With less than a month until the inaugural Bourbon & Beyond Festival, Danny Wimmer Presents is excited to announce the official schedule of music performances, experiences and additional events, workshops, tastings, and partners that have been added to the exceptional lineup- making this festival unlike any other. Taking place for the first time on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 in Louisville, Kentucky, Bourbon & Beyond is a showcase featuring outstanding musicians, the best bourbons, master distillers, national and local chefs, bartenders, and many other artisans. It is an incredible all in one bourbon, food, and music festival that celebrates the craftsmanship, soul, and spirit of Louisville like no other.
New Experiences include:
The Big Bourbon Bar…Just Got Bigger
Presented by the Louisville Courier-Journal, this larger-than-life bar will serve expertly crafted bourbon cocktails featuring Bourbon & Beyond’s bourbon partners and feature music by a lineup of bluegrass bands curated by The Bluegrass Station and talks all weekend long, including “Bourbon Time with Fred Minnick” in between sets.
LOVE & FIRE presented by Larceny Bourbon
Taking place all day on Saturday & Sunday, LOVE & FIRE will feature delicious Larceny Bourbon cocktails and incredible grilled specialties from renowned local Lousiville Chefs as well as several surprise guest chefs. Open to all festivalgoers, attendees will have the chance to win special prizes, including a seat at the LOVE & FIRE tasting table to learn the intricacies of cooking over a live fire while tasting different dishes paired with Larceny Bourbon.
Sierra Nevada High Altitude Lounge
Stop by the Sierra Nevada High Altitude Lounge to sample some of the brewery’s rare barrel-aged ales. Sierra Nevada will also be serving beers throughout the festival and at all the culinary feasts and parties. For more information on Sierra Nevada, click here
Constellation Brands Wine Showcase
Robert Mondavi Private Selection Bourbon Barrel-Aged wines bring a Kentucky twist to two California classics, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, and will be poured throughout the weekend. Other special wines from Robert Mondavi Private Selection, Cooper & Thief, Ruffino, The Prisoner Wine Company, and SIMI Winery will also be served at Bourbon & Beyond’s special dinners and parties.
The Angry Tree Bar presented by Angry Orchard
At Bourbon & Beyond, attendees will find the Angry Orchard Tree Bar the perfect place to sit back and relax with a cider. Angry Orchard makes a variety of year round craft cider styles, including Angry Orchard Crisp Apple, a fruit forward hard cider that balances the sweetness of culinary apples with the dryness of bittersweet apples, and Angry Orchard Easy Apple, a refreshing, easy-drinking cider. These hard ciders are incredibly versatile and work well paired with your favorite dishes as an ingredient in food or as part of a cocktail.
FYE Music Hub
FYI is the only place at the festival to get all your favorite band’s music – and maybe even get to meet your favorite Bourbon & Beyond musician. Updates coming soon on artist meet & greets and autograph signing sessions!
The Music Experience
This interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards, and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. With contests and interactive exhibits all day, festivalgoers may have the opportunity to win free amps, free guitars, and get tons of other free stuff.
Take Me Home
Take Me Home (TMH) works in conjunction with shelters and rescues throughout California and beyond to help save animals on death row, on the streets, or in unsafe living conditions. Stop by their booth at Bourbon & Beyond for custom gear and contribute to a great cause.
“The Chicks & Champs Gospel Brunch”
Join us Saturday & Sunday mornings for an incredible feast with bottles of bubbly and down-home fried chicken – enjoy three styles from Classic, Hot, or Japanese Karaage as the perfect pairing to kick off your day. Saturday’s brunch will feature chefs Erling Wu-Bower & Cosmo Goss and local favorite Gospel Bird. Sunday’s meal features chef Carla Hall. We’ll also have an amazing ensemble of gospel singers performing each day to get your spirits lifted!
OAK, BARREL & BLUEGRASS SITUATION STAGE SCHEDULES:
For more information, visit http://bourbonandbeyond.com