticket sold will be donated directly to Dare to Care Food Bank(www.daretocare.org). Dare to Care Food Bank works 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.

Bourbon & Beyond partners include 291 Colorado Whiskey, 1792, Angel’s Envy, Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Balcones Distilling, Barrell Bourbon, Blade and Bow, Boone County Distilling, Bourbon Women Association, Bulleit, Catoctin Creek, Cooper and Thief, Coopers’ Craft, Eagle Nest Outfitters, Elijah Craig, Evan Williams, Four Roses Bourbon, Fxck Cancer, GE Appliances, High West Distillery, Jack Daniel’s, Jefferson’s, Jeptha Creed Distilling, Jim Beam, Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, Kentucky Distillers Association, Kentucky Peerless, Kentucky Tourism, Knob Creek, Kroger, Lagunitas, Larceny, Louisville Tourism, Maker’s Mark, Metro by T-Mobile, Michter’s, Rebel Yell, Red Bull, Robert Mondavi Private Select, Old Forester, Smooth Ambler, Stonehammer, Southern Comfort, Take Me Home, The Music Experience, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Uncle Nearest Whiskey, US Marine Corps, Wild Turkey, Woodford Reserve, Z. Alexander Brown Wine and Zyn.

The Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center are located at 937 Phillips Lane in Louisville, Kentucky.

Bourbon & Beyond is 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.

For more information on Bourbon & Beyond please visit:
Website: BourbonAndBeyond.com
Facebook: @bourbonandbeyond
Instagram: @bourbonandbeyond
Twitter: @bourbonNbeyond
Hashtag: #BourbonAndBeyond

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