The 2024 Bourbon & Beyond Festival, now in its sixth year, is set to deliver an exceptional lineup of artists, offering an immersive experience of music, food, and bourbon. Scheduled for September 19th to 22nd at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center, the festival promises to be a vibrant blend of genres and styles.
Headlining the event are renowned artists such as Dave Matthews Band, Zach Bryan, Tyler Childers, and Neil Young. They will be joined by a diverse array of musicians from different genres, including Beck, Matchbox Twenty, The National, My Morning Jacket, The War on Drugs, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Black Pumas, and many more, reflecting a rich tapestry of country, Americana, classic rock, alternative, and other music styles.
Adding to the festival’s allure, the event expands this year to include five music stages and over 100 acts, along with culinary and bourbon workshop stages. This expansion not only showcases a wide range of musical talent but also offers attendees a glimpse into Kentucky’s celebrated bourbon and culinary culture.
The festival has gained recognition for its unique blend of experiences. In addition to music, it features culinary programming from top chefs, bourbon tastings, and workshops. These activities highlight Louisville’s status as a thriving center for both music festivals and culinary innovation. Workshops and demonstrations will be hosted by renowned chefs and master distillers, paired with guest artist appearances and prominent Kentucky personalities.
A special feature of Bourbon & Beyond is the Kroger Big Bourbon Bar, which will provide festival-goers with a selection of Kentucky’s finest bourbons. This includes rare and vintage sips at The Hunter’s Club and specially curated single barrels at Chris Picks MiniBar. The festival will also offer a variety of food and beverage selections, reflecting Kentucky’s burgeoning culinary scene.
Danny Wimmer, the festival promoter, expressed his excitement about the lineup, particularly highlighting Neil Young’s influence and the inclusion of local Kentucky artists like My Morning Jacket and Tyler Childers. Governor Andy Beshear also shared his enthusiasm, noting that the festival showcases the best of Kentucky and is a proud tradition for the state.
In terms of practicalities, a range of ticket options are available, including General Admission, VIP, and Beyond VIP passes, with lawn chair passes also on offer. The festival also provides camping options, including RV and tent setups, and hotel packages for a comprehensive experience.
Overall, the 2024 Bourbon & Beyond Festival is poised to be a memorable event, blending top-tier musical performances with Kentucky’s rich bourbon and culinary heritage, set against the backdrop of Louisville’s vibrant culture and hospitality