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Stage Buzz: Bourbon and Beyond

| September 3, 2018

The second annual Bourbon & Beyond festival returns to Champions Park in Louisville, KY, Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 with the perfect blend of bourbon, food & music not found anywhere else in the world. If bourbon, food, music, and camping is appealing to end your summer festival season, then Bourbon & Beyond should be on your radar.

With camping gear and an easy 5 hour drive, music fans can sample several renowned local chefs and three dozen beloved Louisville restaurants to deliver one–of–a–kind food creations. Including 502 CAFÉ, Angry Bird Grill, Doc Crow’s, Mac Attack, Phat Daddy’s Creole, Tumbleweed and Whiskey Dry.

This year, The Big Bourbon Bar presented by Louisville Courier Journal will feature spirits from 1792, Angel’s Envy, Barrell Bourbon, Basil Hayden’s, Bloody Butcher’s Creed, Contradiction, Cooper’s Craft, Four Roses, Jefferson’s, Knob Creek, Larceny, Michter’s, New Riff Bourbon, Old Forester, Peerless, Rabbit Hole, Rebel Yell, Wild Turkey, and Woodford Reserve. All distilleries were selected by bourbon curator Fred Minnick.

Other bourbons and distilleries on site will include Blanton’s, Booker’s, Boone County, Bowman Brothers, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Elijah Craig, Elmer T. Lee, Evan Williams, Hartfield & Co., Jim Beam, Jim Beam Black, Kentucky Owl, Maker’s 46, Maker’s Mark, MB Roland, Old Pogue Distillery, Pappy Van Winkle, Rock Hill Farms, W.L. Weller, Wadelyn Ranch Distilling, Wilderness Trail Distillery and Willett.

In addition, The Big Bourbon Bar will host The Bluegrass Situation’s bluegrass stage which has added Phoebe Hunt & the Gatherers and Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear to their hand-picked list of artists that already includes The Travelin’ McCourys, Billy Strings, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Ben Sollee, River Whyless, and Lindsay Lou.

Two days of classic rock, blues and country will further amplify the B&B festival experience. With two main music stages, festival goers will enjoy music from these artists: Sting, John Mayer, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Lenny Kravitz, Counting Crows, David Byrne, Sheryl Crow, 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.

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