What better way to celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month than with bourbon, food, music and 50,000 of your closest friends? After a two-year hiatus the Bourbon & Beyond Festival in Louisville, Kentucky returns to as a live, in-person day event. This year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than even as it is extended to a four-day event running September 15-18, 2022 at Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Exposition Center.
The lineup of culinary and bourbon experience is massive. If you haven’t done so already, you need to start planning your schedule so you don’t miss any of your favorites.
Bourbon & Beyond: The Music
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Bourbon & Beyond offers incredible headlining music talent beginning with Jack White and Alanis Morissette on Thursday, September 15; followed by Kings of Leon and Brandi Carlile on Friday, September 16; Pearl Jam and Greta Van Fleet on Saturday, September 17; and a very special closing night Sunday, September 18 including Kentucky native Chris Stapleton as well as The Doobie Brothers 50th anniversary celebration featuring Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston and John McFee.
Additional must-see sets across the four-day event will include Father John Misty, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, St. Vincent, NEEDTOBREATHE, The Revivalists, Neil & Liam Finn (of Crowded House), Caamp, Japanese Breakfast, Lukas Nelson & POTR, Courtney Barnett, Cold War Kids, Marcus King, and many more rock, Americana, bluegrass, blues and alt rock artists.
The full schedule and stage locations for music performances are all on the Bourbon & Beyond website and app.
Bourbon & Beyond: The Culinary
Leading the Culinary Atelier demonstrations on the Kentucky Venues Culinary Stage presented by Kentucky Proud and GE are hosts Ed Lee and Chris Santos of respective Top Chef and Chopped fame. They will be joined by renowned chef personalities including Amanda Freitag, Antonia Lofaso and Damaris Phillips, among others. In addition, James Beard nominee Anthony Lamas of Louisville’s Seviche will be providing a fine dining experience for Beyond VIP and Rocks Room presented by Zelle guests throughout the festival weekend.
Bourbon & Beyond: Bourbon Experiences
The hosts of The Bourbon Experience on The Team Kentucky Bourbon Stage include bourbon expert Chris Blandford and lifestyle guru, Emmy winner and Kentucky native Trish Suhr. They will be joined by special guests including the world’s leading bourbon authority Fred Minnick, Blackened American Whiskey distiller Rob Dietrich, Peggy Noe Stevens of Bourbon Women and Wes Henderson, co-founder of Angel’s Envy, among others.
In addition to more than 80 music acts over 4 days, attendees at Bourbon & Beyond can enjoy some of the best food and drinks that the Louisville area has to offer, as well as various sponsor activations and experiences.
Limited weekend general admission and single day general admission, plus Thursday and Friday VIP passes are available at BourbonAndBeyond.com.
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