Bourbon & Beyond Announces 2018 Musical Lineup

LOUISVILLE, Ky., (March 16, 2018) The second annual Bourbon & Beyond festival makes its anticipated return to Louisville’s Champions Park on Sept. 22 and 23 blending Bourbon, food and rock legends.

Sting and Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, as well as superstars John Mayer, Lenny Kravitz, Counting Crows, David Byrne and Sheryl Crow will lead the music lineup of more than 30 artists.

The two-day fest also features performances by Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!, Kaleo, Gov’t Mule, Keb’ Mo’, Blackberry Smoke, JJ Grey & Mofro, Don Felder, The Record Company, Del McCoury Band, Joseph, Magpie Salute, Mindi Abair And The Boneshakers, Larkin Poe, The Last Bandoleros and Swimming With Bears.

Bourbon & Beyond, presented by Danny Wimmer Presents, is an annual celebration of the craftsmanship behind award-winning Bourbons, master distillers, legendary musicians, world-class chefs, and an unforgettable showcase of the soul and spirit of Louisville, held during Bourbon Heritage Month. In its inaugural year in 2017, the festival attracted 50,000 people from all over the country, offering a series of on-site experiences, including Bourbon and culinary workshops.

The festival’s centerpiece, the Big Bourbon Bar, will feature more than two dozen Bourbons selected by best-selling author and renowned Bourbon authority Fred Minnick, Bourbon & Beyond’s official Bourbon curator. The Big Bourbon Bar will also be the site of a Bluegrass stage featuring performances by The Travelin’ McCourys, Billy Strings, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Ben Sollee, River Whyless and Lindsay Lou.

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 -- which last year included more than 50 rarities.

Louisville’s thriving food scene, as recognized by “Top Chef,” which will be filming its upcoming 16th season in the city, will also be spotlighted at the festival. Tom Colicchio (“Top Chef” head judge) and Edward Lee (“The Mind of a Chef”), along with culinary stars Stephanie Izard, Aaron Sanchez, Ray Garcia and Louisville’s Damaris Phillips will lead the lineup of more than 20 chefs.

Bourbon & Beyond exclusive VIP packages, General Admission tickets, camping and hotel packages, as well as special event tickets go on sale Friday, April 20 at noon EST.

Initial ticket prices for Bourbon & Beyond are:

●      2-Day Weekend General Admission: starting at $129.50 + fees

●      2-Day Weekend VIP: starting at $439.50 + fees

●      2-Day Beyond VIP: $999.50

●      Single Day General Admission: starting at $80.00 + fees

●      Single Day VIP: starting at $229.50 + fees

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