NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 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 Fighters, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, the Zac Brown Band, John 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 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

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

Friday, September 20
Barrel Stage
9:20 PM Foo Fighters
6:40 PM Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
4:10 PM +Live+
2:10 PM Lukas Nelson & Promise Of Real
12:40 PM The Record Company
11:30 AM Pearl

Oak Stage
7:55 PM John Fogerty
5:25 PM The Flaming Lips
2:55 PM Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
1:25 PM Blackberry Smoke
12:00 PM Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The Bluegrass Situation Stage
5:20 PM Greensky Bluegrass
3:45 PM Mipso
1:40 PM The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
11:45 AM Amythyst Kiah

Saturday, September 21
Barrel Stage
9:30 PM Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters
7:00 PM Trey Anastasio Band
4:50 PM Grace Potter
3:05 PM Squeeze
1:40 PM Samantha Fish
12:30 PM Maggie Rose

Oak Stage
8:05 PM Daryl Hall & John Oates
5:55 PM Alison Krauss
3:55 PM Jenny Lewis
2:15 PM Del McCoury Band
1:05 PM The White Buffalo
11:55 AM Patrick Droney

The Bluegrass Situation Stage
4:20 PM The Travelin’ McCourys
2:55 PM Fruition
1:25 PM Cedric Burnside
12:05 PM Ben Sollee

Sunday, September 22
Barrel Stage
8:40 PM Zac Brown Band
6:20 PM Leon Bridges
4:20 PM Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul
2:40 PM Margo Price
1:20 PM Whiskey Myers
12:10 PM Southern Avenue

Oak Stage
7:25 PM ZZ Top
5:15 PM Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros
3:25 PM Kurt Vile And The Violators
1:55 PM Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
12:45 PM White Reaper
11:35 AM Caroline Jones

The Bluegrass Situation Stage
4:15 PM Dustbowl Revival
2:40 PM Birds Of Chicago
1:20 PM The Lil Smokies
11:50 AM Front Country

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)
12:00 PM Edward Lee
1:30 PM Jose Salazar & Matt Abdoo
3:00 PM Michael Voltaggio & Adam Sobel
4:30 PM Justin Sutherland & Ben Jaffe
(Preservation Hall Jazz Band)

Kentucky Gold Stage (bourbon)
11:35 AM Welcome
12:40 PM Beer Drinker’s Bourbon
2:05 PM How Highball Can You Go?
3:50 PM Whiskey Women
5:05 PM Bourbon Disrupters
6:05 PM What Is A Master Distiller?

Derby Dance Hall
12:30 PM Charleston Lesson
1:20 PM Jitterbug Performance
1:30 PM Jitterbug Lesson
2:50 PM Foxtrot / West Coast Swing Performance
3:00 PM Foxtrot Lesson
4:05 PM Cha Cha Performance
4:25 PM Cha Cha Lesson
6:35 PM West Coast Swing Performance
6:45 PM Music And Open Dancing

Saturday, September 21
Better In The Bluegrass Stage (culinary)
1:05 PM Graham Elliot
2:30 PM Tiffani Thiessen
4:00 PM Brooke Williamson
5:30 PM Kelsey Barnard Clark & Sara Bradley

Kentucky Gold Stage (bourbon)
11:25 AM Bourbon Storytime
12:25 PM Barrel Finish Vs. Traditional Bourbon
1:35 PM Whiskey’s Dark Past
3:00 PM The Barrel
4:45 PM The Van Winkle Family

Derby Dance Hall
12:25 PM Jitterbug Performance
12:35 PM Jitterbug Lesson
2:10 PM West Coast Swing Performance
2:20 PM Foxtrot Lesson
3:00 PM East Coast Swing Performance
3:10 PM East Coast Swing Lesson
4:45 PM West Coast Swing / Foxtrot Performance
4:55 PM West Coast Swing Lesson
6:35 PM West Coast Swing Performance
6:45 PM Music And Open Dancing

Sunday, September 22
Better In The Bluegrass Stage (culinary)
12:45 PM Ouita Michel
2:05 PM Rusty Hamlin & Coy Bowles (Zac Brown Band)
3:35 PM Amanda Freitag & Tierinii Jackson (Southern Avenue)
4:15 PM Jamie Bissonnette

Kentucky Gold Stage (bourbon)
11:15 AM Welcome
12:05 PM Manhattan Vs. The Old Fashioned
1:15 PM Sweet Mash: The Whiskey Revolution
2:35 PM Master Taster: How To Taste Like A Pro
4:15 PM Executive Round Table
6:15 PM Slavery In American Whiskey History

Derby Dance Hall
12:40 PM West Coast Swing / Charleston Performance
12:50 PM Charleston Lesson
2:40 PM Jitterbug Lesson
3:20 PM East Coast Swing Performance
3:30 PM East Coast Swing Lesson
5:10 PM West Coast Swing Performance
5:20 PM West Coast Swing Lesson
6:05 PM Music 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 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 Bourbon, Kentucky Peerless, Michter’s, Rebel Yell, Old 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 & Beyond 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 Bourbon & Beyond 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 LLC, DWP’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 ( 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:

Facebook: @bourbonandbeyond
Instagram: @bourbonandbeyond
Twitter: @bourbonNbeyond
Hashtag: #BourbonAndBeyond

We believe in quality before quantity. Please drink responsibly.  

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.

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 at

Bourbon & Beyond Publicity Contacts
Ashton-Magnuson Media
Kristine Ashton-Magnuson, [email protected], (818) 996-2496
Selena Fragassi, [email protected], (847) 942-3093

Adkins Publicity (culinary & beverage PR)
Scott Adkins, [email protected], m: 812-774-3040 
Kelli Wasilauski, [email protected]
Makenzie Clayburg, [email protected]
Bourbon & Beyond Marketing Contacts
Lindsey Medina / Danny Wimmer Presents, [email protected]
Holly Doscher / Danny Wimmer Presents, [email protected]

Bourbon & Beyond Sponsorship Contact
Justin Zweig / Danny Wimmer Presents, [email protected]

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