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Bourbon & Beyond: A Perfect Blend of Bourbon,Food and Music!

The World’s Largest Bourbon Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, will make its return to Louisville, KY on Friday, September 20Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22. Expanding this year to three days full of incredible music, unique culinary events, and unmatched experiences from the region’s best distilleries at the new Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center. Check Ticket availability here!

A pour of one of the many Bourbon selections at Bourbon&Beyond 2018 © John Swider

In addition to an unforgettable lineup of bourbon and chefs, music performers include a unique mix of rock, roots, bluegrass and folk acts headlined by Foo FightersRobert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters(returning after originally being scheduled to appear in 2018), the Zac Brown BandJohn FogertyDaryl Hall & John Oates, and ZZ Top (celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2019). Additional acts include Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsTrey Anastasio BandLeon BridgesThe Flaming LipsAlison KraussEdward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes+LIVE+Grace PotterLittle Steven & The Disciples Of Soul, and Joan 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.

2018 Bourbon&Beyond headliner John Mayer © John Swider

Produced by premier independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents, the third annual Bourbon & Beyond will be held at a new festival location, the Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center. All of DWP‘s Louisville festivals will take place at the new venue, including the first-ever Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival (Sept. 14-15) and Louder Than Life (Sept. 27-29).

A happy fan enjoys a pour at The Big Bourbon Bar © John Swider

As summertime winds down, the days get a little cooler and time poolside or at the beach comes to an end. In other words, its fall festival time. No more sweltering temperatures as you rock out to your favorite bands. What better way to close out the summer than get to see so many great bands in one place over a weekend. Bourbon & Beyond, a perfect blend of bourbon,food and music!